If your home has flooded, either due to a plumbing problem, cracked foundation or abundance of rain, you need to work quickly to remove all of the water from your home. Failure to do so can result in awful smells in your home, wood rot and/or mold. However, when this occurs, you may be considering removing the water and doing the clean up yourself. But there are many reasons you should leave this type of clean up to the professionals.
9 April 2016
There are a ton of different reasons why people think they might have a mold issue, and some are better indicators than others. In order to get a firm grasp on whether or not you might have uncontrolled mold growth in your home or office, the best tools you can use are the ones you were born with. Here's how to use your own five senses to assess the presence and severity of a mold problem at a glance.
8 March 2016
The ability to save personal items from a flood depends on where the flood water came from and how long the items stay soaked with the flood water. While a water damage cleanup crew is saving your home from structural damage, you'll probably be focused on saving as many personal effects as you can. Here is what you need to know about the two critical factors contributing to salvaging water-damaged items and how to recover as many items as you can.
11 February 2016
If your home has suffered from fire damage, it can be devastating, especially if the fire spread through the entirety of your home. Luckily, if you have homeowners insurance, you likely have fire damage coverage, which ensures that you are able to receive compensation for the damages that have occurred. In order for your homeowners insurance company to know how much you should be compensated for, you will need to have a fire damage assessment done.
18 January 2016
One of the reasons brick is so popular is the fact that it is designed to last a long time. However, don't mistake this for maintenance-free. A part of ensuring you get the desired longevity out of your brick has to do with performing maintenance on your mortar joints. Exposure to the elements and general wear and tear can cause the joints to start to fail, over time. Make sure you know what to do.
16 December 2015
A pair of white canvas or fabric shoes adds a fresh, summery look to any outfit. Unfortunately, just wearing the shoes one time can ruin the pristine look, particularly if you walk in a dusty, muddy, wet or grassy area. Using waterproofing spray can provide a longer life to these shoes and this helps you save money on buying this seasonal footwear. Choosing the Right Spray Waterproofing sprays are available at a discount, sporting goods and shoe stores.
24 November 2015
You may hear a lot about mold and its dangers, which is often associated with flooding and water damage. Your home does not have to be in a flood to have hidden water problems and mold. These problems can be caused by small leaks, condensation and moisture that gets trapped in your home. The mold can also be a danger to you and your family. Here are some of the areas where you will want to be on the lookout for hidden water damage and the potential for hazardous mold growth:
16 October 2015
You've pulled all of your personal items out of your flooded basement and laid them out on your lawn. Now you have to begin the task of going over each item to determine if they can be salvaged. Here are some tips to know what can be saved and which items will require more time and money that they are worth. The Type of Flood Water Determines Recoverability Professional water restoration companies classify flood waters three ways to help decide how easy it is to recover an item:
18 September 2015
When your floor has been completely soaked with water or immersed in water for any length of time, you should act as quickly as possible to prevent water damage from spreading or permanently damaging your floor. While your primary goal is to dry the area quickly, you need to work differently depending on what floor material you have. Tile and Grout There are pros and cons to having a tile area flooded.
11 September 2015
Even small home fires can be financially devastating. Smoke and water can damage property almost as much as the actual flames. It is only with professional help that many items are able to be salvaged. This must be done quickly in order to achieve the best results. Homeowners have to be realistic about what can and cannot be accomplished. Clothing, draperies and linens may be able to be saved with dry cleaning.
12 August 2015