Locating a Leak in a Finished Basement

Have you spotted signs of a water leak in your finished basement? The source of such leaks can be tricky to spot, now that there is drywall, carpeting and a ceiling in place. And, if you don’t know where the water is coming from, what can you do to stop it?  If you are like most homeowners, you’d … [Read more...]

Removing Basement Odor

Removing Basement Odor

After a flood, the water cleanup is just one part of the job. Nasty odors can be left behind once the waters recede. To make the basement area a usable space once again, homeowners must deodorize their homes. Here are some steps to take to remove that stench. Be sure that all remaining … [Read more...]

Flood Damage 101: 10 Steps to Recovery

Flood Damage 101: 10 Steps to Recovery

Sometimes, when it rains it pours. And then you’re up an infamous creek without a paddle, trying to figure out how to care for a flooded home or property. Given the emotional and physical toll flooding can take on you, it’s only understandable that you might struggle a bit with figuring out the next … [Read more...]

Water Removal: What to Expect

Water Removal: What to Expect

It’s one of the most upsetting things a homeowner can encounter: walking into a flooded basement. Water damage only gets worse – and more expensive – the longer it goes on. Most property owners know this and it’s why they may not be thinking straight when they encounter water damage in their home or … [Read more...]

Hidden Mold Behind your Walls?

Hidden Mold Behind your Walls?

A homeowner’s nightmare, mold spreads quickly and can be tough to eliminate. All it needs to grow is moisture, darkness and food -- such as cotton, cellulose, wicker, lumber or even dust and lint. Since drywall is mostly cellulose, it is a common breeding ground for mold. But mold doesn’t just grow … [Read more...]

How to Cope with Residential Water Damage

How to Cope with Residential Water Damage

The holiday season is upon us and if there is one “gift” you don’t want this year, it’s residential water damage. From floods to leaky faucets, water damage is the gift that keeps on giving -- especially if the property damage is not handled quickly and efficiently. Here are a few important steps to … [Read more...]

Thermal Imaging Finds Water Leaks

Thermal Imaging Finds Water Leaks

  Hidden water leaks are hard to find. But, thermal imaging (thermography) can help. How Thermal Imaging Exposes Hidden Water Leaks Thermography shows you the difference between temperatures the same way that normal light shows you the difference between colors. On the screen of our … [Read more...]

Water damage: Third largest cause of loss to homeowners

According to the American Insurance Association, water damage is the second most frequently filed insurance claim in the US. An average home loses 14 % of its water to leaks, which equates to 22 gallons of water leaking somewhere every day. The most common culprits are leaking toilets or dripping … [Read more...]

Finding Mold… What to Expect?

Finding black mold is never exciting, in fact, it can be a sign of a much more serious problem or water leak somewhere in your home. Treating the visible area with dangerous chemicals or using home remedies may remove visible mold, but falls short of actually solving your problem. When left … [Read more...]