Recent Water Damage Posts

When should my boiler be changed?

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

On average a gas boiler can last you between 10 to 15 years, and that's keeping it well maintained and having it serviced annually. Other boilers, such as electrical devices, will last you about 8 to 10 years. Overtime your boiler will need repairs but if you see yourself having issues with your boiler within 6 months apart it's time to look for a new. They can also start to leak due stress or cracks. A little leak can become a major problem, let's not ignore it. Ever wonder why your gas bill is higher than usual? This can be a cause of your boiler working harder than normal to produce the same heat output. When inspecting your boiler check out where the burner is, see the flames? Blue should be the color of the flames you are looking for. If yellow flames appear this is a sign it is burning improperly. 

remember look for these signs for replacement of your boiler. 

  • Your boiler needs frequent repairs
  • You see yellow flames and black soot (caused  by dirt and soot clog in boiler burners)
  • Leaks in the boiler (caused by cracks in the body, damaged seals, high pressure)
  • increased fuel bill

Tile Removal

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

If your property has been flooded your flooring such as tile or wood may become damaged. If you have wood, it soaks up the water and expands, causing the tile floor to buckle or tiles to become loose. Damage may not become noticeable right away but let's not wait for it to get worse. This job will create a lot of dust cover up vents for the dust not to travel throughout the property. When beginning, doorways would be the recommended place to start giving you easy access. Become aware of your surroundings to prevent unnecessary damages and have your protective gear on. Accidents happens. Remember remove all molding, trims, door frames, and doors that will get in the way.

Here are a few items you need when removing tile.

  • Dust mask
  • eye protective gear
  • Heavy-duty work gloves
  • Flat-edge shovel
  • Floor scraper
  • Hammer
  • Hand sledgehammer 
  • broom/vacuum 

Lets begin 

  1. use sledgehammer to break up the tile along the grout lines 
  2. now you will have space to get the scraping tool underneath the tile to pry it up
  3. floor scraper can also help to put under the attached remnants of tile and pry them off of the subfloor's surface
  4. remove grout to get smooth flooring after removing the layer of tile 
  5. clean up 

Safety first

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Safety is key part of our business.

Safety is extremely important when any workplace is being exposed to hazards. Working becomes a natural daily routine we go about, we sometimes forget to be cautious of our surrounds or equipment as we once were when we first started out in the job force. In the workplace it is always good to be reminded of how you can never be to careful and today is that day I wanted to share some of our safety tips that have made us successful in zero injuries in our place of work.

  • Communication is key:
  • proper attire
  • display of hazard size
  • Keeping clean area
  • Inspection of area frequently
  • Keeping First aid kit nearby
  • Beware of surroundings

There are so many jobs out there! We'd love to here some of your personal safety tips in your workplace or any suggestions to improve safety. Comments can be added on our Facebook page.

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Water Extraction

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

After a leak in your home from a supply line, slab leak, or pipe break, it’s time to call professional team to extract the water from your home.  Many people take water extraction into their own hands to dry the surface. However, it might feel dry to the touch but without the proper equipment it is impossible to determine how much moisture is still within the structure and its contents.  Also, extractors are a great resource in water emergency services since they help to extract water quick from a wet environment, and help to dry the area much more faster. The water should be extracted as soon as possible to avoid bacteria and mold growth in the structure of the home. Therefore, proper drying and dehumidifying the affected area is very important.  Keep in mind, the faster a professional water extraction company comes out the faster we can save and restore whatever got wet during the process of the loss.