Who Should Pay For Damage Caused By Your Leaky Dishwasher?

Finding out your dishwasher has a leak can be incredibly frustrating. In addition to having to replace the appliance itself, you may have to worry about plumbing and electrical repairs that result from a faulty dishwasher. If your floors and kitchen cabinetry have been damaged due to exposure to the leak, you'll also have to arrange for water damage restoration. The costs of all these repairs can be substantial depending on how long the leak went undetected or how catastrophic the damage is. Read More 

Benefits Of Crawl Space Encapsulation

Your crawl space can offer important storage space in your home, but only if properly maintained. Due to its proximity to the foundation, this area is often prone to water seepage, which can escalate during heavy rainfall or snowmelt. Water seeping into the crawl space can cause extensive damage to the foundation and ruin stored items, possibly resulting in needed water damage restoration.  Crawl space encapsulation can offer a viable solution to your flooding problem, as well as offer other important benefits. Read More 

A Homeowner’s Guide To Understanding Lead Paint Dangers

If you happen to live in a home that was built before the 1970s, there is a possibility it contains lead paint as it was the more commonly used house paint before that time. As the lead paint on the walls in your home ages, it will start to crumble and chip. Unfortunately, lead paint crumbs, chips, and dust increases your exposure to lead poisoning. This is why it is important to understand the dangers of lead paint. Read More 

Two Ways Homeowners Can Help the Efforts of a Water Restoration Professional

Floods have the potential to completely destroy a home, but water restoration professionals can typically help undo most of the damage, returning a home close to its original state. However, this partially hinges on the actions of the homeowner. Immediately after a home flood, the actions of the homeowner will have a lot to do with just how successful the water restoration services are. Here are a couple of things every homeowner should remember in the event of a flood. Read More 

Structural Engineers And Demolition: When You Might Be Advised To Tear Something Down

Structural engineers spend most of their days working on ways to repair, restore and rebuild everything from roads and overpasses to bridges and skyscrapers. What happens when an engineer tells you that it would be better to tear something down? Here are some reasons why a structural engineer would advise a complete demolition rather than repair or restoration. The Supporting Structures Are Beyond Repair If you have a very old bridge or a very old house and the feet or foundation are too badly damaged for proper repairs and restoration, a structural engineer will advise you to tear them down and rebuild. Read More