How to Respond to a Sump Pump Overflow

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Water damage can occur in your property as a result of various sources. There are natural causes like heavy rainfall and the flooding it can cause, and there are also internal property issues like pipe leaks and sewage backups. Your basement, in particular, is one area of your home that is especially prone to water damage — both due to … Read More

What to Do About Water Damage from an Upstairs Neighbor

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Water damage to a townhome, condo or apartment can occur due to an upstairs neighbor’s negligence. Serious disputes are not only possible, but likely. Nevertheless, the renter’s insurance must be notified immediately. Here is what to consider when a unit is impacted by water damage from an upstairs neighbor: What types of water damage can occur? Careless water damage occurs … Read More

Shower Leaking Through Ceiling | How to Narrow Down the Cause

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When you discover water leaking through the ceiling under your bathroom, you might be facing major water damage and even mold growth. In some cases, this means your shower is causing a leak through the ceiling downstairs. Be sure to take a leaking shower seriously, especially if it’s on the 2nd flood as this can cause water damage in the … Read More

Testing for Mold and Moisture | Where Is Mold Coming From

Brad LackeyMold Removal

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It is important to understand that mold is everywhere, all the time. If you buy a mold testing kit and it detects spores, that is absolutely normal. What matters is the type and quantities of mold that is detected. These results, typically done during professional mold inspection, will inform you whether you have a mold growth problem and if there … Read More

How to Fix Gutters that Overflow | ServiceMaster Fort Wayne IN

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Water damage can occur in numerous ways, which is why it is known to be the most common type of property damage. When it comes to causes of water damage, many people likely think of internal issues like pipe leaks or natural flooding caused by heavy rainfall. But your home’s gutters can be another source of water damage. Gutters are … Read More

How to Remove Mattress Mold | Clean Mold on Bedframe

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Mold on a mattress doesn’t have to mean lighting it on fire. If the amount of mold is very small, it’s possible to remove it from the mattress altogether. Even if you don’t currently have mold problems with your mattress, be sure to at least inspect for the issue every now and then. If you have mysterious allergy issues when … Read More

Mold Prevention Tips to Keep Your Home Mold Free this Summer

Brad LackeyCleaning Tips and Checklists, Mold Removal

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The Midwest is certainly no stranger to the humid weather during the summer, especially for those living near lakes, ponds, and rivers. As humidity is synonymous with moisture, homeowners can face significant problems if they don’t take steps to keep things cool. Excess moisture can lead to mold which can cause significant health and structural issues, making it a huge … Read More

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