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What Absorbs Bad Odors?

What Absorbs Bad Odors in House?

September 19 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Bad smells in the household, are the absolute worst. Bad odors in the house will embarrass you when visitors come in and scrunch up their noses in displeasure. In fact, […]

Is The Smell Of Smoke After A Fire Harmful?

Is The Smell Of Smoke After A Fire Harmful?

September 17 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Fire is one of the most dangerous hazards in the world. It is fast, powerful, and deadly. No one wants to be caught in a fire. It is one of […]

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Do Ozone Generators Really Work?

September 10 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Ozone generators are the machines which are highly effective in removing airborne contaminants and foul odors from your homes and offices, and interestingly even from your cars. You might have […]

What To Do If Your Ceiling Leaks During a Storm?

What To Do If Your Ceiling Leaks During a Storm?

September 20 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Ceiling leaks are one of the problems that we never want to occur in our homes. But, the sad reality is they come uninvited. And if they occur during a […]

What to Do After a Flood?

What To Do After a Flood?

September 18 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Floods remain one of the most common disasters in the United States. There is no way to control the floods. They are dependent on a number of factors such as […]

How Long Does it Take for Mold to Grow?

How Long Will It Take For Mold To Appear After The Area Is Wet?

September 16 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Water damage is the worst nightmare of any householder. It may be due to flooding, burst pipes or leaky roofs and faucets. Mold growth further increases this damage by spreading […]

How Much Mold Exposure Is Dangerous?

How Much Mold Exposure Is Dangerous?

September 13 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Exposure to any kind of noxious agent inside the homes and buildings can have overwhelming effects on human health. There is always some mold present everywhere which grows where ever […]

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How to Handle Water Damage from a Backed up Toilet?

September 11 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Whether it’s the tank malfunction or a clog in the bowl, the damage from a backed up toilet can be massive. Do you know that 15% of causes of home […]

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Can You Die From Mold?

September 9 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Molds are usually not a problem indoors unless they find a wet place to land on for their vigorous growth. Molds are one of the biggest threats to healthy homes, […]

How Long does it take to Dry Water Damage?

How Long Does it Take to Dry Water Damage?

September 6 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Is your house or office suffering from a flood? We understand that the situation becomes a real mess. And every single member of the house comes up with a question; […]

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Can Bleach Make Mold Worse?

September 4 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

To have molds in your home is equivalent to making way for devastation. Mold is such a thing that fills home and business owners with dread. The most practical way […]

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Can A Water Damaged Home Be Saved?

September 3 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Water damage can be overwhelming and scary at first sight. And that is very understandable. It’s not easy to watch your property getting completely waterlogged and moldy or even in […]

How long does it take for mold to die without moisture?

August 30 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Learn when you may need mold removal. What exactly is mold? Mold is a foul smelling fungus that grows in hyphae (hyphae are multicellular filaments). Mold grows in different colors […]

How do I check my house for water damage?

August 28 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Water Damage? When out to buy or sell a home, it is super important to check for water damage. It might seem like it is not so bad a threat, […]

How Do You Do A Sewage Cleanup?

August 26 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Cleaning up raw sewage can be a disgusting, smelly, and backbreaking task without the right guidance to help. Sewage cleanup spills are common in-home basements, but they can happen anywhere. […]

How to Stay Safe During Flood & When to Call Flood Cleanup Company?

August 23 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Nobody can stop a disaster that is as fearsome as a flood. Do you know floods damage more properties than any other natural disaster? According to the recent report, about […]

How Do You Know If Mold Is Making You Sick? Need Mold Removal?

August 21 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Do you really need mold removal? The presence of mold in homes is emblematic of a serious threat to the lives of the residents. Mold is such a word that […]

Does water damage get worse over time?

August 19 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Water damage is a big problem in any home or work place, not to mention a very common one. Water spills and flooding are not uncommon, and if not properly […]

How Do Doctors Test For Mold Exposure?

