Figuring out the problems with your hose pipe can give you some relief from costly repairs. It is a fact that issues that are detected late have already incurred some spill-over effects towards other unrelated areas that could have been unaffected had it been spotted early. Realizing what to search for, early signs of wear and tear, and simple maintenance techniques will prevent further damages. Since you are not a professional, stick to the following guidelines on the best approach to investigating the condition of your hose pipe and spotting out possible cracks. (more…)
Finally, the cold winter weather is leaving and in comes beautiful and warm spring weather. This new rebirth of everything in your yard like flowers, grass and trees makes you want to spend time outdoors but before you kick back and relax there is some spring to summer home maintenance that needs to be done in order to pick back up after a long winter and ensure that your home is in good shape while the weather is nice. (more…)
No matter the industry, unforeseen events can occur at any time of the day and bring your day to day operations to a stop. In a crisis, your company needs to recover soonest possible to continue providing services to clients. From natural disasters to security breaches you need to put a plan in place in case a catastrophe occurs. Failure to have a disaster recovery plan in place puts your company at risk of reputation loss, high financial expenses and higher risks for customers. (more…)
There are many causes of water damage to homes and buildings, ranging from heavy rains, leaky roofs, broken pipes, failure hot water heaters, sewage back-ups and more.
The cause of the damage must be considered when drying out a home or building. If it is “fresh” water, such as a broken pipe or leaky roof, the drying process is a little simpler than a sewage back-up.
Small water damages that are concentrated to an area, such as under a kitchen sink, can quickly be cleaned up. Large water damages can take days to clean and dry out, often resulting in pesky odors that then must be dealt with. It’s that pesky odor that tells you not all is well, and more work needs to be done. (more…)
There are many steps you can take as a responsible homeowner when flooding occurs in your home, whether from an overflowing toilet or a failed sump pump.
For most of us, the word “mold” carries a very negative connotation and is something to avoid at all costs. Mold is often a very unwelcome guest in our homes or businesses and rightfully so, as mold can produce significant health problems for people with allergies, weakened immune systems or people who have just been over-exposed to mold spores. Mold can also cause a significant amount of damage to property and can be difficult to remove if left unchecked. So if mold is so bad; why don’t we attempt to eradicate it? What purpose does it serve? (more…)
The weather is getting nicer, the birds are chirping more and you see flowers and other signs of botanical life making their annual appearance.
It’s a natural urge to get outdoors and clean up around the house, raking old leaves and picking up winter clutter. You’ve been inside long enough! (more…)
DID YOU KNOW that every home and business has water pipes, sewer pipes and lots of other pipes?
Of course you do, and you also know that they can leak and break and create quite a mess.
It’s that time of year when you start planning for family and friends to visit and, since you are hospitable, you start thinking of all the delicious meals, snacks and beverages you will serve them when they arrive.
Despite the very best attempts of you and your guests to keep things on the plate, in the bowl, in the glass and on the spoon or fork, the inevitable happens: Food or drinks spill, and for some reason they always spill on the carpet. Usually white carpet. (more…)
The following list of fire safety tips will protect your home and family. (more…)