Storm and Flood Damage Prevention

Storm and Flood Damage Prevention

Storm and Flood Damage Prevention

Clean Your Gutters!

In recent years, damage from storms and floods have wreaked havoc in communities throughout the United States. Home and business owners alike have seen their properties both damaged and destroyed by these devastating storms. Going forward, it is paramount that people know what preventive measures can be taken to protect your valuable assets.

Protection from a storm has to begin outside of your house or business by both strategically placing and maintaining outside landscapes such as shrubs and trees. As the recent storms have proven, trees and shrubs can cause just as much damage to the outside of homes and businesses as they can on the inside.

 

The first step in preventing storm damage is to ensure that trees and shrubs are planted in the right locations. Large trees should not be planted close to buildings and if they already exist these trees should be removed.

Next, one of the easiest ways to minimize storm damage is to do seasonal pruning. This relatively inexpensive and easy measure will help ensure that when a storm hits the damage is lessened.

Finally, once a storm has passed through the dead and damaged trees that remain need to be removed as soon as possible.

Storm and Flood Damage Prevention

These remaining trees are extremely dangerous in the post-storm recovery process as their roots are already weakened and branches are already beginning to fall.

If at all possible look to secure or put away movable objects like outdoor furniture and lawn decorations prior to a storm. Ideally, vehicles should be placed in a garage or covered location; however, if this is not possible park vehicles as far away from trees, poles, and other movable objects as possible.

Not only do storms cause external damage to personal property, but flooding poses a substantial and costly problem to homes and businesses.

Preventing flood damage starts on a grassroots level by making sure that gutters are clean and not obstructed. Gutters are designed to transport water to areas that will cause the least amount of damage to properties. Consequently, ensuring that gutters are clean and able to do their jobs will go a long in lessening the damage that floods can cause.

Next, investing in a retaining wall can deter floods by holding soil in place and preventing erosion. A retaining wall can be expensive so many home and business owners explore other avenues first.

One of these alternatives is installing a basement sump pump. These pumps act as a final defense against flooding water by forcing it away from your home to an area that will cause the least amount of damage.

Don’t wait for the next storm to hit to take advantage of these preventive measures.

From simply pruning shrubs on a seasonal basis to investing in a sump pump or cleaning your gutters the damage caused by storms can be significantly minimized and eliminated.

Unfortunately, storms are not going to disappear so the best practice is to prepare for the worst by taking preventive action against today.

Storm and Flood Damage Prevention

Orlando storm damage can cause problems.  Your storm and flood damage prevention help is just a phone call away!

 

 

Below are the cities we serve:
We are water damage experts for the following cities: Orlando FL, Oviedo FL, Goldenrod FL, Winter Park FL, Winter Springs FL, Casselberry FL, Maitland FL, Geneva FL, Altamonte Springs FL, Longwood FL, Christmas FL, Mid Florida FL, Sanford FL, Lake Mary FL, Lake Monroe FL, Osteen FL, Clarcona FL, Mims FL, Apopka FL, Kissimmee FL, Gotha FL, Ocoee FL, Titusville FL, Saint Cloud FL, Windermere FL, Deltona FL, Debary FL, Scottsmoor FL, Winter Garden FL, Cocoa FL, Zellwood FL, Orange City FL, Sorrento FL, Plymouth FL, Cassadaga FL, Oakland FL, Sharpes FL, Lake Helen FL, Oak Hill FL, Deland FL, Glenwood FL, Tangerine FL, Intercession City FL, Eustis FL, Montverde FL, Edgewater FL, Mount Dora FL, Merritt Island FL, Rockledge FL, Loughman FL, New Smyrna Beach FL, Paisley FL, Davenport FL, Melbourne FL
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We are water damage pros serving the following zipcodes: 32132, 32141, 32168, 32169, 32701, 32703, 32704, 32706, 32707, 32708, 32709, 32710, 32712, 32713, 32714, 32715, 32716, 32718, 32719, 32722, 32723, 32725, 32728, 32730, 32732, 32733, 32736, 32738, 32739, 32744, 32746, 32747, 32750, 32751, 32752, 32753, 32754, 32756, 32757, 32759, 32762, 32763, 32764, 32765, 32766, 32767, 32768, 32771, 32772, 32773, 32774, 32775, 32776, 32777, 32779, 32780, 32781, 32782, 32783, 32789, 32790, 32791, 32792, 32793, 32794, 32795, 32796, 32798, 32799, 32801, 32802, 32803, 32804, 32805, 32806, 32807, 32808, 32809, 32810, 32811, 32812, 32814, 32815, 32816, 32817, 32818, 32819, 32820, 32821, 32822, 32824, 32825, 32826, 32827, 32828, 32829, 32830, 32831, 32832, 32833, 32834, 32835, 32836, 32837, 32839, 32853, 32854, 32855, 32856, 32857, 32858, 32859, 32860, 32861, 32862, 32867, 32868, 32869, 32872, 32877, 32878, 32885, 32886, 32887, 32890, 32891, 32893, 32896, 32897, 32898, 32899, 32922, 32923, 32924, 32926, 32927, 32940, 32953, 32955, 32956, 32959, 33836, 33837, 33848, 33858, 33896, 33897, 34734, 34741, 34742, 34743, 34744, 34745, 34746, 34747, 34756, 34758, 34760, 34761, 34769, 34770, 34771, 34772, 34773, 34777, 34778, 34786, 34787
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Types of Smoke Damage

