Fall is usually a time when Vancouver residents shut down their barbeques, winterize their gardens and fold up their lawn chairs. It’s also the best time to start preparing your home for the rainy Vancouver winters. The Incredible Restoration’s Expert Water Damage Restoration Team put these tips together to prepare the inside and outside of your home from fall and winter weather.
Mold inside a home can begin growing in as little as two to three days.
A simple google search on the topic could have anyone concerned about their health.
However without proper knowledge, assessment, and testing it’s difficult to determine how severe the situation is.
When we buy home insurance, the last thing we want to do is file a claim.
Protecting our families and our homes are our first priority and we do whatever we can to ensure our safety and well being.
However, having to claim insurance comes when you least expect…
With the COVID-19 pandemic requiring most of us to stay and work from home, it seems like there’s no better time to tackle any DIY restoration jobs we have.
When it comes to any property damage restoration, the safety of you and your family comes first.
Safety, however, is often overlooked by an amateur restorer.
Before taking on the project,
You should first assess the situation,
and think of what safety gear (PPE or Personal protective equipment) is appropriate for the project.
“My home has flooded and experienced water damage, what do I do?”.
The recent rainy weather in Vancouver might be making you concerned about the possibility of a flood or leak in your home.
By following these tips, you’ll know exactly what to do during a flood in your home.
So what do we mean by flooding? Well, the word flooding is loosely interchanged with water damage, and really what it refers to is any kind of water that has leaked, spilled, or intruded into your home and thus causing damage.
Anything from a leaking roof, toilet overflow, broken water pipe, excess water from rain, water appearing on your drywall, wet flooring, or a drainage problem causing your bathroom, kitchen, basement, or anywhere in your home to flood are examples of water damage.
So, if you happen to find yourself in this situation here are our 6 expert tips for dealing with a flood or water damage in your home.
Water heaters are one of the most common reasons for water damage in your home. Your average water heater only has a lifespan of 10 years.
They experience wear and tear, malfunctions and generally degrades over time.
The last thing you want is to wake up during a cold winter day, hop in the shower and get drenched with freezing cold water.
I’ve had it happen to me and I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy.
That’s why we should consider replacing our water heaters when it’s time.
Getting your home inspected can help you find water damage, mold, or other hazards to protect your health and the structure of your home.
However, many of us are extremely busy and might not be able to inspect every inch of our homes for water damage or any other concerns.
Yet, by taking the time to inspect your house every few months, we can save ourselves thousands in repairs and long term problems.
Here’s a simple checklist on how to inspect your home for water damage.