Snow Melting Damage

With the temperatures going into the 50’s and snow still being on many roofs, water damage is becoming a regular incident.  This picture shows a kitchen where water seeped through the roof and went through the drywall, not only destroying the ceiling and wall, but also the cabinet.  The leak went unnoticed for several hours […]

Spray Foam Problems

The growing popularity of spray polyurethane foam insulation may be creating an emerging problem in some cases. While the majority of spray foam installations occur without incident, problems can be costly and difficult to repair, and have led to a string of lawsuits in the U.S. as homeowners attempt to recover costs. When installed incorrectly, spray […]

Check Before Entering

This pictures shows an attic with blown in insulation, (Cellulose), after a contractor entered the attic and accidentally stepped on a fire sprinkler.  The line snapped nearly in half and hundreds of gallons of water and anti-freeze, flooded the attic and the rooms below.  The water made it’s way down two floors and caused over […]

Mold Inspection Scam

Recently, we were called by a customer who had concerns about growth in a very large garage. The two car garage extended over one hundred feet in length, and mold began to grow on the drywall ceiling due to some water infiltration and a much larger humidity issue. Her skepticism developed after she had hired […]

Removing Carpet Odor

81 percent of U.S. homeowners agree that the health of their family is directly related to the cleanliness of floors in the home. While a key component to improving air quality is eliminating carpet and rug odors, which in many cases requires regularly cleaning these surfaces, only 15 percent clean their carpet at least once […]

Flooded Day Care

With the recent storms, many homes and businesses have endured severe water damage.  Here’s a set of photos showing a local business which was unfortunate and had several inches of water damaging not only the carpeting and drywall, but a lot of contents.  The pictures show the wet rugs and walls, the moisture meter indicating […]

Pre-Winter To Do List

Weather stripping around doors and the threshold seal at the bottom of doors can wear out or become damaged over time. Replacing damaged weather stripping or thresholds can make a big difference in your home’s energy efficiency. There are several different types and sizes of weather stripping for doors, so take a piece with you to […]

Water Damage in Philadelphia

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.  

Residential Gutters

When shopping for a gutter system, a homeowner will have to choose among a variety of materials, including aluminum, galvanized steel, vinyl, copper, and wood. Installers price gutter systems per linear foot, but this price should include all the necessary components for a gutter system, including the gutters, downspouts (the vertical section), corner joints, end […]

Water Damage in Collegeville PA

Here’s a set of photos showing water damage from a busted softener which also resulted in mold growth.  The walls were demoed, the framing cleaned and then encapsulated in white.  Notice how we encapsulate by also leaving clean lines, almost making each piece of wood look like a cigarette.  Even though drywall will cover these […]