Could Your Home Benefit From An Annual Plumbing Inspection?

When was the last time you had your home's plumbing system inspected? Perhaps this is a service you weren't even aware was available from your local plumber. Just as you should be having your HVAC system inspected and tuned up at least once a year, you should have the same thing done with your home's plumbing. By doing so, you can enjoy a number of benefits -- including some money-saving ones. Read More 

Three Signs You Need To Contact A Mold Remediation Specialist

Mold growth within your home can be a serious health concern, as mold spores can aggravate respiratory conditions like your allergies and asthma. Often, mold growth will occur in out of the way areas that have received a significant amount of moisture, which means that you may not be able to tell that you have a mold problem straight away. Fortunately, there are a few early warning signs that you can look out for to determine when you may need to contact a mold removal specialist. Read More 

How To Fix Minor Water Stains On Drywall

If you have a leak or your basement floods, chances are that most of the drywall that gets wet will need to be replaced as part of your water damage restoration efforts. But there may be a few pieces that do not swell and are only left with minor water spots and stains. Camouflaging these stains, rather than replacing the entire piece of drywall, will save you some cash on the cleanup efforts. Read More 

Did You Find Water In Your Basement? Ask These Questions Before Hiring A Restoration Company

If you have found water in your basement and you don't know how long the water has been there, you want to call a water mitigation and disaster cleanup company to start working on the problem right away. Mold can start to form in your home just 24 hours after the water has been present, and you don't want to end up with a severe mold problem in your house. Here are a some of the things you want to ask when you call around to get a company to come to your home. Read More 

Trying To Find The Source Of A Basement Water Leak Before You Waterproof? Check The Chimney

A leaking basement is certainly no fun, but finding the source of the leak can be harder than actually fixing it. If your basement is leaking but you don't see an obvious source of the problem you may be overlooking a common source of basement leaks: your chimney and fireplace. This is what you should know.    Water can find its way from the ash pit into the basement. Underneath your fireplace is a space called the ash dump, which leads to a metal sheath that's known as the ash pit. Read More