Cleaning Up Water Damage and Mold During COVID-19

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Roof leaks, basement floods, burst pipes, and backed-up drains don’t stop just because there’s a pandemic. These problems can lead to harmful mold growth if left unaddressed. Is your home or business facing moisture issues and mold growth during COVID-19? You need a restoration company you can trust to perform water damage restoration and mold remediation in the midst of… Continue reading

Is it Spring Allergies or a Mold Problem?

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Have you been sneezing, coughing, and rubbing your eyes a lot lately? You may blame your spring allergies, but mold growth could be contributing to your symptoms more than you realize. Use this guide to help you pinpoint the actual culprit and find the relief you seek. Telling the Difference between Spring Allergies and Mold Exposure Since hay fever and… Continue reading

COVID Safety Tips for Spring Break

COVID Safety Tips for Spring Break

Many of you may currently be on Spring Break or are weighing your travel options for an upcoming vacation amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The vaccine rollout is underway across the country, but many popular vacation spots—including California, Florida, and Arizona—continue to struggle with high infection rates. The ever-changing situation makes it difficult for families to understand the risks, let… Continue reading

How Decluttering Can Make Your Home Safer

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Have you ever considered that clutter could be harmful to your health? Home organization experts have long recommended decluttering as a way to make your home a safer, more pleasant place to live. Here’s why a decluttered home is a hazard-free home. Decluttering Reduces Fire Hazards It’s easy for piles of paper, stacks of boxes, and other combustibles to build… Continue reading

Getting Your Home Ready for Spring

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Spring brings a welcome increase in temperatures. Still, March is the start of severe weather season. Is your home ready for rapidly changing conditions? Make preparations now to “spring clean” your home and help your family make it through even the worst spring storms. Clean and tighten the gutters: Remove any debris that has accumulated over the winter so rainwater… Continue reading

Protect Your Home from Strong Winds

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Wind is one of the most destructive forces on the planet, and spring is known for its severe weather bringing large storm systems, heavy rain and dangerous winds. Whether you live in Tornado Alley, a hurricane region, or somewhere prone to windstorms, follow these tips to protect your home from strong winds. Trim Your Trees Be proactive and arrange to… Continue reading

Protect Your Home from Snowmelt

Protect Your Home from Snowmelt

Snow is beautiful to watch while it’s falling, but it can prove problematic once it lands. After all, no one enjoys shoveling sidewalks or plowing streets. Once the snow starts to melt, it leaves behind slush, ice, mud and water. Snowmelt can even damage your roof, foundation and basement if those are not adequately protected. How to Protect Against Melting… Continue reading

DIY Moisture Control

Condensation on window

Do you see condensation on your windowpanes? Are you bothered by a constant musty odor? Do your allergy or asthma symptoms worsen at home? These are all signs of high humidity. Fortunately, you can restore the optimum humidity level to reduce the risk of water damage and mold growth with do-it-yourself moisture control. What is the Ideal Indoor Humidity? Indoor… Continue reading

Where Does the Water Go?

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Water can seep through any crack or crevice, no matter how small. Porous objects also absorb it and become soggy, rotten, and moldy over time. To make matters worse, water damage is often hidden from view, occurring behind walls or under floors. Detect structural damage before it’s too late by checking these places where water likes to hide. Under the… Continue reading

Mold—Removal vs. Remediation

Black mold in the corner of room wall

If the mere thought of mold makes you recoil in disgust, you may be appalled to find fuzzy, slimy, or powdery mold growth throughout your house. Should you take steps to simply remove the mold, or is remediation the better choice? Learn the difference between the two so you can combat your mold problem correctly. Understanding Mold Mold growth may… Continue reading