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 […]

Prepping for Winter

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, […]

Smoke Damage in Penn Valley PA

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 […]

Attic Check

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 […]

Poor Plumbing

Pictured here is a photo of a bathroom where the floor, toilet and portion of the wall was removed due to water damage.  The plumber didn’t properly secure the toilet which leaked each time it was flushed.  The leak caused damage to the bathroom as well as the basement ceiling and two walls.  Be sure […]

Sewer Damage

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 […]