Water damage waits for no man

Than horrible day has arrived. You’ve come home to find your house flooded, your belongings destroyed, your floors and carpets are a wreck and your day is thoroughly ruined. What you do first? Do you ask your neighbor if they’ve had flooding as well or call your parents and tell them what’s happened? The first thing you should do is call quality water damage Restoration Company. The longer you wait the more damage will have to deal with later because it’s certain that the damage in your home is not slowing down.

Water damage can grow exponentially worse and the longer it’s left the worse it gets. Often it’s within a matter of hours that these effects start to appear.

  • mold& mildew get a foothold in your carpets, furnishings and inside the wall
  • standing water breeds microorganisms that cause rot
  • odor grows more noxious and permanent
  • drywall is soaked, warped and rendered useless
  • wood swells and becomes malformed
  • metal tarnishes and rusts.

The damage gets worse the longer you leave it. Wallpaper will start to peel off the walls and floors start to buckle and twist. Fabrics and carpet sustained beyond all recognition and they start to smell like mildew and rotten for the worse thing is that once moles started to form anyone your home with a weakened immune system can suffer major medical problems.

Don’t leave it too long! Immediately after contacting a water damage restoration company you will have that sense of control returned to you. They will take the matter in hand and start the repairs and begin to set your house in order.

Breath easy: Six tips for cleaning mold out of your air conditioning unit

Mold grows in dark humid places, which qualifies your air conditioning unit as a prime location for mold to grow. Black mold has been known to cause many significant health issues and of course any type of mold can cause allergies to flare-up. Regular maintenance of your air conditioning unit can help you get rid of old.

 

Here are six and cleaning tips to help you get rid of that mold:

 

  1. Wear protective clothing
    Respiratory mask and long sleeves are a must when dealing with mold especially if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to it.

 

  1. Cleanup the dust
    Either by hand or by using a vacuum cleaner or a dusting cloth, clean out the inside and outside of the A/C unit. The more clean it is the more likely you’re able to see that you’ve got the entire mold.

 

  1. Clean the vent cover
    If you’re able to remove the vent cover for your A/C unit taken it off and soak it in a solution of water and laundry detergent from that 50 minutes. After this be sure to let it dry thoroughly.

 

  1. Replace the filter
    If you know that you have mold in your A/C unit it’s not even worth your time to time clean the filter. Throw it  way and purchase a new one.

 

  1. Clean the blades
    A solution of 1 gallon of bleach and 1 cup of water sprayed on to the blades will disinfect the area. Clean all the blades thoroughly and let them dry before their next use.

 

  1. Discard anything that has mold on it
    If the dust cloth’s and tools you been using to clean the A/C unit now have mold on them it’s best to throw them away. You may be able to clean them but perhaps it’s not worth the risk. If you are going to throw them away put them inside of some container such as a plastic bag so as to prevent the spread of mold.

10 easy home repairs that in the long run can help you save money

After a few years your home can start to show signs of wear and tear. Doors start to squeak, floorboards start to rise and the windows don’t close like they used to. Here is a list of some repairs that you can carry out to avoid more serious and costly repairs later on. The more well prepared your house is for the unexpected and natural disasters the better prepared you are to deal with them as well.

 

  • Basement

The basement is susceptible to water damage and mold. If you begin to see peeling paint on walls, that is a sign of potential trouble. To avoid this, clean the down spouts regularly. While cleaning in a basement it is advisable to wear a face mask so you do not breathe into many mold spores.

  • Roof/Attic

Water leaking into your home can cause mold and mildew, among other things. To avoid serious damage to your roof/attic, inspect it every half a year.

  • Gutters

Damaged gutters can cause wet or flooded basements. To avoid problems, clean your gutters at least twice a year.

  • Windows

Window damage can cause higher heating and cooling costs, as well as an increased risk of burglary. To avoid problems, get rid of any damaged caulk. It is a costly solution but you may want to consider tinting your Windows. This will in the end lower your air conditioning bill as tinted windows let less heat into your house.

  • Bathrooms

Leaks, dripping faucets, and running toilets are all bad signs. If there are signs of trouble, you can tighten pipe connections and/or get rid of bad pipes.

  • Fireplace

Fireplace damage can cause serious problems, including carbon monoxide. One way to avoid issued would be to install carbon monoxide detectors near the fireplace.

  • HVAC

To avoid problems with your HVAC system, be sure to replace your air filters every few months. That will also improve its performance. If you wish to save money you can purchase filters that only need to be cleaned rather than replaced.

  • Sewer

If you are starting to notice that the drains are clogged, or running slowly, rent a sewer snake at the first sign of problems and clean the outlet pipe. Be aware that hair is often the culprit and gloves should be worn.

  • Electrical System

To avoid any problem, replace two pronged outlets and make sure the light bulbs aren’t loose. If you suspect any water damage be sure to call a professional electrician.

  • Exterior Walls

Be sure to scrape, patch, and repaint problem areas. The exterior paint of the house is your house is first line of defense against the weather.