Comprehensive Articles on Damage Types - Water, Smoke, Fire, Mold, and Smoke

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Water Damage

Whether you live in an apartment, a residential home or a condominium, the possibility of water damage is very real. Even offices and commercial buildings are subject to water damage, especially damage due to faulty pipes, leakages or flooding...

Water Damage Restoration

The very thought of coming home after a hard day’s work and finding water flowing out of your garage door or even your front door can be upsetting and overwhelming. You may feel like a mute spectator, dumbstruck by the disaster, before you even start comprehending the extent of the damage that may have occurred in your home due to flooding...

Water Damage and Mold

Water damage is a major cause for concern in any household or building. Water damage does not occur only as a result of floods or heavy rain, but also due to seemingly innocuous problems such as a simple leak in a pipe...

Water Damage Los Angeles

Imagine that you have just entered your driveway and you are watching with amazement as water flows through your garage. You come to a screeching halt, jump out of your car, run to your front door and find water trickling out through the door...

Water Damage Insurance

The main reason many people invest in a home insurance policy is to guard against water damage and fire damage. Pipes can leak or burst or incessant rains could flood your home, causing extensive damage to the structure itself as well as destroying belongings such as carpets, household appliances and furniture...

Water Damage Cleanup

Water damage cleanup must be undertaken immediately when floods, faulty pipes or water leaks afflict your home or office. Such water-related catastrophes can cause extensive damage to furnishings and flooring, particularly carpeting...

Preventing Water Damage

Water damage is a major issue in any building or structure. Water damage usually occurs due to problems such as leaking pipes or plumbing, or as a result of natural disasters like hurricanes and floods...

Fire and Water Damage

Water and fire can lead to some of the most destructive disasters, but when these forces are controlled, they can be used for extremely constructive purposes. In fact, it is impossible to live without water – but sometimes, the situation can change without a moment’s notice...

Carpet Water Damage

The plush wall-to-wall carpets that adorn your floors add beauty to your home. Carpets help complete the décor of any room, making residents and visitors alike feel warm and welcome. If your home has sustained water damage due to floods, burst water pipes or plumbing leaks, then in all likelihood your carpets have been damaged...

The History Of Water Damage

Until recently, floor coverings were usually wool, very expensive, and may or may not have had a fitted felt pad underneath to support them.   Most had a backing of some kind, usually jute, and were tacked over a wood floor or concrete slab...

Water Damage Category And Class

The following information will help you to understand the many technical terms and definitions associated with water damage. Category 1 – This first category of water is Sanitary water and it poses no major health risks to you or your family...

Water Damage and Your Home: Signs and Dangers of Water Damage

No matter how diligently we look after our homes, disaster can strike and ruin all of our best laid plans. From weather anomalies, such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and earthquakes, to faulty pipes and plumbing problems, water can find its way into our properties and create extensive damage...

Do I Need Water Damage Insurance?

Water damage can occur at any time, and in virtually any type of climate. If you think you’re safe simply because you live somewhere warm and relatively dry, you’re sadly mistaken – and if you don’t take the proper precautions to protect your home and your family, you could wind up paying dearly for that oversight...

The 3 Types of Water Damage

Water damage is one of the most devastating occurrences that can happen to your home. Water carries hidden dangers that may not be immediately evident when you first see it. The tricky thing about water damage is that it can be happening in your home while you are unaware of it...

Water Damage Danger Zones: Which Rooms in Your Home Are Most Susceptible to Flooding?

One of the most daunting aspects of water damage is that it can occur anywhere, at any time, with little to no warning. Whether you’re dealing with a flood resulting from heavy storms, a damaged water main, or a simple problem with one of the water-based appliances in your home, the effects of water damage can be truly devastating...

After the Fire: The Hidden Dangers of Post-Fire Water Damage

The aftermath of a fire can carry devastating consequences for your home and belongings. Once the flames have been extinguished, your problems are far from over. Lingering smoke and difficult to remove soot can mean unpleasant odors and stains on household surfaces and furniture for years to come, unless removed or properly cleaned...

Hardwood Flooring vs. Carpets: A Water Damage Restoration Primer

Dealing with the aftermath of a flood, whether it’s a large-scale natural disaster or the simple case of an overflowing toilet or burst pipe, can be an absolute nightmare. Water can cause serious damage to all sorts of surfaces, from ceilings and walls to furniture and other belongings, but one of the most vulnerable targets is the floor...