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Can You Kill Mold By Drying It Out?

No moisture, no mold. It sounds like a simple solution to mold issues in a home. Since mold is a fungus that requires moisture to grow, just drying out mold growth ought to eradicate it in short order. Right? Like many easy…

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How Long Should I Use a Post-Leak Dehumidifier

Comprehensive water damage recovery—including prevention of secondary effects such as mold contamination—means extracting all the moisture from the house. This includes the major volume of water you may see pooling on floors, saturating carpets, or flooding the basement. Powerful extractors,…

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7 Things to Know About Water Damage Mitigation

Professional water damage mitigation is a science, backed up by ongoing research and development of new techniques and technology. For homes and other structures affected by water and accompanying consequences such as mold, our goal is a safe, healthy, and…

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Can Furniture Survive Water Damage?

Among the first casualties of home water damage is furniture. It’s often constructed of absorbent materials and positioned at floor level where standing water accumulates. Furniture’s also vulnerable to high levels of indoor humidity common in the aftermath of water inundation….

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Repairing Water Damaged Wood

Unlike some building materials, wood can be particularly susceptible to water damage. Cellulose fibers in porous wood absorb moisture quickly and dry very slowly. Staining also occurs and wood may be contaminated by saturation with raw sewage or toxic floodwater….

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Dealing With Basement Water After a Downpour

Insurance industry statistics include the startling fact that 98% of homes with a basement will experience basement water damage at some time. Frequently, the damaging water originates from heavy rain outside. As ground surrounding the house becomes deeply saturated during…

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Does Insurance Cover Mold Damage?

Mold damage in homes is common, but is it commonly covered by standard homeowner’s insurance? Like so many questions about insurance coverage, this typical answer frequently applies to mold damage, too: “It depends.” Specific circumstances surrounding mold contamination issues can…

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Is Indoor Mold Causing Your Allergy Symptoms?

What are the facts about the connection between indoor mold growth and allergy symptoms? Mold and the microscopic airborne spores it releases are ubiquitous on planet Earth. In fact, you’re probably inhaling mold spores at this moment. Of the nearly 100,000…

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Minimizing Water Damage to Wood Flooring

The beauty and resilience of wood flooring has one drawback: water damage. Hardwood floors and water simply don’t play well together. The natural composition of wood fibers makes the floor absorbent and susceptible to water damage. However, the unexpected presence…

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How Much Water Damage Can Leaky Gutters Cause?

Every year during the rainy season, your home’s gutter and downspout system effectively prevents costly water damage by safely collecting and diverting thousands of gallons of roof runoff. Except, that is, when it doesn’t. Damage due to clogged or leaking…

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