Posts by: wpadmin

How to Fix a Leak in the Ceiling

Drip, drip, after annoying drip. You’ve got a water leak in the ceiling. Ugh, what to do now! When water is dripping from the ceiling, or water is leaking from the ceiling under the bathroom, it’s a clear sign something is wrong with the pipes or the roof. Though water leaking from the ceiling may…

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How Do Restoration Companies Work?

Whether it is a fire, burst pipes, or a natural disaster that damaged your home, it can be one of the most stressful and overwhelming events you ever experience. How are you going to take care of the mess? Is it possible to salvage anything? This is where a restoration company comes in. They are…

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Why Is Black Mold Dangerous?

Metrolina museum of mold art

Mold is a type of fungus that is just about everywhere – it could be under your kitchen sink, in the bathroom, basement, or even in the air you breathe. There are several types of mold, but the mold everyone worries about the most is Stachybotrys chartarum (S. chartarum), also known as Stachybotrys atra. “Black…

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The Most Common Natural Disasters in North Carolina

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North Carolina has its share of natural disasters, but hurricanes and floods top the most common North Carolina natural disasters list. Floods and hurricanes can cause power outages, property damage, disruptions to food and water, illness, and even death. Flooding and hurricanes go hand-in-hand. On the coast, high winds and coastal flooding happen from storm…

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Water Pipe Burst in the House: What to Do

Repair pipe burst in basement

Two phrases you never want to hear together— house flooded and burst pipe. Yet PVC pipes can suddenly burst or leak from improper installation, loose fittings, freezing temperatures, or becoming brittle and damaged. Whether it’s a pipe burst in the basement or under your kitchen sink, time is of the essence to prevent water damage…

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How to Clean Walls Without Removing Paint

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Remember how beautiful and clean your walls looked when freshly painted? It doesn’t take long for them to become dirty with grimy fingerprints, dirt, and scuff marks. Thankfully, there are easy ways to clean walls and baseboards because most paints are formulated to allow you to clean walls without stripping paint. Whether your freshly painted…

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What to Do After a House Fire: Restoration Tips

A man fixes a burnt socket showing what to do after a house fire

A fire in your home is one of the most traumatic events any homeowner or renter can face. Even when your home survives a blaze, the damage created by the fire—and the resulting smoke—can be significant, even in parts of the home that weren’t directly touched by flame. The cleanup and restoration process after a…

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Sewer Backup in Basement: What to Do

Sewage backup in basement floor drain

It’s easy to identify a sewer backup in your home. Not only does the presence of sewage backing up into a toilet, or through a drain, present a clear sign of a sewage line issue, the smell will be tough to ignore for you and anyone inside your home. A fast response can minimize the…

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How to Repair Hardwood Floor Water Damage

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Water damage is a serious threat to any wood flooring in your home—especially when water goes undetected or ignored. When the presence of water is spotted early, it’s possible to remove the water and minimize or eliminate long-lasting damage. If ignored or given too much time to soak into the wood, damage will become permanent—and…

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How to Prevent Mold Under the Kitchen Sink

plumber under the kitchen sink

Due to the plumbing and moisture that comes into your kitchen, this room is one of the most likely places where mold will develop in your home. Mold often develops out of plain sight and away from direct light, which means these growths will probably be found in hidden and hard-to-reach places like the underside…

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