Sewage Backup Dangers
Winter is coming, and Mother Nature has a way of influencing how the winter affects our homes. Some Cleveland winters are mild, and our homes weather it all well; others are frigidly cold and cause pipes to freeze and burst, and homes seem to age overnight under the extreme wintry conditions. And then, there is […]
Preparing Your Building for the Winter
You should always have measures in place to make the winter months safer, and less of a financial burden, whether you own or lease a commercial building, or even if you manage a property. There are several ways that you can prepare your building for the winter, some of which can help throughout the entire […]
Flooded Basement? Act Fast!
Winter, spring, summer, fall … the weather in Cleveland means basements can flood any time of year. Sure, there are times of the year when it might be more likely than others, but is a number of ways a home can flood – not just by an act of Mother Nature. Water damage can come […]
Washing Machine Hoses Ready To Burst?
There are some obvious risks in the home, but an often overlooked disaster waiting to happen is the hot and cold hoses going to the back of your washing machine. They fail and cause serious floods so often that property owners should take the time to consider and even purchase special insurance policies in the […]
Water Damage in Your Property – Can You Prevent It?
As one of the top providers of water damage repair and restoration services in the Greater Cleveland area, Water Extraction Team (WET), has some suggestions on preventing water damage in your business or home. One of the most common reasons for property insurance claims is Water Damage, and often can be prevented easily by following […]
How Quickly Does Mold Grow In Your Building?
I’m sure everyone understands that different kinds of molds grow at different speeds, on different surfaces, and under different conditions, but most experts agree that mold can begin growing within 24 to 48 hours after a water damage event in a building. Every mold growth situation is unique, but the solution to prevent the likelihood […]
An Overflowing Toilet is a Health Hazard
A toilet overflow is a very serious situation, and one that is dangerous to even the healthiest people. The amount of micro-organic contamination that can thrive in sewage water is pretty staggering, and it only takes a brief amount of exposure to that water to make a person ill. That’s why professional cleaning services take […]
Hotel Headaches Caused By Water Damage
Many have experienced the nightmare of a flooded house, either from a major rain or from a broken pipe. Even a toilet overflow can cause huge problems in your home, so imagine the challenge when water damage happens at the commercial level! In a hotel there are usually multiple floors, many guests, water running for an […]
A “Vulture Contractor” Can Make Your Disaster Worse!
Whenever there’s a natural disaster, you’re likely to have neighbors, near and far, who have also experienced damages or loss, especially in events like floods and tornados and other property disasters. Fires are especially easy targets for contractors “chasing the fire truck!” Sadly, it creates an environment where there’s a lot of potential for predatory businesses […]
Don’t Wait! Address Water Damage Sooner than Later!
Many of us have been there. We look up, and there’s a curious round circle of moisture on the ceiling. Or, you notice a place between your door wall and wood trim during a rain storm where water is coming in and pooling on the floor. Or, maybe you realize you have a bathtub or […]