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What Causes Floods? Top 8 Common Causes of Flooding

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Flooding is experienced all over the globe and for a variety of reasons — but why exactly does flooding occur? There are several human causes of flooding, including poorly designed infrastructure. There are also natural reasons flooding happens. Here are eight of the most common causes of flooding, both natural and human-induced: 1. Heavy Rains…

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Protecting Floors from Salt in the Winter

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As the winter months approach, salt use significantly increases. As reported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), highway de-icing accounts for 43 percent of total manufactured salt. By comparison, food processing only accounts for four percent. While the Salt Institute maintains that road salt reduces crashes by 88 percent and injuries by 85 percent, the…

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Fire Damage Restoration: Choosing a Sealer

The devastation of a fire can wreak havoc on a building and significant work will be required to restore it. Fire damage restoration works to reverse the destruction of a fire and return structures to their former states — and implementing coatings to walls and surfaces is a crucial part of that process. Smoke damage…

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Mold and Bacteria Growth in Wet Carpet

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Wet carpets can definitely be smelly and unattractive, but did you know they can actually provide the perfect home for mold and bacteria growth as well? Wet carpet can be incredibly damaging to the health of those who live or work in the affected space, especially when mold or bacteria is left untreated over time….

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How Do LGR Dehumidifiers Work?

Wet Surface

When dealing with water damage, you need the right tools and equipment to provide quality restoration services. One of the essential tools is a dehumidifier — or several dehumidifiers. How to LGR dehumidifiers work, though — and how to do you know when you’ve found an LGR dehumidifier worth the investment? Here’s a look at…

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How Snowmelt Causes Flooding

If you’re a homeowner or business owner with a basement on your property, you know how important it is to prevent water damage from flooding. Nothing can be more devastating than inches or feet of water covering your floor and threatening the structural integrity of your home or property, and water removal isn’t something you…

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Infrastructure Damage After Hurricanes and Major Storms

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Hurricanes and other major storms can devastate cities and entire regions. Residents are often forced from their homes, property is damaged beyond repair — and storms affect infrastructure, too. Think about a storm surge that sweeps over land. It obviously makes an impact on roadways, but it also permeates the many systems that keep our…

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Winter Health Tips for Pets

Puppy - Winter Pet Tips

We take particular precautions when the weather turns cold and the days grow short. We wear coats and boots, and we take gloves and additional layers with us if we think the weather will become even colder. And we do the same for our children when they head off for school. After all, no one…

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Flooding Complications to Look Out For

2017 has been a record year for hurricanes, and for the flooding they leave in their wake. The United States and Puerto Rico are still reeling from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Once the storm is gone, it becomes essential to keep an eye out for flood damages, especially those types of damage that might…

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