Flood Damange Archive

Floor and Carpet Replacement Options After a Flood

Where to start the cleanup process after a flood in your home? The whole house is likely impacted, especially the lower floors and basement. Sometimes flooring can be salvaged and dried. Even hardwood floors can be saved, in some circumstances. However, you may have to replace your floors and carpeting after a flood.

Here are a few options for carpet and floor replacement once water damage has gotten the better of them in your home.

5 Tips to Prepare for a Flood or Fire

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.

5 Tips to Clean Up Hardwood Floor Water Damage

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.

How to Prevent Flooding During the Rainy Season

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.

How to Deal with Flood Damage in a Business

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.

5 Tips to Protect Your Home from Flood Damage

A study, released on Monday 7/28/14 by a team of the government climate scientists, revealed that residents who live along the Atlantic coast are in-store for increased flooding in the years to come.  While researching 45 tide gauges, it was determined that flooding was more frequent at 41 stations, and that 28 of the 41 were showing accelerated rates of increase. Most concerning for those of us in the Rochester and WNY region, is that the mid-Atlantic coast reported the most significant flood increase activity.

Basement Maintenance Tips to Help Prevent Flooding

Unless you happen to be a mold spore, nobody likes a flooded basement. Without proper home maintenance, water damage can harm any furniture, carpets, flooring or any stored items in the basement. So, it is vital to make sure that all basements remain dry. However, the question is how to avoid flooding through maintenance in the basement. This post will seek to provide a few solutions for how to prevent flooding in your basement, which will protect your belongings, health, and overall value of your home.

How to Cleanup After a House Flood or Fire

Water, flood, and fire damage are the lingering effects of what are often major catastrophes. Remediating these issues is sometimes a difficult and time-intensive task. However, trained professionals can expedite the problem, which can be more complex than it might seem on the surface.