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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Nobody wants to swim in their house..Here are some tips

2/2/2015 (Permalink)

Water damage is the No. 1 culprit that weakens your homes foundation and the very core that holds your house together.

You've heard about core strength for your body.  Well, damage hits at the core strength of your house, eventually causing serious structural damage.  Damp wood invites termites and carpenter ants; plus, it causes mold and mildew.  The causes of water damage can range from a simple pipe burst, to an extreme storm.  Water damage can be classified as a tragic event to most people.  Water spreads very fast and gravity does what it is supposed to and pulls it to the lowest point.  The longer water remains, the more damage it will cause.  The effects you will not be able to see can be rotting of wood, metal materials rusting, and the growth of mold.  When water damage leads to mold it can cause allergies, headaches, sinus problems along with heavy constant sneezing, and discolored rashes to name a few.  These health concerns is why it is important to not let water damage go untreated and why it is important to hire a professional.  not only is the restoration of your home a main concern, but your personal well-being and feelings are a main priority.



  • Clean your gutters
  • Direct downspouts 5-10 feet from the house
  • Slope your yard away from the foundation

  • Check your sump pump once a year
  • Test more frequently during storm season

  • Repair any noticeable dripping pipes
  • Check for dark spots under pipes and on ceilings
  • Repair any cracked caulking
  • Inspect the roof for missing, loose or damaged shingles 
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