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 […]
Pictured here is a set of photos from a dishwasher leak that caused major damage in a kitchen. The cabinets and walls behind the kitchen both had to be removed because of water damage and mold. The flooring also had to be removed, as the subfloor was soaked through.
Mold and mildew can be a problem for washing machines, especially high-efficiency washers. Such appliances use less water and require special care to prevent conditions that promote bacterial growth and the consequent accompanying odor. Mold and mildew can be easily prevented or eliminated by following a simple routine and sticking with it. After the washing […]
Pictured here is a photo of a kitchen where the dishwasher was removed because of a slow leak. The insurance company told the home owner to not worry about pulling the unit out, and just have the plumbing fixed. We urged the customer to remove the dishwasher, and this is what we found. For more […]
This is a picture of a Category 2, Class 2 water loss. Why? It is a Cat 2 because it originated from the clothes washer which overflowed during a cycle due to a faulty sensor. Class 2 because there was a significant amount of carpet which was wet, and because the water ran along the […]
Pipes, water heaters and other appliances can break and leak. In freezing weather, pipes can freeze and both plastic (PVC) and copper pipes can burst, causing major damage in a home left unattended. Preventing Water Damage When Leaving Your Home Unattended Close and lock all doors, windows, skylights and vents to keep out wind and […]