It is recommended that flood clean-up be performed within 24 hours after the flooding. The main reason this is what is recommended is due to your safety. It only takes twenty-four hours for bacteria, toxic mold, and pathogens to begin to grow in saturated furniture. This puts your health and the health of your family at risk. Continue reading
Are you Prepared for the Next Disaster?
When we think of emergency preparedness, it can become overwhelming with all the different little emergencies that arise in daily life, as well as larger disasters. Life seems to move so fast, and can wash you away in a blink of the eye. However, it is better to prepare for the situations before it happens, when you can think straight. Working in a disaster restoration company, I have helped people deal with the smaller emergencies as well as the larger disasters such as flood, fire, trauma, etc. This is a time when you face many decisions about what is important in your life. Whether it be your family, health, or sentimental possessions, you should have some strategies in place to prepare for emergencies before they arise. Continue reading
The devastation caused by water damage is vast. Can you take proactive measures to protect your property? The damage restoration experts at ServiceMaster offer prevention tips so you can safeguard your home today. Continue reading
Now is the time of year when homeowners get serious about clearing out the clutter. With spring cleaning underway, it’s time to dust off those items you haven’t used all year and have a yard sale with your neighbors. Continue reading
Are you dealing with sewage backup in your home? Sewage is dangerous in that it contains contaminants and viruses that pose health hazards. Read on to learn what causes sewage backups and how to prevent them.
April showers may bring May flowers but they can also bring a whole lot of havoc to your property. How can you prepare? We’ll give you tips and strategies to protect your home and property from severe weather this spring. Continue reading
When a sewer system is overwhelmed with large amounts of water or foreign items, sewer backup can occur, causing substantial damage to the buildings it services. Typically, the effects of this problem are seen in the form of a backup of water and sewage in the basement of a structure. In addition to being extremely difficult and messy to clean up, sewer damage poses risks such as contaminated drinking water and contamination and loss of many porous materials. If you experience a sewer backup, take immediate action in order to salvage affected surfaces, reduce the spread of illness, and restore safety to the area. Continue reading
With the holiday season in full force, nobody needs extra stress in their lives. Water damage might be that last straw you can’t afford. Here are some tips on ways to proactively strengthen your case before disaster strikes and minimize the blow when you’re dealing with the aftermath. Continue reading
If you or a family member struggle with hoarding, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure where to turn!
Understanding hoarding is a good place to start. Hoarding is NOT a result of being disorganized or lazy. Compulsive hoarding is a complex anxiety disorder that makes it difficult for a person to discard or part with possessions, regardless of their value. Continue reading