Say the word “pests” and people think about common household varieties such as ants, roaches, spiders, or even mice and rats. But did you know that molds are also considered pests? That’s right. Pests are generally defined as undesirable organisms that are detrimental to humans or human concerns.
One of the services offered by ServiceFirst Restoration is water damage restoration. In the event of a water intrusion in your home or business, time is a key factor in minimizing damage. But there are things that you can do to prevent a water disaster from happening in the first place.
It may seem like a minor thing, but the small, slow, silent leak can result in severe damage to your home by the time it’s discovered. Because they can go unnoticed for so long, such leaks can result in serious mold problems in addition to considerable structural damage. And improperly drying out such damage can multiply your mold problem by spreading it to other areas of your home, including your air conditioner and the ac air ducts.
Say the word “pests” and people think about common household varieties such as ants,
roaches, spiders, or even mice and rats. But did you know that molds are also considered pests? That’s right. Pests are generally defined as undesirable organisms that are detrimental to humans or human concerns.
An emergency can happen at any moment, and every community in the U.S. must be ready to respond. A pandemic, tornadoes, severe storms, floods, wildfires, and earthquakes often strike with little or no warning. The costs—both economic and human—can be dear.
Keep yourself and your loved ones safe by planning ahead.
The Fourth of July is one of the busiest days of the year for house fires. Sure, it’s a celebration and, yes,
fireworks are traditional and they can be used safely. Nonetheless, nearly 20,000 fires annually are blamed on fireworks, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Even the most common fireworks, such as a sparkler, can start a fire.
Even though our kids are finally out of school for the summer, we are always aware of the
importance of a good education. The school doesn’t just teach facts and figures. You learn skills that allow you to accomplish many basic tasks. Math, reading, problem-solving, and learning to work with others are skills that most of us learned in school.
Electricity is an important part of our lives. It’s not until we lose power that we realize how much we rely on electricity. From lighting the way once darkness falls to keeping our perishables fresh for our consumption, electricity is there for us when we’re charging our phones, typing on our computers, watching the news, and washing our clothing.
We have all had the experience of walking into a room or building only to be greeted by an unpleasant odor. They may range from mildly annoying to downright putrid. Besides being embarrassing, malodors are also a cause real for concern.
If your home or business is affected by fire, flood, storm, or biological contamination, your first instinct may be to minimize the damage. This is understandable since so much of your life is tied up in the places you live and work. However, this natural reaction could prove costly or even deadly.