Water Damage Tips (Do’s & Don’ts)

Shut down the water supply by accessing a zone valve or the whole house valve. Locate the source of water. If you cannot find the source, contact a plumber. Contact a cleaner who is certified in fire and water damage restoration. If there is standing water near electronics, shut off the electricity in that area at the breaker panel. If …

Soot Damage Tips (Do’s & Don’ts)

Find the source of the soot. If it’s coming from your oil burner, shut down the system and contact a oil burner service technician Contact a professional cleaner specializing in fire/water damage restoration Limit movement in the building to minimize damage Vacuum loose soot particles on carpet and flooring traffic areas to minimize damage Lightly vacuum soot particles on upholstery …

Fire Damage Tips (Do’s & Don’ts)

Contact a professional cleaner who specializes in fire/water damage restoration Secure your property by boarding broken windows and doors If possible take pictures of the fire area to photo document the damage to the building and contents After photo documenting the area, eliminate all access to the fire area until the fire department and your insurance company have done their …

Got Mold?

In Vacant Homes, Problems Can Be Extensive “The housing crisis that has resulted in thousands of foreclosures throughout the region in recent years has been devastating for people who lost their homes or whose neighborhoods have been blighted by increasingly shabby vacant properties. But the persistent real estate market downturn has been a major lifestyle boon to at least one …

Mold Problem?

Advanced Answers From Advanced Cleaning & Restoration As a veteran mover and homeowner, I’ve seen a fair share of dream homes turn into nightmare scenarios after disasters like fires and floods. Of course, folks are always grateful if no one is hurt in these situations. And of course, after a fire or flood, homeowners know to contact their insurers as …