Category Archive: Cleaning and restoration tips

How Smoke Damages Electronics

A fiery blaze unleashes smoke, and microscopic smoke particles can find their way into the inner parts of various electronics. The fragile circuitry of electronic devices makes them especially susceptible to smoke damage. Once soot and smoke permeate an electrical device, irreversible damage is possible. What is smoke? Smoke is an unavoidable outcome of fire …

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Safety Tips to Prevent Space Heater Fires

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With the severely cold temperatures that winter brings, keeping warm is a priority to stay safe and healthy. To protect yourself against the cold, you can bundle up with warm clothing, heavy jackets, and other winter accessories. When staying indoors, the best ways to stay warm are to turn on the heat or even cozy …

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Restoring Fire and Smoke Damage in the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most aesthetic and active areas of the home. It’s a place to entertain, cook, and even eat for some families. This room is essentially the heart of all homes, which is why a fire in this area can be the most devastating. Even small fires in one area of …

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Prevent Water Damage by Keeping Your Home’s Gutters Clean and Repaired

The welcome, warmer climate of spring brings with it torrential rain. Springtime downpours fall straight into a home’s gutter systems, making a clean gutter essential. The balmy temperatures of spring allow homeowners to ascend to their rooftops and bring down the host of debris that has accumulated along the gutter throughout the frosty winter. A …

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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 …

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How Hoarding Impacts Health Insurance Costs

Junk occasionally clutters the average person’s home. Extreme situations, however, are indications of an underlying issue. When the tendency to accumulate random possessions overtakes the home, blocking exits and entrances, causing fire hazards and creating a toxic environment, a detrimental hoarding disorder has taken grip. Hoarding Disorder Defined A hoarding disorder involves collecting objects randomly …

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Things You Must Throw Away After a Fire

When your property suffers damage from a fire, it is a stressful situation. Building materials have been destroyed, and the building’s structural integrity may be in jeopardy if the damage is severe enough. In addition, some of your content may have also been harmed due to exposure to heat, smoke, soot, and chemicals that were …

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How to Remove Soot from Walls

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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 …

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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 …

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Tips for Cleaning Your Warehouse

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A commercial warehouse oftentimes houses the goods a business sells, like forklifts, machinery, and supplies to help run the business efficiently. But when the warehouse is in disorder, the situation communicates disarray to the CEO, visitors and suppliers. The company’s reputation is built on not only sales and services, but how well the property as …

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