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Choosing Between Damage Contractors

Your friend's best friend's cousin might sound like your best bet for an inexpensive, quick repair, but it might be smarter to hire the professionals. A few years ago, I made the mistake of listening to some friend's advice on working with an unlicensed contractor, and I have been regretting that choice for years. In addition to leaving behind wet walls and a damaged interior, the unskilled contractors that I worked with also showed up late and were difficult to get a hold of. My blog is all about helping you to choose the best contractors for the job, so that you can get on with your life.

What it Takes to Restore Water-Soaked Areas of Your Home

Floods and fires almost always go hand in hand. Whether the floods come on their own, or they are the result of firefighters trying to put out ravaging fires, the water damage is about the same. When you are faced with enough water damage that you have to hire a water damage restoration contractor, you might be wondering what it will take to restore the water-soaked areas of your home. The following will help fill in some of the blanks you may have about this process. Read More 

Sinking Foundations That Spring Leaks And Cause Headaches: 4 Tips To Deal With Foundation Settling That Is Causing Serious Damag

Over time, the foundation of your home is naturally going to have some settling. The problem is that when the settling is rapid and severe, it can cause cracks, structural problems, and issues with leaks that cause water damage in areas like basements. These compound problems mean that you will need to have to choose from various types of repairs to correct issues. Here are some tips to deal with settling foundations that have starting leaking and causing structural damage. Read More 

Why You Should Hire A Fire Damage Service After A Small Kitchen Fire

Even the best of cooks and the most responsible of homeowners can have accidents every now and then, including small kitchen fires. If the fire is small and if you or your local fire department are able to put it out quickly, then you might not think that it's even necessary to hire a professional to come in and help with fire damage restoration.  However, even the smallest of fires can cause more damage than you realize, even if they're put out quickly. Read More 

Emergency Action A Plumber May Take When You Have A Burst Pipe

If you decided to attempt plumbing repairs yourself but inadvertently cause a disaster that has water spewing everywhere, it's time to call for an emergency plumber. Sometimes, you can put up with a plumbing annoyance like a dripping faucet or slow drains, but when water spews all over the floor and you have to keep the water off at the main, it's a plumbing emergency and you need quick help. Fortunately, you can call a plumber day or night when there's a desperate need for help. Read More 

4 Steps To Prevent Mold From Growing In Your Carpets After Water Damage

If water has damaged your home and your carpet, there are steps you can take to save your carpet. You need to act quickly if you want to save your carpet and prevent mold from taking over your carpet. #1 Get Rid Of The Water As Fast As Possible The first thing you need to do is get rid of the water inside of your home as quickly as possible. One of the best ways to get rid of excess water in your home is to use a wet/dry vacuum to suck up all the water in your home. Read More