Preventing Christmas Decor Fires
Holiday 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.
What Happens If You Paint Over Mold?
From black mold to mildew, no mold problem looks pretty. Green, black, and even brown spots can gross you out, and ruin your room’s looks. Many homeowners are tempted to simply break out a can of paint and cover the problem up. Unfortunately, this doesn’t keep the mold covered for very long.
Roof Water Damage: Causes, Solutions, and Prevention
Water 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.
Black Mold on Your Bathroom Ceiling? Read This First
If 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?
Crawl Space Water Damage
A crawl space is like that cabinet where you store your tax information. There’s important stuff in there, but you never take a look inside. Further, because you’re so rarely in your crawl space, a problem inside can cause significant damage to essential parts of your home before you notice that anything is wrong.
How to Prevent Kitchen Fires This Thanksgiving
Kitchen 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
Why is Fast Flood Response So Important for Flood Clean Up?
There’s a few reasons why experts recommend that you begin flood clean-up within 24 hours. The first is simply about your safety. Waterlogged homes are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, mold and pathogens. Twenty four hours after a flood, toxic mold can begin to grow that puts your health and the health of your family members at risk. The odds of bad bacterial growth surge again after the 48 hour mark. Continue reading
How to Put Out Electrical Fires At Home
Though Californians think of wildfires as the main threat to their homes, electrical outlet fires and fires caused by other electrical equipment actually burnt more acres than wildfires did in 2015. Continue reading
How to Fix a Water Damaged Mattress
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