How to Remove Smoke Damage

Smoke damage removal is a burdensome yet essential part of the fire damage restoration process. When left untreated, smoke damage and soot can pose an enormous threat to you and your family. Unfortunately, a fire can leave soot all over the walls, floors, furniture, clothing and other items in your home. However, it is highly important […]

Can Fire Damage Concrete?

We are often asked by customers, “Can fire damage concrete?” Unfortunately, many people are unaware that, not only is concrete susceptible to fires, its reaction to fire can be extremely detrimental to the entire structure. Although concrete is one of the more flame-resistant materials, it can, in fact, become damaged during a fire. While the […]

Top DIY Fire Damage Cleanup Tips

Restoring your home after a fire isn’t easy. On top of the large amount of stress you’re burdened with, fire damage cleanup requires a good amount of hard work. In order to get your house back to pre-fire state (and prevent more damage from occurring in the future), you need to work methodically through the […]

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How to Clean a Fireplace

As the winter season approaches, it is important to understand how to clean a fireplace properly.  After all, if you own a fireplace, you’ll probably find yourself curled up and enjoying the warmth at some point during the next few months.  While fireplaces are one of the most enjoyable features of a home, they can […]

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Holiday Fire Safety

Did you know that the holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year when it comes to fire-related accidents?  Because we get so wrapped up in the festivities, we often fail to take account of the numerous fire hazards we surround ourselves with.  Between Christmas lights, cooking equipment, and fireplaces, more […]

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What to Do If a Water Pipe Bursts in Your Home

There is almost nothing worse than when a water pipe bursts in your home.  If you’ve never lived through it, you probably know somebody that it’s happened to.  They’ll tell you that it can be scary, somewhat costly and especially cold.  Brrrrr! After all, we depend on our water pipes to heat our homes through […]

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Preparing Your Pipes for Winter

One of the worst parts about winter is that we have to worry about freezing pipes.  We depend on functioning pipes to heat our water supply and keep our homes warm during the coldest months of the year.  Unfortunately, many homeowners forget to do the preparations necessary to keep their pipes working.  It isn’t uncommon […]

5 Steps to Remove Mold from Your Home

5 Steps to Remove Mold from Your Home Do you know how to remove mold from your home?  Many homeowners don’t.  Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of homes in America are plagued by mold (ugh!) yet too few people know the ins and outs of mold removal. Knowing how to remove mold from your home requires […]

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How to Clean a Flooded Basement

How to Clean a Flooded Basement It’s a shame, but many homeowners will have to deal with a flooded basement at some point.  You don’t even have to endure a storm or live in a particularly rainy area, either, to experience a flooded basement.  It is common for gutters to become clogged or corroded, which […]

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5 Tips to Flood-Proof Your Basement

5 Tips to Flood-Proof Your Basement  Most of us don’t know what we’d do without our basements.  After all, we use our basements to do laundry and store all of the items we don’t want to keep upstairs.  For many of us, basements are the most important tool we have for keeping the rest of […]