What To Do When A Pipe Bursts In Your Home

The scene can be quite unsettling: You walk downstairs after a restful night of sleep and find that your entire lower level has been flooded out. Upon closer inspection you discover that one of the pipes in your walls has burst, causing water to spew over your floors and furniture. While you certainly want to get the water up as soon as you can there are also a few other steps you should take. Read More 

Tips For Getting Rid Of Smoke Damage In Your Mattress

There were approximately 494 thousand structure fires reported in the U.S. in 2014, resulting in about $9.8 billion in damages. Even if it was a small fire, such as a garbage can fire, the damages can cost up to several hundred dollars in restoring your household items from the soot and smoke that may have been created. Smoke can permeate your fabrics and textiles, and your mattress is one of those things that can be affected. Read More 

How To Replace Water Damaged Drywall

Drywall is usually the first thing that gets damaged where there is leaking in the wall pipes. When drywall gets soaked from the inside, it can often be hard to detect at first. But, water damaged drywall can start to sag and become very weak. This is why it is so important to fix water damaged drywall as soon as possible. In some cases it will be easier to just cut out the damaged part of the drywall and replace. Read More 

3 Common Sources Of Hidden Water Damage In Older Ranch Homes

The 1960s and 1970s saw a development boom in subdivisions featuring single-story ranch homes. If you own a mid-century ranch, you probably love the easy floor plan and big yard. You might not be as happy with what's happening behind the drywall in the finished basement. Aging copper pipes, poor drainage, and cracked foundations all can set the stage for a soggy basement disaster.  Here are some of the most common causes of water damage and their symptoms. Read More 

Cleaning Up Water Damage Safely

Water can cause a catastrophic amount of damage. It can ruin walls, floors, furniture, electronics, and many other things in a home. Water damage can also start to affect the electrical wiring in your home. This can be very dangerous as it can cause electrocution or even fires if it is not taken care of correctly. Another hazard caused by water damage could be caused by falling debris. If the top floor in the home floods, it could get into the ceiling of the floor below. Read More