Fall Maintenance Tips

Fall foliage is beautiful, but not when it builds up in your gutters! Take these tips into account during the cool autumn months. Have your furnace cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified technician. Keep flammable materials, including all lawn and power equipment, away from water heaters and wiring in the basement. Insulate water pipes […]

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

Hantavirus is carried by some mice and may be transmitted through contact with their droppings. Most cases occur in the spring during cleaning when people may breathe in air borne particles. Early symptoms are similar to the flu, but can quickly develop into severe breathing problems and in some cases hantavirus infection can be fatal. […]

Smoke Detectors

A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the first thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Home fire sprinklers can also alert you, but are a few seconds slower than smoke alarms. Whether you’re awake or asleep, a working […]

Mold Certifications

Many potential clients seemingly overlook a question that is very important when searching for a mold remediation firm.  They know to ask, “are you certified?”  But never ask, “where did you acquire your certification from?”  To understand why this is such a vital question, you must first understand the differences between certification firms.  99% of all […]

Conflict of Interest

Many jobs that I go into that require removal of drywall or plaster need to be rebuilt.  Home owners continually ask us if we do the reconstruction and the response is always no.  Some ask why, and my response is that it is a conflict of interest.  Let me take a few minutes to explain […]

Smoke Odor Removal in Furniture

Seeking out professional help for smoke odor removal, especially in the case of carpets and upholstery, is the first correct step in obtaining proper smell extraction.  This ordeal can be very costly and time consuming for an individual to experiment with on their own, which is why many local professionals are available to help home […]

Carpet Patching

Carpet patching is something that many people are already aware of, but it is important to hire a professional for the best outcome.  This process involves the physical removal of a segment or area of flooring and the subsequent replacement of a visually similar piece of flooring. This is accomplished best by seasoned professionals who […]

How & When to Clean Rugs

What are the steps typically taken by a professional to clean rugs? What is the difference in today’s techniques and those of yesteryear? Is there a way to stay environmentally friendly or green? Dusting is the important first step to achieving a fresh looking and smelling carpet. The dust and dirt particles must be removed […]

Sewer Damage

We posted a blog about the dangers of Sewer Gas Exposure, so here’s a photo of the damage caused by a break in the sewer line. The stack pipe behind a wall broke and leaked for some time prior to being discovered. The floor has been totally soaked and completely damaged. The sinking floor is […]