Think That No Water Line Means Your Home’s Upper Story Is Safe? Think Again

If you live in a multistory house in an area that experiences flooding, you know that moving everything upstairs can save it from water damage. However, if your home has just gone through a flood, don't assume everything upstairs is fine if it didn't get wet. It's certainly in better shape, but you still need it inspected by a damage restoration company. Damage after a flood is not limited to just immersion damage -- there are a number of issues that could still affect your entire home. Read More 

Common Causes of Winter Basement Leaks: Tips to Pinpoint and Fix the Problem

From the hours of shoveling snow to burst pipes, when it comes time for winter, chances are there are many things you will worry about. One of the last items on your winter worry list is probably your basement because you don't expect to have a leak or minor flooding while the ground is frozen. Unfortunately, your basement isn't safe from leaks or flooding, no matter what the temperature or season is. Read More 

5 Tips For Protecting Your Newborn Against Mold

Mold can be a safety hazard for people of all ages, butinfants are considered especially vulnerable. Infants may be more sensitive to basic household mold due to their smaller and underdeveloped respiratory system. They can also be more sensitive to the negative effects of rarer molds due to their bodies' inability to fight off disease. If you think you may have a mold problem in your home, it is best to get it tested and treated before your baby is born. Read More 

How to Prevent Gutter Issues in High Wind Areas

If you have gutters on your home and you live in a high wind area, then you may be constantly repairing and cleaning the metal channels. While proper cleaning and maintenance are important to keep gutters in good shape, there are some things you can do to further prevent gutter issues if high speed winds are a common occurrence in your area. Keep reading to learn about a few tips that can assist you. Read More 

Tips on Cleaning Witch’s Brew from Your Vacation Rental

Flood waters are anything but clean and clear. In fact, they are typically a toxic brew of potentially harmful bacterial and chemicals. So if your vacation rental home has recently been the victim of a flood, you may want to seriously consider whether you are up to the task of ridding your home of flood waters and the debris that they may have left behind, or if you might be better off hiring a professional service. Read More