cleaning up and rebuilding after a fire

Water Damaged Flooring: Should You Do More Than Just Dry Your Carpets?

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If you recently experienced a bad water line leak in your home, you may wonder if it’s okay to dry your flooring and leave everything else alone. Water can soak into the floorboards and baseboards in your home. If you don’t dry these areas thoroughly, the moisture can make your home extremely humid. Different types of mold may also grow in your damp house. Learn why it’s important to dry out your damp home completely below. Read More»

How To Dry And Clean Surfaces Affected By A Flash Flood

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Heavy rainfall can lead to the possibility of water entering your home’s basement if a flash flood causes water to accumulate and your basement hasn’t been waterproofed. After water has seeped into the basement, you need to act quickly so that mold does not form on flooring, walls, or possessions stored in the basement. Assess The Amount Of Damage And Use A Sump Pump If the water level is shallow, a small sump pump can be used to remove water from the basement and deposit it outdoors. Read More»

Three Tips for Minimizing Complications from Water Damage

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Water damage can be one of the more serious problems that homeowners may have to address. Considering the damages that can be caused by this issue, you will need to make sure that you are informed about the steps that you should take when this damage occurs. The following are a few tips to minimize the damage and disruption water can cause.   Move the Furniture If Possible If there is furniture in the area that suffered water damage, you should attempt to move it. Read More»

Tips For Finding the Moisture in Your Basement

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You may think it’s normal that your basement smells a bit musty, but it could be the result of excessive moisture. This is not good for many reasons including your family’s health, anything you may be storing in the basement, and wood that may be in the basement. Here are some tips for finding the moisture in your basement. Find the Source of the Problem First, you will want to find out what is causing the moisture problem. Read More»

Getting Water In Your Basement? Try Fixing The Grading Around Your Home

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If you have a problem with water getting into your basement, it could be from poor grading around your home. A slight slope is necessary to help the water run away from your home instead of seeping into the ground and pooling against the foundation. Thankfully, you can fix the grading by following these steps. 1. Gather Tools & Materials Get started by gathering the following items: Wooden stakes Shovel Ruler Tape measure String String level Garden tiller Topsoil Grass seed or sod 2. Read More»