New homeowners may have heard that winterization is important, but in the hubbub of your first year living in a home you own (finally!), it can be easy to overlook the need to prepare for the cold weather ahead. After all, it’s just not something renters deal with; prepping pipes for winter is often the […]
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.
Recently I went to see a job where a home owner had a water loss in a condo caused by the property above having a overflowed toilet. The water flooded the upstairs bathroom, leading water to track down into the unit below, flooding their bathroom, bedroom and a portion of their living space. When the […]
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. […]
Moisture control is the key to mold control. When water leaks or spills occur indoors – act promptly. Any initial water infiltration should be stopped and cleaned promptly. A prompt response (within 24-48 hours) and thorough clean- up, drying, and/or removal of water-damaged materials will prevent or limit mold growth. Mold Prevention Tips Include: Repairing […]
A broken feed line left unattended for even a few hours can cause major water damage. Here’s a set of a photos showing such damage on a recent mitigation job we were on.
Step by step photos showing a basement water damage restoration & mold remediation job in Montgomery County Pa.
We posted pictures a few days ago showing the damage fire can cause to a home. Here’s a set of photos showing the basement remediation, which needed water damage restoration (because of the amount of water poured into the home as a result of extinguishing the fire), mold remediation (because of the dwell time the […]
Here’s a small Water Damage Restoration job in Philadelphia when a leak from the roof went through the floor and into the first floor ceiling. There was minor damage to the hardwood and drywall, but without a transition piece in the flooring, sometimes the repair can be quite difficult and expensive.
Regular maintenance of your home heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC) is critical to ensure its long life and efficient operation. Proper maintenance of this system can help keep your loved ones safe from extreme temperatures —and may also help save you some money. The HVAC system heats your home during the cold winter […]