2013 Angie’s List Award Winner Again!!!

   It’s now 3 years in a row that we’ve won the Angie’s List Super Service Award.  This year was a clean sweep winning for Mold Testing, Mold Removal, Water Damage Restoration, Smoke Damage Restoration and Bio-Hazard Cleaning.  Each of the 3 years we’ve been on Angie’s List we’ve won their award and have the […]

A Home Checklist When You’re Away

Pipes, water heaters and other appliances can break and leak. In freezing weather, pipes can freeze and both plastic (PVC) and copper pipes can burst, causing major damage in a home left unattended. Preventing Water Damage When Leaving Your Home Unattended Close and lock all doors, windows, skylights and vents to keep out wind and […]

What Does A Dehumidifier Do?

Have you heard the phrase, it’s not so much the heat but the humidity that makes you uncomfortable? This phrase describes the hot, muggy environment that results when there is excess humidity in your space. Although most window air conditioners, portable air conditioners and central air conditioning systems remove some excess moisture from your indoor environment, […]

Most Common Indoor Mold Spores

AlternariaA large spore mold that can deposit in the nose, mouth and upper respiratory tract causing an allergic response. Indoors, it is often found in carpets, textiles, house dust and potentially damp areas like window frames and showers. It can also be found in plant soil. AspergillusUsually found in warmer climates in areas of water […]

10 Ways to Prevent House Fires

In the U.S., a house catches on fire every 45 seconds. The devastating effects of rapid fires hit homes both emotionally and financially. In fact, Ready.gov reports that direct property loss due to home fires is estimated at $7.3 billion annually. According to the National Studies of Fire Departments, 80% of all civilian deaths from […]

Understanding Antimicrobials & Biocides

You recently had a water loss in your home and you hired a restoration company to preform the structural drying process.  But do you fully understand the chemicals they may be using in your home?  In this blog, we’ll try to give you a quick overview of Antimicrobials and Biocides, so you can more informed […]

What Causes Frozen Pipes?

The water inside pipes can freeze when outdoor temperatures drop below freezing. As freezing water expands, it causes the pressure inside the pipes to increase, possibly leading to bursting pipes. Preventing Frozen Pipes Insulate pipes, especially those close to outside walls, attics or crawl spaces where the chance of freezing is greatest Seal air leaks […]