Expert Tips for Fire & Flood Restoration, Mold Remediation, Continuity Planning & More

As homeowners and building managers, you can’t always prevent a disaster, but you can be ready when one strikes. To help you prepare, restore, and, in some cases, stop damage from occurring to your home or business, we regularly share important insights on fire, water and mold hazards, as well as expert tips on continuity planning, disaster recovery plans, hurricane preparedness and more.

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How to use fire extinguisher. Pull, aim, squeeze and sweep.

How & When to Use a Fire Extinguisher

While fire extinguishers can save lives and property, many Americans are not properly trained and educated on how or when to use them. Before you need to use a fire extinguisher, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the type of extinguisher it is and read the instructions on the label. Types of Fire…
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Duct Cleaning

Why Duct Cleaning is Important

Your HVAC system is a circular system, meaning air is blown into rooms through ducts, then pulled back into the system through a filter. This air exchange is important for maintaining favorable indoor air quality (IAQ), and when the HVAC system is neglected, it opens the door for air pollution and potential health concerns. Health…
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Common Household Mold & How Your Health Is Affected

Could mold in your home be causing unexplained health issues for you and your family? It’s possible. When mold grows on a surface, the spores are released into the air where they can be easily inhaled. These spores in small amounts may not be harmful, however as the spores grow, mold can cause significant health…
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Top Causes for Water Damage in your Home

When it comes to water damage, time does not heal all wounds. Over time, the secondary destruction that will inevitably take place causes considerably more damage to your home. According to Forbes Advisor, approximately one in 50 homeowners file water damage claims every year. Water damage accounts for 29% of all homeowners insurance claims, and…
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Water Damage Restoration: Wall & Cavity Drying

The drying process is a critical step in water damage restoration. While traditional drying equipment is designed to remove moisture from the air and surfaces in the affected area, water trapped within the walls and building materials can take much longer to dry, and may lead to mold growth, if the proper steps are not…
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Water Mitigation and Restoration Process

Water restoration can be as simple as vacuuming up water and drying out a room, or it can involve rebuilding entire sections of your home. What Goes Into Water Restoration? Restoring your home to liveable, pre-damage conditions involves water mitigation, decontamination, and drying. In cases of water damage, it’s important to act fast. Standing water…
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Cleaning up dangerous fungus from a wet wall after water pipe leak at home

Water Damage Dos & Don’t

Water damage can occur for many reasons, from sewer backups, burst pipes and broken hot water heaters to floods, storms and hurricanes. The first step should always be to contact a professional water damage restoration company, but while you’re waiting for the professionals to arrive, consider these water damage dos and don’ts. What to Do…
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Mold: Growth, Causes & Ventilation

Mold is a type of fungus that consists of small organisms found almost everywhere. Mold can be black, white, orange, green or purple. When mold is growing on a surface, spores can be released into the air where they can be easily inhaled. These spores in small amounts may not be harmful, however as the…
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Dos & Don’ts After Fire Damage

Building fires are devastating and scary, and in the days following a fire, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Home and business owners often question what to do and where to start. To help you with the process, our fire damage restoration experts put together this list of Fire Damage Dos and Don’ts. What To Do…
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Chimney with fire coming out

Tips to Prevent Chimney Fires

Chimney fires are one of the leading causes of house fires in the northeast this time of year. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are more than 22,000 chimney fires annually, causing upwards of $125 million in property damage across the United States. What Causes a Chimney Fire? The most common cause…
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