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Homeowner Nor’easter Tips

Nor’easters can cause wide spread property damage throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. First Choice Restoration, a water, smoke, fire, and mold remediation company, has some recommendations for homeowners regarding Nor’easters. If your home becomes flooded, First Choice Restoration advises you to turn off the power to your home. Water that reaches circuits creates a mortal…

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Risks of Cleaning Up After a Sewage Loss

Sewage flooding typically happens in the basement or in a bathroom. This type of flooding is a major problem and needs to be addressed immediately. Homeowners can usually clean up most floods on their own, however a sewage cleanup involves many risks that make this a cleanup that homeowners should not do on their own. Health Risks…

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HVAC Mold Prevention

Mold grows in environments that are moisture laden and that have temperatures between 32 and 120.  This means that HVAC systems are a place where mold can grow. Below are some tips to prevent mold growth in your HVAC system: Drain Pan Maintenance: Drain pans should be slopped and should be cleaned regularly. This prevents standing water…

Burst Pipe Prevention

Pipes don’t only burst during the winter from frozen water. They can also burst in the summer. Property owners should be aware of the signs of a pipe about to burst and what might cause the pipes to burst. By knowing this information, the property owner can prevent extensive damage. Most people know that the…

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10 Tips for Holiday Home Safety

It is that time of year again. The stockings are hung, but is your home decorated with proper safety measures to ensure your holiday is without incident. Everything seems to be in high gear, and it is easy to forget about safety during the holidays. Here are 10 important holiday safety tips to make this…

What To Do When a Washing Machine Overflows

  Washing machines, or any appliance in your home, are not infallible. Over time they can experience malfunctions, break or overflow.   When a washing machine or other appliance malfunctions and overflows it can be nerve wracking and cause the property owner to panic and not think logically. However, there are a few simple steps…