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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

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

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

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

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

Dealing With The Downpour of Flood Damage

June 10, 2016 | posted in: Water Damage
When a flood damages a home, there are certain things that the people that live there need to do. They need to contact the insurance company and get the okay to remove the water from the home. Then they need to get a wet vac and a sump pump to get the water out of the home. Be careful when transporting water because it is very heavy and it is easy for a person to get hurt while transporting it. As long as no more Read More

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How to Handle The Drain of Water Damage

March 10, 2016 | posted in: Water Damage
When water enters places in a home where it does not belong, it can cause a lot of damage. It can not only ruin the items in a home, but the home as well. If a person acts quickly, damage control can be done and they may be able to save some of their belongings. A lot of determining what can be saved depends on how long the water has been standing. Do not treat flooded areas gently. Having a damp area or just an Read More

Handling The Flow of Water Damage

February 10, 2016 | posted in: Water Damage
When a storm hits near a home, it can cause water damage that is difficult to fix. There is a lot of things people can do to start fixing the damage before they call a professional to complete the job. If they enter the home as soon as possible, they may be to save some clothing and furniture. They do need to be careful due to the fact that contaminated liquids and animals may cause serious bodily harm. Prior to entering a home that has water Read More

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