What To Do if Your Roof Is Leaking

February 27, 2018 | posted in: Disaster Restoration

First of all, you need to contain the leak and prevent any further damage. Put something to collect the water under the leak. Next, get a screwdriver. Locate the center of where the water is coming through and puncture it in the middle with the screwdriver. It might seem strange to do this, but it is important. The new hole will allow the water to drain smoothly and relieve the pressure on the rest of the ceiling. If the water is allowed to pool, it could Read More

Mold Inspection and Remediation

January 27, 2018 | posted in: Mold Damage

A mold inspection is when a person looks for mold growth in a building. A mold inspection needs to be performed by a qualified mold inspector. Training and experience are necessary for the job. Mold inspectors look for evidence of past or current mold growth. A mold inspector will check for any structural damage to a structure. Some types of mold growth are actually normal. They may create the appearance of a staining or blackening, but they are not harmful. It is very important that Read More

5 Tips How to Prevent Mold in Your House

December 27, 2017 | posted in: Mold Damage

1. You need to dry wet materials quickly. Mold will start to grow in two days, under the right conditions. If you leave a wet towel or other item lying around your house, you are inviting mold growth. If you leave your laundry in the washer for too long, it will start to mold. That is the source of the smell that it gives off. 2. You need to clean, disinfect, and dry surfaces in your home. Surfaces in your home like sinks or floors are a breeding Read More

How to Fix Ceiling Stains as a Result of Water Damage

November 27, 2017 | posted in: Water Damage

Unless the water has caused structural damage, it is fairly simple to seal a common water stain. The first thing to do is to make sure that the ceiling is not soaked. If this is the case, then you may need to replace the drywall. This is because mold and mildew can form. The next thing that needs to be done is to remove any loose paint. You can use a wire brush to do this. In addition to removing any loose paint, you need to clean Read More

Removing Mold in Your Home or Business

October 27, 2017 | posted in: Mold Damage

Almost every home gets mold infestations. What you need to do is to stop it before it becomes an unmanageable problem. Minor mold can be removed with household cleaning products. A major infestation requires professional attention. The first step that you need to take is to identify the mold. Mildew is the most visible type of mold. It looks like dirt. Mildew is a surface type of mold that probably won't harm your home's structure. Other kinds of mold can rot the structure. The cleanup process is Read More

Water Damage Starts Immediately Destroying Your Home

September 27, 2017 | posted in: Water Damage

You need to contact a water damage professional as soon as possible if you find water or mold damage in your home. The water damage that happens even within minutes is as follows: - The water contamination spreads, which rapidly increases claim costs. - Furniture that is sensitive to moisture begins turning white. - Furniture that stands on soaked carpets begins to leach and stain the carpeting. The water damage that happens within hours is as follows: - Furniture that is in direct contact with water starts to lose its finish Read More

Mold Plays a Big Role in Home Water Restoration

August 27, 2017 | posted in: Mold Damage

Mold is the major issue when it comes to restoring your home from water damage. Mold can grow anywhere where moisture is present. It can grow in drywall, ceiling tiles, ductwork, etc. Mold is invasive. It only becomes worse the longer that it is left untreated. Mold is not the kind of problem that you can treat by yourself. It is a health hazard that needs to be handled by a team of professionals. Potential health effects and symptoms from mold exposure include allergic reactions, asthma, Read More

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

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