Cleaning Up After A Disaster
A few years ago, I came home to a complete disaster. I stepped inside my front door, and I instantly knew that something was wrong. My entire house smelled like mold, and as I made my way down the basement stairs, I knew why. I realized that my water heater had flooded while I was on a business trip, and my entire house was flooded. I was devastated, but I called the right person for help --my dad told me to contact a team of damage contractors, who came to resolve the situation. When they arrived, I was amazed to see how quickly they snapped into action. Read more of my page to learn how you might be able to recover from unfortunate situations.
If you own an RV and are not able to spend as much …
In 2014, a home structure fire was reported every …
After the mess and panic of a natural disaster sub …
You heard a popping sound during the night. You we …
When you are facing a substantial water leak from …
If you own an RV and are not able to spend as much time in it as you would like, it is very important to remember to check it for water damage on a regular basis and to do so again after severe weather. Since even a tiny water leak that goes unnoticed or untreated can result in extensive damage and expensive repairs, it is a good idea to be sure that your RV is consistently in a safe and hygienic condition.
In 2014, a home structure fire was reported every 86 seconds in the United States. While the fires themselves created a lot of damage, much of the damage can from smoke as well. There are two types of smoke damage that occur after a fire. One is invisible smoke odor and the other is visible soot damage. Both can cause quite a bit of damage and take a lot of money to remove.
After the mess and panic of a natural disaster subsides, it can be devastating to look at the damage to your home. Repairs and restoration where needed can be costly, but you can minimize any future natural disaster damage at the same time by hiring contractors to reinforce your home against extreme weather while they fix the damage already dealt. If you're looking to get a little insurance against any future damage caused by a natural disaster at the same time as getting your home fixed, then here are a few projects to mention to your contractor.
You heard a popping sound during the night. You weren't sure what it was, so you went back to sleep. This morning you discover that the sound was caused by a water pipe bursting in your home. Now your basement is under water. You've never had to deal with a flood before so you're not quite sure what to do. Here's a quick list that will help you sort through the process of water clean-up.
When you are facing a substantial water leak from a broken pipe or a rusted out water heater, the first choice you must make is whether to attempt to remove the water and repair the damage yourself, or hire a damage restoration contractor. You must then decide on your best option for replacing the defective part.
The volume of standing water, the location within the home, and the extent of water damage will be deciding factors on whether to clean up the mess yourself or hire a professional.