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Foundation Maintenance & Water Damage Prevention Cleveland Ohio

If the foundation of a structure is compromised, the problems will carry through to the upper levels. Routine foundation maintenance is a vital part of preserving and protecting your property. The Importance of Foundation Maintenance Your foundation serves as a base to your entire structure and is a key element to your building’s structural support. […]

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Dangers Of A Sewage Backup & The Importance Of A Proper Cleanup

Dealing with a flood, leak or other major water event is a stressful ordeal. Now add to that water some raw sewage. The risks and stress just increased tenfold. Whether it is sewage from a broken sewer line, a septic tank backup or a major clog, you must proceed with caution. Sewage water carries a […]

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Winter Water Damage: Frozen Pipes

Unlike most materials that contract with extreme drops in temperatures, water is unique in that it expands when it freezes. If water in your pipes freeze, it will expand, apply pressure to your pipes, and can lead to serious problems. The consequences of a frozen pipe include (but not limited to) ruptured pipes, major leaking, […]

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Basement Water Damage Prevention– Keeping Basements Dry

Basement Water Damage Prevention As the lowest point of an Ohio property, basements are especially vulnerable to water damage caused by leaks, flooding or other major water intrusion events. Basement leaks or basement floods in Ohio can lead to serious property damage, compromised structural integrity, widespread mold growth and a very expensive repair bill. As […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]