29 September 2016
The number of basement floods are on the rise. Even if you haven’t had a flood, every home is at risk. The most common causes are heavy rainfall, burst pipes or a failed sump pump. No matter what the cause is, a flooded basement needs to be dealt with immediately to prevent long-term damage.Here are some tips on what you can do right away to help stop further damage to your property and some guidelines on when it’s best to call in the professionals.
29 February 2016
With water damage claims on the rise, we hear a lot of talk these days about the dangers of mold. Within 24 to 48 hours of water damage, mildew and mold can start growing on wood products, tiles, drywall, carpets, fabrics and other organic materials. Even worse, it will continue to grow until steps are taken to eliminate the source of moisture, and effectively deal with the problem.
03 September 2015
If you have ever experienced flooding in your basement, then you know the heartache and stress it can bring. With all the active weather that can happen in Canada, basement flooding is a growing problem for homeowners, municipalities and insurers across the country. In just the past few years there have been several events that have resulted in wide spread basement flooding in both large and small cities across the country. Almost no community in Canada is immune. In fact, water has now exceeded fire as the number one source of homeowner insurance claims in Canada.
15 September 2014
As fall approaches, it’s good to keep in mind your home’s exterior seasonal maintenance needs. The leaves will be falling, and, chances are, the leaves and other debris will be landing in your gutters! It’s important to ensure water can flow freely into and out of your roof drainage system. If your eavestroughs are clogged, they won’t be able to do their job properly, and the consequently can create significant water damage in your home ($$).
01 February 2014
We are pleased to announce that we have officially become an IICRC Certified Firm! As many of our technicians are already certified it was only fitting that our business was as well.