signs and symptoms of black mold

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Black Mold?

If you’re a homeowner, you’ve no doubt heard of black mold. Also known as toxic mold, this house guest can not only cause a strange smell and damage to your home, it can lead to a number of unwanted health effects. Knowing the signs and symptoms of black mold can help you determine when you […]

can a humidifier cause water damage

Can a Humidifier Cause Water Damage?

Humidifiers can be a wonderful addition to homes with forced air or central heating. They keep the air comfortable to breathe and help prevent your skin from drying out, especially during winter or in places with naturally dry climates. But as wonderful as they are, can a humidifier cause water damage? Can a Humidifier Cause […]

restoring water damaged antique furniture

Restoring Water Damaged Antique Furniture

Flooding has become the most prevalent natural disaster in the United States. It’s difficult to comprehend the notion that all 50 states experienced a flood or flash flood in over the years spanning between 2011 and 2017, but it happened. In fact, if you live in an area with a high risk of flooding, your […]

can water damaged wood be saved

Can Water Damaged Wood be Saved?

Water has firmly established itself as arch-enemy when it comes to wooden objects. An organic material, wood is only able to resist the damaging effects of water for a short time. There are occasions where water damage can’t be avoided. You’re lying on the beach and soaking up the sun while on a family holiday, […]

can you winterize your sprinklers

Can You Winterize Your Sprinklers?

Did you know that you can winterize your sprinklers? Winterization is a vital step in the maintenance of a properly running lawn sprinkler system. If you live in an area where the ground freezes during wintertime, you need to consider winterizing your sprinkler system in order to keep remaining water from freezing and causing damage […]

How to Find Water Damage and Mold in a New Home

We’ve talked to too many people who bought a house and moved in only to find that their home was infested with mold. Unfortunately, this happens to a lot of people. Without first knowing how to find water damage, it is hard to look for signs of potential mold in your home. However, millions of […]

water pipe bursts

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 […]

preparing pipes for winter

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 […]

clean a flooded basement

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 […]

how to flood-proof basement

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 […]