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Month: July 2018

What to Do If you Encounter an Unattended Death
Biohazard Cleaning, Emergency Tips

What to Do If you Encounter an Unattended Death

If an unattended death has taken place on your property, you may feel overwhelmed, unprepared or unsure what to do next.  An unattended death can be especially shocking when it involves a suicide or the violent death of a loved one.  While the initial discovery may be difficult, you must remember that scenes like this are hazardous to your safety.  It is important that you react with extreme caution and call the right professionals to respond to the scene. Review the following to learn more about the recommended steps to take following an unattended death to help you navigate this difficult and often traumatic experience. Contact the Police When a death has taken place, the police need to be informed.  If a suicide or homicide has occurred, local authorities will treat the p...
Cleaning and restoration tips, Fire Damage Restoration

How to Remove Soot from Walls

You don’t need to experience a large fire in your home or business to have soot on the walls and ceiling. Fireplaces and candles can leave dark, smoky residue on the interiors of your rooms, and years of cigarette and cigar smoke can turn light colored walls dull and dingy. Restoring Soot and Smoke Damage Removing soot from an entire home will require professional help, but it’s easy to learn how to remove soot from walls in smaller cleaning situations. Cleaning soot from walls requires more than just wiping away the residue however; improper cleaning techniques can spread soot and make things look even worse. Follow these suggestions to learn how to clean soot from walls without causing further damage. As with any cleaning job, you’ll need the right tools to ensure you can get th...
How Much Does Water Damage Restoration Cost?
Water damage cleanup, Water damage restoration

How Much Does Water Damage Restoration Cost?

Torrential rains, violent storms, burst pipes, faulty appliances, leaky faucets, clogged toilets, foundation cracks, and leaking roofs can all result in severe water damage to a home. Yet, every water damage scenario is different – the extent and type of damage vary considerably from one situation to the next and so do the required mitigation procedures. It is, therefore, impossible to have a set cost for water damage restoration - each restoration job is unique and the price can range from as little as $500 to over $10,000, depending on the specific circumstances in every individual case. Clear water from broken pipes or rain, for example, is less difficult and less costly to clean up than water from a backed-up sewer line; household surfaces that have been dried out within 48 hour...
10 Summer Heat Safety Tips
Safety Tips

10 Summer Heat Safety Tips

The blistering summer sun is a boon after the seemingly endless months of a chilling, icy winter. Many people celebrate the arrival of summer days with outings to the beach, long road trips, and poolside gatherings. While the sun brings welcoming weather, the intense heat can be dangerous. Take extra precautions during the hottest months of the year. Check out these heat safety tips: Hydrate well, especially in summer. Hot and humid days require more than the recommended eight glasses of water each day. Choose beverages carefully. Caffeine, alcohol, and carbonated drinks can cause dehydration and exacerbate effects of heat-related illnesses. Prepare light and well-balanced meals. High protein foods can increase one’s metabolism and contribute to the body’s water loss. E...
13 Fireworks Safety Tips
Fire Damage Restoration, Safety Tips

13 Fireworks Safety Tips

People have used fireworks to celebrate special occasions and holidays like the 4th of July for decades. Currently, all states in the U.S. allow for the sale of some types of fireworks during the year, except Massachusetts. The types of fireworks available for sale vary by state; some only allow sparklers and other small ones while others have almost no restrictions. Check with your state and local laws before buying fireworks to avoid visits from law enforcement. Risks with Fireworks No matter what type you use, fireworks safety should be a top priority at all times. Every year, thousands of children and adults are injured in fireworks accidents, and the majority of the injuries could have been prevented. According to the National Fire Protection Association, over 10,000 people w...