Floods and fires are two of the worst events to happen to a building or home. They can be totally devastating to the structure, but also to the people inside. It’s therefore vital to prepare for a flood or a fire so that you have a plan in place in the event of a disaster. Keep reading to learn 5 tips for preparing your family for a flood or fire.
Monthly Archive: July 2015
When tragedy strikes in the form of a fire, it is important to immediately work on professionally restoring the damage. Water damage in particular needs to be remediated so that mold and rot don’t set in. You will want experts on the job, because they have the equipment and know-how to effectively take the smoke smell away, dry out the water, and get your home or business back in shape in a timely manner. Pick a fire restoration company quickly, though, but keep in mind a few pointers so that you pick the right company.
Depending on where you live, you might have to face humidity all year long. If you have bad humidity problems, it is likely that you face mold issues, too. This might be particularly true in a basement, but humidity and mold do not discriminate. Therefore, it is vital to get an advance on the problem and work to protect your home from the growth of mold. This post will discuss ways to prevent mold growth, with an emphasis on humidity issues.
Hardwood floors are a beautiful addition to any home. They always add a sense of style that carpet cannot touch. They also bring with them a layer of responsibility and attention to maintenance. Though hardwood floors are durable, with many lasting well over 100 years, their chief nemesis seems to be water – after fire, of course. If you have hardwood floors, keep reading to pick up 5 tips to remediate hardwood floor water damage.
It’s impossible to predict the weather. Even with the most up-to-date weather forecasting technologies, we’re still struggling to get it right. This is especially true when we look forward to the rainy season. While some parts of the nation are in drought, others are due for heavy rains. Even Rochester may be subject to flooding. Since flood damage is so difficult to recover from, it’s probably better to rely on a bit of prevention than our intuitions about the future. Not even the Farmer’s Almanac is a substitute for the flood-prevention tips we have assembled here.
When a business is flooded, it is important to deal with the damage as soon as possible so that operations can resume as quickly as possible. It is never too soon to begin the process. In fact, as soon as you see the warning signs of a future flood, have a plan ready to execute. Some floods may be harder to plan for, such as those arising from a plumbing mishap, but be certain that your insurance is always up to date and that it covers all possible problems.
We normally think of mold as something that affects the basement. It’s cool and dark down there, perfect for mold. But, the attic also provides a haven for mold. A leaky roof or a faulty shingle or two can allow enough moisture into the attic for mold to take hold. Keep reading to discover 5 tips for cleaning up mold in your attic.
Now that it’s summer, the days are longer and we seem to have more energy in general. It’s time for vacation and long weekends seem to sprout up all the time. With this extra time and energy, homeowners have the opportunity to do some extra cleaning. In addition to all of the mopping, vacuuming, dusting, and wiping, it’s a good time to clean out your air ducts. The air ducts can be a home to all sorts of nasties that might perpetuate cleaning hassles that plague us all year around.