One of your main priorities if you're recovering from a flood in your home is keeping yourself and your household safe. Unfortunately, flood victims often make costly mistakes that compromise safety in their home. The following are six safety mistakes to avoid when you're dealing with a flooded home. Failing to let emergency contacts know what's going on When you have a chance, you should fill in any emergency contacts and close loved ones on what's going on at your property.
23 January 2019
Knowing that there is a possibility that a flood could affect your area can be terrifying news. For example, if it's in the forecast that your area will be affected by a hurricane or another major storm, you might be really concerned that a flood could affect your home. There is obviously nothing that you can do to stop this, but there are steps that you can take to prepare.
18 August 2018
If you've discovered mold growing in your home, don't leave it there. Mold is a serious problem that needs to be taken care of quickly, thoroughly, and permanently. It's not something that should be taken lightly. It's also not something that should be handled as a do-it-yourself project, especially if you've got a large area that's covered with mold. If you're still thinking about leaving it alone, here are four important reasons why you shouldn't ignore mold removal.
21 March 2018
When you discover a water leak in your home, whether is has recently begun or has been occurring over a long period of time, you will need to clean it up and dry out the area quickly to restore your home. Here are some instructions to help you deal with a water leak on your wood floors and restore them. Remove the Water The first step in restoring your wood flooring is to clean up the water to prevent further moisture saturation.
29 November 2017
Have you recently moved to an area where a flooded home is a definite possibility? Not simply from a river or a stream but also from a frozen pipe potentially bursting in the middle of winter? Whatever the cause, dealing with a water damage can be challenging. For serious flooding, you should certainly hire a professional company to come out and restore the damaged section. But since they may not be able to start work immediately, especially in the case of widespread flooding, here are some things that you should do while you're waiting:
18 June 2017
As a homeowner, you may want to consider hiring someone to waterproof your basement. To help you understand why this is so important, you will want to take a look at the following benefits that come from this type of work. Increased Energy Efficiency When you have all of the walls in the basement waterproofed, you will find that the entire home will be more energy efficient, especially if you had cracks in the walls.
13 July 2016
There are many reasons why damage contractors would opt to raze your home to the ground. Most of the reasons relate to total restoration expense versus the cost of razing and rebuilding. Here are the reasons why your damage contractor might suggest tearing down your home and rebuilding it instead of restoring affected areas. The Mold Is Lethal and Widespread That little patch of mold you see in your attic may not be so little.
3 June 2015