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Finding Your FERP: How to Make a Flood Emergency Response Plan

Even if you don’t live near the coast, heavy rains or rain-swollen rivers can still cause flooding. As a business owner, a flood-damaged building can disrupt and threaten your livelihood under the best of conditions. In extreme cases, you can lose the business entirely. To make sure your business survives a flood, it is important to establish a flood emergency …

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Emergency Flood Cleanup Tips: What to Do When the Basement Floods

No house is 100% flood-proof. While there are steps you can take to significantly reduce your risk of getting a flooded basement, that risk will always exist. If you end up with a flooded basement, you need to act quickly and intelligently to prevent damage to both your property and your home. Below is a series of important tips to …

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Tips for Preventing Basement Flooding

While we’d like to imagine our property will never need water removal services or sewage backup cleanup, the truth is that there is no guarantee that your home or business will never experience a water damage loss. This is why every homeowner can benefit from taking proactive steps to protect their basement from water damage loss and understand their available …

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How to Protect Your Valued Possessions from Water Damage

When your possessions are affected by water damage, restoration isn’t always possible. Wood stays warped, documents will be ruined, and electronics will befried! Flooding can happen to anyone, even those living in low-risk areas. Learning how to properly protect your valuables from water damage is an important step in reducing the unavoidable costs a leaky roof or basement flood will …

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Steps to Follow When a Flood Hits You

If a flood alert has been sounded in your area, there are steps you can take to prevent water damage and minimize flood cleanup. And just because you don’t live in an area that is prone to flooding doesn’t mean your home or business is immune to the effects of flooding. Heavy rainfall can overwhelm your drainage system, leading to …

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Thermal Imaging: The Best Way to Detect Moisture in Your Home or Business

Thermal imaging may seem like something out of science fiction, but for home and business owners, this piece of space-age technology can prove to be very useful. It may not let you see through walls, but thermal imaging and moisture detection can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, following a flood. How It Works Anything above a temperature …

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Top 10 Safety Tips for Spring Floods

Spring is right around the corner and with the heavy snowfall that the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has experienced, which will likely be followed by “April showers,” residents should be prepared for flooding during the spring and the potential need for water damage restoration. On average, the GTA experiences over 80 millimetres of rain between April and May, with the …

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Professional Drywall Repair Services in Toronto

Drywall is a material made from gypsum that is found in your walls and ceilings. It is typically durable and will stand up to the test of time, but can still be damaged and develop cracks, holes, and dents. Drywall repair is also often required after your basement experiences a flood. Regardless of why it was damaged, it is recommended …

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Tips and Guidelines for Storm Safety

The Greater Toronto Area has experienced torrential downpours in recent years that have led to damage, flooding, and blackouts in several regions. But that doesn’t mean you have to feel helpless during these times. To ensure your safety, keep a battery-powered radio on-hand and download a radio tuner app to your phone. Also keep a flashlight on every floor of …

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The Importance of Post-Construction Cleaning

You’ve completed your construction or renovation project and now you have to deal with the mess the contractors left behind. While contractors will provide after-construction cleaning most of the time, it’s usually at an added cost. That is why it is recommended that you hire a professional cleaning company for post-construction cleaning; after all, cleaning up after a project is …

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Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration

A house fire is a traumatic experience for anyone to go through. However, the risk to you and your family can continue long after the fire is extinguished. Whether it was a minor cooking fire in the kitchen or a full-fledged blaze that caused extensive damage to the entire home, it is highly recommended that you employ professional fire restoration …

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Sewage Backup Cleanup

If your property has experienced a flood due to sewage, you must get it cleaned up immediately; health issues due to sewage damage being the number one reason. Cleaning up after sewage backup can also go a long way to preventing any permanent damage from occurringtoyour house or building. That’s why if your basement floods from a sewage backup, sewage …

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Understanding How Mould Affects Your Health and Home or Business

You may have noticed a small amount ofmouldin your home or business recently and thought nothing of it. Or, maybe you discoveredmouldafter your house or business was flooded. While these bits ofmouldmay seem insignificant, they can be a big problem for your health and your home or business, so it is strongly recommended that you have allmouldremoved as soon as …

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The Importance of Fast Water Extraction Following a Flood

If you’ve experienced a flooded basement, water extraction immediately following the flood is strongly recommended. As the top provider of water damage cleanup in Toronto, Flood Services Canada tells their clients that they should call us as soon as they discover that their basement has flooded. Water extraction is the most important part of water damage cleanup, as flood water …

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Why Replace Flood-Damaged Furniture When You Can Have it Reupholstered?

If your basement was flooded, your furniture was doubtlessly damaged by the water. And if the flood was due to a burst sewage pipe, the furniture will not be salvageable. However, as the leading provider of reupholstery in Toronto, Flood Services Canada tells clients not to give up on their flood-damaged furniture in the case of fresh water losses. Buying …

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What You Need to Know When Making a Post-Flood Insurance Claim

If your home was damaged in a flood, whether it was due to a burst pipe, a crack in the foundation of your house, or a heavy rainfall, you’ve doubtlessly looked into whether or not your homeowner’s insurance will cover the cost of the cleanup. The way you describe the damage to your home to an insurance adjuster will determine …

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Causes of Flooding

It goes without saying that the basement is the part of your home or business that is most likely to be flooded. However, other parts of your home may still experience flooding due to burst pipes, a leaky roof, torrential rain, changes in the landscape, or improperly maintained heating or cooling units. A flood can range from a few centimetresof …

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Clean Up Your Home or Office Following Construction and Renovations

Now that the kids are back to school, you may want to take advantage of the empty house and finally start that renovation or construction project you’ve been putting off all summer. But with construction and renovation comes cleanup. Why not call on the professionals at Flood Services Canada, the leading provider of post-construction cleaning in Toronto and the Greater …

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Be Prepared for Severe Weather

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has been enjoying warm temperatures after experiencing unseasonably cool temperatures this summer, but Flood Services Canada, the leadingflood service in the GTA, warns their customers that heat and humidity often bring severe and unstable weather. Just look at the flooding that several parts of the province have experienced, particularly Burlington, which received the equivalent of …

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The Importance of Cleaning Following a Fire

A house fire is one of the most devastating and traumatic experiences you can have as a home or business owner. You may think that once the fire is put out and the firefighters leave, it’s all over, but as Flood Services Canada tells their clients, you still need the services of a professional. As the leading provider of repair …

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