Mold Myths Exposed

Post by: Kenzie on Aug 18th 2019

Mold damage is a frustrating and–unfortunately–common household issues, but it’s also a subject that many homeowners don’t know much about. Misconceptions are easy to believe if you haven’t experienced the issue yourself. Here are some common mold myths exposed, brought to you by our mold remediation experts.

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The Difference Between Gray Water and Black Water

Post by: Kenzie on Jul 21st 2019

Both gray water and black water are types of wastewater, but if you’re not well versed in their discrepancies you may be wondering what makes one worse than the other, and what can happen if you come into contact with them. While you may not need to know in your day-to-day activities, it’s vital knowledge if your home is flooded with either one. Here are some of the biggest distinctions between clean water, gray water, and black water, brought to you by our water damage experts.

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Summer Sewer Problems

Post by: Kenzie on Jun 15th 2019

Summer is a time for long, stress-free days spent basking in the sunshine, but there are some unpleasant bumps in the road that can threaten to put a damper on the fun; one of the worst of which is sewage-related issues. The warmer months are often the most miserable time to experience sewer difficulties, but it’s also a common period for them to develop. Being aware of the signs of oncoming sewage trouble may help you save time and money when it comes to repairs or, hopefully, prevention. Here are a few of the most common summer sewer problems that could lead to further damage, brought to you by our sewage cleanup experts.

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How to Prepare Your Home for a Wildfire

Post by: Kenzie on May 10th 2019

Wildfire season is approaching closer every day, and though you and your family have likely already made a fire safety plan for a safe evacuation, the protection of your family isn’t the only thing you can prepare for. Wildfires can and have done immense destruction to homes across the U.S., but the loss of a home is not always the only outcome of an oncoming blaze. Homes have been known to survive wildfires. And in each case, it’s almost always been because their owners have taken precautionary steps to better defend their homes and property before the threat of a wildfire even came. Here are some ways you can prepare your home to survive a wildfire, brought to you by our fire damage experts.

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Earthquake Preparedness

Post by: Kenzie on Apr 23rd 2019

Earthquakes can occur anytime, anywhere, and they have the potential to cause devastating damage. Knowing what to do if you find yourself caught in one is critical for ensuring your safety and survival. Here are some preparedness tips for before, during, and after an earthquake, brought to you by our disaster restoration experts.

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Why Flood Insurance Is so Important

Post by: Kenzie on Mar 15th 2019

March is Flood Safety Awareness month, which makes it the perfect time to learn more about the damage floods can cause and how to deal with the financial aftermath. Floods are common, abrupt, and devastating. It can ruin homes and cause thousands of dollars in repairs, and it can happen to anyone. For many, just as fearful as the loss of precious belongings and an arduous clean-up is the prospect of paying for the damage out of pocket. Flood insurance is often the only difference between a stable recovery and overwhelming debt. Here are just a few of the reasons why flood insurance is so crucially important for every homeowner in the event of flood damage.

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How to Reduce Wind Damage

Post by: Kenzie on Feb 26th 2019

Severe storms often bring with them strong winds that can cause a lot of damage to your home in the chaos. It's impossible, though, to predict how much damage could be done. Luckily, there are preventative steps you can take to mitigate the possible harm done, meaning fewer repair costs and relieved stress for you. Here are some things you can do to reduce wind damage before a storm, brought to you by our storm cleanup professionals.

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Why You Should Waterproof Your Basement

Post by: Kenzie on Jan 23rd 2019

Water damage in the basement is one of the most common and destructive types of disasters you can experience as a homeowner. It comes without warning and can cause costly damage. If you worry about your home being prone to water damage, consider getting your basement waterproofed. It's a process that can help protect your family's health and your home's safety in the event of water damage. Here are some reasons why you should waterproof your basement, brought to you by our flood damage restoration professionals.

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Preventing Ice Dam Damage to Your Roof and Home

Post by: Kenzie on Dec 22nd 2018

Winter is officially in full swing, which means that we have a lot of snowy days ahead of us to prepare for. With winter weather comes some problematic consequences to your home, however, such as waking up to an ice dam on your roof. Here are some tips on how to prevent and mitigate ice dam damage to your roof and home, brought to you by our water damage restoration experts.

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Roof Repair Following Storm Damage

Post by: Kenzie on Nov 21st 2018

Storms can cause a lot of harm to your roof. Whether it's extreme rain, high-speed wind, or heavy hail, the weather is a big cause of roof damage. Here are some tips on roof repair following a storm and how to check for storm and wind damage, brought to you by our emergency restoration professionals.

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Professional Water Remediation vs. DIY

Post by: Kenzie on Oct 18th 2018

Water and flood damage is one of the most devastating disasters that can affect your home. And while you may think it's safe to attempt cleanup by yourself, DIY flood restoration often ends in more damage to your property simply from inexperience and lack of the correct tools. Food cleanup is best handled by a professional.

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Smoke Odor Removal

Post by: Kenzie on Sep 21st 2018

It's still fire season here in Utah, and we're definitely feeling the effects of it. Fire is one of the most devastating disasters to happen to a home, whether it's originated from inside or outside the home, but even if the fire is put out before causing damage to your home the aftermath can still be felt. Or, rather, smelled. If you've experienced smoke damage recently, you may want to consider trying smoke odor removal.

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5 Myths About Flood Insurance

Post by: Kenzie on Aug 7th 2018

Floods are one of the most common and expensive natural disasters that you can experience, but misconceptions still exist when it comes to flood insurance. Here are five myths about flood insurance you should know when looking to purchase a policy in the event of flood damage.

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Causes of Sewer Damage

Post by: Kenzie on Jul 19th 2018

One of the most costly and disgusting disasters that can happen to your home, sewage damage can cause irreparable injury to your property, structure, appliances, furniture, and carpeting. Sewer damage is more common than people may think, and so it's important to know what could lead to sewage blockages or overflows so you can prevent it. Here are some causes of sewer damage, brought to you by disaster cleanup experts.

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Tips to Creating a Fire Safety Plan

Post by: Kenzie on Jun 20th 2018

Fire damage is one of the most devastating and deadly accidents that can happen to a home. And experts say that you only have about two minutes to get out of a burning home before it's too late to escape. In the event of one, you want to know that you and your family will be able to get to safety in time. Creating a solid fire safety plan can help you be more prepared if a fire should happen in your home.

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Common Types of Mold Found in the Home

Post by: Kenzie on May 23rd 2018

Mold growth can be a dangerous condition to live with, causing numerous health problems with prolonged exposure. Unfortunately, it is a common side effect from water damage to homes. But there are so many different types of mold, it can be difficult to know exactly what kind is growing in your home and what health effects it has. Here is a guide to some of the most common types of mold that can be found indoors to help mold removal be easier.

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

Post by: Kenzie on Apr 27th 2018

Now that spring here, many of us are embracing the rejuvenating feeling in the air and doing some spring cleaning. Here are some chores you may not have thought to add to your checklist that will make your home much safer this season, brought to you by our disaster restoration professionals.

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The Process of Flood Restoration

Post by: Kenzie on Mar 15th 2018

Flooding is the most common and devastating type of disaster. While some may say the best option is to attempt cleanup by yourself, DIY flood restoration often ends in more damage to your property simply from inexperience and lack of the correct tools. Hiring a professional flood restoration service will ensure they go through the proper steps of flood cleanup.

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