After finding out that your basement has flooded, you may have already done the work to pump the water out and start repairing any water damaged areas. However, if your wooden support beams were affected by the flood, they may still be at risk of continuing damage once mold starts to grow. Makes Wet Wood Rot Faster Water exposure by itself can make your home's wooden supporting structures rot. However, once mold spores start to sprout and grow inside the wood fibers, the rate at which the wood rots can increase dramatically.
24 February 2018
The exterior of your home may be the source of leaks and other moisture problems. Look beyond your roof and in places where leaks cause damage, such as flashing, window drip edges, doors and cracks in exterior finishes. If you have a leak problem that is not the roof, here are some tips to help find the problems on exteriors: 1. Hidden Leaks in Decks Because of Failing Flashing
28 June 2017
If you are planning on using your basement for a living space or storage, it's crucial that you take steps to make sure that no water is able to get in it. Waterproofing can be done to your basement from the structure's exterior during construction, but if that was not done at the time, it may not be an option to do later. That's because existing structures like a garage or proximity to the property line, can make it difficult to excavate the outside of your home.
9 August 2016
As you go about your day at work, the chances that you are anticipating a disaster at home are slim. But there have been times when people have come home from their daily duties and activities to find a small flood in their laundry room, bathroom or kitchen. If this should happen to you, use this guide to get to work to save what you can before the water damage restoration professionals come.
2 July 2015
Do you live in an apartment? Has your home recently suffered water damage due to a fire that occurred in a neighbor's apartment? You may be wondering what your next steps should be, in order to minimize your losses. Here are some useful tips on how to deal with your waterlogged apartment: Open all doors and windows: As soon as you're allowed back into your apartment, open every door and window possible.
26 April 2015