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Understanding Categories and Classes of Water Damage

Discovering water damage in your home can be stressful, but sometimes it’s not as bad as it may seem. It’s true that all water damage requires restoration, but some cases are a little less severe and require less work to be repaired. When water damage is neglected or isn’t taken care of properly, it can cause irreversible damage to your …

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Why Immediate Water Damage Restoration is Important

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of experiencing water damage to your property, then you know how important it is to have water damage restoration services done immediately. Initial water damage can be expensive to repair, which is bad enough, but the damage can worsen over time if it isn’t repaired immediately. Finding a water damage restoration company that can …

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Six Common Myths about Water Damage

In the unfortunate event of water damage to your property, every action you take next is crucial to remedying the situation as quickly as possible, and preventing additional damage to other rooms and items. There are some common myths about water damage that may lead you to make poor decisions, so to make sure you are prepared, here are a …

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How Does Refrigerator/Ice-Maker Failure Cause Flooding in Your Home?

Two common reasons for home water damage is a refrigerator leak or an ice-maker line burst. This can be caused by a clogged or frozen defrost drain, damaged water lines, defective water tank assembly and filter housing, or a damaged or rusty drain pan. Supply lines should be checked regularly any time you have pressurized lines that bring in water …

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Water Heater Flooding: Causes, Effects, and Restoration Tips

Knowing the causes of water heater flooding, its effects, and what to do to restore the water damage, will help you be prepared if it ever happens to you. Protecting your valuable home or office gives you peace of mind, and here are some important things to look out for and be aware of to prevent the need for a …

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Important Facts to Know about Water Damage Caused by Fire Sprinklers

Fire sprinklers are an important part of keeping offices and some homes safe from the risk of fire. They prevent extensive fire damage, reduce the amount of water used to accomplish that goal, and ultimately save lives. Despite the benefits of fire sprinklers, a fire sprinkler leak due to a damaged or malfunctioning sprinkler system can cause a lot of …

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Principles of Drying Property after Water Damage

If you are recovering from a flood in your home, you know how frustrating and impossible the clean-up job can seem. Water seeping into your hardwood floors, clothing, carpet, toys, and furnishings is a terrible mess that is not only an inconvenience to you, but if left unresolved, it can pose a health threat to you and your loved ones. …

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How Spring Can Cause Sewer Backup Problems

The winter season may seem to be the riskiest time for a flooded basement due to piling and melting snow, and frozen and defrosting pipes. Unfortunately, spring sewer backups can also happen due to seasonal rain and thawing after winter. Since the ground is too saturated or frozen to absorb the water from the rainy season, the water can flow …

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How to Prevent Basement Flooding in the Spring

At this time of year, when spring is around the corner, Canadians get excited about the arrival of warmer weather. When winter has been mild, the transition into spring is smooth sailing. Unfortunately, if there have been colder temperatures with lots of snow, you could experience some unexpected damages to your property. Spring rain and run-off water from the melted …

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How to Clean Up Sewage in a Basement

It is unsettling to think about what sewage damage can do to your house. When there is a sewage backup, immediate action must be taken, especially when it occurs in the basement. Sewage backups contain contaminants that not only damage your house but pose a health threat to your family members and loved ones. While it is always best to …

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How to Prevent Mould after Water Damage

Mould spores love dark, damp environments and the aftermath of a flood or water leak can create an ideal environment for their proliferation within your walls, floors, carpet, and other materials that may contain cellulose or organic fibers. In addition to being unsightly and smelly, mould can pose legitimate health hazards ranging from breathing and skin irritations to (in rare …

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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Flood Cleanup Services Provider

Before you hire a flood cleanup company, you should consider the factors below in order to get the best services: Is the Water Damage Restoration Contractor Certified and Licensed? An organization that provides flood cleanup services will be more than happy to provide their certifications, accreditations, and licenses. In fact, they will typically list them prominently on their web site. …

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How to Prevent the Growth of Mould in Winter

Fall is upon us and winter is right around the corner, meaning that most home and business owners have transformed their houses or buildings into sealed environments. While this is going to keep your family and employees warm over the next few months, if you have mould anywhere in your residence or building, it can make breathing difficult for anyone …

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How to Choose the Right Water Damage Restoration Company

If your home gets flooded, finding a water damage restoration company may be the last thing on your mind. However, flood water damage restoration should be at the top of your “to-do” list. Whether it is due to heavy rain, a burst pipe, your roof leaking, or any number of other reasons, cleanup immediately following a flood will prevent further …

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All about Frozen and Burst Pipes

The dread of any homeowner in the wintertime is facing a flooded home from a burst pipe. While expert remediators can perform restoration after frozen pipes burst, it should be no surprise that it’s better to be proactive than reactive in these situations. Consider this article a primer on freezing and bursting pipes and a handy guide to keeping frozen …

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How to Tell if Your Pipes are Frozen or Have Burst

As any homeowner knows, having a frozen pipe burst and flood your home is one of the perpetual hazards of the winter season. Although preventive measures can and should be taken to keep your pipes from freezing, even the most proactive steps aren’t 100% effective. This is why it is important for homeowners to be aware of the signs that …

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How to Keep Your Pipes Safe from Freezing This Winter

Having your home flooded from a burst pipe is frustrating, expensive, and spectacularly time consuming. It is a situation any homeowner would prefer not to be in, which is why it is fortunate that it is also a preventable occurrence. Proper proactive steps can be taken to significantly reduce your risk of flooding under several different conditions. Even if you …

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Why is My Bathroom Flooding!?

Between the sink, toilet, and bathtub/shower, it’s no surprise that a lot of flood clean-up services involve the bathroom. Bathroom flooding comes with many causes and each one has its own method of identification and (more importantly) prevention. Whether your bathroom is flooding a basement through the floor or the bathroom risks flooding another room through the ceiling, neither situation …

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What to Know about Dishwashers Flooding Your Kitchen

Given that they use large volumes of water whenever they run, dishwashers are one of the more common culprits when it comes to household flood situations. As with any major source of water leakage, a dishwasher flood in your house can end up causing significant structural and monetary damage if not addressed promptly. Here are some key pieces of information …

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Understanding the Flood and Water Damage in Windsor, Ontario

At the end of September, the City of Windsor experienced a massive rainfall of roughly 190 millimetres of rain (approximately 3 to 4 inches) in less than a day. As roads and basements throughout the city were flooded, the mayor was forced to declare a state of emergency. Flood Services Canada was among the remediation and flood clean-up services that …

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