Categories of Water

Category 1 – Category 1 water originates from a sanitary water source and does not pose substantial risk from dermal, ingestion, or inhalation exposure. Examples of Category 1 sources include, but are not limited to: tub or sink overflows; broken water supply lines; melting ice or snow; falling rainwater; broken toilet tanks, and toilet bowls […]

Hardwood floors – cupping and crowning

When hardwood floors get wet you must know what to do if you hope to restore the floors to their pre-flood condition. Cupping and crowning are common results of improperly drying hardwood floors. This type of damage can ruin your beautiful floor. Here is how it happens: Water becomes trapped between the wood floor and […]

Disaster cleanup safety tips

Avoid these dangerous actions: Using a household vacuum to remove excess water Using electrical appliances while standing on wet floors or carpets Going into any room with standing water while the electricity is on Lifting tacked-down carpet without professional help (causes damage and shrinkage) Entering a room where the ceiling is sagging Delaying calls for […]

How does mold get in my attic?

Mold needs moisture to grow, so the real question is “why is there water in my attic”. Attics and roofs are complex in how they work. They need to be water proof even in high winds, but be able to dry out when water inevitably gets in. Roof leaks and ice dams are common ways […]