Month: August 2010

Smoke Odor Removal

A fire on any scale can be a disastrous event, and often it is not just the fire damage itself that has to be dealt with. Cleaning up after a fire or accident that has left smoke or soot damage...

Call One Company if You Have an Emergency

People do not like to think that emergencies can happen to them, but ignoring the possibility does not prevent them from occurring. It is always best to be prepared and know what to do if you should find it necessary...

Remediation of Contaminated Chinese Drywall

Defective or tainted drywall imported from China between 2001 and 2007 could give off sulfur gases which create a noxious odor and corrode metal surfaces. Sulfur emissions have been found to damage air conditioners, electrical wiring, copper plumbing, appliances, and...

The Insured’s Responsibility to Mitigate Immediately

If you have homeowner’s or flood insurance, are you aware of your responsibility to mitigate the loss? You need to take action to keep a problem from getting worse after making a claim or observing a problem. Failure to do...

Cleaning Soot from Porous and Non-Porous Items

Cleaning soot from porous and non-porous items is a major task. Soot is a result of the incomplete combustion of wood, coal, diesel oil or other materials. Soot is normally found in the form of a black powdery substance consisting...

Sewer back-up contamination clean-up methods

Sewer back-up contamination is not a pleasant thought but is a reality to many otherwise clean households each year. If this happens to you, what is the best clean-up method to tackle the job inside your house? Sewage is any...

Can Wet Carpets Be Saved?

In the case of a flood or other emergency, many property owners wonder if their carpets can survive the damage. When a carpet gets very wet, the water or other liquid will seep into the pad that is under the...