Will Your Homeowner Insurance Cover Water Damage?

July 27, 2017 | posted in: Water Damage

Most homeowner policies provide protection from water damage if it is sudden and accidental. For instance, if your drywall gets soaked after your water heater ruptures, then this will be covered. Homeowner insurance does not cover all kinds of water damage. The following situations are not covered: - Damage from unresolved maintenance issues - If you have continuous leaking near a faucet or other plumbing fixture, the resulting damage would not be covered. - Repairing the source of the water damage - Most policies won't cover the source Read More

How to Dry Out Hidden Water Leaks and Water Damage

June 27, 2017 | posted in: Water Damage

Many times, homeowners are unaware of hidden water leaks. These can be of great concern. This can happen from a cracked pipe, a broken seal, or other possible causes. You can prevent more costly repairs if you catch the situation early on. A major sign of a hidden leak is if the ceiling is sagging in some location. However, the signs of a leak are many times more subtle, and you need to use your detective skills to detect them. Water that is trapped behind walls or Read More

How to Safely Extinguish Small Fires

May 27, 2017 | posted in: Disaster Restoration

When a fire first catches, it may be small enough that you can put it out with a fire blanket or fire extinguisher. However, if the fire is spreading quickly, then it is important to leave the scene immediately and call 911. If you have an electrical fire, the first step that is important to take is to cut the power to the system. Cut it off at the breaker rather than turning off the wall switch. Don't try to pull the plug out of an Read More

What Are Roof Tarps?

April 27, 2017 | posted in: Disaster Restoration

When your roof is damaged, it obviously makes sense to stop any water from getting inside and making the situation worse. It may take you a long time to get a roofer to repair the damage. However, a tarp can be put in place almost instantly. Your insurance company and policy will require you to prevent and minimize any more damage to your property. Since it is dangerous to be up on your roof, it is best to have a professional install the tarp. Depending on Read More

Special Techniques to Dry Out after a Salt Water Flood

March 27, 2017 | posted in: Water Damage

If you live along the ocean or a salt-water canal, you may be exposed to the effects of salt-water damage. The clean-up and restoration that you need is different from that which you need after an ordinary spill. The salt water from a flood reacts with insulation on wires and the wires themselves. Also, it reacts with materials such as zinc, steel, and concrete. The first thing that you need to do after the flood is to make sure that the electricity is shut down. The Read More

After Fire Damage Homeowners Need Odor Removal

February 27, 2017 | posted in: Disaster Restoration

Whenever you have a fire, you obviously have smoke. Even after you escape from those harmful fumes, the smell of smoke lingers in your home. Smoke is made up of particles. The particles land on every surface of your house. They penetrate into every crevice. You won't be able to remove the particles by yourself. You'll need help. Many people try to get rid of the odors themselves. They quickly realize that the problem can be handled more efficiently and thoroughly by a trained professional. A Read More

Going Through the Flow of Flood Damage

January 10, 2017 | posted in: Water Damage

It is typically a good idea to bring in a remediation company to properly take of the damage that a comes after a flood. Whether people choose to do hire a professional or not, there are certain things they need to do after a home is flood damaged. Initially, the first thing to do is to open doors and windows and have fans going to blow air out of the home. The next step is to tear up and get rid of any carpet or Read More

Surviving Storm Damage

December 10, 2016 | posted in: Disaster Restoration

Storm damage can really stress someone out. It can make a home look bad and make it hard to live in. When a storm hits a home, the first thing to do is to clean up the debris around a home. The large debris needs to be gotten rid of first. This includes tree branches and large pieces of metal and wood. Then the smaller items need to be picked up. Salvage what can be saved since purchasing all new stuff is quite costly. Then Read More

Dealing With The Stresses of Storm Damage

November 10, 2016 | posted in: Disaster Restoration

Storm damage to a home can be caused by hail, wind, lightning, rain, snow, or ice. If a home is damaged, then fixing the damage is most important. The first thing to do after the insurance company is called is to determine what work needs to be done. The kind of restoration work that needs to be done depends on what kind of damage was done to the home. Every kind of weather conditions causes different types of weather conditions. After a contractor takes out the Read More

Dealing With Smoke Damage

October 10, 2016 | posted in: Smoke Damage

If a home can be still lived in after a fire, then the people living there have to deal with the smells and stains left behind by the smoke. There are a lot of ways to take care of the smoke damage, depending on how bad it is. The focus needs to be getting rid of the odor, taking care of the walls, and washing clothes and deodorizing furniture. To get rid of the smell of smoke, clean with an orange or other citrus-scented disinfectant. Wipe Read More

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