Why Did Your Dishwasher Overflow?


Dishwashing machines can definitely make things easier in the kitchen. Not many people can claim to enjoy standing at the sink after a hearty meal when they'd rather be relaxing or catching up on their favorite show. Unfortunately, this nice experience can quickly be ruined when you enter the kitchen a few hours later to find your dishwashing machine overflowing. An overflow is not a rare thing when it comes to dishwashing machines, and sometimes the reason behind the overflow is fairly simple.

28 November 2018

Two Reasons Why You Should Consider Waterproofing Your Crawl Space


The crawl space in your home is likely one of the most overlooked components of the entire house.  Because the crawl space is located beneath the structure of the house, it can be easy to forget that it's there, or neglect to maintain it.  However, your crawl space is a vital part of your abode that may need some tender loving care.  That's why it's a good idea for you to waterproof your crawl space.

28 March 2017

Things Mold Testing Can Tell You That Your Eyes Can't


Seeing mold anywhere in your home may cause you to panic. After all, you know that some types of mold can be lethal. However, most types of mold look very similar, making it very difficult to tell if you have the lethal kind or the messy kind just by looking at them. For that reason, you may want to hire a repair and restoration contractor to test the mold in your home.

27 February 2017

How High Humidity Can Damage Your Belongings


Although high humidity is something you're more likely to complain about when you're outside where there's no air conditioning, it can actually do a number on your furnishings and other belongings as well. High humidity is one of the environmental factors that need to be controlled (along with temperature) in order to store belongings safely. Here are some of the ways that high humidity can cause havoc in your house if left unchecked, whether it arises from water and poor drainage beneath your home or water damage inside your home (from a burst pipe, damaged appliance, or other source of flooding).

26 January 2017

Squish, Squish, Stink: How Water Damage Affects Carpeting And How To Fix It


When you think of water damage, you probably think of big brown spots on your ceiling or streaks on your walls. You may even envision unsightly mold and mildew. While you would be correct on all accounts, there is still more water damage that you may not have thought of. Carpeting can be damaged by a lot of water, too. Here is how water damage affects carpeting, and how water damage restoration services can fix it.

6 December 2016

Three Steps to Determine Whether You Need a Water-Damage Remediation Team


If you have homeowner's or renter's insurance that will pay for damage remediation, it's almost always the best choice to hire a professional cleanup team after a water-damage event. But if you don't have insurance, you may be wondering if you can save a little money by making the job a DIY project for this weekend. This is a valid question, and you should consider these three points before deciding whether or not you're the right person for the job.

27 September 2016

Steps Homeowners Can Take When Pipes Burst under the Kitchen Sink


You may stand at your kitchen sink many times a day and never think about flooding and water damage. You may not be giving the slow-draining water in your kitchen sink a lot of thought either. However, you should know that if you ignore drains that are working slowly, you may be allowing a clog get out of hand. When a clog reaches a certain point, it can cause pressure in the pipe that ultimately leads to the pipe cracking or bursting.

8 July 2016

2 Common Questions About Roof Storm Damage


When storms pass through your area, they can leave a wake of destruction and damage. In particular, the roof of your home may be especially vulnerable to storm-related damages, and it is important for you to be informed about this type of routine damage so that you can have your home repaired as quickly as possible. However, it is fairly common for new homeowners to be somewhat uninformed about these damages, and if this applies to you, learning the following answers to common questions should help you when your house suffers this damage.

11 April 2016

Repairing Water-Damaged Drywall


Easy to work with, inexpensive, and relatively light, drywall offers numerous attractive qualities. Yet drywall, like any building material, has its own specific Achilles' heel: water. The good news is that it is still possible to repair water-damaged drywall. This article will introduce you to the basic process.  Evaluate the extent of the damage. Drywall ceilings are far and away the most susceptible to the threat of water damage. If you're lucky, and the water damage is minimal enough, you may be able to simply let the damp spot dry out again.

4 April 2016

Removing Lead-Based Paint From Window Frames And Walls


The recent events in Flint, Michigan, have once again shed light on the problem of lead paint and children. Many cities may not have the problem with the water systems that Flint is having, but many cities still have problems with lead paint in older homes - especially around window frames and walls. Lead paint, when ingested by small children, can lead to brain damage and development problems. If you live in an older home and are worried about lead in the paint being around, here is how you can remove the chipped and flaky old paint before you put on a fresh coat without lead in it on the window frames and walls.

3 March 2016