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The importance of having a IICRC Certified Water Damage Technician

Water damage can be deceptive. Water penetrates into structural cavities creating trapped pockets of saturation. The detection of water in these areas can often only be discovered with sophisticated moisture detection meters. Undetected moisture will continue to cause damage. This damage, at a minimum, will cause odors. Greater damage will surface when materials delaminate, shrink,

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Man escapes flash flood within seconds

Quick thinking saved this Southern California man from major water damage   Thanks to an intense El Niño, Southern California has seen flash flooding for most of the week. This terrifying dashcam footage comes to us from Southern California, where the state’s short-term water woes have been solved this week with intense rain storms. YouTube user

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FEMA urges Californians to buy flood insurance before El Niño

With drenching El Niño rains anticipated to begin more than a month from now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging Californians to buy flood insurance, even if they live in areas of low to moderate risk. “If there was ever a time to buy flood insurance, this is the time,” said Roy Wright, FEMA’s deputy

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What to do when your house is flooded

When Emergency Water Damage Occurs   1. Control the Damage Your wiring can be impacted, use caution around electricity! Contain Water If damage is being incurred from a plumbing malfunction, immediately shut off the water. Secure Possessions Move all of your possessions to dry ground such as valuables, documents, and electronics. Documentation Make sure to document

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6 Common Causes of Water Damage

6 Common Causes of Water Damage The primary causes of water damage we see are: Overflowing Toilet Commonly caused by clogged pipes or septic system  Leaky or Broken Water Heater Prevent water damage by maintaining regular inspection of units Burst Pipes Old or ill fitted pipes can burst in and under your home Heavy Rain