Allergy sufferers have immune systems that mean well, but are a little over-reactive, releasing chemicals like histamine to get rid of normally harmless substances called allergens. Histamine triggers the body to push the allergens out, using your nose, eyes, and mouth as exit routes, which creates inflammation and general allergy-related symptoms in the process. If […]
Many times with leaks in homes that have wood flooring, home owners dismiss the damage that may be under the floor. Even when the top of the floor looks like it is dry, the bottom of the decking and also the subfloor could tell a totally different story. As show here, what seems to be […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
For simple patch up jobs, a carpet repair kit may seem like a good choice to a homeowner, but as with anything else, buyers beware. Over the counter or as-seen-on-TV products often lure people with exaggerated claims, failing to mention the problems with do-it-yourself techniques. Do-it-yourself carpet patching uses inferior materials and equipment to produce […]
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 […]
Here’s a photo of a hallway which was flooded and the water damage was so extensive, that even the baseboard is being lifted. Floors in such conditions can not be restored, as the only course of action is to completed remove it, dry the sub-floor, and reinstall new hardwood flooring. This particular property was a […]
What does hardwood floors look like after a water loss? It is a question we get quite often, so here’s a picture of a water loss on the second floor of a home which destroyed most of the flooring. The hardwood in this photo is beyond any sanding and had to be removed.