The Insurance F-Bomb: Flood

“My house is flooded,” seems like a logical thing to yell frantically through the phone to your insurance agent as water is pouring from the pipe under your sink and spilling across the floor of your kitchen. Clearly, your kitchen is flooding. Or is it? The fact is, “flood” is (more)

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How to Choose a Restoration Professional

When you purchase a home, the last thing on your mind is all of the different damage types that it can incur. When water enters a home, whether from weather, burst pipes, or broken appliances the damage is often extensive and overwhelming. Water damage left unaddressed can cause a complete (more)
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How Do We Dry Out Your Home After Water Damage

This article explains exactly what happens during the structural dryout portion of your water damage restoration.

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Consequences of Slow Leaks

TS Eliot’s poem The Hollow Men famously ends with the lines, “this is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper.” And while a water damage to your home isn’t the end of the world, it can be devastating and often follows the path of the (more)
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Taking Care of Your Crawl Space

Crawl spaces are areas of a home that are similar to a basement, but usually smaller. They are unfinished areas located below the ground floor of the home and are typically vented to the outside of the home. The two main benefits of a crawl space are cost effectiveness and (more)
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IICRC Certification: Absolutely Vital for Restoration Companies

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a certification and standard-setting non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. With a board of directors comprised of 15 industry leaders elected by the IICRC shareholders, the IICRC functions in over twenty-five countries to protect the interests of (more)
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Dry Out: The Most Crucial Step in Water Damage Restoration

Simply airing out a room or pointing a fan at the floor will not properly dry out an area that has experienced flooding or water damage. Because of water’s fluid properties, it will seep through porous materials to other structures or behind baseboards and drywalls. When you’ve had a water (more)
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This is a Disaster! Or is it?

Property damage from water, fire, mold, and storms can feel devastating. There’s a reason they’re called disasters, right? But did you know that your disaster can actually give your property value a boost in the long run if you have the right homeowner’s coverage and restoration professional working on the (more)

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Three Categories of Water Damage

When you experience water damage, proper drying isn’t the only reason to call in a professional restoration company. Not all water damages are created equal, and there are different types of water that pose varying risks to your health. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) , the (more)

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After the Fire is Out: Water Damage

When most people think of fire damage, they think of the flames and smoke and odor associated with the fire. One thing that often gets forgotten is the ensuing damage from putting out the flames. Water damage after a fire is incredibly common and should always be properly mitigated. Water Damage (more)

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Aftermath: What to Look for After a Storm

No matter what climate you live in or what time of year it is, storms are inevitable. And, the unfortunate fact is, where there are storms, there is storm damage. Storms can cause a huge variety of damage to a property, both exteriorly and interiorly. Exterior Storm Damage – What to (more)

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