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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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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5 Signs That Your Sprinkler System is Leaking

a broken sprinkler headYour sprinkler system was installed to help you save time, money, and energy. So what happens if it springs a leak? How would you even notice since the main components of the system are buried under the lawn?

A leak can cost you a lot of money. Not only can it increase your water bill, but it may also cause damage to your lawn, landscaping, or concrete. To keep an eye out, it’s important to understand the signs that indicate a leak is happening. Here are the top signs that your sprinkler has sprung a leak and what you can do about it.
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Preventing Fire Damage to your Home

deadly fireHome fires are deadly. Within minutes, a fire in your home can damage your property, the structure, and threaten the lives of you and your loved ones.

While it’s impossible to completely prevent a house fire, there are plenty of ways you can drastically reduce the likelihood and potential damage to your home.

Without further ado, here are 5 of the best ways to prevent fire damage to your home.
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How Much Does Water Damage Restoration Cost?

a water damaged homeWhen you’ve had a natural disaster or accident in your home that’s led to water damage, you probably want to know how much water damage restoration services cost.

There are many factors that are included when estimating how much a water damage restoration project will be. Things such as the extent of the water damage, the number of rooms that are impacted, the presence of mold, and the category of water.
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