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2810, 2020

7 Common Mold Removal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Do you notice your wallpaper peeling off? Do you see dark-colored spots around the house? Do you have colds that seem to not want to go away? These are signs of possible mold problems. Molds are a type of fungus that develops on wet materials. They reproduce through tiny spores that may cause different kinds of health problems like allergies and asthma attacks.  Getting rid of molds is doable but can be tricky. Moreover, homeowners tend to commit [...]

2110, 2020

7 Tips on Choosing a Restoration Company for Water Damage

One in 50 homeowners files a freezing or water damage claim each year, which accounts for about 24% of all insurance claims for homeowners. Water damage is frustrating. From burst pipes to an overflowing toilet, water damage takes many forms. If you’re dealing with water damage, consider hiring a restoration company as a DIY can escalate the issue. Professionals will inspect your home to guide them in fixing water damage in your home. With the many water restoration [...]

3008, 2020

How to Deal with Water Damage to Wood Floors

Each year, 1 out of every 50 homes will file an insurance claim for water damage in the U.S.By comparison, just 1 in every 400 homes will file a claim for theft.Water damage is a serious and often devastating occurrence. It can also spell disaster for your beautiful hardwood floors.If your home has been flooded or experienced a leak, keep reading. We're showing you what you need to know to deal with water damage to wood floors.Stop the WaterBefore [...]

2608, 2020

Look Out for These 7 Signs of Roof Water Damage

An insurance claim for water damage will cost a homeowner on average more than $10,000. That's why it's absolutely necessary to detect water damage early before it becomes a major problem with many repairs. When you can spot the signs of roof water damage quickly, you'll be able to get the professional help you need. Hopefully, that will be able to save you money in the long run. The first step is always recognition of the [...]

2308, 2020

Mold vs Mildew: What Are the Differences and How Do You Remove Them?

Have you noticed something growing within your house, but you can't quite put your finger on what it is? This could be mildew, or even worse, mold. It's a problem that many homeowners know all too well. You may have recently had water damage or high humidity. This could mean that you have areas in your house that are prone to developing mildew or mold. It's important to know the difference and what to do if you find it in [...]

2807, 2020

10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Mold Removal Service in Portland

If you have mold in your home—you're not alone. Sources estimate that a whopping 70% of homes harbor one or more species of mold. Depending on the species, mold can trigger allergy symptoms, respiratory issues, and immune conditions, and has been linked to 96% of the chronic sinus infections in the US in a study by Mayo Clinic. The bottom line? If you have mold in your home, you need to get a mold removal service in asap. However, you [...]

2107, 2020

9 Benefits of Water Damage Restoration for Homeowners in Portland

Water can wreak havoc on your home or business. It doesn't take long for mold, mildew, and other potential problems to set in. Time is of the essence when dealing with water damage. Delaying the clean-up process can result in further damage and make the process more difficult and expensive. If you live in the Portland area and need help cleaning up and preserving your home or business, you want to hire the best company for the job. [...]

1407, 2020

7 Tips to Handling a Water Emergency for New Homeowners

It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare. Something goes wrong, a pipe bursts, a water heater breaks, and now there’s water gushing into your home. You’re panicking, trying to figure out how to stop it, and salvage all your belongings. What do you do in a situation like this? Handling a water emergency is a matter of good preparation and having a solid plan. Read on to learn more about what to do when your home is being flooded and [...]

1407, 2020

5 Tips for Successful Mold Removal for New Homeowners

As long as there's moisture in the air, mold will be a constant companion. Basically, there is no escaping the possibility of mold growth in your home. However, if you take some precautions, you can keep mold away. If not, there are a couple of steps you can take to banish mold from your household. After all, whether mold forms as black gunk or white powdery spots, you'll need to tackle it as soon as possible. Not only is [...]

1407, 2020

8 Mistakes to Avoid with Water Damage Restoration for New Homeowners

Water damage can wreak havoc on your home, your furnishings, and your finances. As a homeowner, you hope it never happens. But it's important to prepare yourself for this potential problem. Water damage restoration isn't an easy task. And many homeowners rush to handle the problem by themselves or fail to address the issue quickly. These mishaps can cause further damage to your home and lead to more money out of your pocket down the line. Make sure [...]

1012, 2019

How to Winterize Your Plumbing Pipes to Prevent Damage

BY JUAN RODRIGUEZ Updated November 16, 2019 Winterizing plumbing pipes is a process that prepares household plumbing for freezing temperatures that can cause leaks and breaks in the home. When water freezes, it expands as it becomes ice. This expansion produces pressure within pipes, which causes damage. Winterizing plumbing is recommended when a house will be vacant for a long period of time and no water will be running through the pipes. The winterizing process involves emptying the [...]

1012, 2019

Water Damage…more than meets the eye

When it comes to water damage to a residential or commercial property, there is more than meets the eye. Here are some water facts and figures as they pertain to the restoration industry: Water is capable of dissolving a variety of different substances. In fact, water is known as the “universal solvent” because it dissolves more substances than any other liquid. A sheet of drywall standing upright with its edge sitting in a ½” of water can wick [...]

1511, 2019

How do molds affect people?

Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can lead to symptoms such as stuffy nose, wheezing, and red or itchy eyes, or skin. Some people, such as those with allergies to molds or with asthma, may have more intense reactions. Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings, such as farmers working around moldy hay. Severe reactions may include fever and shortness of breath. People with [...]

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