Should I Install a Home Fire Sprinkler System?

A home fire sprinkler system is not required in most residential builds, nor are they very common even though they can save lives and minimize fire damage to a property. It is a personal decision whether or not you install one in your own home. Here, we look at the benefits of installing a home […]

Creating a Family Disaster Plan for Fires and Floods

At Tidal Wave Response, we see many types of home emergencies from floods to fires. Family disaster plans aren’t just for earthquakes or hurricanes; they’re great to have for any type of emergency. Here, we’ve compiled some tips for creating a family disaster plan. Tips for Creating a Family Disaster Plan Before you create a […]

How does the Hot Water Extraction Process Work?

There are several techniques and methods to clean water damaged carpets. To ensure that a carpet is cleaned correctly, the process must be thorough and can take up to a couple of days, including the drying time. Although it may seem counterintuitive, sometimes the best way to clean water damage is to use more water. […]

Fireworks Safety this 4th of July

There are few things that symbolize Independence Day more than fireworks. Whether as a show put on by the city, a neighbor, or yourself, fireworks are so commonplace and readily available that it can be easy to forget they can be dangerous. Fireworks can harm not only people, but properties as well, leading to home […]

electricity safety

May is National Electricity Safety Month

Electricity is a part of our everyday lives, from powering the coffee maker in the morning to home lights at night. It’s easy to forget that the current running through the house can cause serious damage to your health and your property. May is National Electricity Safety Month. By being aware of potential electrical hazards […]

Backyard fire safety

Backyard Fire Safety and Prevention Tips

Summer is here, and so are outdoor grills and fire pits. Most households in the US own a grill or a fire pit, and most will host grill outs or barbecues over these warm months. It is easy to get relaxed when having fun with friends and family. Taking steps towards practicing backyard fire safety […]

HVAC fire hazards

HVAC Fire Hazards and Prevention

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning system, more commonly known as an HVAC system, is a wonderful piece of technology that helps you stay comfortable regardless of the weather outside. Like any electrical device, it can pose a fire hazard if not maintained properly. Most HVAC fire hazards are preventable with proper care and attention. […]

How to Restore Fire Damaged Jewelry

How to Clean Fire Damaged Jewelry

The average house burns at about 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit. Most fine jewelry is made of precious metals and stones with melting temperatures higher than this point. As a result, it is possible for jewelry to survive a fire even if not kept in a fireproof safe. Once the smoke has cleared, you will no doubt […]

Recovering from a house fire

Top Tips to Recover After a House Fire

A house fire can be a life changing experience for homeowners and their families. The fire can cause destruction to property and belongings in a number of ways, including flames, heat, smoke, and water. Recovering from a house fire takes time, and usually cannot be done overnight. While fire department personnel are making sure your property […]

Preventing dryer fires

How Dryer Maintenance Prevents Fires

The dryer vent is a hidden source of fire hazard in every home containing this appliance. There are many potential causes of fires in the dryer, but there are also many steps you can take towards preventing dryer fires. Common Causes of Dryer Fires Lint Buildup While most people assume that their lint traps catch […]