Biological hazards are potentially dangerous biological substances that pose a threat to the health of living organisms. Biohazardous contamination can occur rapidly in any indoor environment, and the danger can intensify without professional biohazard remediation. Understanding what is considered a biohazard and reacting with extreme caution is paramount to achieving and/or maintaining a healthy indoor environment.
Emergency restoration services, and subsequent reconstruction, are typically covered by property insurance. The sole purpose of an insurance adjuster is to protect the interests of the insurance company, which are diametrically opposed to those of the insured. Fair compensation governed by the tenets of an insurance policy are twisted with half-truths and doublespeak to devalue or deny claims.
Fire damage 4can be devastating for any property owner, leaving behind a trail of destruction that is not only unsightly but also hazardous. Whether it's a minor fire or a major blaze, the aftermath can be overwhelming, leaving you feeling helpless and unsure of where to turn. That's where professional fire damage restoration services come in.
Mold contamination is a common problem that can occur in homes and commercial buildings. It is a type of fungus that grows in damp and humid conditions. Mold can cause health problems and damage to property if not dealt with promptly.
Clog and overflow water events are often mischaracterized as sewage backup by unwitting property insurance consumers. Although a clog within a plumbing system resulting in an overflow is almost universally covered by homeowners’ policies, sewage backup is not. Sewage backup is considered ground water and excluded unless a severely limited addendum has been purchased with the policy.
Emergencies, are unexpected, and often dangerous situations requiring immediate action. Restoration, is the act or process of returning something to its original condition. Combining the words forms the term Emergency Restoration, which dictates literal translation and strict adherence to achieve the most effective result.
Deconstruction of saturated building materials during water damage restoration, routinely includes drywall and plaster removal. Drywall and plaster demolition produces high concentrations of dusts, which contain minerals such as talc, calcite, mica, gypsum, and silica.
Basements in homes built prior to the new millennium were typically not designed to be used as additional living space. In most instances, the foundations are not waterproof, and there is no vapor barrier beneath the concrete flooring. The resultant environment generally exists in a state of unreasonably high humidity, and elevated mold spore counts; with a propensity for basement flooding from water infiltration during heavy rains as well as rapid snow melts.
Thermal imaging technology has become a staple in the field of water damage restoration. Using infrared technology to evaluate the breadth and degree of saturation in a water damaged structure, gives the water damage restoration professional the ability to rapidly assess water migration over an expansive area. This non-invasive technology delivers a dependable overview of the work area, which can be used to enlighten a property owner or justify job scope to an insurance adjuster.
Household appliance failure accounts for a significant portion of residential flood damage claims. Performing periodic inspections and maintenance will reduce the possibility of appliance breakdown and lessen the risk of a significant water event.