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Helpful how-to guides that show you how to prepare for El Niño flooding, how to fix a water damaged drone, and everything in between.

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What to Do if Your Toilet Causes Water Damage

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In a perfect world, your toilet would never leak. Sadly, the world is not perfect, and toilets do leak. And when they do, it ain’t pretty. Toilet water damage can cost $5,000 and up (and that’s on top of the deductible). What’s worse is that one third of toilet catastrophes started with a clogged or overflowing toilet – something that can be easily avoided if proper toilet maintenance is performed. Continue reading

How to remove a shark from your flooded home

How to remove a shark from your flooded home

Please Note:

This post was originally published on April 1st, which may impact its factual accuracy. For example, very few sharks actually enjoy Billie Holiday.

If your home has recently been damaged by a flood, chances are good that may now have a new room mate. According to FEMA, over 23% of all homes with standing flood water will contain at least one shark, while 8% will contain two or more sharks.

In this post, we’ll teach you what to do about these great white headaches.  Continue reading

Washing Machine Water Damage: Causes, Solutions, and More

Washing machine water damage

Washing machines are one of the most common sources of water damage in the home, and the damage can be costly. After paying the deductible, the national average claim for water damage caused by washing machines is over $5,000.

Since each washing machine has multiple ways of causing water damage, many homeowners do not fully understand the risks, prevention options, or cleanup options. Knowing just a little about how your washing machine can cause water damage can help you save thousands of dollars and a lot of headaches.

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How to Handle a Leaking Water Heater

a leaking water heater can be changed with a new one from the Bradford White water heater familyHow to Handle a Leaking Water Heater

Your water heater is essential when it comes to keeping a comfortable, clean, and happy home or business. Sometimes, though, water heaters can malfunction and cause serious damage. A leaking water heater is no small issue, but it is one that can often go unnoticed for far too long. At that point, you have excessive water damage and your house is put in serious danger. Our pros at TSC Restoration are here to share with you some tips on how to spot a leaking water heater, and what to do in order to prevent further damage to your home. Continue reading

How to Repair Hard Drive Water Damage

Water damaged hard drive before recoveryHas your external hard drive been the victim of water damage? We’re here to give you some tips for what to do if you have experienced hard drive water damage. At best, the hard drive might be totally fine—at worst, the hard drive might be dead and your data is lost. Even if you cannot save the hard drive itself, we’ll walk you through the steps to help you see if your data is retrievable. Continue reading

Preventing Water Damage in Your Home

Easily preventable mold damage in a home in Kearny MesaThe number one home owner insurance claim is not for fire, not for theft or storm damage, it’s for water damage. It’s not from major floods, huge thunderstorms or even leaks in the roof. The largest number of claims comes from indoor water damage. And the number one culprit is those weak hoses at the back of your washing machine. Continue reading

How to Restore a Water Damaged Book

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Has one of your favorite books suffered water damage in a freak accident or flood? Don’t worry, we can help you save it from the trash pile! Even if your book is thoroughly soaked, following these instructions should save it from permanent damage. It won’t come out in pristine condition, but it won’t be stuck with huge water stains and stuck together pages either. The following method will show you how to restore a water damaged book.

Please note:

This article is for informational purposes only. We do not restore individual books.

On the other hand, if you ever need help with water damage restoration for a whole room or building in San Diego, we’re happy to help.

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