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Common Types of Household Mold

Common Types of Household Mold

Mold plays an important role in the circle of life, but that doesn’t mean you want it in your home! Check dark, damp places for signs of mold, including the bathrooms, basement, attic, and under-sink cabinets. You may not see any visible growth, but that doesn’t mean mold isn’t there. Colonies tend to hide out of sight behind the wall… Continue reading

What Can I Safely Salvage After a Fire?

What Can I Safely Salvage After a Fire

If you are the recent victim of a house fire, you may be in the middle of sifting through your belongings, determining what to keep and what to claim as a loss. It might make sense to throw away even slightly damaged possessions that your insurance company will pay to replace, but what about sentimental or irreplaceable items? With the… Continue reading

How to Prevent and Put Out Electrical Outlet Fires

How to Prevent and Put Out Electrical Outlet Fires

You probably take electricity for granted and rarely think of your wiring and outlets as dangerous. Yet home electrical systems cause about 51,000 fires each year, resulting in 500 deaths, 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage. Electrical outlets are to blame for about one in 10 of these fires. Why Do Outlets Cause Fires? Outlets transfer electricity from… Continue reading

What to Do If Your Home is Damaged in a Wildfire

What to Do If Your Home is Damaged in a Wildfire

A lightning strike, careless camper, or arsonist is all it takes to ignite a wildfire. On windy days, wildfires can travel up to 14 miles per hour, mercilessly burning anything in their path. If your beautiful home perched on the edge of the wilderness has been damaged, you may ask yourself—How do I begin recovering from a wildfire? Who can… Continue reading

13 Fireworks Safety Guidelines

13 Fireworks Safety Guidelines

Fireworks create a beautiful spectacle, but they can also be dangerous. It’s often best to skip the at-home display and enjoy a professional show instead. Still, if you choose to set off your own fireworks, follow these guidelines to keep your home, family, and pets safe. Keep it legal. Many states don’t allow aerial fireworks, and some only permit simple… Continue reading

Mold vs. Mildew: What’s the Difference?

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The terms “mold” and “mildew” are often used interchangeably. True, they are both microscopic organisms that thrive in wet conditions and cause harmful health effects in sensitive groups. However, mold and mildew are quite different in how they appear and propagate. Learn more about mold vs. mildew and why their presence in your home or business warrants environmental remediation services.… Continue reading

Who Cleans Up a Crime Scene?

Who Cleans Up a Crime Scene

If a violent crime occurs at your home or commercial property, careful cleanup is required. As the home or business owner, it’s your responsibility to arrange these services, which may involve contacting a biohazard cleaning team. Your insurance company will likely cover the costs, depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime. Why Leave Crime Scene Cleanup to a Professional? Avoid… Continue reading

How to Prevent Your Basement from Flooding

How to Prevent Your Basement from Flooding

If you recently moved to a flood-prone area, you may be looking for advice to prevent basement water damage. Maybe your basement has flooded in the past, and you never want to experience that again. Whatever the case, a little prevention can help keep your basement dry. And if your basement ever floods, rest assured that a water damage restoration… Continue reading

5 Causes of Broken Pipes in the Summer

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It’s a common misconception that pipes only break in the winter. After all, this is when cold temperatures can freeze your water lines and build up enough internal pressure to burst the pipe. However, even though frozen pipes aren’t an issue in the summer, there are plenty of other causes of broken pipes. Here’s a look at five of them,… Continue reading

What are Biohazard Cleanup Services?

What are Biohazard Cleanup Services

Small household spills and messes are easy to clean up, but biohazards require special care to avoid exposure to dangerous contaminants. The professionals who provide biohazard cleanup services undergo thorough training and use specialized tools to offer the deepest level of cleanliness possible. Here’s a look at what biohazard cleanup entails and tips to find a reputable biohazard cleaning company… Continue reading