Hard water’s damage to pipes and appliances

Brad LackeyWater Damage, Water Damage Prevention

Faucet aerator with limescale

Although we would like to have appliances that lasts us a lifetime and never have to worry about it again, but we all probably had to dealt with some broken appliances. A broken washing machine, leaky dishwasher, or a water heater that suddenly stopped working. Not only do you have to replace or fix the appliances itself, but there could … Read More

How to Get Rid of Mold on Floor Joists in the Crawlspace

Brad LackeyMold Removal

Mold in the crawlspace

When people think about mold remediation and mold removal in their homes, they typically think about areas in their house that produce high levels of moisture and humidity, such as in a bathroom or near a sink. However, they don’t usually think about mold in their crawlspace. Believe it or not, crawlspaces are areas that produce a lot of moisture … Read More

5 Reasons Behind Sump Pump Malfunction

Brad LackeyWater Damage

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A flood can happen to any homeowner, and the last line of defense is often the sump pump. A sump pump is a device that sits in a small inground well in your basement. Its purpose is to pump water away from your property once water around it gets to a certain level. Sump pumps can fail or malfunction at the … Read More

The Difference Between Mold and Mildew

Brad LackeyWater Damage

this mold is darker than mildew

The terms mold and mildew are frequently used interchangeably. Sometimes people refer to mold related smells as ‘mildew’ and the substance itself as ‘mold’. Outside of these colloquial habits, however, there is a scientific difference between the two. Put simply, both mold and mildew are different types of fungus. Mildew is lighter in color, appearing as a white or light-yellow … Read More

How to Respond to a Sump Pump Overflow

Brad LackeyWater Damage

sump pump overflow in warsaw indiana

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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What to Do About Water Damage from an Upstairs Neighbor indiana

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

Brad LackeyWater Damage

shower leaking through ceiling

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

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

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

Water and Fire Damage Restoration with ServiceMaster by Restoration Contractors

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

Step-by-Step Guide for Filing a Water Damage Insurance Claim

Brad LackeyWater Damage

Fort Wayne Custom – Guide for Filing a Water Damage Insurance Claim Experiencing property damage is a stressful situation to deal with but having insurance coverage can help make things a little easier for you. Insurance will cover repair and restoration costs to address the damage that your property has suffered; however, for such costs to be covered, you need … Read More