If you live in an area that's experiencing torrential rains and severe flooding, it's time to prepare for the onslaught of water. This is particularly true if your home is in the path of the flood warnings. While there's nothing you can do to stop floods from coming through your home, there are some steps you can take to prepare for the event. Here's what you should do before, during, and after the event.
6 July 2016
As a homeowner, you dread the thought of dealing with water damage in your home. One of the best ways to ensure you never have to deal with water damage, that you can control, is to be proactive and establish preventative measure for inside and outside of your home. There are several ways you can prevent water damage. Outside If you have an old roof, be sure to inspect it often and replace any missing shingles.
30 November 2015
One of the primary reasons it's so important to dry your home out as quickly as possible after damage from a water leak is to prevent mold growth. Once mold is present, the environment in your home becomes toxic, and the cleanup process becomes even harder. If your home has a lot of water damage, consider calling in a professional restoration company. They can supply all the necessary equipment to dry your house out fast.
24 September 2015
If you have an unfinished basement, you might think you don't have to worry about short-term floods. But if sump pump failure or heavy rains leave water pooling across the basement floor, you could be in for a mold infestation. Here are the 5 places you need to check after the sump pump fails. Behind the washer and dryer. Laundry machines are typically placed against the basement wall. Mold doesn't grow well on concrete, but it loves organic material—such as dryer lint.
18 September 2015
If you're worried that you might have mold in your home an inspection is a good idea, inspections are useful for more than analyzing a problem that already exists. Mold inspections can be more accurate and thorough than trying to find it all yourself. While not all mold is bad, it's a good idea to get rid of what you can, especially because mold may not be your biggest problem.
29 October 2014