Emergency Board up >> Flood Damage

Most of the time when there is a tornado or hurricane, there is a certain amount of Flood Damage, from a long period of rain before, during and after the epicenter of the storm. In order to make preparations for a long duration of steady wind, rain and flying debris, is a good idea to secure your home at its vulnerable points like your windows and double doors that have an active and an inactive or fixed door. Check to see how the fixed door is secured at the top and at the bottom.

  1. Installing slide locks, these are also called head and foot bolts, that are at the top and bottom will further strengthen and secure the door. Ensure that the deadbolt locks are mounted securely to the sub-floor and into the door header, not just into the trim. To strengthen your hinge side against Flood Damage, ensure at least three of your hinges are properly installed with the hinge screws penetrating all the way through the doorjamb into the studs. The bolts or hinge pins that secure most doors are not going to the strong enough. Some exterior door manufacturers provide reinforcing bolt kits made specifically for their individual doors.
  2. Check with your local hardware and building supplies retailer to find out the type of bolt system will work for your door. The exterior door bolt materials should cost from $10-40, depending on the kind and finish. Exterior doors with windows will need additional protection from flying debris and Flood Damage. And because of their width, double-wide garage doors are even more susceptible to wind damage and Flood Damage than single doors. Unless you have a tested hurricane-resistant door, the wind might force it out of the roller track, and especially if the track is made of light weight material or some of the anchor bolts are not in place.
  3. This occurs because the garage door deflects too much under constant, excessive wind pressure and fails. If the garage door does fail, the high winds can enter your home through the garage door opening and blow out doors, windows, walls, and even your roof. In certain parts of the country they have building codes requiring garage doors to withstand high winds and Flood Damage. Check with your local building code inspectors to see if there are any code requirements for garage doors in your particular area. Some garage doors can also be strengthened with retrofit kits. Check with your local building supplies retailer and hardware specialist to see if a retrofit kit is available for your make of garage door.
  4. And him and You can expect to pay from $70-150 to retrofit your garage door. Many garage doors can also be reinforced at their weakest points. Retrofitting the garage doors will involve installing horizontal reinforced bracing onto each panel. This horizontal bracing could be part of a kit from your garage door manufacturer. The garage door industry does strongly recommend that any determination concerning the need to strengthen, reinforce or replace a garage door will be based on an inspection by a trained door systems technician or a qualified Flood Damage professional engineer

Contaminated Sewage Water

DEALING WITH WATER DAMAGE When should clean up begin? Clean up should begin as soon as it is safe to return to the building. Prompt and proper clean up is important for your health. Flood waters can contain microorganisms (such as bacteria, molds, and viruses), raw sewage, dead animals, Water Damage Contaminated Sewage Water&nb  read more..

How Do I Deal With Home Insurance Fire Damage Adju

September 28, 2005 - The Urban Fire Forum, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which includes the executive board of the Metropolitan "Metro" Fire Chiefs Section, Fire Damage How Do I Deal With Home Insurance Fire Damage Adju met at NFPA Headquarters in Quincy MA this past weekend.

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Sewer Smell In My Basement Apartment

What is sewer gas?Sewer gas is a complex mixture of toxic and nontoxic gases which collect in the sewage system at varying levels depending on the source. Sewer gas is formed during the decay of household and industrial waste. Highly toxic components of sewer gas include hydrogen sulfide and ammonia  read more..

Removing Lead Pipes

Lead can enter drinking water through corrosion of plumbing materials, especially where the water has high acidity or low mineral content that corrodes pipes and fixtures. Homes built before 1986 are more likely to have lead pipes, fixtures and solder. However, new homes are also at risk: Lead Paint Removal Removing Lead Pipes even   read more..

Storm Damage

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Black Mold Caused By A Sewer Backup

The Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee St., will remain closed this week as officials continue to clean up. Water leaked through the ceiling and the sewer backed up, said Kevin Leonardi, its marketing specialist. Staff members quickly moved art and equipment to safety, but repairs were needed  read more..

Flooded Areas With Lead based Paint Tennessee

(ATLANTA – May 26, 2010) – Due to recent flooding in western and central Tennessee, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Region 4 wants to ensure that families are not at increased risk for lead poisoning, because of clean up and/or Flood Damage Flooded Areas With Lead based Paint Tennessee repair work. 

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Mold Caused By Basement Flooding

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FLOODING, MOLDS, AND HEALTH Q. What does "thoroughly washed" mean? A. Washed in hot, soapy water. Q. What should I do about the floors, walls, and ceilings? A. Vinyl floors, drywall, insulation, and in some cases ceilings should be removed Mold Remediation Mold Caused By Basement Flooding and replaced  read more..

Carpet Water Damage

Can I save my Christmas or other holiday decorations?It depends on how quickly you can dry them out and how easy they are to clean. For example,tinsel and Water Extraction Carpet Water Damage paper items that were flooded should probably be discarded. Flood damaged electriclights should be discarded unless they were kept  read more..

Flood Damage

So your tenants moved out without notice about Tenant Move Out Cleanup Flood Damage. So your tenants of moved out and upon inspecting the premises after they moved, you find water all over the floors. First step is, call a professional water restoration company. Let them deal with your insurance company as they know how to   read more..