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What to Do After Winter Storm Damage

Winter storm damage is usually associated with damage to the exterior of your home or building, but in a worst case scenario such damage also causes interior damage as water is allowed inside where it isn't supposed to be. Water damage causes ongoing problems if ignored, rather, it has to be repaired immediately. What is a minor expense and more of a nuisance to deal with can become a major home restoration project if it isn't dealt with in a timely manner.

The Long Term Effects of Water Damage

Water damage can happen for a variety of reasons. However, if you experience water damage, it’s in your best interest to ensure that you take care of the matter promptly and professionally. Failing to remedy water damage properly can lead to a host of problems.

Budget-Friendly Ways to Avoid a House Fire During the Holidays

House fires are common during the holiday months. A faulty holiday light or a burning candle could set your home ablaze and cause you to lose everything you've worked so hard to achieve. Fortunately, you can employ these budget-friendly tips to prevent a house fire that can ultimately save your home during the holidays.  

What to Do After a House Fire: Your First 6 Steps

The trauma of watching your house go up in flames can leave you feeling helpless and alone. It's an enormous, stressful burden, and it can be difficult to know how to begin getting your home and your life back. Fire restoration is possible in many situations, but you'll need to navigate the system carefully to get things underway. Not sure where to begin? Follow these steps after a fire to stay safe and get your fire restoration started quickly.

You're Not Alone if Fire Scares You

As it always has been, fire is a terrifying event and you certainly aren't to be afraid of it and take extreme measures to prevent it from happening. Of course, a controlled fire in a fireplace can add a nice ambiance to a room and a well placed candle can add romantic lighting or nice smells, but an uncontrolled fire such as from a dryer, electric short, or cooking stove is an entirely different concept.

After the Flood

A flood can be devastating and terrifying, whether caused by a burst pipe, a 100-year storm, or an overlooked roof leak. After the first consideration, the safety of you and your family, the material damage has to be addressed. Some personal items, no matter how expensive, can be replaced. Family heirlooms and memories are harder to place a value on. The house itself is the major, immediate concern and fortunately there are proven methods toward conducting efficient repairs. It is absolutely integral to repair efficiency you report the problem as soon as possible so it can be addressed before lingering water causes more extensive damage.

 

Water Damage and Flooding

You shower every day, brush your teeth, and drink plenty of water for health and well being. You house, on the other hand, doesn't achieve great health through water but rather can be horribly damaged by burst pipes or the introduction of flood waters. Once water penetrate the visible areas of the home, it gets behind the walls and under the floors where there isn't enough airflow for it to dry where beyond rot it can cause permanent damage.

Water Damage Should Only Be Handled by a Professional

Water is not often considered a damaging element it today's world. After all, man has learned to harness its energy and it is a substance that each living thing on earth must have copious amounts of in order to survive. However, water is also very destructive. For example, water can erode a hard substance such as rock over time. Within that frame of reference, you can likely imagine the damage it could do to your home.

Can You Get Rid of Mold From Water Damage?

If you’ve ever experienced a leak or in-house water damage, then you know that a battle with mold is serious. Mold can spread pretty quickly, left to its own devices.The repugnant smell can get on your furniture and in your clothes, literally living with you until you take measures to remedy the situation.

On your own, you will find it’s difficult to remove mold from water damage. However, with the help of a professional such as the members of our team at A & A Property Restoration, you will find removing mold from water damage a cinch.

Fire Restoration: The Dangers of a Poorly Executed Restoration

Between 2009 and 2013, fire departments across the United States responded to 357,000 house fires each year on average. If you experience a house fire, your next steps will impact the monetary costs of getting back on your feet and the emotional costs associated with a fire. At A & A Property Restoration, we believe contacting a professional restoration company to restore your home immediately after a fire will help you jumpstart the process of getting back into your home. It’s not enough to simply hire a fire restoration company after a fire; the company you hire must be capable. Otherwise, you could face serious long-term problems.

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