Smoke Damage: How it Can Hurt Your Home Smoke damage can wreak havoc on your home, but how? Read on to learn more. A new house fire is reported to fire departments about every 24 seconds. Fires cost thousands of civilians their lives each year and do costly damage to homes and nearby buildings. Fire and smoke damage is severe, and you'll want to act fast to get rid of the smells and stains before they become … [Read more...]
How Smoke Damages a Home
How Dangerous Is Black Mold?
You know black mold is serious. But just how dangerous is black mold, really? Let's talk about the health effects of black mold and what you can do about it. Sure, everyone knows that black mold is bad news. But do you know how dangerous it can really be for your health? Is it just a nuisance? Can it really hurt you? Just how dangerous is black mold, really? In this article, we talk about the health effects of … [Read more...]
Different Types of Mold That Could Be Lurking in Your Home
Ten Types of Mold Found in Homes You've heard of black mold, but that's only one type of mold. If you own a home, then you might find any of these types of mold hiding in your house. Is your home suffering from mold? Mold is more than just an unsightly annoyance, it can pose some serious health risks - such as breathing problems, infections and even depression. That's why you need to know how to spot … [Read more...]
The First 24 Hours: What You Need to Do to Save a Flooded House
What You Need to Do for Your Flooded House Is your house in danger of flooding? The first 24 hours after water intrusion are critical. Here's what you need to do to help save your flooded home. What if the fate of your home depended on what you did in the next few minutes? For those who have a flooded house, this experience is very real and very terrifying. If your home has flooded, especially after a major … [Read more...]
Even Kitchen Fires Can Damage Your HVAC System
What Smoke From Kitchen Fires Can Do to Your Heating and Cooling System Even the smoke from a small kitchen fire can carry particles into your vents. Here's why you should get your HVAC system decontaminated after a fire. Between 2011 and 2013, commercial kitchen fires caused an estimated $116 million of property damage. Though most of that damage was done to kitchen equipment, inventory, and the structure itself, … [Read more...]
5 Signs that Mold may be Growing in Your House
Mold can be very bad for your home, as well as your health. Read more to learn about the top five signs mold may be growing inside your house. Every homeowner has fears when it comes to repairs and problems associated with the responsibility of owning a home. But, when the problem is mold, things start to look a little bit more complicated. First, it can be difficult to even detect mold in your home if you can't … [Read more...]
Storm Damage Restoration: Important Steps to Take After The Storm Has Passed
Steps to Take To Ensure Your Safety & Start The Restoration Process After The Storm Has Passed The damage your home withstands during a storm can be devastating, leaving you feeling lost and overwhelmed. Here are some important steps to take when faced with storm damage restoration. Texas is no stranger to severe weather. Even hurricanes make their way to the Texas coast and wreak havoc on homes and … [Read more...]
Who is responsible for water damage in apartments?
Who is responsible for water damage in apartments? Unfortunately, water damage is a common issue both homeowners and renters can face. The aftermath can be devastating making the property unlivable and permanent damage may occur to personal belongings. When water damage occurs in an apartment, whether you live in cold-weather, expensive Chicago or sunny Tampa, Florida, you need to know who is responsible for the … [Read more...]
What Happens During the Fire Damage Restoration Process?
Is your home about to undergo fire damage restoration? What does this consist of? In 2017, an estimated 23 billion dollars in property damage occurred due to fires. This number is slightly inflated due to the California wildfires, which are again causing untold destruction this year. While you cannot truly prepare for the devastation of a house fire, you can attempt to minimize the losses. No matter the size of … [Read more...]
Dedicating 2019 to Preparedness
Dedicating 2019 to Disaster Preparedness As the New Year begins, there is no better time to sit down with your family to ensure that you are prepared in the event of an emergency. Start 2019 off the right way, with the peace of mind that you, and your family, are ready for any type of disaster. Make a Plan Know the escape routes from your own home and discuss them with your family. If you have young children, … [Read more...]
What Does Mold Look Like? How to Find and Remove Mold Hiding in Your House
What Does Mold Look Like in Your Home & How To Remove It? Would you recognize mold if you saw it? What does mold look like, anyway? We show you where to look and how to identify mold in your home. Unfortunately, mold in your home or outside your home is more common than you'd think. And it's not just the little green dots you think of when mold comes to mind. There are as many types of mold as there are … [Read more...]