How to Prevent Bonfires from Smoking

Brad LackeyFire Damage, Fire Damage Prevention

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Bonfires are a great way to keep the fun going at night while spending time with friends and family. But it can be annoying and even dangerous to breathe in that thick smoke wafting up from the flames. While there’s no way to completely prevent it as it’s natural for fires to produce some amount of smoke when burning, there … Read More

How to Reduce Flood Damage in Your Basement

Brad LackeyFlood Damage

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Basement floods can occur at any time, but they are more common in the spring with melting snow and thunderstorms. Even in dry climates and weather conditions, unknown blockages within the sewer system can backflow into the foundation, flooding the basement with contaminated water. But regardless of how far the water has spread, a flood cleanup company must be called … Read More

How Spring Conditions Lead to Mold in Your Home

Brad LackeyMold Removal

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When the spring arrives, it can be pleasing to many people. The harsh cold and snow of winter is gone, making way for warmer weather and nature’s return. Flowers begin to bloom and provide color to contrast what is often a dark, dreary winter. But spring is also a time when many people do significant cleaning in their homes. While … Read More

How to Prevent Fires from Candles this Winter

Brad LackeyDisaster Projects, Fire Damage, Fire Damage Prevention

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They’re wonderful gifts and they smell amazing, but candles are very dangerous, especially if nobody’s around. There are a number of potential fire sources within the home or building, especially during the wintertime due to increased heat sources, but fires from candles alone have contributed to millions of dollars in property damage. According to the Maryland State Firemen’s Association, fire … Read More

How to Keep Your Gutters Functional Through the Winter

Brad LackeyWater Damage, Water Damage Prevention

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Not much thought is given to our gutters when running around trying to keep everything else functional, especially during the off seasons like winter and summer. But they endure a lot of weight and freezing temperatures during the winter, making it extremely difficult to continue draining water away from the property. If not, both snow and ice will accumulate within … Read More

Cleaning Smoke Damage from Brick Surfaces

Brad LackeyFire Damage

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Fire damage can occur in a variety of unexpected ways, such as a flare-up in your fireplace or a mishap in the kitchen. Smoke and soot damage are difficult to handle because it cannot be removed with regular cleaning products and forms stains on the affected surfaces if ignored long enough. Soot is particularly difficult to remove because of its … Read More

How to Prevent Fire and Water Damage in the Fall and Winter

Brad LackeyCleaning Tips and Checklists, Fire Damage Prevention, Water Damage Prevention

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One of the worst aspects about fire and water damage is that both occur year-round, and both may come from natural and man-made causes. But as they can both occur from various sources, there are seasonal trends in where and when they start, such as frozen pipes in the winter and storm damage in the spring and summer. As we … Read More

The Dangers of Living in a Smoke-Damaged Home

Brad LackeyFire Damage

Living in a home after it was recently damaged by a fire produces a hazard for everyone. For more than just being uncomfortable, the need for fire damage restoration is crucial as the presence of smoke can cause smoke pollution. Regardless of the size of the fire, the smoke and soot byproducts can spread throughout the home and compromise the … Read More