Author Archives: Elise

Why your Allergies could be Caused by the Mold in your Home

If water has gotten into your home and stood in the walls, under the floors, or in the ceiling, it can lead to the growth of mold or mildew. There are a number of different dangers that this mold can …
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How Clogged Gutters Cause Water Damage to your Home

If you have gutters, you know that they require periodic cleaning. They collect leaves, dirt, debris, and even things like dead animals throughout the year, which is why many people clean them out at the beginning of every spring and …
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What to Consider When Choosing a Restoration Company

Do you need to hire a restoration company? If so, you’ll find that you have many different options, especially if you live in a larger city, like Dayton. Rather than simply picking the first company you come across, you should …
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How to Prevent Drain Clogs and Back Ups

Having your drains clog or get backed up is no fun, especially if it means you have to call a professional plumber and have the entire line dug up and fixed. That can be very expensive, especially since some homeowner’s …
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The Damage Water Can Cause to Wood Flooring

When water floods into your home due to the weather or because you’ve had a pipe burst, it can lead to some major problems. If you have water on your wood flooring, you may think that you’re lucky—you could have …
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What You Need to Know About Carpeting and Water Damage

When water floods into your home either from a downpour outdoors or because of broken pipes, it can be a major issue. But if the rooms it floods are cement, tile, or even hardwood, cleanup is at least somewhat easy. …
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Tips for Organizing your Basement to Keep your Belongings Dry

If your basement floods, one of the worst sights in the world can be that of all of the treasures you were storing damaged beyond saving by the water. Many people keep old items from their parents or their childhood …
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The Importance of Check Valves for Drains

A check valve is a special type of value that only allows liquid to flow in one direction. That’s why it’s sometimes also referred to as a one-way valve, a non-return valve, or a clack valve. These valves are very …
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How Spring Rains Cause Sump Pump Failure

The spring is here, and for those in many areas, that means rain. While those April showers might bring May flowers, they can also bring flooding and water in to your basement. That means your sump pump may need to …
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Sump Pump Preventative Maintenance

If you have a sump pump in your basement, the last thing you want is to need it after a flood only to find that it doesn’t work. Flooding can occur unexpectedly, so if you haven’t had your sump pump …
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