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Cleaning Basement Floors After Water Damage

Because water naturally finds its way to the lowest point inside a home, basement water damage is a frequent occurrence. Water inundation into a basement can result from household plumbing leaks, sewage backups and infiltration of ground water in the…

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Water Mitigation Versus Restoration: What’s the Difference?

Dealing with water damage typically involves two phases: water mitigation and restoration. Most water damage incidents evolve from a time-critical crisis into a more predictable stage of repair and recovery. Research has shown that best results are achievable when this…

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Eight Facts About Drywall Water Damage

It’s no surprise that water damage to drywall is common.  Lightweight, durable, non-combustible and quickly installed, drywall, also known as gypsum board, is the most prevalent building material in American homes today. However, drywall and water don’t always get along. While…

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How Long Does Water Damage Take to Occur?

Most people associate water damage with an isolated incident, such as a ruptured pipe or overflowing appliance. However, it’s actually a dynamic process that continues to worsen over time unless intervention by water damage recovery professionals is applied.  Interior building…

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What Is Rising Damp?

“Rising damp” may sound like the name of an Eighties metal band. However, it’s actually a phenomenon that occurs inside homes which can cause noticeable water damage as well as impact the overall health of the indoor environment. Expressed simply,…

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What Causes Wet Walls?

If you’re noticing wet walls in your home, there are several possible explanations. Whatever the cause turns out to be, you’ll want to take a proactive approach to remedy the problem because chronic wet walls in a house seldom get…

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What to Do About a Leaking Waste Pipe

A leaking waste pipe can be a minor event or a significant cause of water damage, depending on where the leak occurs. The waste pipe is a larger diameter pipe into which smaller household drain pipes connect. Typically, the waste…

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Quick Facts About Snow and Water Damage

Sources of water damage don’t always come in liquid form—not at first, at least. Snow is a good example. In winter, a powdery, fluffy snowfall is good material for snowballs or a snowman. However, as we all know, it doesn’t…

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Where Should I Start in Assessing Water Damage

Professional water damage recovery entails an in-depth inspection of the affected house. Since the water you can actually see is only a small part of the damage, professionals conduct the assessment with the help of a variety of specialized technology…

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Four Worst In-Home Plumbing Disasters

A plumbing emergency is a special kind of crisis. If leakage is limited to a small pool on the hard surface floor of a single room, without migrating under baseboards or leaking to a lower level, you may be able…

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