Disaster-Proofing 101: 8 Important Things You Need for StormProof Homes It's better to prepare for a storm before it happens, but what are the best ways to storm-proof your home? Here are 8 important things you need. When you storm-proof homes, the key thing is preparation. In the majority of cases, when a storm causes damage to a home, it's because the homeowners failed to prepare correctly. If you live in an … [Read more...]
Disaster-Proofing 101: 8 Important Things You Need for StormProof Homes
The First 7 Things to Do During an Emergency Evacuation Procedure
The First 7 Things to Do During an Emergency Evacuation Procedure There are few things scarier than hearing that there is an emergency evacuation warning for your area. Some people even decide not to heed the warnings, though this can be a costly mistake. You have only a short window of time to pack up and leave your home. You don't know what state your home may be in when you come back. However, it's important … [Read more...]
7 Important Ways Smoke and Soot From a Fire Can Affect Your Home
7 Important Ways Smoke and Soot From a Fire Can Affect Your Home Smoke and soot from a fire can affect your home - and it isn't just by the smell. Here are 7 important ways your home can be impacted and how to make repairs. In 2016 there were more than 350,000 home structure fires reported in the US. Even with modern safety equipment, the risk of fire in the home is still a significant one. It is something that can … [Read more...]
Why commercial fire damage restoration is your saving grace in the face of a fire
Why commercial fire damage restoration is your saving grace in the face of a fire Although fire safety and education has become more widely accessible and practiced, fires remain frighteningly common. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a blaze needing fire department services occurs once every 24 seconds. While many of these fires affect homeowners, business owners are equally at risk, … [Read more...]
Fire restoration services can help you bounce back from the blaze
Fire restoration services can help you bounce back from the blaze Buying a home is the biggest financial investment the average person makes in their lifetime. Imagine if that very same investment were to suddenly be destroyed. Unfortunately, that's what hundreds of thousands of families affected by house fires experience every year. While a tragedy like this can be stressful and overwhelming, fire restoration … [Read more...]
How Do Wildfires Start?
How Do Wildfires Start? According to a 2017 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 84 percent of wildfires in the United States are started by people.* One spark, combined with a dry forest and strong winds, can turn into a blazing inferno that can consume everything in its wake. This creates massive amounts of fire damage that can make the recovery process seem overwhelming. How do these … [Read more...]
What causes water pipes to burst in the winter months?
What causes water pipes to burst in the winter months? When temperatures drop below freezing during winter months, exposed pipes become at risk of bursting – resulting in extensive water damage and costly repairs. Contributing factors that cause burst pipes in winter months are water molecule expansion due to freezing temperatures and pressure build up. Water Molecule Expansion Water is a very unique and … [Read more...]
What is water damage cleanup?
Water Damage Cleanup Process One of the most overwhelming problems a property owner may faces is water damage. Rapid response is key to lessen further damage from occurring and can minimize the need for addition repairs. Water damage can be as minor as a leaky pipe, to severe as a community-wide flood. Although the water clean-up process may vary depending on the extent of damage (and other circumstances), here are … [Read more...]
How Smoke Damage Cleanup Can Help You Avoid These 5 Health Risks
How Smoke Damage Cleanup Can Help You Avoid These 5 Health Risks Smoke damage doesn't just affect your home. It can be bad for your health, too. Read on to learn how smoke damage cleanup can help. Fires were responsible for $23 billion dollars in property damage in 2017. Of the 6,000 people who die every year from fires, half die from smoke inhalation. Smoke is a harmful mix of particles and gases. Inhalation … [Read more...]