What is Cat 3 Dirty Water?

Posted Jun 16 2017

Cat3, or Category 3, is the most severe type of water damage a property owner can encounter. Often times, this type of damage is referred to as dirty water or black water. This is highly contaminated water that could be very toxic to any occupants inside the dwelling. There could be organic substances that are…

Preventative Maintenance, What should you be doing?

Posted May 24 2017

Property owners and managers in South Florida know better than most that preventative maintenance is critical for retaining tenants and property value. One of the main decisions to consider is how to schedule the frequency of the preventative maintenance that’s needed. You also need to decide whether you are absorbing the costs or passing them…

Why Choose a Water Damage Restoration Company to Handle Water Damage Emergencies

Posted May 12 2017

Even when you live in a low flood hazard zone, there is no guarantee that the next storm will not flood your home. A single flood is enough to cause serious damage to your property. Dirty water containing bacteria and viruses will soak your furniture.  Mold will spread quickly, spreading its spores that may lead…

Mold Effects on People with Sensitive Allergies

Posted Apr 12 2017

Researchers have determined that exposure to mold can cause allergic symptoms and impair people who have asthma. Direct exposure to mold for a prolonged period can cause occupants to suffer from eye irritation, coughing and a runny nose. These conditions may be treated with medication over-the-counter, but they can develop into serious infections if left…

Contingency Planning, What Should You be Doing?

Posted Apr 04 2017

What happens when the backup plan fails and everything goes wrong? What’s the contingency plan then? These are questions every legitimate organization needs to be able to answer before disaster strikes. Contingency plans are especially important in regions like South Florida, where a tropical storm, hurricane or water damage may be severe enough to substantially…

Higher Deductibles from Hurricanes

Posted Mar 24 2017

High hurricane and windstorm deductibles in South Florida are challenging for many property owners and managers. Deductibles for water damage have also been increasing recently, making it harder to manage common water issues associated with owning multiple units, commercial spaces and multi-family homes in South Florida. Property owners and managers can benefit from learning how…

What You Need to Know About Home Water Damage

Posted Mar 15 2017

Untreated water damage is disastrous to homeowners. Because the source of the leak and all locations affected by the damage needs to be fixed. The easiest way to get a handle on potential water damage affecting your home is by knowing… Common causes of water damage Signs of water damage in the home and Why…

Preventing Child Heat Stroke in Cars

Posted Mar 06 2017

Since 2007, 354 children have died from heatstroke after being locked in vehicles… 27 already this year. It is one of the leading causes of child death, and it can happen to anyone. With all we have on our minds today, it can be easy to forget a child sleeping in the back seat. Never…

What to look for in a water damage repair service

Posted Feb 22 2017

What to look for in a water damage repair service   If the worst should happen and you find yourself the victim of a natural disaster, home emergency, or burst pipes, you need to be confident that your property is being taken care of by industry experts – a team that is dedicated to helping…

Preventing Water Damage in your Home

Posted Feb 06 2017

Florida might be nicknamed the Sunshine State, but as all residents know, we get more than our fair share of rain. From hurricanes to floods to something as unexpected as a pipe bursting there are any number of ways water can cause costly damage. Destroyed possessions such as photo albums or important documents are only…

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