Restoration Articles

Should Carpet Be Replaced After Water Damage?

Have you ever suffered from water damage? Well, if you are reading this article, chances are that you are one of the 14,000 unlucky Americans that suffer from water damage EACH DAY. Thanks to our old infrastructure and weather conditions, many house owners suffer each year from things like floods, leaks, overflows, and burst pipes….

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How to Tell if You Have Too Much Moisture in Your House

Moisture can be tricky to manage in your home. As people in dry climates will know, too little moisture can be uncomfortable, lead to chapped lips, nosebleeds and even cracking in wooden furniture. That might seem bad, but it’s much better than the opposite – too much moisture – which might cause mild discomfort or…

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What Does Water Damage Look Like?

Water damage is one of the worst things that can happen to a home, it can create lasting structural problems, destroy furniture and even make your home unlivable due to health hazards. Unfortunately, it is also more common than you’d think. Every day we help new people find restoration experts in their area to fix…

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Painting Fire Damaged Cars

Whether you’re trying to salvage your car after a fire or simply a hobbyist trying to restore a car to its former glory, you’ll find most people don’t even bother repainting fire-damaged cars.  When a car burns, the paint leaves residue and smoke behind. Couple that with chemicals from fire extinguishers and rust from the…

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Chemicals That Kill Bacteria

Bacteria are microscopic organisms that live on every surface and even inside your body. Most of them are harmless or even beneficial to humans – some bacteria can even aid in digestion. However, there are very harmful bacteria as well, which can cause sickness or even death if allowed to multiply. This is why, after…

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How to Fix Water Damaged & Swollen Wood Furniture

As those who have suffered a flood or burst pipe probably know, wooden furniture does not take kindly to water. In fact, a few hours of exposure to water or even rain can cause wood furniture to warp, swell, stain or even rot. However, not all hope is lost, even if your furniture is swollen…

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How to Maximize a Water Damage Claim

Homeowner’s insurance can be a lifesaver, as you probably realized when a pipe burst or leaked and you were left with a water damaged home. However, things are not that simple, and having insurance doesn’t necessarily mean that all your losses will be covered. While most homeowners eventually get their claims paid and their losses…

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How to Get Rid of Carpet Odor From Water Damage

If your carpet has recently been exposed to any sort of water damage, you might find that your home smells musty and mildewy. If so, you should be careful, since that funky smell could be more than just unpleasant, it could be dangerous. While it could just be caused by the dirt and bacteria carried…

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How to Fix Water Damaged Wood Floor

As any seasoned homeowner can attest, water is hardwood floors’ natural enemy. Exposing hardwood to standing water for any significant period of time can result in discoloration, warping, and even mold growth. What makes it even worse is that water damage could be taking place at any moment, just below the surface of the wood,…

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