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10 Places Water Leaks Can Occur in Your Home

Friday, February 27th, 2015

You can safely assume that home water leaks will happen at the most inconvenient time. However, that doesn’t mean all potential leaks are equal. Some areas are definitely more prone to home water leaks and the water damage that results.

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How a Mold Problem in Your Home Could Be Making You Sick and What Can Be Done About It

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Could a home mold problem be contributing to health issues in your household? Mold exists everywhere in nature, playing an important and usually harmless role. However, mold growth confined within the enclosed environment of a house subjects occupants to daily doses of airborne mold spores in concentrations not encountered outdoors. Reproductive spores released by active growing mold can accumulate to toxic levels inside today’s tightly-sealed, energy-efficient homes.

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4 Simple Ways to Keep Mold From Becoming a Problem in Your Home

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Prevent mold growth before it gets established in your home or else seek professional mold remediation to eliminate it after it’s gained a foothold. Those are your choices. Simply living with mold isn’t an option. Continued exposure to toxic airborne mold spores is a known trigger of allergic responses and a wide range of physical symptoms. Efforts to prevent mold are always preferable to the procedures required to remove extensive mold growth after the fact.

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How to Avoid Mold Hazards After Your Home Has Water Damage

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Mold hazards after water damage are essentially a done deal. Dormant mold spores are present virtually everywhere in nature and require only the addition of moisture to activate and convert to growing mold. The water-saturated interior of a home is the perfect environment, providing recesses where seeping moisture can trigger covert mold growth. Once it gains a foothold, professional mold abatement services are usually necessary to provide the kind of advanced remediation and disinfection techniques required to permanently eradicate active mold.

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What Homeowners Can Do to Minimize the Risk of Flood Damage

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Though you can’t do much to control the risk factors that lead to flooding, you can minimize flood damage if it should happen. Property damage from floods exceeds $2 billion in an average year, and in areas that are prone to flooding, the statistical chance that your home will incur serious water damage far exceeds the chance of damage from a fire. Since some flood potential exists virtually anywhere you may reside, advance measures to minimize flood damage are likely to prove worthwhile.

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How Homeowners Can Go About Removing Water After a Flood

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Removing water after a flood is one of the first steps toward rehabilitating household water damage, but DIY water removal isn’t recommended in many cases. Homes with deep standing water may present dangers to the inexperienced amateur. Once the house has been checked by water damage recovery professionals and cleared for hazards, including electricity and exposure to toxic water, there may be some actions homeowners can take to help with removing water after a flood.

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Post-Flood Contamination Risks and Serious Hazards to Look Out For

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

While damage to a home after a flood is a given, flood contamination risks often come as a surprise to occupants of a house affected by water inundation. There’s more to worry about than just wet carpets, so keep flood contamination risks in mind when contemplating the clean-up of a flooded home.

First, consult with a qualified water damage remediation expert before re-entering a flood-damaged home to make sure other, more lethal threats such as live electricity and potential structural collapse have been mitigated.

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Deter Water Damage While You’re Away From Home With These Preventive Steps

Friday, August 29th, 2014

helpful tipsOne of the worst welcomes you can receive after a well-deserved getaway is the discovery that your home has suffered water damage while you were away. A water leak when someone’s home to notice it and take action is bad enough, often causing substantial damage before the water valve can be turned off. However, a major rupture of a water supply line inside the house or inundation from outdoor sources like heavy rain or local flooding when nobody’s around can be truly catastrophic. Not only irreplaceable valuables, family heirlooms and records are jeopardized, the entire structure of the house can be severely damaged.
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Protect Your Home From an Impending Hurricane With These Preparation Tips

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

hurricane safetyTropical storms and hurricanes have one advantage over most natural disasters: at least some advance notice for hurricane home preparation. Hurricane watches are now issued by the National Hurricane Center at least 48 hours prior to a potential storm. Hurricane warnings are issued 36 hours before predicted landfall. While this advance notice leaves time for last minute preparations, the best hurricane home preparation actually begins long before hurricane season.
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Bathroom Flooding Situations That Could Lead to Extensive Water Damage

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

bathroom floodingBathrooms are where the water is, so bathroom flooding is an unfortunately frequent occurrence. Nevertheless, when it happens, it’s often a complete surprise and a cause for great alarm. This can lead to hasty measures that may only make the situation worse. (more…)