Archive of: 2016

  • What To Do When Your Basement Floods

    What To Do When Your Basement Floods

    The number of basement floods are on the rise. Even if you haven’t had a flood, every home is at risk. The most common causes are heavy rainfall, burst pipes or a failed sump pump. No matter what the cause is, a flooded basement needs to be dealt with immediately to prevent long-term damage.

    Here are some tips on what you can do right away to help stop further damage to your property and some guidelines on when it’s best to call in the professionals.

  • Mold Prevention after Water Damage

    Mold Prevention after Water Damage

    While water damage can be a serious enough issue on its own, it can lead to even greater issues if the damage is not dealt with properly. Water damage from flooding or from firefighting efforts can lead to the development of mold, which is dangerous and destructive indoors. Mold cannot only destroy drywall, ceiling tiles, carpeting, furniture and other items in a home, it can also cause serious health issues. Before water damage mold can develop, contacting a mold remediation professional is essential.

  • Is There a Difference Between Mold and Mildew?

    Is There a Difference Between Mold and Mildew?

    With water damage claims on the rise, we hear a lot of talk these days about the dangers of mold. Within 24 to 48 hours of water damage, mildew and mold can start growing on wood products, tiles, drywall, carpets, fabrics and other organic materials. Even worse, it will continue to grow until steps are taken to eliminate the source of moisture, and effectively deal with the problem.