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10/23/2015
After a flood, there is so much to do. Everything will need to be dried out to pre loss condition as soon as possible and many things will need to be replaced. Obviously, you want to save as many of your personal possessions as possible and salvage as much as you can from the home or business. One question we often get is, “Can you save the carpet after a flood?” The answer is:  it depends. Frustrating, but true! What does saving a carpet depend on?  Whether you can save a...
09/28/2015
Many homes have crawl space type foundations instead of basement or slab foundations. Some of the advantages of crawl space foundations are that crawl spaces protect the home from moisture and termites by keeping the home off of the ground, crawl spaces are typically less expensive to build than basement foundations, and crawl spaces allow easy access to duct work and plumbing systems. 1. Insulation Matters Wet insulation in a crawl space is a huge red flag. Wet insulation, usually cellulose or...
08/31/2015
We have said it dozens of times: mold needs moisture to grow.  We have even gone over the many ways to prevent moisture accumulation.  But what about hidden moisture?  You cannot see inside walls, under floors, inside crawl spaces, and even inside insulation.  How can you be sure that potentially damaging moisture is not lurking deep with your home’s walls?  How can you be sure that you have completely dried out your home after a big storm or other flooding event?...
07/28/2015
When your home has experienced flooding, your primary concerns are likely to be: 1. Getting the water out2. Preventing structural damage 3. Preventing mold growth Once these concerns have been addressed, your thoughts will likely move on to your home’s furniture and other possessions.  Will you be able to save your new sofa?  What about all your clothing?  Nobody wants to replace all of their stuff or live with mold, musty possessions.  And if you let a company p...
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