Month: June 2015

Rebuilding your home, after catastrophic water damage …

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Planning For Rebuilding –
Adding Energy Efficiency

Building Shell Issues

Water-Damage-14Rebuilding a flooded house can be very expensive, so it is important to understand which items you must replace, which items you can salvage, and seek help managing and planning for the multitude of contractors needed to put your home back together.

First, you need to estimate your building construction and technical skills and determine what type of contractors you will need. This is where a service such as ours, can manage the entire renovation effort for you, organizing and aiding the entire scope of repairs.

Second, you need to collect information on the extent of damage, how you would like to rebuild, and your financial resources. Rebuilding is an opportunity for homeowners not only to rebuild, but to upgrade their houses in the process.  (more…)

Why water clean-up is important.

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water-extraction_6-18During winter around Deep Creek Lake, ice damming is a common problem that allows water to infiltrate the home. In winter, pipes can burst, flooding the home and any number of potential scenarios can lead to water infiltration. In the event that a large quantity of water unexpectedly enters your home, water clean-up is an important process that can effect the long-term quality of life your home can provide. For many reasons, it’s best left to professionals.

Water cleanup is one of the most important aspects of water damage in your home that you must deal with after a fire or flood. If you fail to address water cleanup immediately, mold and mildew can begin growing in your home within 24 hours of a flood or fire, and this can further damage your home and result in serious health issues for you and your family. When dealing with water cleanup, you should always contact a professional restoration company to handle the cleaning, repair, and restoration process for you, as this ensures the safety of you, your family, and your home. To fully understand why water cleanup is so important after a fire or flood, it can be helpful to know the extent of the damage water can cause to your home.  (more…)