“Airing out” vs. “Structural Drying”
Occasionally, every home has a water spill or leak that requires clean up. For a small spill, mopping up the standing water, turning on a fan and opening up a few windows might be enough to dry out the room. However, excessive moisture within the walls, ceilings, floors, and household contents provide fertile ground for […]
Mold Myths Exist
Every day a new study comes out about something that is bad for your health, or there’s new “secret” to getting healthy during the winter or a new product that will create a brand new you! Here at Clean Masters we also see new studies revolving around mold. The latest “breaking news” we have read […]
Biggest Risks of Flood and Water Damage
One of the most potent dangers homeowners face today is flood and water damage. The statistics regarding this matter, based in the United States, speak for themselves. Every day, 14,000 homeowners experience a water and/or flood damage emergency. 98 percent of basements will experience some amount of flooding in their lifetime. 10 percent of homes […]
Cleaning Up After a Fire
If a house sustains fire damage, proper cleanup is crucial since the ash, soot and water will wreak havoc on what remains. It’s bad enough there was a fire, but the water and chemicals used to extinguish it can cause secondary damage. The remnants will continue to do damage long after the flames are extinguished. […]
When Should A DIY Type Hire A Professional Water Removal Team?
Although you can usually handle the day to day minor emergencies on your property, flood water often requires additional hands or tools. When a massive flood flows through your business, two things happen. First, the structural integrity of your building is instantly compromised. Second, the water is filled with harmful bacteria, chemicals, and other […]
House Fire: 5 Steps to Recovery
No two fires are the same, and damage can differ greatly from property to property depending on the size, intensity, and duration of the fire – as well as the structure itself! But even with all those variables, the process of restoring a home after a fire, and getting a family back on their feet, […]
Professional Furniture And Upholstery Cleaning
Who doesn’t love lounging around the house on the sofa, or in a favorite comfy chair? Did you know that the furniture in your home collects more dirt, dust, and oils from your skin than your carpet does? Over time the buildup of dirt and grime can weaken the upholstery, decreasing the lifespan of your […]
What is Ruined? Is This Flood Damage Covered?
Perhaps it was a surprise storm damaging an old roof. Or a burst pipe in the laundry room. Or the neighbors above ground pool springing a leak and flooding your basement. You have a serious situation! Address the two problems simultaneously: a) clean up the house and b) consult your insurance agent. Don’t forget to […]
Removing Cigarette Smoke Odor
The smell of cigarette smoke is unmistakable and can be very difficult to remove from carpets and upholstery. The hardest part about removing any kind of smoke damage is that it sticks to just about EVERYTHING. Because of this, it is very time-consuming to try and get rid of the odor left behind, but it is […]
So You Had a House Fire, What Now?
Few things are more deadly and more destructive to a home than a house fire. The possibility of this occurring is one of the more frightening prospects to any homeowner. However, it should bring some peace of mind to have a sure plan of what to do if a fire does occur. Most important, is […]