Black Mold – Causes, Health Effects, Prevention, and Removal

Basics of Black Mold: Mold is a family of fungus that exists as clusters of small spores that can travel through the air and thrive in humid, warm, and moist areas. Although many types of mold are harmless, Stachybotrys chartarum, also known as toxic black mold, is detrimental to human health if found inside buildings and residences. While the mold itself is not actually toxic, the spores emitted into the air are. Since mold spores…

The Risks and Causes of Mold Growth in the Home

The presence of moisture in and around a home is often considered normal for some homes. However, moisture if not properly handled can become a nightmare problem for a home and the health of its occupants. Moisture that does not dry up on its own can lead to a mold problem almost anywhere in a home. While mold may appear as a harmless dark spot here and there, mold spots are far from harmless. Mold…

Water Damage Dangers and Repair for Homes and Businesses

One problem that most property owners hate more than any other is water damage. When there is heavy rain or when snow melts quickly, there is an increase in the risk for this type of damage. You should also be aware of the dangers of water damage and know the areas of concern for homes and buildings. Causes of Water Damage When it comes to water damage, there are several possible causes to include: Clogged…

Tulsa Restoration Services – Your Family, Home, and Wallet Will Thank You

No matter the climate of the location in which your home is, you likely have experienced conditions that pose a threat of water damage to your home. Water damage also does not have to be related to weather and exterior influences either. For some homes it’s a frozen pipe that has burst open and caused damage, or flooding from heavy rain and hurricanes, or it could be as simple as a toddler who has flushed…

Five Ways to Prevent Water Damage in Your Facility – Reset Restoration

Water damage can move quickly through a commercial property and cause tens, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage in as little as a few minutes. Most people don’t realize that just one sprinkler head can dump as much as 100 gallons of water into the room in a couple minutes! And water from a simple broken water line to a toilet or ice-maker can put a lot of water into vital…

Fire Damaged Building or Home – Reset Restoration

No one wants to see their home or commercial building damaged by smoke and fire, but when it happens, you often don’t know where to begin. Once the fire has been put out, you can expect weeks or months of clean-up, deodorization, and rebuilding. The sooner the recovery starts, the less additional (secondary) damage there will be, and the faster you are back in the property. Without skilled professionals to help clean the smoke damage,…

Extreme Cold: Protect Yourself and Your Property – Reset Restoration

Protect Yourself Whether it’s exposure to the cold, vehicle accidents or misuse of heaters, severe winter weather poses a number of threats.  Extremely cold temperatures can be brutal, dangerous, life-threatening, and even deadly. The best way to stay safe is by educating yourself about how cold affects the body (frostbite and hypothermia) and by developing a plan of action when severe weather threatens. Protect Your Property Even though most people ride out storms in their…

Every Business Should Designate a Crisis Leader – Reset Restoration

A disaster response emergency plan is important, and having a priority response disaster recovery company designated in advance of any disaster is also critical to recovering quickly. However, without a leader that can execute that plan, maintain internal and external communication, and delegate staff to handle key tasks throughout a disaster response, that plan can fall apart very quickly. This is especially true in disasters which may evoke fear or panic within individuals on a…

Dealing with a Fire in Your Home After the Fire is Out – Fire Restoration

A fire, by itself, can cause a significant amount of damage in a very short time. What few homeowners account for, however, is the cost of cleaning up after the fire. Aside from any damage to the structure of a home, fires present three long term damage factors, which are: Smoke damage, which can affect floors, walls, ceilings and inside cabinets, or any surface of the home which has been exposed to smoke will leave…

Commercial Generators; Choosing the Right One for Your Business

Commercial Generator Recent news stories concerning Hurricane Sandy and the major storms in Phoenix in 2014 have illustrated the need for emergency generators on a commercial level, particularly for those businesses that handle products that require refrigeration or depend on continuous power for critical business functions. Without a back-up generator on site, you may end up losing tens of thousands of dollars of product within a very short period of time. Grocery stores, for example,…