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.

Storm Damage Restoration for Rental Homes

Rental Home Storm Damage Renting a property can be a great source of income but it is important to keep in mind most places are subject to at least one kind of natural disaster (earthquake, hurricane, tornado, flood, wildfire, tsunami, drought, landslide, sinkhole, blizzard, etc.).

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.

How to Prepare for Tornado Season

Tornado Season About 1,200 tornadoes touchdown in the United States every year and they can strike with little notice. Destruction and injuries can be greatly increased unless you take the proper steps to prepare yourself and your home for a tornado season disaster ahead of time.

How to Avoid Water Damage this Rainy Season

Water damage is the second most frequently filed insurance claim in the United States. Rainy season is coming, so it is important to get our homes ready.

First Responders Train for Bus Accidents

School buses transport the most precious cargo imaginable, our children. Yet first responders are seeing more and more of these vehicles involved in bus accidents.

Storm Damage Dangers Weeks after a Storm

You’re Not Out of the Woods Yet Weeks after storm passes trees can still be at risk of falling and causing damage. It is important to assess any storm damage to the trees on your property in a timely manner to avoid the falling weeks after the storm.

Dealing With Emotional Stress After A Fire

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How Do You Start Dealing With Emotional Stress When Your Home Burns Down? Recently, the Appalachian area has been plagued with wildfires. While the rain has made some difference fight the spread of flames Gatlinburg and other areas in North Georgia and the Nantahala are still fighting fires. Yet even when the wildfires subside completely the real work will begin when residents and business owners return home to face the challenges of restoration. Residential fires can

Tornado Sound: What NOT To Do

  I will never forget that tornado sound. It was 2011 when I heard a tornado sound for the first – and hopefully last – time. I was in my sophomore year of college. At the time, I was attending Samford University in Birmingham. In the late afternoon, the sirens went off. The ladies of Vail Hall were ushered down into the basement. They were advised to bring blankets, pillows, snacks, and phone chargers, and

How To Hang Outdoor Holiday Lights Safely

The Joy of Outdoor Holiday Lights It’s two days after Halloween—which means everyone is forgetting Thanksgiving even exists and are preparing to set up their outdoor holiday lights. Some people go all out for their Holiday decorations.   Like . . . really all out.   Seriously guys who has time for this? It makes sense why people love outdoor holiday lights. Besides, of course, giving us a reason to compete with each other. Winter lights

Storm Damage is Devastating to a Community

  storm damage is devastating to a community. storm damage can cause widespread issues in the city and metro areas. The most common natural disaster in Georgia are thunderstorms. Under the right conditions, rainfall from thunderstorms causes flash flooding, killing more people each year than hurricanes, tornadoes or lightning. Lightning is responsible for many fires in the metro area each year and potentially causes fatalities. Hail up to the size of softballs damages cars and windows, and

Frozen Pipes: How To Avoid Damage

You might be familiar with the pop culture adage by now: Winter Is Coming. That means, aside from defending your home from White Walkers and making a thousand lists for the Holiday Season, you might want to think about frozen pipes. Now that fall has arrived we can finally bundle ourselves in scarves, hats, and gloves to drink pumpkin spice everything. As we’ve discussed before, it’s time to prepare your house for the cold weather.

Sewage Damage: The Real Threat

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Sewage damage can turn into a critical situation. Every person has experienced a moment of dread where the toilet doesn’t flush. For a moment, time stops, and it feels like the whole world is coming to a slow, disgusting end. Hopefully, unclogging the toilet won’t be an issue. Other times, however, it can be a full on sewage damage disaster—and sometimes more than just physically damaging to your house. A clogged toilet can be a

How To Combat Mold In Your Home

Finding mold in your home is potential disaster. In fact, it can turn into a downright nightmare. Mold in your home can cause severe health problems to the residents of your household particularly young children and the elderly. The maladies mold causes can develop beyond minor issues – black mold can be lethally dangerous. For instance, the trichothecene mycotoxins produced by toxic black mold is neurotoxic. This means they can kill neurons in the brain and impair a person’s mental ability.

Odor Elimination: The Final Cleanse

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A fire is a traumatizing event for anyone and handling the damages afterward can be exhausting.   Aside from repairing any destruction in your house, accounting for lost furniture, and finding solace in the aftermath, there is another crucial element that must be taken care of: odor elimination. As any study will tell you, the stench of smoke will stay in your household for days or weeks after a fire. Scented candles fabric cleaners may

300 Miles Away and My Family is the Path of Hurricane Matthew

I am worried. As I sit here to write this blog my thoughts are on my family is in Hurricane Matthew’s path.  My sister-in-law and nephew live in Savannah, right in Matthew’s Category 4 course. Due to my nephew’s job in the field of public service, they cannot evacuate too far from the area.

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

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.

My Child is Having Nightmares, Disaster Recovery in Children

Disasters are Life Altering A household disaster such fire, flood or tornado can be devastating to adults, but to children the effects can be world changing. Helping children cope with a disaster brings a new dynamic to the disaster recovery process.

Empowering The Safety Team Leaders in Your Business

Choosing a Safety Team Leader Choosing a Safety Team Leader for your business is often an arduous task. Normally companies delegate this to a management team member who is already overloaded with the tasks of their current role. OR, is it left up to a volunteer staff member who is ill-equipped to properly embrace this important leadership responsibility. So how does a company choose a candidate that fits into the role and has the aptitude to rally