Water mitigation is the process of preventing or reversing damage caused by water in a building. When my house flooded, the insurance company sent out their preferred water mitigation company. Sadly they failed to follow the standard steps used to dry out a house quickly, resulting in …
Emergencies happen so all you can do is make sure you're prepared for them. We'll show you how to shut off water, power and more. You'll also want to learn how to make sure you and your family are always safe.
We'll also talk about an emergency fund so when you're HVAC system fails, you can pick your new one with confidence.
All Home Emergencies Articles
- Water Mitigation Done Wrong!
- Mold Remediation Process: Steps & Sequence?
- Water Damage Repair in Plain English
- How to Fix Water Damaged Art
- Finding a Mold Remediation Company
- Cleaning Up to Avoid Mold After a Flood
- How to Dry Out Kitchen Cabinets
- Talking to Your Insurance Company After a Flood
- Insurance Coverage for “Loss of Use”
- Flooded House & What I’m Learning
- 10 Easy Fire Safety Tips for Your Home
- Do You Have a Home Emergency Plan?
- Building Codes Help Us Weather Storms
- Home Repair After a Hurricane
- Hurricane Preparedness Checklist
- Emergencies at Home: Are You Prepared?
- Whose Insurance Covers Burst Pipes?
Experience in residential construction, maintenance and repairs hasn't made negotiating the mold remediation process any easier. It reminds me how challenging home repairs are for most homeowners. Now I'm in the same position, having to learn about the mold remediation process including who does …
Most water leaks in your home won't cause this much flooding. Trust me, you never want to deal with this situation. As I'm living through a flooded house right now, I can definitely say it's not fun. But there's a lot we can learn by understanding the water damage repair steps you go through to …
Most of the time your artwork is hung on walls or placed on shelves. My challenge was dealing with water damaged art that was sitting on the floor in several inches of water. That's typical when you're moving into a new house. When unpacking, I placed things in the room where I thought they'd go. …
While dealing with the insurance company, it's also time to find a mold remediation company. We found mold after removing the cabinets because they put out lots of fans but never removed cabinet doors/drawers (read How to Dry Out Kitchen Cabinets). With no prior experience involving mold …
With a flooded house you've got to get rid of the water first, then prop up furniture so it can dry out. Then it's time to find and dry wet and soggy things that oops, got wet because they were sitting on the floor. You have to do this in the first day or two, to avoid mold growing in your house …