Disasters come in many forms - floods from melting snow, burst pipes, fires, hurricanes, sewage backflows, and even earthquakes. But no matter the cause, the end result is always the same - everything stops. Having an emergency plan in place will help to minimize damage and get your home or business back to pre-loss condition quickly.
The best way to avoid having damage from mold growth in your home is to stop mold from growing at all. And when it comes to keeping your home mold-free, the best defense is a strong offense. Eliminate moisture from your home and be on the lookout for signs of possible growth, such as musty smells or watermarks on walls and ceilings. Caught early, mold can usually be removed by a thorough cleaning with bleach and water. To prevent mold growth from re-occurring, however, it is essential that the source of the moisture be eliminated and the affected area be properly dried, cleaned, and if necessary, replaced.
Water damage to your home can occur from many sources- floods, heavy rains, faulty sump pumps or appliance overflows. These disasters require fast action to repair the damage and prevent further problems. If you experience water damage in you home, here are some helpful tips to reduce damages and increase the chances of a successful water damage restoration.
Before The Storm Hits....
Hurricane season has begun and we know that where there's a hurricane, there's definitely water damage and the need for emergency services to mitigate the damage and restore homes and businesses. Many home and business owners think that they are prepared because they have insurance.
Fire Safety Tips
According to the U.S. Fire Administration and FEMA, more than 3,500 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 18,300 are injured. Deaths from fires and burns are the third leading cause of fatal home injury. An overwhelming number of fires occur in the home. Statistics from the CDC note that about 85% of all U.S. fire deaths in 2009 occurred in homes and most victims of fires die from smoke or toxic gases and not from burns.
Having a water emergency in your home is bad enough. But often one of the worst problems is that your important papers, pictures, personal photos, and books may have been damaged also.