Recently, I was called out to a commercial property in Cherry Hill New Jersey where a couple was thinking of opening a new store but had concerns about mold in the basement of the unit. It was an exciting time for sure, as their dreams of opening this speciality food store was four years in […]
Most homeowners utilize their basements for storage, but protecting them is something many don’t think about until a disaster occurs. A failed sump pump, for instance, can spell disaster if you have cardboard boxes full of belongings piled on the floor. That’s why, if you have basement storage, it can’t hurt to take steps when it’s […]
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, […]
The wind is howling. The rain is coming down in sheets. The power goes out for a few hours. And, then everything’s fine — except, maybe, all that food in your fridge and freezer. The question is: Should you eat it or toss it? The answer: It depends – on a lot of factors, actually. […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]
The final photo in our series which looked at a basement in where the joists were treated and encapsulated, shows the room brought back to pre-loss condition. In 7 days the ceiling tile and suspension grid was removed, the basement was contained with air control being established, the joists in the basement and the two […]