August 16 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

If you have molds in your home and you’re not paying any heed to your surroundings, you are putting your health in jeopardy. Molds are fungal species known to create […]

Will wet floorboards dry out?

August 14 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

So, you have water damage. You have been forced to face the silent property destroyer that seems bent on stripping you of everything that makes your house habitable. Now your […]

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August 13 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

What Determines the Cost of a Water Restoration Job

August 12 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

The very first question after water damage is how much is this going to cost? You may get worried thinking about the water restoration cost, but believe us it would […]

How to Prepare for Extreme Weather: Rain

August 9 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Heavy rains are a threat to your home. It can lead to floods and can cause massive damage. A combination of fast winds, long-lasting rain, and other forces can really […]

Will Mold Exposure Symptoms Go Away?

August 7 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

By not taking any step to deal with the menace of mold, you choose for yourself a life that is at the mercy of these nagging mold. Life with mold […]

What do you do if your house has Water Damage?

August 5 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Water, just like fire, is necessary for everyday life, but if either of these get out of control the results can be disastrous. Water damage can cause serious pain to […]

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August 2 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Can You Get Sick From Mold In Your House?

August 1 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

There is something sinister about these lurking mold that agitate landlords and proprietors extremely. Mold in any form- be it the black moldy growths on shower curtains, slimy white spots […]

Do Plumbers Clean Up After Themselves?

July 31 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

If you’ve ever hired a plumber, then you know how messy their work can get. Whether it’s something as simple as a leaky faucet or something as bad as sewage […]

How To Save Water Damaged Hardwood Floors

July 29 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Water and wood in home settings, are not a good mix. As such, one of the most annoying things is water damaged wood. From the irritating patch of discoloration which […]

How To Check For Mold In Walls

July 26 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Many of us are unknowingly sharing our homes with molds. This is because molds are pretty good at hiding their identities. One such case of mold growth is behind your […]

Can Drywall Dry Out?  

July 24 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

It is not uncommon for drywall to end up wet in our homes. There are so many ways this can end up happening. Pipes are typically run behind walls when […]

10 Things You Should Know About Mold

July 22 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Molds have inhabited the Earth for about millions of years. They are the microorganisms which grow best in warm, damp, and moist environments. Molds are known for reproducing by making […]

What does a Water Restoration Company do?

July 19 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

If you asked random people what Water Restoration companies do, you would find that most people don’t actually know, unless of course they work in the industry. Water Damage Restoration […]

The Difference Between Grey Water and Black Water

July 17 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

What comes to your mind when you think of the plumbing system? Do you think about the types of water flowing inside those pipes? Well, most of us don’t bother […]

Is Black Mold Dangerous?

July 15 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Having molds in homes and buildings is dangerous. These are the molds, particularly the infestation of black molds. Which strike extreme fear in the heads of homeowners and business owners. […]

6 Things You Need to Know About Water Damage

July 11 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Sewage leaks, floods, or pipe burst all of them come uninvited. The damage caused by them can range from mild to severe. Situations such as toilet overflows and sewage backups […]

Which molds are most dangerous to my health?

July 10 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Can mold spores contain toxins? Yes. Some of these fungi produce mycotoxins. And almost all molds that grow in the environment can produce triple helical glucan. Both of which are […]

How to Prevent Basement Water Seepage

July 9 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Does your home have a basement? Is getting water out of your basement and fixing the underlying problems your only concern these days? Wet basements are result of heavy rains […]

Will My Insurance Cover Water Damage Caused By A Flood?

July 8 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

  It may be shocking, but you may not be covered. Contact your local agent today to see if you are covered in case of a water damage loss. Learn […]

How to Maintain and Understand Your Indoor Plumbing System

July 5 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

15% of your total home value depends upon your plumbing system. So, it is vital to have knowledge of your plumbing system in order to avoid larger repair problems. Moreover, […]

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July 4 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Because we wouldn’t be enjoying this lovely day without YOU! Check out our discounts for active duty, veterans, retirees, and reservists for not only Independence Day, but everyday. Check out […]

6 Reasons to Call Dry Effect for Your Business Water Restoration Needs

July 3 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Due to many potential causes getting ignored and undetected, water damage can be most prominent at your workplace. Weather conditions such as winter, rains, floods, or any internal issues such […]

Did You Know?

