After a major flood, several books and historical records were affected in the library building in Goffstown, NH. The library staff were devastated, as they not only faced damage to their building and records, but also faced cleaning up flood damage.
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Floods are the number one natural disaster in the U.S. They are highly unpredictable and can occur anywhere, any time – even in Kennebunkport ME. Wherever it rains, it can flood. If this occurs, you will need a flood damage mitigation firm on your side to restore your property.
While the days are cooling off with the pending arrival of fall, many people will pack up their summer picnic basket and exchange it for fall cuisines and cooking at home. There’s something about a delicious home-cooked meal that gets your mouth watering. While many people take cooking safety for granted; it should be clear that most home fires start in the kitchen. Before turning on that burner, it’s important to know the top causes of kitchen fires.
A young Auburn, New Hampshire man was devastated when the toilet water supply line busted in the bathroom. The cold winter months proved to be a challenge for his home and his bathroom floor—the restroom was flooded with water. He didn’t know what to do, and he didn’t have much time, so he mopped up the floor using as many towels as he could find and headed off to work. When he came back home many hours later, the situation was much worse. The water filled the restroom, seeped through the base of the walls, and infiltrated other rooms of the home. It was evident that he should’ve taken the day off to call a flood damage restoration specialist to come out and mitigate the water damage. Now the damage was severe.
Natural disasters can happen at any time, at anyplace and to anyone. Mother Nature does not discriminate. Violent storms; hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods can cause panic and leave you and your family completely devastated. You must prepare yourself. Floods, in particular, are very unpredictable as well as highly destructive. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. They can happen at any time and even in regions that aren’t that used to rain. To survive, you must know the steps in preparing for a flood disaster
A flood in your home or business is never a good thing, but the damage that the water can do to your electronics can be irreparable. The best way to protect your electronics from water damage in the future is by taking some proactive steps now.
Mold is never something that you want to see in your home. Some varieties can be dangerous to the health of you and your family. The challenge with mold is that it can thrive anywhere that has moisture and a food source. This includes walls, carpets, air ducts and ceiling tiles to name a few. The effects of mold in the home range from allergy problems to more serious respiratory infections.
While it is difficult to eliminate mold entirely the following tips can help to prevent excessive mold growth in your home.
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The height of summer is officially here, and with it comes the soaring temperatures and high humidity that go hand and hand with these months. While we flock to air conditioners, fans, and even pools to beat the heat, you may not realize the effect that these extreme temperatures and high humidity can have on your home.
When disaster strikes your home, it can leave a trail of devastation behind. But the real gut-wrenching loss are those valuables that cannot be replaced, whether a family heirloom, photographs or some other memento. While we certainly cannot predict when a fire or flood will hit, there are some steps you can take to protect those items that are most valuable to you.
Living in New England, residents are accustomed to the fluctuating temperatures and ever-erratic weather patterns that can bring pop-up storms and unexpected rain showers. Here in the Granite State, snowstorms, wind-driven rain and heat waves are ordinary occurrences, and can sometimes be experienced in the same week! While most New Hampshire (NH) residents are accustomed to the unpredictable New England weather, many home and business owners may not be aware of the steps needed to ensure their home or business is “storm-ready.” Sure, those pop-up summer rain showers may be quick and uneventful, but torrential downpours and wind-driven rain can lead to interior flooding, roof damage and clogged gutters.