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Month: March 2018

Safety Tips, Water damage restoration

8 Frequently Asked Questions About Water Damage

1. What causes water damage? Unlike wind damage, water damage comes from a wide variety of sources. Heavy rain in a short amount of time, a broken pipe, a backed-up sewage line, and a leaking appliance are all common sources of water damage. No matter how excess water gets into your home or business, the most important thing to remember is that it must be removed as soon as possible. 2. Why can’t I let the water evaporate on its own? Excess water doesn’t evaporate; more likely it’s absorbed by porous materials like furniture, textiles, drywall, and insulation. This helps spread the water, and the damage, further through the building. As more items become damp, they’re at risk for developing mold and experiencing further damage. Mold spores are everywhere in the air, even if you u...
How to Prevent Fires in Apartments
Safety Tips

How to Prevent Fires in Apartments

Of course an apartment has the same fire hazards that a house would, but when a fire breaks out in one home in a building, all tenants at risk. There are also fewer options to evacuate when these situations occur as many apartment doors are inside the building. This makes it even more crucial to not only be aware of the fire risks, but to exercise even more caution to protect the safety of everyone on the property. On the fortunate side, there are only a few hazards to avoid in the apartment – compared to a house - that can significantly reduce the chances of a fire breaking out. Here are 10 apartment fire safety tips to keep in mind. 1. Keep a Smoke Alarm in Every Room Even with small apartments, a smoke alarm in every room will let you know when there is a fire at the earlies...
Common Types of Hoarding Behaviors
Cleaning and restoration tips

Common Types of Hoarding Behaviors

While the average American sees thousands of ads everyday, telling them to buy, buy, buy and spend, spend, spend, the items they do buy will often replace others in their home. There is a cycle that flows to prevent the accumulation of too many items on their property. Items Accumulating in the Home But for others, there is no cycle. Whether the individual is financially successful or not, items from significant to no value become hoarded on the property. Over time, they will take over the entire living space, creating safety hazards, blockages, and emotional stress. On the other hand, the individual who owns the excess amount of contents is often battling a worse issue than just a messy home. They find it emotionally straining to part with items – regardless of their value – due ...
How to Get Blood Out of the Carpet
Carpet Cleaning

How to Get Blood Out of the Carpet

Accidents happen. It’s a part of life. When you cut your finger, experience a bloody nose or a child scrapes his knee, you’re likely to end up with a little blood on the carpet. Or perhaps your beloved pet met with a small mishap that leaves blood droplets on the absorbent fibers of your household carpeting. Relax! Blood stains can be removed with a few time-tested techniques, such as the ones that follow. First off, it’s important to act quickly, before the blood sets into the carpeting. Blood contains hemoglobin, which binds to the materials in carpeting when it comes into contact with oxygen. Dried blood is far more difficult to remove, but it can be accomplished. Ingredients Needed Try to remove the blood stains when it’s still wet. Doing so will make the process much easier. ...