The Start to Finish Process of Water Damage Restoration

March 20, 2018

Water is one of the most destructive elements to your home. Flooding, standing water and even excess moisture can wreak havoc on your living space, requiring professional care. Over time, damp areas will breed mold. From family heirlooms to furniture, your home’s valuables are at risk. If you think your home is in need of water damage restoration, don’t worry. We’re here to outline the restoration process. Follow the steps below. Step One: Get Emergency Assistance Before contacting your restoration team, you should get emergency assistance. Contact emergency response services. Then, make sure your home’s valuables are away from harm. Even if your living area is damp, it can damage your belongings. Your emergency assistance team will remove any standing water. Then, they’ll help you prepare for ongoing damage repair. Step Two: Determine Costs Next, expenses will be determined. Your water damage restoration team will use scientific approaches to determine … Continued

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Spring Weather Brings Heavy Rains: Here’s How You Should Prepare

March 5, 2018

Although there are certain areas designated as flood zones, flood damage can happen anywhere, to any property. If you own a residence, you need to understand the risks of spring water and the heavy rains it brings. The Dangers of Heavy Rain During Spring Weather Mother Nature unleashes a torrent of heavy rain in the spring. This condition is designed to revive and renew the earth and its living organisms, including people. In Phoenix, especially, rainfall is welcome. However, when lots of rain falls in a very short period of time, it can result in a barrage of water that quickly leads to water damage. It doesn’t take a lot of water to accumulate before damage occurs. For instance, did you know that just one inch of water can cause thousands of dollars in property damage? How to Prepare for Heavy Rain There are things you can do to protect … Continued

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Tips on How to Salvage Furniture After a Flood

August 24, 2017

Floods are no fun, no matter what the cause. Damage to your home and belongings can be almost as devastating and extensive from a burst water line as from a rising river or a leaking roof during the storm of the century. There may be ways, however, to restore or salvage furniture, depending on the extent of damage and how quickly you are able to take action. If you wake up to find that a washer hose has flooded an entire floor of your home, or you step out of bed onto soggy carpet, first find the source of the problem and stop the flooding. Next, move quickly to document the damage and prevent further destruction. Salvage Furniture Logically There are a series of logical steps to follow: First, take pictures. Document the extent of damage for insurance claims and to facilitate repairs. Not all damage is caused by standing … Continued

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Humidity and Mold Growth

July 20, 2017

Mold can grow when even a little humidity is introduced, and water damage can introduce devastating amounts of humidity. Bacteria grows in warm, wet environments, so you’d better understand and prepare for it. Understanding how water damage introduces into your home bacteria is important. If you’re facing post-storm water damage, watch out. Your home may be at risk for bacteria growth. Humidity and Mold Growth Mold grows in wet environments. Unfortunately, homes experiencing heavy rainfall, broken drainage systems, or even air humidity are at risk. When mold grows, it releases spores frequently. These spores can enter a home’s various areas, becoming difficult to target and remove. Spores are small, and they often exist in big numbers. Normally, the spores themselves don’t cause problems. They can, however, grow uncontrollably if a home’s moisture isn’t taken care of. If a mold spore lands in any stagnant water, an entire mold growth can … Continued

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How Water Damage Can Bring Bacteria to Your Home

June 15, 2017

What is Water Damage? Water damage, put quite simply, is any damage that is incurred as the direct result of high water from flooding, broken pipes, or overflowed toilets and sinks. This means that anyone can experience water damage, even those homes that are not near large bodies of water. You should take caution when you do experience water damage for a wide range of reasons. The most notable is of course mold. When mold is allowed to grow in a home that has experienced water damage you can be certain that things like breathing trouble, allergies, and even eye irritation are sure to happen. How does Water Damage Contribute to Bacteria? Water is a breeding ground for bacteria. Even clean drinking water that has been filtered for our consumption still contains some levels of bacteria. As such, water that causes water damage in the home has the potential to … Continued

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