Category Archives: Safety

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – especially when it comes to keeping your home and family safe. Learn where to go in case of a flood, what to do after a fire, and more.

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What’s in Your Dog’s Bug Out Bag?

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Natural disasters are no laughing matter, and when faced with one, you are often left with only two choices: evacuate the area, or buckle down and prepare for the storm ahead. That preparation hopefully includes setting up “Bug Out Bags” for each member of your family–including of course, your dog. Unfortunately, very few people know to do this– so we have compiled a list of thirteen essential items you should include in your dog’s Bug Out Bag, and the reasons why your canine companion might need them.

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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 familyompleHow 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

Where to go in a flood to stay safe

Flood Safety Means Knowing Where to Go

Where to go in a flood to stay safe

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When forming your flood safety plan, it’s important to know where to go in order to ensure your family’s safety. If your children are in school, know what to do should a flood occur during school hours. Come up with a designated meeting place for you and your children. Make arrangements with a family member or friend in a nearby town so you have a place to stay, and don’t forget to include your pets in your flood safety plans. Knowing where to go and what to do when a flood occurs is the most critical part of your flood safety agenda – prepare yourself today so you can remain safe. Continue reading

How to Protect Your Home from Water Damage

How to protect your home from water damage and mold growth
The number one home owner insurance claim is not for fire, theft or storm damage. It’s not from major floods, huge thunderstorms or even leaks in the roof.

No, the largest number of claims comes from indoor water damage.

If you want to avoid filing an insurance claim any time soon, be sure to follow these simple tips to protect your home from water damage.
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water damage caused by a backed up sewer in Scripps Ranch

My Sewer Backed Up – Can I Clean it Myself?

water damage caused by a backed up sewer in Scripps Ranch

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.

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Top 5 Steps if Your Commercial Building Gets Flooded

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