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Protecting Your Basement And Foundation With Skilled Waterproofing

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The foundation underscores the value and safety of your home. You need to protect this vital fixture to prevent it from expensive and detrimental damages. Part of protecting it involves keeping it and your basement safe from water damages. You can protect both your foundation and basement by hiring a service that provides efficient waterproofing for homeowners like you. Building a Barrier against Water A professional waterproofing service can establish a barrier against water on your foundation and in your basement.…

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The Smells Of Humidity And Problems With Mold That May Be Hidden Somewhere In Your Home

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The smells of humidity in your home could be just a minor problem with condensation and moisture, or they could be a more serious problem that you need to be aware of. You want to know if these odors are being caused by hazardous mold and water damage that is hidden in the walls, crawl space, or other areas of your home. The following troubleshooting information will help you locate possible mold problems so you can have testing done.…

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Crawl Space Waterproofing Methods That Can Keep Your Crawl Space Dry And Free Of Musty Odors

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If your crawl space has standing water sometimes and often smells musty, you may be dealing with a couple of different issues. One might be water that drains in after a rain and another could be constant moisture from water vapor seeping up through the soil. There are different approaches for waterproofing a crawl space. Here are some options your contractor might suggest. Repair the Drainage Problem If water drains into the crawl space when it rains, try to figure out why.…

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How To Salvage What You Can After A Flood

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When your home has become damaged by a flood, you’ll need to remove any salvageable materials and anything that is vulnerable to floodwater. This way, you can minimize the losses you may experience as a result of floodwater. Many valuables can rapidly be destroyed when exposed to water damage. You may lose irreplaceable family photographs and documents. But if you act quickly, you’ll be able to salvage more. Beware of Mold…

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3 Ways You Can Prevent Foundation Damage With Landscaping Drainage Improvements

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A lot of the damage to the foundation of your home may be caused by poor exterior drainage. Therefore, you may want to consider landscaping drainage improvements to protect your foundation and prevent costly foundation repairs. There are several options for exterior drainage improvements in your landscaping that will protect your foundation, such as drainage beds, buried drain tiles, and changes to elevations. Here are a few ways you can prevent foundation damage with landscaping drainage improvements:…

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3 Signs That Your Gutters Are The Cause Of Water Damage

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If you’ve found signs of water damage in your home or basement, you may be going insane trying to find the source. If you’ve ruled out all of the obvious sources (roof leaks, plumbing) and water damage is still an issue, consider that your gutters may be the cause. Below are three signs that your gutters are the cause of your home’s water damage and what to do about it.…

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The Rainy Season Is Just Around The Corner: 3 Steps To Protect Your Home Against Water Damage

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With the rainy season fast approaching, now’s the time to make sure that your home is properly waterproofed. Careful planning can help prevent moisture and flooding problems in your new home. If you’re not sure where to start, here are three simple steps you can take to waterproof your home. Install Rain Gutters When it comes to waterproofing your home, rain gutters are one of the most important elements. Without rain gutters, the rain that flows off your roof will pool around the foundation of your home.…

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Do-It-Yourself Fire Restoration: Why This Is Not A Good Idea

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After a fire, you want to pick up the pieces – literally. Although you could probably do some of the work that damage contractors do, it is not advisable. There are several reasons why you should not do your own fire restoration on your own home. The Whole Structure Is Unstable It does not matter how stable remaining sections of your house appear to be. The sections still standing could have weakened floor boards, which when stepped upon give way under your weight and cause you to fall through to the floor below.…

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Steps You Need To Take After Your Basement Floods

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Has your basement just encountered an experience with flood waters? If so, you need to know just what it is that you need to do next. This way, you can take the appropriate action so that your basement will be nice and dry without any further problems growing in the corners. Call For A Dry Out The first thing you need to do is to make sure that you are getting all of the water out of your basement.…

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Household Cleaners For Surface Mold

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If you have mold or mildew in your house, you need to get rid of it as soon as possible; the more it spreads, the more difficult the removal will be. Luckily, there are quite a few products – many you may already have around the house – that can kill mold. So if you want to take care of surface mold yourself, consider the following cleaners. Bleach When people think of household chemicals for disinfecting surfaces, bleach is often the first thing that comes to mind – and bleach is great at killing mold.…

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