Types of Smoke Damage

Types of Smoke Damage

Smoke Damage

Although flames are the most destructive part of fire they are not the only ones that can cause damage to your house and belongings. Smoke leaves odors and poisonous toxins behind. Smoke from a fire moves to the cool areas and then up to the upper levels of the building.

It moves through the plumbing system using openings or gaps around the pipes to spread from level to level. The cleanup and house restorations methods to be used will depend on the class of Smoke Damage that is caused.

Various Types of Smoke Damage.
a). Wet smoke damage:
Wet Smoke Damage is a type of damage that occurs due to slow burning or smoldering fire that produces low heat. Smoldering fires occur when there is little oxygen to fuel a fire and they produce gas, little smoke, heat and no flame. Wet Smoke Damage leaves behind a sticky and smeary residue that has a very strong odor. Wet smoke damage is one of the most difficult smoke damage to clean because of the smeary smoke webs.

b). Dry smoke damage:
This is a type of smoke damage that occurs as a result of fast burning fire i.e. flames ignite/ light and grow rapidly. These fires produce very high temperatures due to the presence of sufficient oxygen, fuel and heat. Dry smoke residue is powdery and dry and it contains tiny non-smearing particles.

c). Protein smoke damage:
This is a type of smoke damage that occurs when a protein-rich substance is burned. It leaves behind an invisible residue that has an extremely pungent smell/ odor. Though not visible by naked eyes, protein smoke residue discolors varnishes and paints on many surfaces.

d). Fuel Oil smoke damage:
This is a type of smoke damage that is produced by heat sources like oil furnaces. The emitted smoke puffs back, creating a black sooty residue. Fuel oil smoke damage can damage upholstered items like carpets or couches and can coat adjacent items.

e). Other Types of expreicned Smoke Damage
This include smoke damage that is produced by fire extinguisher residue, fingerprint powder and tear gas.

Types of Smoke Damage

Testing and cleanup of smoke damage.

Residues that are left behind by smoke are chemically active and they attack all the surfaces they fall on. These chemicals can discolor or permanently stain the surfaces that they touch. Some household items may require specialized cleaning and although many items can be salvaged, not all items will be saved.

The type of smoke damage produced determines the cleanup and restoration method (s) to be employed. Therefore the residue left behind should be tested to find out what type of smoke damage occurred. In many fires, more than one type of smoke damage occurs. Testing will help you and the insurance company know what items can be restored/ saved and what can not. Smoke residue testing and item cleanup is often done by well trained and highly experienced professional who are equipped with restoration and fire cleanup knowledge.

