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How Safe Is the Water in Your Water Damaged Home

Home water damage presents a threat to more than just the house structure and contents. In many cases, home water damage can also be a health hazard to occupants of the house. Water from indoor sources, or water entering from the outdoors,…

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Dealing With Water Damage in Winter

While summer may bring damaging rain, winter’s the season of home water damage related to frigid weather. During one recent winter, 49 of the 50 states experienced freezing temperatures at some point. Home water damage in winter routinely totals over…

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What Is Pink Mold?

Two fast facts to know about pink mold: 1. It’s often not pink.2. It’s not really mold. What is generally known as “pink mold” is a slimy, oozy biofilm that appears in enclosed areas where condensation and high humidity are…

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Water Damage: Dealing With Unpleasant Odors

Unpleasant odors are a frequent side effect in homes and other buildings affected by water damage. Contained within enclosed premises, the cumulative effect of chronic odors on occupants is often greatly intensified. Bad odors can also indicate an actual health…

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What Is Aspergillus Mold?

Aspergillus mold is the most common type of fungus on earth that grows both outdoors and indoors. First identified in 1729, there are now more than 200 confirmed species of Aspergillus mold. However, only three of those species known to…

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How to Choose a Mold Remediation Company

Because effective mold remediation is critical to the home environment, choosing the right remediation company is vital. The consequences of unprofessional, second-rate work may have long-lasting impact on the health of your family. It’s also an economic issue as the…

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What Is Over-the-Ground Flooding

Over-the-ground flooding, also known as surface water flooding, can be a cause of water damage to both the exterior and interior of your home. The definition of over-the-ground flooding is basic: Excess water that has entered—or fallen onto—areas from which…

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Can Condensation Cause Water Damage?

If someone poured 18 gallons of water into your house every week, would you be surprised to find that water damage had occurred? That’s the approximate weekly content of water vapor generated inside a home by the daily living activities…

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What Causes Water Heater Failure?

A water heater failure is a frequent cause of home water damage. At least 75% of water heaters will fail before 12 years of operation. The average cost of damage caused by a ruptured water heater tank exceeds $3,000. For…

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How to Make Flood Cleanup Less Overwhelming

Flood cleanup after home water damage can be a daunting proposition. What to do first? What next? Minute by minute, water damage keeps getting worse if effective flood cleanup is delayed. Yet, pressure and uncertainty make decisive action difficult. An…

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