Category Archives: How to Guides

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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Roof Water Damage: Causes, Solutions, and Prevention

roof water damage: shingles torn off by bad weatherWater damage from a roof leak might first appear as discolored spots on your ceiling, rings of mold growth from the moisture. If not handled quickly, a leaky roof can turn into a major problem, even as serious as a roof cave-in. We’ll guide you through what you need to do to fix the roof leak and the water damage it caused, as well as how to prevent both from reoccurring in the future.
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Black Mold on Your Bathroom Ceiling? Read This First

black mold on the ceilingIf you smell a sour odor in your bathroom, the solution may be above you. Bathroom ceilings are, likely, the first place your home that will develop mold. Few people notice and act on the mold immediately, which gives it the opportunity to spread to your tiles and grout. By the time you notice it, black mold will look awful, and it may even pose health risks. What do you do when you find it, and is it dangerous?

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How to Prevent Kitchen Fires This Thanksgiving

roasted turkey in the ovenKitchen fires are the most common household fires by far, according to FEMA. While the overall rate of fires is down, they still cause thousands of injuries and deaths per year. Middle-aged adults are most likely to be injured, because they are trying to put out the fire. The elderly are most likely to die in a fire, because they may struggle to evacuate by themselves. Plus, no matter your age, a fire can ruin Thanksgiving. Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. Continue reading

How to Fix a Water Damaged Mattress

water damaged mattress

Please Note

TSC Restoration only restores damaged mattresses while performing residential or commercial water damage cleanup services to rooms and structures. This article has been published for informational purposes only.

If your mattress as experienced water damage, you’re probably wondering if you can save it or if you just have to throw it out. Since a mattress is a big expense, you don’t want to just throw it away, but you also don’t want to deal with mold on the mattress that could make you sick.

We’re here to tell you how to dry a mattress and what your options are when water damage has occurred. In some cases, you can save the mattress and continue to use it safely. Unfortunately, in other cases, you’ll need to consider it a complete loss. Continue reading

The 5 Best Fire Extinguishers for Kitchens

hand on fire extinguisherIf you find yourself dealing with a fire in your kitchen in the future, you’ll be glad you took the 3 minutes to read this post and learn the best fire extinguisher for kitchen fires.

We’re taking the time to write this blog because all fire extinguishes aren’t created equally – and neither are the fires they put out. It’s important to know the different types of fire extinguishers, how they’re used, and some of the best types of fire extinguishers for kitchen are so you’re prepared in case of an emergency.

Keep in mind this information is provided to help you deal with small grease fires in the kitchen, preferably while someone else is calling the fire department to your home.
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How to Fix Water Damaged Carpeting

using a wet-vac to dry a water damaged carpetWhen the unthinkable has happened and you’re dealing with water damage in your home or business, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s why it’s important to know what you’re dealing with, have a plan to fix water damage, and know when to call in help.

As water damage repair experts, one of the most asked questions we get is how to fix water damaged carpeting. Is there something you can do to dry the wet carpet or is it just a lost cause?
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