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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Dealing with water damage guide

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

If you experience a flood you might be thinking

 

My home has flooded and experienced water damage, what do I do?”.

 

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, 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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4 Expert Steps To Removing Smoke Odor In Your Home

If you’ve had a small fire recently and need help dealing with smoke odor, you’re in the right place. Regardless of what caught fire, there may be a smokey smell inside your home.

 

Depending on the severity of the fire damage, it may be more difficult to remove smoke odor from your home. 

 

Higher temperature fires can cause pores of materials to open up more and absorb more of the smoke. 

 

To properly remove smoke from our homes, we need a combination of cleaning, deodorizing, and sealing of materials. 

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winterize your home

How to Winterize Your Home: 8 Expert Tips From A Water Damage Restoration Company

We’ve all heard the term “winterize your home” countless times…

but what does it really mean?

As the days get shorter and the colder weather arrives, we’re all excited and prepping for the winter months.

When you start dressing warmer to protect yourself from the cold, don’t forget to start protecting your home by winterizing it.

When it’s cold out, water freezes and expands which could cause your pipes to burst. 

This could cost thousands of dollars in water damage cleanup.

Pipes in the exterior walls of your house and poorly insulated piping are the most vulnerable to the cold.

By winterizing our homes, we can safeguard our houses so we can enjoy this winter with our families. Continue reading “How to Winterize Your Home: 8 Expert Tips From A Water Damage Restoration Company”

The 4 Principles Of Drying Your Home After A Water Damage Incident

So you left your bathroom tap running while you were rushing to answer a phone call, upon your return you find that THE SINK HAS OVERFLOWN causing quite a flood in your house.  

The tile flooring and walls are wet, the carpeting outside the bathroom is wet, and so is some of your nearby furniture.

Now, if you are like most people you have grabbed all the towels in your house and have thrown them on the floor to absorb all the water you can.

You have plugged in your multi-speed household fan to help dry the areas and are wondering…

 

What you should do next?

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