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Can Wet Carpet Be Rescued?

It might not be obvious after a typical water damage incident, but a wet carpet alone isn’t a major issue. By itself, a thoroughly saturated carpet will actually retain only a few ounces of water per square foot. Unfortunately, there’s…

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3 Ways Humidity Can Damage Your Home

High humidity inside a home might be defined as moisture damage waiting to happen. While low humidity and chronically dry conditions also have consequences, moisture damage due to high humidity is generally a more widespread problem. Most experts recommend keeping…

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5 Signs of Water Leaks Inside Walls

The problem with hidden water leaks inside walls is the “hidden” aspect. Household water supply lines routed through walls are usually 1/2-inch or 3/4-inch pipes under a typical residential water pressure of 40 to 60 pounds per square inch. A…

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Four Tips for Minimizing Water Damage to Wood Floors

Hardwood floors are at special risk in the event of water damage inside a house. While vinyl, linoleum, and tile are water-resistant to a variable extent, wood’s natural absorbency often makes these floors ground zero for damage due to water…

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Water Damage and Indoor Air Quality

Tainted indoor air quality is a frequent and significant side-effect of home water damage. Breathing in the indoor environment can be affected by numerous processes that are triggered by water exposure. Contaminated air can, in some cases, make a water-damaged…

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Avoiding Cross Contamination During Mold Remediation

Inside a mold-contaminated home, microscopic mold spores are often concentrated in the immediate vicinity of contamination. However, efforts to remove that mold runs the risk of dispersing spores more widely. Known as cross-contamination, the process of removing active mold growth…

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Flood Prevention: Protecting Your Garage

If flooding ever threatens your property, chances are your garage will be the first to take on water. Today, many expensive possessions that could be damaged by exposure to water are routinely present or stored inside the garage. However, in…

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Water Damage Classification Levels

If water damage of most any sort strikes your home, you’ll probably classify it with just one simple word: Bad. For water damage professionals, however, these events are placed into more specific classifications as defined by the Institute of Inspection,…

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Does Insurance Cover Mold Damage?

Homeowners insurance coverage for mold contamination inside a home is a case of “maybe so, maybe not.” Certain circumstances surrounding the specific case will make the difference, and details of coverage will vary from company to company, as well as…

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Eight Things to Know About Basement Humidity

There’s nothing mysterious about basement humidity issues. Chronic humidity accumulates in the basement due to chronic moisture sources down there. Another non-mysterious fact is that basement humidity problems frequently don’t stay in the basement. Consequences of a persistently damp, humid…

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