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
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
Nobody expects to deal with a fire to their property, but unfortunately accidents happen. A fire can be terrifying, and the aftermath can disrupt and devastate your life. The key is to act quickly, stay calm and communication is vital throughout the process of restoring your property after a fire. That’s why hiring a professional who has thorough and proven processes for each stage of your fire restoration. Continue reading
Maintaining a home or business is hard work, and keeping tabs on the condition of the structure can be daunting at times; however, if upkeep and inspection are not done on a regular basis, you could be in for some serious, costly damage. Roof integrity is one of the most important structural issues to pay attention to. A damaged or deteriorating roof can allow water to seep into your structure and ultimately cause significant damage. Continue reading
Water can do some pretty nasty things when it gets inside a home or building, and it’s not something that can be ignored. The aftermath of water damage can be devastating if it isn’t quickly and properly addressed. You may be wondering what to do or what to expect if your home or business falls victim to water damage. Below are answers to five of the most important water damage questions you need to ask:
In the event of water leakage, flooding, or other water disasters, it is a sure bet that a little bit goes a long way. A small, slow drip and a sudden, significant flood can both do extensive damage to your home and property and present serious health risks if left untreated. In many cases, the safest way to clean up a water mess is to call on the expertise of water damage restoration professionals who can remove the water and affected materials by following a safe and thorough process that eliminates contaminants. Attempting a clean-up on your own is risky because you place yourself in danger of coming in contact with contaminants, and you can’t be sure that you’ve properly removed all dangerous or damaged materials. If you have a persistent water issue in your home or have incurred water damage of any sort on your property, acting quickly to remedy the situation is the best way to limit property damage and protect your family from health issues that arise as a result of neglected water damage. Continue reading
With the cold winter weather upon us, homeowners must be aware of the possibility of frozen pipes and the resulting water damage that can occur if the hazard is not dealt with quickly and properly. Luckily, frozen pipes can be remedied and avoided altogether with a few simple steps.
Puff back can cause several devastating affects to not only a person’s home, but it is also a safety and health risk as well. Luckily, if proper care is taken then many home and business owners can avoid experiencing puff back altogether.
Many homeowners may not be aware of what puff back is, but for those that have experienced it, it can be a real hassle to deal with. Puff back is the result of a small explosion inside of your furnace caused from built up debris and oil that is interfering with the ignition of the furnace. The explosion that results will shoot soot through the furnace’s exhaust system and into your home. The aftermath of a puff back explosion is a messy one as soot will likely cover your floors and walls. If you have an older furnace or one that has not gotten proper maintenance, then you may want to take steps to prevent puff back from occurring.
Do you Have Mold?
The possibility of having mold in your home can be cause for concern for many homeowners. Mold growth is common in homes and can be daunting to clean and remove. If you notice signs of mold or a mold-like substance in your home, then your best bet is to have your home tested for mold right away.