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
Flood damage is just another kind of water damage, right?
When it comes to water damage vs flood damage, flood damage poses higher health risks, can require additional insurance coverage, and can cost more to repair.
But what exactly constitutes flood damage, what constitutes water damage, and why does it matter? Let’s start with the causes. 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
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
Your sewer backed up through one of your drains and is damaging your floor. Instead of calling in a cleanup crew, is it safe – or even a good idea – for you to clean up on your own?
The simple answer to this question is no. Home and business owners are not equipped with the necessary tools and expertise to handle a sewer backup repair or cleanup. Sewage has all kinds of nasty things in it including toxins and hazardous waste, which can cause serious health implications if you don’t have the proper gear.
If your sewer backs up in your house, don’t waste a second. Call your local sewage cleanup and sewer backup repair company. The health and safety of your family or employees depends on it.
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.
Prevent costly water damage to your home with a few of these tips.
1. Check the grade, be sure the lot slopes away from the foundation.(See Figure #1)
2. Grass next to your foundation, because it sheds water… flower beds absorb water.
Most homeowners experience some type of water issue in their homes. Below find the 10 most common reasons for home water damage issues. Many of these items require simple maintenance to avoid. The bottom line is if you understand the different causes of water damage you can prevent it from happening in your home. Continue reading
How to Prevent Expensive Water Damage in Your Home
We hear about homes being damaged by floods, especially this time of year from natural disasters, but water damage from plumbing systems, washing machines and broken pipes also effect many homeowners every year. Protect your home with regular maintenance to avoid these common causes of water damage.