I never knew the extent of damage that hail could cause to a home. Of course, I realized that windows could break, but I never imagined my roof getting damaged, the siding getting destroyed and the gutters nearly being taken off the side of the house. After our neighborhood was hit by a storm that included golf-ball sized hail, I quickly learned how devastating those little ice-balls can be. If you are going through the same repairs and clean-up efforts, visit my blog. My blog includes tips that can help you identify hail damage and learn what to do to repair it.
4 October 2016
If you're away from your home when water damage occurs, whether it's because you evacuated for a hurricane or because your pipes decided to spring a leak while you were away, you need to educate yourself about the damage remediation process. Typically, water damage remediation specialists should be called in as soon as major damage occurs. But even if your water damage seems minimal at first glance, there may be hidden consequences already.
10 May 2016
If you want to keep your home in good condition, you need to do maintenance. Part of this maintenance includes making sure your basement is waterproofed and checking the foundation periodically. Below is some more information about these two things so you can see why it is important that you do them. Basement Waterproofing If your home has a basement, you should waterproof it. This can even raise the value of your home, and prevent you from having to pay very high repair bills.
1 July 2015
You've just walked into your vacation home and the carpet is mysteriously soaked. Obviously, there was a flood somewhere on the property while you were away--and now you need to know if the carpet is ruined. Mold Growth Happens Fast Water damaged carpet can become moldy in as little as 48 hours after a flood. Since this is your vacation home and not your normal residence, very likely your flood happened a while ago without your knowledge.
4 June 2015
If you have a basement or crawlspace, excess moisture can lead to water damage. You might not even realize that you have a moisture problem, especially if you don't know what to look for. A few signs that your home may have a moisture problem include: Moldy or musty smell Damp basement walls Condensation on basement windows Efflorescence on basement walls If you've noticed any or all of these problems in your home, your home is excessively moist.
21 May 2015
If your home has recently suffered water damage due to fire or a severe flood, you may be at a loss as to what to do to save your home and belongings before a reconstruction crew can begin to restore order. And although most reconstruction crews are available within a few hours, if your home was damaged in a localized natural disaster, water restoration companies may have their hands full for a few days -- or even weeks -- before they can begin to repair your home.