July 2 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Many assume that nothing more than a wet-vac and a mop will address minor floods. The truth, however, is that standing water is a serious problem that can lead to […]

Types of Water Damage Property Owners Should Know About

July 1 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Have you Insured Your Home for Water Damage? The most common causes of damage in most of the homes is “Water.” Also, you will be surprised to know that the […]

What To Do If your Office Gets Flooded

June 27 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Imagine a day where your office is flooded with water, isn’t it scary? Besides panicking, what would you do? Whom would you call? Would you leave or stay? Emergencies like […]

Easy Way To Test A Sump Pump

June 26 2019, by Lisa McIntyre


Does My Business Needs Flood Insurance

June 25 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Natural disasters come unexpectedly and can be devastating for any business. Do you know? The average commercial flood claim, according to FEMA is  $90,000. The damage caused by natural calamities […]

Main Causes of Sewer Backups

June 21 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Can you guess the important piece that connects the plumbing fixtures, drains, municipal sanitary sewers and pipes in your home? Yes, it is your main sewer line. What if it […]

5 Tips When Water Damage Hits Your Facilities

June 19 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

You must be surprised to know how much water can one sprinkler head dump. Can you guess? It can dump as much as 100 gallons of water into the room […]

3 HR CE for Realtors!

June 18 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Don’t miss out on our 3-HR CE for Realtors- Mold Remediation.  Contact us today to learn more about how we’ll provide you FREE lunch and 3 CE Credits!  Want us […]

How Do I File A Mold Damage Claim?

June 17 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Similar to any other home insurance claim, contact your insurance company as soon as possible to file a mold claim. If you’re not sure if your policy covers mold damage, […]

What If My Home Has Had Mold Problems Before?

June 14 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Insurance companies hate risk. In fact, the insurance industry is all about limiting risk. Risky homes, such as old homes with old wiring and plumbing, and risky areas, such as […]

How do I know if my home insurance policy covers mold?

June 13 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

As mentioned in Does my insurance cover mold damages? Home insurance companies usually don’t cover mold damage unless it’s directly related to a “covered peril.”  But the good news — […]

Does my insurance cover mold damages?

June 12 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Homeowners insurance policies often include vague wording regarding mold coverage.  Therefore, it can be difficult to determine whether any mold damage you encounter will be covered. Typically, policies exclude coverage […]

How to Prevent Water Damage

June 11 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

The recent reports by the Insurance Information Institute claim that water damage is one of the most prevalent and expensive disasters affecting the homeowners. The institute accounts for around billions […]

“In a fire, what would you grab first?”

May 28 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

We’ve all been asked the question, “In a fire, what would you grab first?” For a homeowner, that’s a simple answer. Because most of us would choose precious keepsakes, photos, […]

Preventing Water and Flood Damage

February 12 2019, by Lisa McIntyre

Doing general maintenance around the house is the best way to prevent water intrusion thus mold. You may think it’s too cold outside to tackle some of these tasks. But […]

Lisa M. McIntyre—Council-certified Microbial Consultant (CMC)

September 19 2016, by Lisa McIntyre

If you find mold in your house. A CMC (Council-certified Microbial Consultant) has the field and technical knowledge in microbiology, building science, and general construction to identify and fix your potential […]

Mold? How did we even get to this point?

August 11 2016, by Lisa McIntyre

Mold belongs outdoors in its natural environment. Although we do find mold indoors. Indoor mold growth needs just a few things to survive: moisture, time, and cellulose material. Cellulose material […]

What is that smell—is that mold?

August 7 2016, by Lisa McIntyre

Did you know that musty smell you associate with mold is actually from wet building materials, and not mold? Therefore, mold grows where there is moisture, so you still would […]

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