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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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Landlord Responsibility for Flood Damage: What You Need to Know

calculator being used to determine landlord responsibility for flood damageIf you rent a property in a flood zone, you probably want to know about your landlord’s responsibility for flood damage. And if you own property, you need to know what you’ll be responsible for if the property ever floods in a storm or as a result of a plumbing leak.

What happens in your renter is displaced by a flood? Do you owe them compensation for having to find lodgings elsewhere, even if they are temporary? And, how long does a landlord have to clean up the flood? Continue reading

Preventing Christmas Decor Fires

Christmas DecorHoliday décor is an absolute must in the Christmas season to make your home feel joyful. Unfortunately, many of our décor choices increase our risk for fires.

According to the American Red Cross, over 47,000 home fires occur each holiday season, causing thousands of injuries and claiming more than 500 lives. It’s critical to protect your family and home from holiday fires by choosing the right Christmas décor and following other safety precautions. Follow our tips for a safer, healthier, and happier holiday season.

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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