February 2010

Are You Prepared For an Emergency? - & Tips & Info.

It’s important to have a plan for the unexpected. In our business we see emergency situations caused by fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and much more. Make sure you and your family have a plan. Your plan should cover the basics where to meet, what to bring (medicines, food etc) and also what to do about… Read more »

Seasonal Allergies - & Tips & Info.

Seasonal allergies affect over 35 million people in the United States, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Follow these tips to reduce allergens in your home. Tip #1 Keep windows closed – If needed, use air conditioning, which cleans, cools and dries. Tip #2 Keep entryways clean – Sweep, dust or… Read more »

Fire and Smoke Damage - & Tips & Info.

Disaster One understands the quicker the response time the greater the chance of containing the loss and preventing further damage, saving property and time. In the event of a smoke loss contact Disaster One to quickly begin the restoration process. Effects of Smoke and Fire to a Home: Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks Within minutes-acid soot… Read more »

Care for Your Air - & Tips & Info.

Understanding and controlling some of the common pollutants found in homes, schools, and offices may help improve your indoor air and reduce your family’s risk of health concerns related to indoor air quality. Radon is a radioactive gas that is formed in the soil. It can enter indoors through cracks and openings in floors and… Read more »

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Mold Remediation Contractor - & Tips & Info.

Are you certified in mold remediation? Do you have valid General Liability and Workers Compensation insurance certificates? Do you use a third-party Environmental Consultant for testing? Can you provide me with references from previous mold remediation jobs? Are you familiar with all the local regulations and guidelines for proper mold remediation? Whether you need commercial… Read more »

Suspicion of Hidden Mold & How to Investigate - & Tips & Info.

Does your building or home smell moldy but you cannot see the source? The moldy smell could indicate a mold problem. Mold can hide in places such as the backsides of dry wall, wallpaper, paneling, underside of carpets and pads, ect. If you think you may have mold in your home or office consider hiring… Read more »

What Mold Needs to Grow - & Tips & Info.

Every week during the month of March, Disaster One will feature a blog regarding mold, mold remediation and mold remediation services. If you have a comment or question please let us know. We would love to hear from you. What does mold need to grow? Mold growth occurs indoors when two main factors are present,… Read more »

Common Types of Water Losses - & Tips & Info.

Disasters can happen anytime! These are a few of the most common types of water losses. Washer Hoses Water Heaters AC Units Ice maker lines Bathroom leaks (toilets, etc.) Roof Damage Storm Water (Rain Floods) Sewage backups When a water intrusion occurs, Disaster One will quickly dispatch a crew 24/7. Our uniformed, certified technicians arrive… Read more »