Flooding

Dangers Of Flooding

Dangers Of Flooding Flooding can be caused by a wide range of causes and is generally considered a lot more dangerous than regular water damage. This is because, besides the usual consequences of water damage, you can also face many pathogens, bacteria, higher risks of electrical shock, and more. We will go through the possible causes of flooding as well as the consequences and how to deal with flooding.  How Does Flooding Occur Some of the most common causes of flooding are not even outside causes. Residents are shocked when they find out that their flooding was caused by clogged

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How to spot water damage

How To Spot Water Damage

How To Spot Water Damage Our years in the water restoration industry have taught us that the most critical factor in minimizing water damage is noticing it early on. As more time passes there are bigger chances of secondary water damage increase. Besides the apparent threat of oversoaked belongings that will have to be thrown away, you are also facing a high risk of mold and rot – which in turn leads to structural instability. Both mold and rot will keep spreading and could potentially affect your entire property. Sings Of Water Damage Besides the obvious dripping of water that

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Water Damage Redwood, OR From Faulty Fire Sprinkler

Water Damage Redwood, Oregon Cause by Faulty Fire Sprinkler ServiceMaster Restore knows that when you operate a multi-family apartment complex, anything can go wrong at any time. With this in mind, it pays to have a trusted water damage company on speed dial to help you through these challenging times. We recently responded to a call for water damage Redwood, Oregon after a fire sprinkler in the building started spewing water. Here’s how we responded. The Specifics of This Water Damage Redwood Project The call came in around 11:00 PM on a Tuesday night from Redwood, Oregon. The property manager

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Carpet Water Damage in Talent, Oregon

Carpet Water Damage in Talent, Oregon ServiceMaster Restore is Talent, Oregon’s #1 water restoration company. As such, it was no surprise that we received a call about a property with water damage Talent OR. The home’s owner returned from an overnight shift at work to find a squelching sound beneath her feet as she entered the living room. Not only was the carpet completely saturated, so was one of the walls. While this is undoubtedly a stressful situation, we were able to handle the property with ease. We’re sharing our response and approach to the water restoration process.   The

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Mold Exposure Symptoms & How to Stay Safe

Mold Exposure Symptoms & How to Stay Safe Have you recently been feeling a bit sick and can’t pinpoint the reason? While it can be easy to assume that general malaise is a cold, there are other causes for concern. Mold exposure often presents symptoms that are similar to a cold, but that last for much longer. Let’s discuss the symptoms of mold exposure and how you can protect yourself. The Symptoms of Mold Exposure Just because you can’t see the spores doesn’t mean they aren’t there. One of the key ways to identify whether you have a mold infestation

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Fire Cleanup: A Job Best Left to the Professionals

Fire Cleanup: A Job Best Left to the Professionals Experiencing a fire is a stressful and painful experience. From the emotional toll to the destroyed belongings and the strain on your wallet, there are more ways than one that are challenging. As such, you might be considering DIY fire damage cleanup to spare your finances. However, ServiceMaster Restore advises against performing your own fire cleanup and repairs unless you are a certified professional. Read on to find out about the hazards of the job that can easily overwhelm homeowners. The Many Hazards of Fire Damage Cleanup A fire is the

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Using Landscaping to Prevent Water Damage

Using Landscaping to Prevent Water Damage The truth is — water damage is likely going to effect every homeowner at some point. Although many property owners do their due diligence by waterproofing certain spots, landscaping is an often overlooked aspect of preventing water damage.  ServiceMaster Restore is exploring a few tips that could save you big bucks in the long run. How Landscaping Prevents Water Damage When a major storm rolls through, the ground becomes saturated with moisture. Because it can only absorb so much water, the excess collects and runs off. Water follows a downhill trajectory, which means that

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6 Tips From the Pros to Dry Out Water in Your Property

6 Tips From the Pros to Dry Out Water in Your Property Water damage presents itself in a variety of forms and is the result an any vast number of causes. When your property is suffering from a water loss, we recommend calling a professional water removal and water restoration company. Until help arrives, it pays to know how to mitigate the circumstances to salvage your property. Use these tips to dry out water in your property. The Most Common Causes of Water Damage Heavy rains and storms Broken and burst pipes Appliance malfunctions Sewage backups and overflows Flood damage

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter Winter ushers in chilly temperatures that can wreak havoc on your pipes. When water expands as it freezes, stress is placed on your pipes. This pressure can cause the pipes to burst, leading to a major water loss in your home. ServiceMaster Restore wants to share some helpful tips on how to prevent frozen pipes this winter season. The Truth About Frozen Pipes Water exerts up to 40lbs of pressure on your pipes as it expands by 10% when frozen. Homes built in 1960 or before are especially susceptible to frozen pipes. 37%

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Fire Prevention & Safety Tips

Important Fire Prevention & Safety Tips Fire safety requires true effort in order to be effective. For that reason, you shouldn’t take any chances. There are several types of fires, each of which has its own unique set of preventative tips. These fire prevention tips will go a long way in keeping you, your home, and your family safe. Home Fire Prevention & Safety Tips Install smoke alarms on each level of the home, outside every bedroom. Test smoke alarms once a month. Change the batteries when needed. Develop a fire escape plan and practice it twice a year with

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