Sometimes what appears to be a small leak, can result in major water and mold damage. These photos show a kitchen in Newtown PA, where a leak under a sink caused major damage not only to the cabinets, but the walls behind them and the sub flooring. Some of the cabinets had to be removed, […]
Many homes use basements and some bedrooms for storing items. Two mistakes that often occur are homeowners storing too many items, with some boxes being empty or filled with trash and two, they store items so high and so tightly packed to the wall that they can never see if there is a problem lurking. […]
Overlooking routine maintenance to heaters/air conditioning units can lead to several problems, including water backups and leaks. Condensate lines often leak from either being clogged or the pumps breaking. The pictures below show damage to a finished basement where the unit leaked for some time prior to being discovered.
When temperatures begin to rise after a long winter, it can certainly be reason to celebrate. But if you’ve got significant snow accumulation on, or around, your home it can also be cause for concern. Here are some tips to help prevent damage to your home as snow starts melting. Remove snow from around your […]
Aging Sewer Systems The Civil Engineering Research Foundation reports that the number of backed up sewers is increasing at an alarming rate of about 3 percent annually. In addition, a recent report from the American Society of Civil Engineers indicates that the nation’s 500,000-plus miles of sewer lines are on average over thirty years old. […]
Water backup occurs when the water around the foundation of your home exceeds the capacity of removal systems to drain it. It can occur from surface water seeping into foundation walls or sewer systems overflowing up through drains in the basement. Prevention Steps Maintain gutters and downspouts, keeping them free of debris and leaves and […]
The temperatures have fallen into single digits the last few nights, and with that comes potential dangers to your home. Here are some tips for getting your home in order to handle a winter storm: Clean out gutters, disconnect and drain all outside hoses. If possible, shut off outside water valves. Insulate walls and attics, […]
Sticking with the theme from yesterday, I want to again leave out anything technical, and focus in on one type of scam that is becoming more and more used in the restoration business, the Post Remediation Test. Now is this test a scam, absolutely not, but it’s the way that some companies are utilizing it […]
Step by step photos showing a basement water damage restoration & mold remediation job in Montgomery County Pa.
Pictured here is a basement where a water broke due to the extreme temperatures. Luckily, the leak was caught quickly, and thus the damage was limited. Be sure to insulate pipes and keep even rooms with minimum use warm.