Living with smoke damage is not only uncomfortable but it can also pose risks to your health. Knowing what risks smoke damage in your home can pose to your health may be just the push you need to get your smoke damage cleaned up and taken care of. Respiratory Issues The first major health risk is problems with your breathing. Though the smoke is no longer present, the effects of the smoke linger in furniture, … [Read more...]
What Are the Health Risks of Living With Smoke Damage?
Learn How Puff Back Fires Originate And Tips For Reducing Your Potential Risk
Original post: 11/06/2013 If your home has an oil-burning furnace, there are several dangers to know. Any furnace can experience a puff back. While puff backs are more common with oil systems, a furnace puff back can also occur with forced air, gas, and hot water heating systems. A puff back in a furnace is a volatile explosion that occurs inside your furnace. The result of this explosion is fire and smoke being … [Read more...]
Signs Your Home May Need a Mold Inspection
Don't think just because your bathroom is free of mold, the rest of your house is too. Nope. Mold likes any damp and warm environment. That's right, you might not even know it, but you could have mold in your basement, dry walls, under the kitchen sink, or even around your plumbing pipes. The fact is, long-term moisture almost always leads to mold growth. The CDC says that it's not only after natural disasters … [Read more...]
Seven Common Property Restoration Myths
Like so many service industries, the world of restoration is often plagued by several myths and misconceptions. While we're not entirely sure where these myths, or old wives’ tales, originated from, rest assured, they are far from the truth. However, we will say that if a rushed DIY job (or poorly executed ‘professional’ job for that matter) is done, some of these myths may hold some truth to them. The best way to … [Read more...]
The Different Types of Floods
Did you know that floods and fire are the most widespread types of natural disasters? And that the force of six inches of swiftly moving water can knock people off their feet? Not only is flood water damaging to property, and the contents of homes and businesses, and dangerous for those driving and on foot, but the water itself can be harmful to your health. Communities, especially at risk, are those … [Read more...]
Water Mitigation VS. Water Damage Restoration
If you've experienced water damage in your home or business, you understand that it's no picnic. Whether it's from a burst pipe, a leaking faucet, or heavy rains, water damage can cause severe damage to your property. And, as you can imagine, the longer it sits, the more damage water can cause. So, the sooner you call in professionals to assist, the better. Once you call in the experts, they will talk you … [Read more...]
What Do You Do When Your Pipes Burst?
No one wants to encounter a serious property emergency involving water damage, be it at home or your business. But sometimes, even with regular maintenance, we find unexpected issues occur, like a burst water pipe, flooding, heavy rainfall, or overflow issues. When bad luck and freezing weather mix together and your pipes burst, you need to act quickly. At Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT, we believe water damage … [Read more...]
Preparing Your Commercial Property For Winter – Getting Ahead in Prep
Regular maintenance is key to ensuring properties don't fall apart, face seasonal disasters, or have to halt business operations. Of course, when temperatures start to fall, most commercial property owners know that trouble and commercial restoration may lie ahead. But, if you get to scheduling some routine maintenance in early fall, the winter season might not be so scary. Because cold weather can cause … [Read more...]
Does Home Insurance Cover Water Damage?
What Types of Water Damage are Covered by Insurance? Water damage is one of the most common and expensive types of insurance claims. That’s why it is important to know what insurance will cover should your home or office building suffer water damage. In this article, we will answer the question: is water damage covered by insurance? Types of Water Damage The source of the water is a health and safety … [Read more...]
Why You Need a Water Damage Restoration Company Vs. Just Calling a Plumber
Do you know who to call in a water damage emergency? Who is more suited to help your situation, plumbers or restoration companies? Since water damage is a pervasive problem, the chances are you will need to know the answer to this question at some point in your life. In fact, according to the Insurance Information Institute, about one in 50 homes file a water damage insurance claim every year. So if you're facing … [Read more...]
Choosing The Best Water Damage Restoration Provider
When a disaster strikes your residential or commercial property, the last thing you need is to hire an unqualified restoration company. Property and water damage can be highly stressful, and working with an inefficient company will only add to your stress. You need a company you can depend on and rely on. On top of this, you need water damage restoration professionals who work efficiently and effectively, use … [Read more...]
Things to Know Before Fire Damage Cleanup
There are fewer things more difficult to watch than flames cover your home or business. And after the fire trucks leave, there's still more destruction to face – your burnt structure and belongings, perhaps charred beyond repair. If you're lucky enough to escape with just minor damage, there may still be smoke and soot contamination and water damage from the firefighting efforts to deal with. Luckily, with the … [Read more...]