Keeping moisture out of a home reduces the chance for structural deterioration, mold growth, and air quality problems. Bolster your home’s moisture resistance with these tips. Identify Red Flags Identifying and remediating issues quickly will naturally minimize damage to your home. Common signs of unwanted moisture include: Excessive, continuous condensation around windows Musty smells Standing […]
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]
The temperatures have fallen into single digits the last few nights, and with that comes potential dangers to your home. Here are some tips for getting your home in order to handle a winter storm: Clean out gutters, disconnect and drain all outside hoses. If possible, shut off outside water valves. Insulate walls and attics, […]
Here’s a photo of a finished bathroom that had a water loss on the ceiling. It may not be typical with other contractors, but this is how we prep the work area prior to any removal to insure no damage to any finished products in a home.
A customer in Penn Valley Pennsylvania purchased a new oven from a big box store and had them install it. The delivery men installed the oven, and then proceeded to turn it on while instructing the home owner to allow the oven to run for a half hour prior to turning it off. As she […]
Seemingly the predominant call as of late is home owners discovering mold in their attics. Now is the time of year to inspect your attic, especially after a cold winter and the possibility of condensation due to over insulating or poorly vented attics causing growth on the wood. If you discover discoloration, getting a surface […]
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.