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What Causes Kitchen Sinks to Flood?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2022 in Water Damage | Comments Off on What Causes Kitchen Sinks to Flood?

What Causes Kitchen Sinks to Flood?

The kitchen sink is a crucial part of your home. This is where most people do all the dish washing and prepping food and when it is out of commission, it can be frustrating. Clogged sinks can cause flooding and damage to your home, so it is important to keep them clean and clear of clogs. It may be difficult to tell why your sink is clogged and flooding as the clog may be in the wall for example which needs to be cleared before it becomes worse. There are several things that can cause a sink to clog and the clog may occur in different areas...

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What Should I Do After Finding Mold in my New Jersey Home?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2022 in Mold Guide, Mold remediation | Comments Off on What Should I Do After Finding Mold in my New Jersey Home?

What Should I Do After Finding Mold in my New Jersey Home?

Mold appears in damp or moist areas of homes and can cause major health problems with prolonged exposure. Inhaling particles of mold can cause upper respiratory issues such as coughing, sneezing, and over time, more severe illnesses such as asthma. Mold can be very visible, or it can hide under wallpaper, baseboards, floorboards, or in wet basements. Many homes have mold problems, but the owners may not realize it. Usually, these homes are very cluttered and have very little airing out or ventilation, as well as poor heating or insulation....

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Turkey Frying Fire Hazards

Posted by on Dec 16, 2021 in Fire & Smoke damage | Comments Off on Turkey Frying Fire Hazards

Turkey Frying Fire Hazards

A holiday feast, whether it be a Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s affair, leads many to try out new recipes to impressive family and friends with. One such recipe involves frying a turkey or other poultry. This method has risen in popularity over recent years as it’s both a novel and delicious way to cook birds that can otherwise be a bit bland. However, as the leading provider of trusted fire damage restoration services in Morris County, ServiceMaster by Timeless has to warn New Jersey communities of the inherent risks of attempting to...

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How to Handle a Flooded Kitchen

Posted by on Sep 13, 2021 in Water Damage | Comments Off on How to Handle a Flooded Kitchen

How to Handle a Flooded Kitchen

A flood in the kitchen can be one of the most stressful experiences as a homeowner. You may have to deal with insurance, broken appliances, and long-lasting problems from the water damage such as mold. Not only that, but you obviously can’t cook with a flooded kitchen or clean dishes. Food may need to be thrown away if electrical appliances are affected. And if your kitchen is in a small apartment, the entire place can quickly start to smell of mildew and mold. Before we get into how to respond to a kitchen flood, let’s examine the different...

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How Fire Affects Masonry and Concrete

Posted by on Aug 25, 2021 in Classes, Fire & Smoke damage | Comments Off on How Fire Affects Masonry and Concrete

How Fire Affects Masonry and Concrete

Because it’s highly durable, masonry is used to construct various building components. To a certain extent, the non-combustible product also helps to protect structures from fires. Nevertheless, fire damage to masonry materials can occur. Repairs to fire-damaged masonry, though, are quick and easy. What are masonry constructions? Masonry constructions are built with heavy-duty materials, most commonly blocks of brick, stone or concrete. As a popular material for different types of constructions, masonry offers several advantages. However, as...

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What to Do When Your Air Conditioner Smells Like Mold

Posted by on Jun 7, 2021 in Mold remediation | Comments Off on What to Do When Your Air Conditioner Smells Like Mold

What to Do When Your Air Conditioner Smells Like Mold

Especially in the summertime, we all depend on our air conditioners to keep us cool as temperatures soar above 80 degrees. But because air conditioners use water to cool air and push it through our homes, it’s common for them to have a mildew like smell, especially if they are older. If you notice your air conditioner has a mildewy or moldy smell, the most important step is to inspect it for mold. If water is left to sit in the unit, such as from a leak, it can trigger mold growth, contributing to the moldy smell. If you do find mold in your...

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Painting Over Fire Damaged Walls

Posted by on May 10, 2021 in Mold remediation, Water Damage | Comments Off on Painting Over Fire Damaged Walls

Painting Over Fire Damaged Walls

  Walls that have been damaged in a fire or stained by smoke are a big challenge to clean and paint over effectively. However, while you are in for a lot of hard work, the job can certainly be done. Here is a step-by-step guide to cleaning and painting over fire damaged walls. What You’ll Need The following tools and products are needed to clean, prep, and paint a fire damaged wall: Trisodium Phosphate solution Towels and Rags Sponges and Magic Sponges Zinsser primer or Kilz primer (or anything shellac based) Paint and painting tools...

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Roof Leak Causes During Winter | Melting Snow Water Damage

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Mold remediation, Water Damage | Comments Off on Roof Leak Causes During Winter | Melting Snow Water Damage

Roof Leak Causes During Winter | Melting Snow Water Damage

As winter comes to a close in Morris County, NJ and things start warming up, it’s leak season! Roof leaks are most common this time of year for a number of reasons, all of which will be discussed here. But of course, this is only one of the many joys of spring as you’ll also want to be on the lookout for foundation flooding, flooded basements, and water damage coming from the cracks of your exterior doors and windows. During the winter, building materials are put to the test on how well they can keep your home warm and prevent the snow and...

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How to Ventilate an Attic to Prevent Mold and Ice Dams

Posted by on Mar 13, 2021 in Mold remediation | Comments Off on How to Ventilate an Attic to Prevent Mold and Ice Dams

How to Ventilate an Attic to Prevent Mold and Ice Dams

Every attic needs adequate air exchange. The attic ventilation system facilitates the airflow process. Hot air is designed to flow out of the attic, while fresh, cool air enters. A well-ventilated attic prevents ice dams from forming in winter, as the inflow of cold, outdoor air keeps the attic cold. However, an attic that remains warm allows snow to melt off the roof and refreeze, resulting in ice dams that can damage the rooftop. In summer, the hot attic air flows out. As a result of super-heated air being ventilated out of the attic, the...

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Signs of Laminate Floor Water Damage in Morris County, NJ

Posted by on Mar 5, 2021 in Water Damage | Comments Off on Signs of Laminate Floor Water Damage in Morris County, NJ

Signs of Laminate Floor Water Damage in Morris County, NJ

  Laminate floor water damage is among the most common forms of property damage new homeowners face in Morris County, NJ. It typically occurs as a result of heavy rainfall, a pipe burst, or a leaking appliance that sends water all over the floors of your home. Fast water cleanup is critical in these scenarios. Even if you’re quick, you may still wonder if the water damage has already set in. These are the signs of laminate floor water damage to look for after a flood or water spill. Buckling or Bubbling When a laminate floor becomes...

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