House Hunting: The Red Flags That Indicate a Home Restoration

Don’t make the mistake of assuming everything in your home will be perfect because it is new, or new to you. Issues with a home can be hidden from the average eye. It may take a closer inspection to identify these possible issues to avoid home restoration in the future.

Home Renovation Gone Wrong

There is an unspoken warning to all homeowners who decided to take on a renovation themselves. About 50% of the time fixing one problem, leads to the need to fix another.

Historic Home in Need of Water Damage Restoration

Historic Homes It is important to your home’s health to understand the needs of a historic building. A home is considered historic by the National Register of Historic Places or a local historic board if it has a signature architectural style, captures the essence of a given time period, is associated with famous people or events from the past or is deemed architecturally significant. But when making the decision to buy a historic home there are

10 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Siding to Avoid Water Damage

Water Damage Due to Siding Issues Your home takes quite a beating during the rainy season. Siding’s purpose is to protect the exterior walls of your home, meaning it is supposed to prevent the elements from getting through to the inside of your home. Functional siding is important for the health of your home.

What to Consider When Buying a Fire Extinguisher

Fire extinguishers are extremely helpful for immediate use on small fires. When the proper one is placed near an exit in an easy to grab spot, it can become a lifesaver before first responders arrive.

The Importance of Odor Elimination

Let’s Not Linger. It is bad enough that you have fallen victim to a disaster, don’t let it linger in your home for longer than it should. Odor elimination is an important step in the recovery process, but is often overlooked.

Sump Pumps can lead to Sewage Damage

The Risk of Backup One might not think that sewage damage could occur regularly in a home, but it does for a multitude of reasons. One of the most common reasons being “sump pump” failure. If your home uses a sump pump you make be at risk for flood, water, and sewage damage.

The Fire Safety behind Fire Pits

Fire Pits Make the Season Most of us are enjoying the mild winter this year. The warmer than usual temperatures are making it bearable to spend time outside this winter, but as the sun goes down so does the temperate and now it’s time to light that fire pit you have in your backyard, but beware of the fire damage it could cause.

Garage Dehumidification: What You Need To Know

  Keep moisture out of your space with these garage dehumidification steps.   What do you know about garage dehumidification? Some people keep their garage immaculate; others not so much. Whether you use your garage as a space to store every unnecessary thing in your home or it is a sacredly space, waxed every Saturday, there is one problem you absolutely should look out for: condensation. What causes garage condensation? Condensation occurs when excessive water

5 Questions To Ask Your Restoration Company

Who Can You Depend On? Finding a Disaster Restoration Company you can trust is hard, especially in the chaotic aftermath of a disaster. Your first focus is of course on the safety of your family or company employees but, quickly afterward it shifts to halting the damage, salvaging your property and protecting your hard-worked for assets. Knowing the 5 Questions to ask your restoration company can quickly help you identify a service provider who is not only equipped

5 Fall Home Safety Tips…Getting Your Home Prepared

Fall has arrived! Preparing your home for the upcoming cold weather season is starting to cross every homeowner’s mind. But as you begin hauling out the fall decorations and getting your landscaping prepared for the cooler months, there are 5 Fall Home Safety Tips that should be followed to keep you home warm, happy and protected.

We Flipped a Switch! Common Causes of Household Circuit Breaker Trips

We Tripped the Circuit Breaker Again! As homeowners, many of us have learned about our home’s inner workings the hard way, especially when it comes the household electrical system, the main breaker panel. With today’s many electronic devices times every person in the household, overloads via circuit breaker trips are common. However, these annoying electrical boxes are not just there to be your home’s micromanager; they are there for safety.

Charged and Ready! Charging Your Cell Phone Safely

Are you charging your cell phone safely? Many people aren’t. With the most recent news concerning cell phone battery and charging issues, we at Reliable Restoration wanted to share 5-Tips to charging your cell phone safely. View our SlideShare presentation OR Download our PDF below. charged-and-ready

SOS! Five Facts About Handling Water Damage Yourself

Help, we have water damage! While a water disaster can be among the most devastating and costly events a home or business owner can suffer, it is also one of the most underestimated. In the chaos of the aftermath and trying to minimize the costs of loss, many owners will send an “SOS” call out to family, friends and employees in an attempt to contain the damage by themselves. Sadly in the end however, most

Having a Home Storm Shelter When the Tornado Sirens Sound

The Tornado Sirens sound…do you have a home storm shelter? Severe storms and tornadoes can come up quick in the south. Whether preparing for a severe thunderstorm or a tornado, having a home storm shelter in place can not only offer comfort when the lights go out, but can save lives if disaster strikes. Here are a few tips to help you prepare a storm shelter in your home for when the sirens sound.

Time to Bug out! Planning for a Safe Evacuation

  Safe Evacuation A natural disaster can occur at any moment and being prepared for a safe evacuation or “Bug out” is crucial to getting your family to safety. Still, in the midst of the chaos emotions can sometimes take over and become obstacles to exiting safely. By knowing a few tips for planning a safe evacuation you can overcome the anxiety of not being prepared to bug out in a disaster!

Fire Statistics You Don’t Want to Forget

Fires are devastating but being informed can save lives and property. Check out our Fire Statistics Infographic on the causes and steps for after a fire occurs.   If your home or business has suffered a fire, contact the Reliable Restoration team of professionals. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, our expert team is mobilized to be onsite quickly to secure your property and begin the restoration process. At

Can You Hear Me Now? Disaster Communication

Hello…hello? Everyone loves the old Verizon “Can You Hear Me Now?” commercials. Sprint has even parlayed this into a new commercial stream with the former actor. Yet, during an emergency or natural disaster situation, communication is no joking matter. So does your family or business have a Disaster Communication Plan in place? If not, there are some steps you may wish to follow to putting a plan in place.

We Had a Fire, Now What?

Steps to Take After Having a Fire Experiencing a fire in your home or business can be a devastating experience. In the chaos of assuring that all people are safe, assessing the fire damage and investigating the cause it is important to remember these important steps.

Water Damage, By an Ice Maker!

Water Damage Extensive Water damage can come at the most unexpected time and by the smallest means. In my case it was a power outage that resulted in the refrigerator being shut off; as a result my well performing ice maker had an open line to pumping GALLONS of water freely into my new home. Sadly after two days of unobstructed water flow I faced expensive Water Damage Restoration to the tune of thousands of