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Fall Water Damage Disaster Prevention Guide 2020

10 Leaf-Raking Tips No One Ever Taught You - Bob Vila

 

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. 

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Safety Gear Guide

Guide To Safety Gear for DIY Water Damage Restoration Projects

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.

However,


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. 

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6 Steps For Dealing With A Flood In Your Home in 2020

If you experience a flood in your Vancouver home or basement you might be thinking

 

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.

 

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6 signs to change your water heater

6 Signs To Change Your Water Heater

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. 

 

Trust me. 

 

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. 

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7 Places In Your Home To Inspect For Water Damage

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. 

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Dealing with a flooded basement

11 Expert Steps To Dealing With A Flooded Basement

Flooding in our basements is always unexpected and can make homeowners feel powerless and stressed out.

If your basement is flooding, it needs to be dealt with quickly.

If left unchecked….

Mold can begin to grow within two days. But don’t worry, we’ll provide you with a step by step formula on how to deal with a flooded basement. 

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ROOF LEAK WARNING SIGNS

Do I Have A Roof Leak?

Being a homeowner means being mindful of repairs and maintenance.

 

Especially for your home’s biggest defense, the roof…. 

 

Leaks in your roof can lead to bigger water damage problems that could travel into your walls, structure, and exterior of your building. 

 

The longer you leave this unchecked, the more damage it’ll do over time. 

 

By checking your roof for leaks, you can save yourself thousands of dollars in water damage costs.

 

so you might be asking yourself…..

Do I have a roof leak?

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How To Prevent Mold And Condensation On Your Windows

What Causes Condensation And Mold On Windows?condensation

 

When the temperature drops outside, its time for us to turn on the heat.

 

However, sometimes we wake up to condensation on our windows which can be more serious than you think. 

 

When the hot air inside your home rises and meets with a cold surface such as your windows, the water vapor cools down and turns back into water droplets. 

 

When water droplets form on your windows, this can create mold growth which may spread onto other surfaces.

 

Why is this dangerous?

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