Types of Smoke Damage

Try and get a fire cleanup and restoration professional into your house immediately after a fire so as to minimize/ reduce the effects of smoke residue chemicals on items and surfaces in your house due to smoke damage

If you have Orlando fire issues then you need to contact a professional

 

Below are the cities we serve:
We are water damage experts for the following cities: Orlando FL, Oviedo FL, Goldenrod FL, Winter Park FL, Winter Springs FL, Casselberry FL, Maitland FL, Geneva FL, Altamonte Springs FL, Longwood FL, Christmas FL, Mid Florida FL, Sanford FL, Lake Mary FL, Lake Monroe FL, Osteen FL, Clarcona FL, Mims FL, Apopka FL, Kissimmee FL, Gotha FL, Ocoee FL, Titusville FL, Saint Cloud FL, Windermere FL, Deltona FL, Debary FL, Scottsmoor FL, Winter Garden FL, Cocoa FL, Zellwood FL, Orange City FL, Sorrento FL, Plymouth FL, Cassadaga FL, Oakland FL, Sharpes FL, Lake Helen FL, Oak Hill FL, Deland FL, Glenwood FL, Tangerine FL, Intercession City FL, Eustis FL, Montverde FL, Edgewater FL, Mount Dora FL, Merritt Island FL, Rockledge FL, Loughman FL, New Smyrna Beach FL, Paisley FL, Davenport FL, Melbourne FL
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We are water damage pros serving the following zipcodes: 32132, 32141, 32168, 32169, 32701, 32703, 32704, 32706, 32707, 32708, 32709, 32710, 32712, 32713, 32714, 32715, 32716, 32718, 32719, 32722, 32723, 32725, 32728, 32730, 32732, 32733, 32736, 32738, 32739, 32744, 32746, 32747, 32750, 32751, 32752, 32753, 32754, 32756, 32757, 32759, 32762, 32763, 32764, 32765, 32766, 32767, 32768, 32771, 32772, 32773, 32774, 32775, 32776, 32777, 32779, 32780, 32781, 32782, 32783, 32789, 32790, 32791, 32792, 32793, 32794, 32795, 32796, 32798, 32799, 32801, 32802, 32803, 32804, 32805, 32806, 32807, 32808, 32809, 32810, 32811, 32812, 32814, 32815, 32816, 32817, 32818, 32819, 32820, 32821, 32822, 32824, 32825, 32826, 32827, 32828, 32829, 32830, 32831, 32832, 32833, 32834, 32835, 32836, 32837, 32839, 32853, 32854, 32855, 32856, 32857, 32858, 32859, 32860, 32861, 32862, 32867, 32868, 32869, 32872, 32877, 32878, 32885, 32886, 32887, 32890, 32891, 32893, 32896, 32897, 32898, 32899, 32922, 32923, 32924, 32926, 32927, 32940, 32953, 32955, 32956, 32959, 33836, 33837, 33848, 33858, 33896, 33897, 34734, 34741, 34742, 34743, 34744, 34745, 34746, 34747, 34756, 34758, 34760, 34761, 34769, 34770, 34771, 34772, 34773, 34777, 34778, 34786, 34787
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Dangers of Mold

Dangers of Mold

Dangers of Mold

Dangerous Mold

Most residents of homes that have mold are usually not aware of how dangerous it can be.

A survey on homeowners has shown that many are clueless when it comes to the Dangers of Mold.

Indeed there are specific guidelines on hazardous compounds that can be found in the home but what is surprising is that none is there for mold.

This is quite chilling based on the fact that having mold in the home can cause serious problems to the health of individuals living there.Not only is mold dangerous to your health but it also makes your home have a bad odor.

Dangers of Mold

Indeed mold can cause minor health complications like sneezing, itching, allergies, etc to some major health problems like Asthma,lung infections etc.Being exposed to mold for a long time can lead to permanent lung damage and eventually death in some cases. Unfortunately most homeowners are not aware of this therefore they end up living in dangerous homes that are killing not only them but their children.

There are certain areas in your home that you are likely to find mold.Every homeowner should be aware of these particular places.Places such as the basement,ceiling,underneath the carpet,on fabrics and walls should be inspected regularly in order to ensure that its growth is limited.It is worth noting that mold grows in areas that are not well aerated and have moisture.

