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Month: January 2019

How to Clean Your Washing Machine and Dryer
Cleaning and restoration tips, Mold cleaning

How to Clean Your Washing Machine and Dryer

As your clothes whirl around the washing machine, your trusty appliance puts your clothes through the ringer. An essential household unit, the washing machine dutifully breathes new life into your garb and adds a fresh scent to newly laundered apparel. The dryer has an equal importance in your home, completing the other half of the task of cleaning your tops and bottoms. If you weren’t aware before, you soon will recognize the importance of washing machine and dryer maintenance. Regularly Clean the Washer How often should you clean the washing machine? Regular machine cleanings prevent detergent streaks from appearing on newly laundered whites and darks. The white residue from the soaps used to wash your clothes is more apparent on dark colored apparel. Fabric softener and the dirt ca...
How to Safely Remove Snow from the Roof
Water damage restoration

How to Safely Remove Snow from the Roof

Chances are your roof will probably not cave in from snow, but it is heavy and can cause significant water damage given the right conditions. It can also slide off if the roof is sloped and cause serious injuries to anyone standing in the wrong place at the wrong time. So to avoid the risk of injury and any roof leak, here’s how to safely remove from the roof (without hiring a professional). How to Safely Remove Snow from the Roof Remember, removing snow from your roof yourself is only recommended if you have a one-story home. If the job involves getting on top of the roof, always hire a professional. To remove the snow yourself, you will need a long-handled snow rake which will cost about $45 from a hardware store. Make sure to look for ones with built-in rollers and sturdy teles...
Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing with These Tips
Emergency Tips, Water damage restoration

Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing with These Tips

When temperatures sink into the 20’s and below, the chances of your pipes freezing are much higher. In fact, one of the most common disasters during harsh winters is frozen and burst pipes, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. Preventing Frozen Pipes The pipes at the highest risk for freezing include those that are in unheated areas, like in attics, basements, and garages. Also keep in mind that the pipes that run through the walls and ceilings are also at risk of freezing. On the other hand, there are some steps you can take to prevent this from happening. Preventative methods like pipe insulations are one of the best ways to avoid this disaster. They are an inexpensive investment and are more than worth it when it comes to protecting your property structure and surround...