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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

Carpet fibers up close

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

Roads underwater - Infrastructure damage

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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The Economic Effects of Hurricanes

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License Hurricane season starts in late summer and drifts into fall in the United States. Sometimes hurricane season comes and goes with potentially devastating storms weakening somewhere in the Atlantic or Caribbean and making landfall as tropical storms or even less powerful weather…

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How to Clean Soot After a Fire

how to clean soot after a fire

Fire is a particularly destructive force that destroys property and burns many materials beyond repair. Whether the fire damage was caused by a wildfire, an electrical fire or a backyard barbecue that got out of control, the results can be devastating. Cleanup may involve repairing or replacing most surfaces in the building. Anything that wasn’t…

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A Comprehensive Guide to Cleaning Commercial Floors

How to Clean Commercial Floors

Aside from the obvious appearance issue, there are real reasons to keep floors clean and dry in a business. Did you know that nearly 20 percent of all job-related injuries are slips, trips and falls? Keeping a dry and clean business floor protects companies from potential liability, should someone slip or fall. It also instills…

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