Water Damage

Spotting Property Erosion Before It’s Too Late

The Grand Canyon is a stunning example of the beauty erosion creates. River deltas show off erosion’s good side, too: rich soil carried downstream to form fertile land. But when this natural force threatens to rearrange your property, it’s important to identify its powerful energy before it’s[...]

Trust Your Instincts When Selecting A Restoration Company

Denial, shock, anger, anxiety, sadness, fear – a range of strong emotions surge through people as they survey ruined property following a disaster. They all share one particular need: to repair the damage now and return their lives to normal as fast as possible. But how to fix it and who will[...]

What’s the Latest News on Chinese Drywall?

Nearly 10 years ago, homeowners across the American south learned that homes in their region may have been constructed or repaired with contaminated drywall imported from China. With recent court decisions hitting the news this spring, many are wondering anew about this issue and what experts[...]

What Happens When Structural Drying Falls Short?

The contractors have departed, the walls have been painted, the cushy couch has been moved back in, the ping pong table is newly poised for fierce competition. It’s wonderful to relax in the finished basement, pristine once again after the flood recovery. Just one question: were those studs[...]

After a Commercial Fire: Smoke, Soot and Water Issues Unite

When shocked owners and employees survey the sodden mess after a fire guts their workplace, it’s tempting to immediately don paper masks, sturdy shoes and coveralls to rescue important items. Tempting, but ill-advised: the soot, water and char that have spread throughout the fire scene and across[...]