Basements are notorious for attracting unwanted water. Because they’re underground and a common location for plumbing, appliances, and utilities, they’re ripe for water damage. If you find water in your basement, you need to find out where it came from and how to fix it. Common Sources of Water in the (more)
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You’ve just made it through a tornado or hurricane or massive snowstorm. The dust has cleared, and you’ve managed to assess the damage to your home. You now find yourself wondering if storm damage is covered by your homeowner’s insurance. The short answer: usually. Most types of storm damage are (more)
The holidays are over. You’ve clambered into the attic to store all the decorations and knick-knacks away for another year. It smells mustier than you remember. You pull the cord for the light, and there it is: something is growing up here. It’s covering the rafters and the roof sheathing, (more)
With the winter season fast approaching, the entire nation has to prepare the home for harsh, colder temperatures. Freezing or near freezing temperatures can lead to an array of household issues, most of which are easily avoidable with the appropriate preventative measures. Protect the Pipes Household plumbing can be particularly vulnerable to (more)
A structural fire is a disaster at any time of the year, but especially during the holidays. Unfortunately, this time of year is prime time for house fires. Between frying turkeys, dried out Christmas trees, and burning candles, there are numerous extra fire risks involved in the holiday season. It’s (more)
You’ve experienced a fire or water damage in your home. Your house is still standing, everyone is safe, and restoration is underway. Don’t forget about your furry (or scaly or feathery) companions. Do you know what to do with your pets in the event of a loss in your home? Is (more)
Things Your Insurance Agent Didn’t Tell You Most homeowners and renters know they need to have insurance coverage. Unfortunately, most don’t know what their policy covers or doesn’t cover as is usually the case. From drainage issues to mold to who is responsible for the extra utility bills during the loss, (more)
Sump Pump It Up Do you know about your sump pump and its importance in your home? And do you know if you’re covered by your insurance if you run into issues with your sump pump? If you live in a home that is on any foundation other than a slab, you (more)
When Appliances Attack The washing machine is leaking! The dishwasher has overflowed! The icemaker is spewing water across the kitchen! Walking into your home or business to see water covering the floor can be a truly horrific experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Knowing what to do, what you can take (more)
What Makes a Good Restoration Company? A good restoration company provides professional restoration services to residential and commercial properties. Services may include repairing or restoring property damage related to fire, smoke, or water. Trusted restoration companies understand it’s a burden to deal with damages when associated costs could be expensive, especially (more)
Every year, severe weather causes costly damages from flooding, hail, and strong winds. Understanding the most common forms of severe weather where you live can help you prepare.
Flood Safety at Home There are several hidden dangers that could be overlooked when your home is flooded. First, to prevent further damage: •Get pets and children onto higher ground. •Move valuables up from the basement. •Raise appliances on blocks. Electricity is a major safety factor during a flood. 1. The (more)
Steamatic is Albuquerque and Santa Fe’s leading damage restoration and cleaning expert. Whether your home or business has suffered water damage or fire damage, we’re here to help. Our certified crews are on call 24/7 to assist with any size disaster.