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Water Damage Restoration in Spring Valley CA

Water damage takes much of the household’s income and time during restoration. Spring Valley residents are more susceptible to water losses of all types ranging from sink or toilet overflows, severe storms, burst pipes, or heavy snowing. Water damage can cause the growth of mold or damage to wooden walls, plaster, and floors if left to stay for long without clearance. Restoration not only involves drying up the water but also requires other processes such as dehumidification and mold inspection by water damage experts in Spring Valley CA. Continue reading

What to Do if Your Toilet Causes Water Damage

toilet water damage

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

Water Damage vs Flood Damage: What You Need to Know

water damage vs flood damage

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 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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5 Waterbeds You Would Have to Be Crazy to Own

Back in the 70s and 80s, waterbeds were all the rage, yet when they fell out of favor in the 90s, it was no surprise to us. Waterbeds require special care, regular maintenance – and they’re heavy as hell. More importantly, you don’t have to be a water damage restoration specialist to realize that a broken waterbed can cause a ton of damage.

While all water beds are a bad idea, we’ve found the worst of the worst. Continue reading

Does Flood Insurance in San Diego Make Sense?

A good reason to buy flood insurance

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With the current El Niño season underway, it makes sense for you to wonder about flood insurance in San Diego. What exactly are the benefits of flood insurance? Should you purchase flood insurance for your home or business? If you live in San Diego or anywhere near the Southern California coastline, then you already know that this winter has been a doozy. With record rainfall and freeway closures on Highway 5 earlier this January, flooding and flood preparation seem to be in the forefront of many home and business owner’s minds. And one key element of El Niño preparation is the purchase of flood insurance in San Diego and nearby cities. And yet many businesses and residents stubbornly refuse to purchase flood insurance. We’re here to explore the benefits of flood insurance in San Diego and why it just might be the right choice for you. Continue reading

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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