Plumbing Issues – Part 5

In our last part of our Plumbing Issues Series, we’ve included a photo showing water damage to a living room ceiling due to leaky pipes under a sink.  The customer placed a bucket and a couple of rags to catch the slow drip from the water line under the bathroom sink.  When he wasn’t home, […]

Stucco Issues

When properly installed, stucco is a tough, durable and long lasting system that can not only add a aesthetic value to your home, but when properly maintained, can last for many years.  But during the last couple of years especially, I am seeing a wide range of issues when it comes to stucco, resulting in […]

Stucco Issues

When properly installed, stucco is a tough, durable and long lasting system that can not only add a aesthetic value to your home, but when properly maintained, can last for many years.  But during the last couple of years especially, I am seeing a wide range of issues when it comes to stucco, resulting in […]

Damaged Carpet

Here’s a picture of carpeting which was severely damaged due to a water loss.  The carpet backing/mesh has puled away from the carpet, and in this case had to be completely removed.  When water loss occurs, having the damage dealt with as soon as possible can eliminate these types of issues. For more, click here […]

Carpet Patching

Carpet patching is something that many people are already aware of, but it is important to hire a professional for the best outcome.  This process involves the physical removal of a segment or area of flooring and the subsequent replacement of a visually similar piece of flooring. This is accomplished best by seasoned professionals who […]

How & When to Clean Rugs

What are the steps typically taken by a professional to clean rugs? What is the difference in today’s techniques and those of yesteryear? Is there a way to stay environmentally friendly or green? Dusting is the important first step to achieving a fresh looking and smelling carpet. The dust and dirt particles must be removed […]

Steps for Couch Cleaning

Thorough couch cleaning by a certified professional should be done every one to two years to ensure the furniture stays in excellent condition. Soil, food particles, pet dander and other debris can create stains, discolouration, odours and a breeding ground for microbes. If left alone, bacteria and moulds can infest the furniture and create health […]

Classes of Water – Part 1

Along with Categories of water, there are also Classes of Water. Classes of water describe the potential rate of evaporation based upon the amount of water present and the type of material affected. In this session, we will define the different classes of water. Class 1 Class 1 intrusions involve only a part of an […]

Water Extraction – Part 1

The most effective way to speed the drying process is to remove as much of the water in a liquid state as possible during the extraction phase.  Poor extraction will significantly slow the drying process. Extraction and evaporation with dehumidifcation are the only ways water can be removed from a wet structure.  During the extraction […]