Fire Department Operations – Q & A

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Q. Why are windows broken or holes cut in the roof? A. As a fire burns, it moves upward then outward. Breaking the windows and/or cutting holes in the roof (called ventilation) slows the damaging outward movement, helps remove blinding smoke that obscures the actual fire, and enables fire fighters to fight the fire more […]

Extra Safety During Flood Alerts

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Floods are one of the most powerful and devastating natural disasters that can occur. While some areas are more prone to floods than others, the fact is that almost anywhere there can be rain, there can also be a flood. Serious floods can range from large and foreboding to smaller flash floods. No matter what […]

How to Remove Mold Stains from Clothes and Fabric

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Damp clothes or fabrics can easily be infested with mold if they’re not dried in time. If you’re in this situation, there’s hope! You can still save your moldy garments if the mold has only left a few spots. Here are a few general tips to remove mold from clothes and fabric. Read the labels. […]

Fixing Water-Damaged Hardwood Floors

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Water and wood floors don’t mix. If you’ve got standing water on wood floors, you’ll need to act quickly to avoid further damage and dangerous mold and mildew growth. Wood floors are rarely the same after significant water damage, but you can reduce repair costs with a few simple steps and a little elbow grease. […]

The Dangers of DIY Water Damage Restoration

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The Dangers of DIY Water Damage Restoration In this age of Pinterest and DIY projects, it is easy to believe that we can put all types of matter into our hands. However, there are some things that should be handled by capable professionals. One project that you should not try to fix on your own […]

The Dangers of Mold Exposure

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There are over 100,000 species of mold, and all of them can be harmful. While not everyone is affected by mold at first, frequent exposure to mold may endanger your health in the long run. Mold exposure can cause over 30 health problems, including allergies, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses. Allergic Reactions While mold itself […]

Prevent Water Damage In Your Kitchen To Avoid Expensive Repairs

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Water damage in the kitchen gets expensive quickly, so we’re diving into ways homeowners can avoid serious damage. With a few preventative steps and a plan in place just in case, you can avoid major water damage in the kitchen. However, if you discover one of these problems to late then it is probably in […]

After Fire Damage Homeowners Need Odor Removal

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Where there’s fire, there’s smoke. Any homeowner who has experienced a fire knows the truth of that old statement. Smoke inhalation kills most victims of house fires. Even if the occupants escape, the lingering odor of smoke can traumatize even the most stout-hearted homeowner. One reason that odors linger long after the fire is extinguished […]