Therefore you should ensure that your home is not dirty thus giving an enabling environment for mold to grow.However there are areas that often proves quite difficult for the normal person at home to inspect.That is in air vent and air conditioning systems.These are in fact the most crucial places that should be inspected as you can be inhaling air filled with mold without you even knowing. Most diseases associated with mold are often spread through air vents at home.

Many mold expert says that the secret to fighting mold at home is to ensure that your home is always dry at all times.Ensure that you repair leaking pipes a all times and always have a plumber on call to fix the sink whenever it is busted or running over.The bathroom is another notorious place for mold to grow hence should be kept very clean.Have a mold expert inspect your home once every six months to determine potential hot spots for growth.This will ensure that your home is not killing you without you knowing.

Mold can be very hazardous if not removed from the home immediately.It is even more dangerous to small children and babies who might receive deadly diseases just bi inhaling air that is filled with mold particles.

Dangers of Mold

Remember that small baby’s lungs have not fully formed yet hence a fatal infection and cause serious damage to their lungs causing untold suffering to the baby and eventual death.For the sake of your kids parents should use the help of an expert to get rid of mold in their home.

Worried about the dangers of mold Mold remediation Orlando is just a phone call away.

 

Below are the cities we serve:
We are water damage experts for the following cities: Orlando FL, Oviedo FL, Goldenrod FL, Winter Park FL, Winter Springs FL, Casselberry FL, Maitland FL, Geneva FL, Altamonte Springs FL, Longwood FL, Christmas FL, Mid Florida FL, Sanford FL, Lake Mary FL, Lake Monroe FL, Osteen FL, Clarcona FL, Mims FL, Apopka FL, Kissimmee FL, Gotha FL, Ocoee FL, Titusville FL, Saint Cloud FL, Windermere FL, Deltona FL, Debary FL, Scottsmoor FL, Winter Garden FL, Cocoa FL, Zellwood FL, Orange City FL, Sorrento FL, Plymouth FL, Cassadaga FL, Oakland FL, Sharpes FL, Lake Helen FL, Oak Hill FL, Deland FL, Glenwood FL, Tangerine FL, Intercession City FL, Eustis FL, Montverde FL, Edgewater FL, Mount Dora FL, Merritt Island FL, Rockledge FL, Loughman FL, New Smyrna Beach FL, Paisley FL, Davenport FL, Melbourne FL
Below are the zipcodes we serve:
We are water damage pros serving the following zipcodes: 32132, 32141, 32168, 32169, 32701, 32703, 32704, 32706, 32707, 32708, 32709, 32710, 32712, 32713, 32714, 32715, 32716, 32718, 32719, 32722, 32723, 32725, 32728, 32730, 32732, 32733, 32736, 32738, 32739, 32744, 32746, 32747, 32750, 32751, 32752, 32753, 32754, 32756, 32757, 32759, 32762, 32763, 32764, 32765, 32766, 32767, 32768, 32771, 32772, 32773, 32774, 32775, 32776, 32777, 32779, 32780, 32781, 32782, 32783, 32789, 32790, 32791, 32792, 32793, 32794, 32795, 32796, 32798, 32799, 32801, 32802, 32803, 32804, 32805, 32806, 32807, 32808, 32809, 32810, 32811, 32812, 32814, 32815, 32816, 32817, 32818, 32819, 32820, 32821, 32822, 32824, 32825, 32826, 32827, 32828, 32829, 32830, 32831, 32832, 32833, 32834, 32835, 32836, 32837, 32839, 32853, 32854, 32855, 32856, 32857, 32858, 32859, 32860, 32861, 32862, 32867, 32868, 32869, 32872, 32877, 32878, 32885, 32886, 32887, 32890, 32891, 32893, 32896, 32897, 32898, 32899, 32922, 32923, 32924, 32926, 32927, 32940, 32953, 32955, 32956, 32959, 33836, 33837, 33848, 33858, 33896, 33897, 34734, 34741, 34742, 34743, 34744, 34745, 34746, 34747, 34756, 34758, 34760, 34761, 34769, 34770, 34771, 34772, 34773, 34777, 34778, 34786, 34787
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