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Concrete Moisture Myths Debunked

Concrete is a durable, strong, and visually appealing material, which is why it comes as no surprise that it’s one of the most popular choices in the construction industry. Unfortunately, millions of dollars are wasted on moisture-related concrete damage each year that could easily be avoided. Why? Because there are a lot of myths about concrete moisture, which lead to …

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Water Damage Dos and Don’ts

Water damage in your home can happen for various reasons. It can happen in your bathroom, kitchen, basement, and living room, and it can affect your floors, walls, ceilings, furniture, appliances, and electronics. At the first sign of water damage, you should take action. Water damage is not something to take lightly, as it can lead to more severe damage …

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How Structural Drying Works and How It Helps

If your home has been affected by a flood or water leak, the way you deal with it will affect how safe your home is, specifically the structure, in the days, weeks, and months afterward. Improperly drying the area can lead to additional problems such as mould and mildew growth or the spread of bacteria throughout your home. Learning about …

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What to Do After a Flood to Minimize Damage

When deciding what to do after a flood in your home, your health and safety should be your top concern. Aside from the mess and damaged possessions, a flooded basement can present hazards that require special precautions. Depending on the source of the water, bacteria, and disease from raw sewage and other pollutants can enter your home. Flooding can also …

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Signs of Hidden Water Damage in Your House

There are many possible causes of water damage in your home, but the signs are not always as clear as you might think. Sometimes water damage is not visible until there is a more serious problem, so keeping an eye out for signs of hidden water damage should be on your radar. Why are hidden water leaks so dangerous? They …

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Mould Prevention Tips for Your Home

Let’s face it, no one loves mould. In fact, the thought of it can make anyone cringe. When mould goes undetected in your home, it can lead to a lot of problems. Mould spores spread very easily too, which makes it difficult to eradicate once it has begun to grow. Mould is not limited to wet areas like under the …

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Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist

A well-functioning sump pump is one of the most important ways to keep your basement dry all year long. It works hard to prevent water from storms or other water damage from flooding your home by detecting when water could threaten your basement and pumping it out before it gets to the floor level. However, without regular sump pump cleaning …

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Things You Need to Know About Crawl Space Mould

If your crawl space is unfinished, it is likely you hesitate to go in there for any reason. Crawl spaces are dark, cramped spaces in the home that are sometimes hard to access or make use of. The lack of attention these spaces get is likely the reason why they are one of the most common areas where homeowners notice …

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Everything You Should Know about Attic Mould

Attic mould may not always affect the indoor air quality of your home, but it can become a serious problem if left unhandled. Why does mould scare homeowners so much? What are the causes of mould in the attic? How can you get quick help to remove the mould and restore your peace of mind? Here’s everything you need to …

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How to Prevent Water Damage While Away on Vacation

When most people prepare for vacation, they pause or redirect their mail, carefully lock up their home, and ask their neighbours to keep an eye on their house. However, an important aspect that many homeowners forget is to shut off the main water valve to their home to prevent water damage while on vacation. Especially when travelling during seasons with …

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10 Safety Tips to Deal with Water Damage

Water damage can happen to anyone, and unless you’ve had experience dealing with water damage in the past, it can be a stressful and frantic experience. The first thing you should always do is contact a professional water damage repair team, but while they’re on their way, and depending on the source of the water, there are things you can …

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What Causes Basement Flooding?

When most people imagine their basement getting flooded, they think of occasional natural disasters or heavy rains and storms during the fall and spring. Unfortunately, basements can get flooded in winter too. Despite the colder temperatures that turn rain into snow, poor maintenance over the summer and shifting weather can lead to cracks in your foundation or burst pipes that …

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What Causes Mould in a Bathroom?

Did you know that there are thousands of mould strains? Mould spots can be black, green, white, orange, and other unsightly colours. They can smell very foul and cause allergic reactions or asthma attacks, headaches, dizziness, nausea, skin rashes, and even more serious health complications. Toxic mould often appears black and can be so dangerous to your health that you …

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How to Protect Your House from Sewer Backups

A sewer backup can cost thousands of dollars to fix as it affects your floors, electrical systems, furniture, walls, and other belongings. However, sewage backups can do far more damage than just hurt your finances—they can cause anyone in contact with the water to become severely sick or worse, cause death. The best way to avoid the costs and consequences …

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What Is the Importance of Water Mitigation after Flooding?

When your home has been affected by a flood or water damage, it needs to be handled immediately and effectively. Flooding can be caused by a broken pipe, a supply line break, a sewer backup, or leakage in your home’s foundation. Regardless of the cause, it is imperative that you call a water damage restoration company near you. The Importance …

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This Is Why You Should Hire an IICRC-Certified Restoration Company

When water floods your home, you cannot take it lightly. This issue is time and money-sensitive and the longer you put off home water damage restoration, the worse the damage will get. To save as much of your home and property as possible, it is crucial to hire a professional water damage restoration company to help you. They will have …

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Important Facts about Water Damage That You Must Know

If your home is flooded and the problem isn’t resolved immediately, within 24-48 hours mould growth can begin to spread and cause safety issues. If the water that floods your home is contaminated, it could pose a health risk to you and your family. A basement flood may not seem like a huge deal, but the following facts about water …

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What Are the Causes of Household Mould?

Depending on where you live, your house many become extra susceptible to water damage as the seasons begin to change. During autumn, rain can seep in through cracks in the roof or the foundation of your home and cause flooding. After winter, melted snow can also cause flooding and water damage. Both of these situations are very frustrating to deal …

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How Standing Water Causes Damage in Your Home

Water damage can happen any time and, in many cases, it’s more than a leaky roof. Home water damage can be caused by a variety of reasons, including cracks in the foundation, leaky basement windows, and sewage backup. Whatever the reason, these problems need to be resolved quickly. Standing water in your home can make the problem much worse and …

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Why Hire Water Damage Restoration Experts in Ontario?

One of the most detrimental dangers to your home is flood damage. Water is resilient and will find its way into cracks and hidden areas you may not think of or realize. Although it may seem good enough to mop the floors or vacuum the water on your own, it is vital that you call the professionals to completely sanitize …

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