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What to Do First When the Sewer Backs Up

You just found out that your home has a sewer backup. Even though it’s messy and can be highly hazardous if you attempt to deal with it yourself, don’t let it ruin your day! There are highly trained professionals that…

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When Backyard Flooding Threatens Your House…

Just one inch of rain deposits over 600 gallons of water into an average-sized backyard. If it soaks into the ground or drains away properly—no problem. However, if not, a flooded backyard can be an ongoing source of water damage…

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Your Apartment Flooded: Next Steps

Flooding from any source in an apartment is a concern for both the tenant and the property owner. Even though you may be only renting, an apartment’s still your home and the place where your personal possessions are kept. To…

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Be Prepared For Flood Emergencies In Your Home

Flooding presents the most frequent as well as costliest damage to homes in the U.S. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, no home can be considered totally immune to flood risk from some source—indoor or outdoor. So, every home…

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3 Hidden Places Mold Spores Can Thrive In Your Home

A typical individual mold spore is as small as 3 microns. By comparison, a human hair is over 100 microns wide. Mold is ubiquitous in nature and dormant mold spores pervade the environment, both outdoors and indoors. Once specific conditions…

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How to Dry Out Cabinets After Water Damage Occurs

Cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom are often right in the crosshairs to sustain water damage. Because of the proximity to water sources—plumbing lines leading to a sink, dishwasher floods, overflow from a sink, faucet leaks—cabinets frequently end up affected…

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How to Stop Mold Growth in its Tracks

Mold growth inside a home is a dynamic process that requires very specific conditions to thrive. Dormant mold spores exist everywhere in nature, including inside your house. However, if the spores are deprived of mold-friendly conditions, mold growth will not activate…

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Can Waterlogged Insulation be Dried Out and Re-used?

Can wet attic insulation simply be dried and then re-used? Probably. Should wet attic insulation simply be dried and then re-used? Probably not. Three issues strongly argue against retaining attic insulation after it has become wet due to water damage…

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Guest Bathoom mold

Location: MISSOURI CITY, TX 77489 Loss Date: 02/16/2019 12:00 AM Work Start Date: 02/19/2019 10:49 AM Work Completion Date: 02/25/2019 12:51 PM On February 19, 2019, Texas Gulf Coast was called regarding a customer’s concern about Mold in their guest bathroom.  Rytech…

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Outside pool project leads to finding an indoor leaky shower pan!?!

Loss Date : 02/25/2019 12:00 AM Insured Contacted : 02/25/2019 05:14 PM Start Date : 02/25/2019 05:14 PM As our customer was having his pool redone, a worker noticed water running down the foundation of the house.  After some investigation,…

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