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

3 Tips For Removing Mold From Hardwood Floors


When you have a flood or roof leak in your home, one of the biggest dangers is having mold develop, which occurs with a high amount of water and moisture. It can be disastrous to hardwood floors, often requiring replacing the damaged areas. However, if you are quick to dry the floors and remove traces of surface mould, you might be ale to save them. Here are some helpful tips for removing mold from the hardwood floors.

9 February 2016

Your Local Home And Garden Show Can Be A Great Place To Learn About Gutter Installation Options


As spring nears, the number of home shows scheduled in your area is increasing. And if you're a homeowner looking for a residential product or service, like gutters and installation, you may be considering attending one or more of these shows to get an idea of what local companies offer.  Hundreds of these home and garden shows are held around the U.S. each year. Here's why attending a home show to learn more about your gutter options may be worth your while.

12 January 2016