Archive for water damage

Water Heater Maintenance Will Prolong Useful Life

Vince’s vacation bliss lasted almost 10 minutes after he returned home. Then he went downstairs and discovered his basement soaking in two inches of water from a water heater leak. The bill for fixing carpet, drywall and a pool table? Over $20,000.   Like many homeowners, Vince installed his[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Top Prevention Tips To Avoid Sewer Backup

Indoor floods and plumbing issues are difficult disasters to handle because they can result in extensive property damage. If the flooding in your home contains sewage or is caused by a sewer backup, even greater dangers for occupants exist. Sewage contains microorganisms, bacteria, and human waste,[...]

Understanding the Three Classes of Contaminated Water      

Clearly, any contaminated water can wreak havoc on a home or business. Moisture penetration into flooring, walls, studding and structural components, in addition to water-damaged furniture, electronics, clothing and more, is time-consuming to dry, if even possible. Compounding the situation is which[...]