Water Damaged Floors

Here’s a photo of a hallway which was flooded and the water damage was so extensive, that even the baseboard is being lifted. Floors in such conditions can not be restored, as the only course of action is to completed remove it, dry the sub-floor, and reinstall new hardwood flooring. This particular property was a […]

Category 3 Water Loss

Here’s a photo of a category 3 water loss. This is probably the least offensive photo we can show, but it is a sewer back up. Category 3 is when water intrusion results from a grossly unsanitary source, or carries pathogenic agents. Examples of Category 3 water sources include discharge from toilets that originate from […]

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 […]

Flood vs. Water Damage

Many people who experience a water loss never know what’s covered until it’s too late.  Many are completely unaware that water damage losses are completely different than flood losses. There basically are two insurance policies that deal with a homeowner’s damage due to water — a flood insurance policy and a homeowners insurance policy. Losses […]

When Water Restoration Companies Cheat

On a recent inspection to a home in Broomall Pennsylvania, I was asked to look at a property that had a major water loss. The restoration was done by a franchise competitor of ours, but the owners had concerns which weren’t answered by the company their insurance adjuster urged them to use. Water Damage Restoration […]

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    Even though we’re still in the midst of a brutal winter, preparing yourself for spring maintenance is essential.  This winter has most likely caused some damage to your home, and below is a checklist of some of the items you should be doing.  Remember to always to be safe and consult a contractor for […]

2013 Angie’s List Award Winner Again!!!

   It’s now 3 years in a row that we’ve won the Angie’s List Super Service Award.  This year was a clean sweep winning for Mold Testing, Mold Removal, Water Damage Restoration, Smoke Damage Restoration and Bio-Hazard Cleaning.  Each of the 3 years we’ve been on Angie’s List we’ve won their award and have the […]

A Home Checklist When You’re Away

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 […]