2015

What To Do If Your Home Library Floods

Many people have extensive libraries and collections of old documents in their homes. These documents and books could provide a written history of their interests, their family, and their life. If these items get wet and are damaged, all of this history could be destroyed. Much of it could be irreplaceable. If you have a library and it floods, here are some measures that you can take to minimize the damage and ensure that your library survives. Read More 

Things You Should And Shouldn’t Do When Trying To Clean Fire Damage

Smoke and fire can cause significant damage to your clothes, furniture and other fabrics in your home. Even a small kitchen fire can result in soot and odor in the curtains, linens and carpeting. Unless you have experience dealing with this type of damage, it is best to take anything that needs cleaning to a professional dry cleaner. However, before you go, there are a few steps you should take to ensure your belongings come out as good as possible. Read More 

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