Tag: water damage

Wet Basements Demand Special Drying Procedures

It’s a rule of nature: pulled by gravity, water always flows downward, relentlessly seeking the lowest point through even tiny openings. For many homeowners, that natural law sets up a constant struggle to keep water out of the lowest part of their house: the basement. Water may pour in suddenly… Read more »

The Shifting Tornado Threat for 2019

Blasting cornstalks through vehicles and wooden splinters into iron fire hydrants, tornadoes are ferocious freaks of nature that ruin lives and destroy property while racking up enormous damage costs. As we listen to the news during spring storm season, we assume that most twisters touch down in traditional Tornado Alley:… Read more »

How Experts Locate Hidden Damage After Roof Leaks

Of all the pesky structural problems that afflict houses, roof leaks are the ones that can drive homeowners certifiably batty. They come in so many moist and irritating varieties. Slow leaks over months that finally create tiny damp patches on the ceiling – aren’t you glad you happened to look… Read more »

7 Most Common Home Insurance Claims

7 Most Common Home Insurance Claims

As a homeowner, you hope that nothing bad will ever happen to your home, but you do have homeowners insurance ready should damage occur. By understanding the types of claims that most insurance companies see, it’s possible to consider your own situation and determine the best plan to minimize your… Read more »

Water Damage? In a Day or Two Mold Can Take Hold

Water Damage? In a Day or Two Mold Can Take Hold

A drip here. A drip there. That water can add up and do more damage than you might think. Not only does this lead to the hassle of getting it cleaned up, repairing any other damage and replacing any home items impacted, but it can get worse. In a day… Read more »

Water Heater Maintenance Will Prolong Useful Life

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 water heater… Read more »

Trust Your Instincts When Selecting A Restoration Company

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… Read more »

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

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 building contents are… Read more »