When flooding occurs, our first concern is the inside of our home — but what about the outside? Next time you suspect a leak, try checking these common flooding areas – watch the video.
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If a fire unexpectedly damages your home, handling the clean-up could mean the difference between a small inconvenience or something much, much worse. Learn the dos and don’ts in the aftermath of a house fire with this helpful video and tips from ServiceMaster Restore.
Mold remediation is the process of finding, containing, and removing mold from an affected area and the air around it. It’s crucial to contain it to one area because spores are microscopic and can easily spread to other areas through the air or by attaching themselves to clothes or objects. Mold remediation experts usually use air pressure and physical barriers to seal off the infected area, including ductwork. Sophisticated filters clean the trapped air before it gets into the building’s ventilation system.
Mold can be a very troubling sight in a home or a building because of the widespread damage it can cause as well as the possible health risks from exposure. It commonly appears as a result of water damage as mold typically grows within 48 hours of sustaining significant water damage if it is not removed.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2014 there were 1,298,000 fires reported in the United States. One home structure fire was reported every 86 seconds. Here is how you can prevent home fires. In addition to checking your smoke alarms, follow this advice from NFPA to avoid common causes of home fires.
The term flash flood is used to describe rapid flooding of geomorphic low-lying areas such as washes, rivers, dry lakes and basins. This can be associated and caused by heavy rain, tropical storms or hurricanes. This violent flood can take minutes to hours to develop and should be taken seriously.