March 1, 2016

How To Think With Smoke Odors


Entering any home that has been burned is upsetting; entering into your own home and seeing your personal belongings disheveled, blackened and buried in debris is a shock that one does not easily recover from.  


Suddenly you’re nicely orga...

March 1, 2016

It is said that rebuilding a building no matter the reason for the rebuilding, is always the same. The building codes are not different and the engineering is the same. So why then is it so important to hire a contractor who specializes in rebuilding a home that has be...

March 1, 2016

Drywall is a fairly resilient product it can get wet and dry out without damaging the material to the point of needing to be replaced. The rule of thumb is if you can rap on it with your knuckles and it still feels solid it is dry-able. If there is smoke on it can be c...

March 1, 2016

What is the first thing I should do after a fire? Given that your family is okay. Call your insurance company. Next—photograph everything! And then photograph it again. This may seem very obvious, so obvious that most people never do it.


Here is the reasoning behind wh...

March 1, 2016

In my over 25 years experience in helping homeowners deal with fire and water damage repairs I have always found it to be true that providing the customer with timely and useful information is of great benefit to them. 


Good decisions are based on good information.


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