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
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 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.
How 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
As the 2015 El Niño winter approaches, it’s important to prepare your home and family for possible flooding. Here are the absolute essentials that every household should cover going into the winter season.
Has 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
The 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
If you think your home or building could be in jeopardy from environmental flood damage, here’s where to find free sandbags throughout the San Diego area:
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. Continue reading
Dealing with a flooded office, retail, or industrial building can be a nightmare, but knowing what to do next can help you keep your cool and prevent massive damage. Keep in mind that the longer water sits, the more damage it can cause so take head to these steps which will help you get the water out as quickly as possible, preventing any additional damage or the potential for mold. Continue reading