Removing Carpet Odor

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 […]

Removing Mold From Carpeting

In many cases, if mold has grown on carpet, cleaning will not be possible. If growth has occurred on more than one area of the carpet, or if there is a large area of growth, the carpet will probably need to be replaced. Small areas of growth that have been quickly identified can sometimes be […]

Identifying Carpet Mold

Just because mold is not immediately apparent or visible on a carpet’s surface does not mean that mold growth is not in progress. In fact, mold will probably only be visible on the surface of carpets in unusually severe cases of growth, such as carpet damaged in flooding that has remained wet for some time. […]

Water Damage in Philadelphia

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.  

New Carpet Odor

New carpet odor comes from a reaction between styrene and butadiene, the components of synthetic latex or styrene-butadiene latex (SBL). There is no natural latex used in carpet today; therefore, there are none of the latex proteins that cause allergic reactions in sensitive people, as might be the case with latex gloves. When new carpet […]

Residential Gutters – Part 3

Proper Pitch Gutter installation should follow a couple basic rules. Gutters must be pitched so water will flow to the downspouts. The rule of thumb for this slope is a vertical 1/2 inch for every 10 feet of horizontal run. If the run is more than 35 feet long, some specialists recommend installing the high […]

Water Damage in Collegeville PA

Here’s a set of photos showing water damage from a busted softener which also resulted in mold growth.  The walls were demoed, the framing cleaned and then encapsulated in white.  Notice how we encapsulate by also leaving clean lines, almost making each piece of wood look like a cigarette.  Even though drywall will cover these […]

Summer Chimney Maintenance

All chimneys need maintenance and summer is the best time to do these tasks before the busy fall season arrives. Many problems can be avoided or mitigated before they become serious and expensive repair issues.  Here’s some of the most common issues to look for. Bricks or stones spalling or flaking off. Masonry chimney exteriors […]

Water Damage in Newtown Square Pa

Here’s a set of photos showing the After shots of a building which had a water loss.  The commercial building in Newtown Square Pennsylvania had a busted water line which required the removal of carpet and padding, and two feet of drywall.  The time we take to remove the drywall with a clean, perfect line […]