What is a Typical Home Appliance Life Expectancy?

Whether or not you just purchased your CT home, or if you’ve lived there for many years, it may be time to replace your appliances. Knowing the age of your kitchen appliances will help you decide if they are about to give out. Keeping up on the age of your dishwasher, gas range, microwave, and…

How to Find a Leak in a Pool

Your swimming pool adds great value to your home. It also adds great entertainment for your family and friends in the warmer months when you want to cool down and have some fun. The cost of putting in a pool alone can cost up to $25,000. And with pools needing 15,000 to 30,000 gallons to…

4 Common Causes of a High Water Bill

After living in a home for a while, you tend to have an idea of how much you spend each month on water. Or if you have a vacation or second home that is closed up for the season, you know you’ll have a lower-than-average monthly cost. But what happens when you receive a water…

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Homeowners Insurance

Insuring your home is a smart step in protecting your investments, especially if you own a home in a state like Connecticut that has annual hurricanes, flooding, and water damage. Having the right homeowners insurance coverage means you’ll not only be able to replace your belongings, but also repair or rebuild your home.   When people…

How to Leverage the Expertise of Your Restoration Company to Work with Your Insurance

After experiencing damage in your home that requires a restoration company, it can be overwhelming and confusing to find the right way to work with insurance companies on your claim. Ensuring that you have completed all of the necessary paperwork, have the correct documentation and that the claim is filed accurately is time-consuming and confusing…

Do Connecticut Homeowners Need Flood Insurance?

Connecticut and surrounding cities are susceptible to flooding in the summer and winter months. With numerous rivers running through the state, Connecticut can flood due to heavy rainfall or snowmelt, or even raising shorelines. That is why it is extremely important to know if your home is in a flood zone and to verify that…

How to Handle the Effects of Flooding on Your Inground Pool

In the summer months, extreme weather can increase across the United States, including in the Westport, CT and surrounding areas. This can include heavy rain and wind – both of which can lead to flooding. Homeowners know the risks that flooding can pose to the inside of your house, but what about the outside? More…

Summer Backyard Fire Safety

As we move from winter into summer, we start spending more weekends outside. This includes bringing out the backyard barbecues and fire pits!  Enjoying your backyard grill or fire pit can be the perfect way entertain friends and family! There are a few backyard fire safety measures to keep in mind before lighting those fires…

How Restoration Professionals Can Help You Sell Your Home

If you’re trying to sell your home, you are already full of stressful to-dos like cleaning and staging your home, packing, and all the other things you do when preparing to sell your home. The last thing you want to deal with is if your home has a fire or flood during this process. To…

The Best Home Inventory Apps for Insurance

If a disaster affects your home like water damage, fire damage, or theft, the first thing you do (besides calling a professional to mitigate the situation) is call your insurance company. An insurance agent will come out to assess the damages to your home and possessions, including things like your furniture, electronics, mementos, and books. …

5 Apps to Make Your Household More Efficient

You have a busy lifestyle filled with meetings, activities, and multitasking. You may have multiple homes, travel frequently, or have staff you need to communicate with. But you don’t always have time to contact all of the people you need to in order to keep your household running. Thankfully, there’s an app–or 5–for that.  Your…

Understanding Homeowners Insurance Coverage and What it Does and Doesn’t Cover

Even though homeowners insurance isn’t a requirement, it’s a smart investment to cover all of your bases. Living in a state like Connecticut that has annual hurricanes, flooding, and water damage makes it all the more important to ensure you can not only recoup the monetary losses, but also be able to rebuild your home…

4 Things to Know Before Looking at Historic Homes for Sale

Historical homes can be appealing for their older charm, blown glass windows, the quality and craftsmanship of tuck points and stonework. But are you willing to take on some challenges and hurdles that come with owning an historical property? Before you put in that offer on the historical house of your dreams, do your due…

Preparing to Sell Your Home in Spring Checklist

After a long Connecticut winter, when the snow melts, the leaves appear on the trees, and flowers start to bloom, people start to get that itch to start anew…and that includes purchasing a new home. More home sales happen in spring and early summer than any other time of year. To make sure your house…

Closing Up Your Summer Home: How to Keep Your House Secure Over Winter

Now that the summer is coming to an end, it’s time to close up your vacation home so it’s safe and secure for the colder months ahead. Even though taking the time to do these steps may seem daunting, it’s important to complete these tasks so your home remains safe and secure until next year….

Mold Detection With Thermal Imaging for Water Damage Prevention

When severe weather hits your home, leaving water damage, flooding, and mold growth behind, it becomes extra important for restoration companies to detect if and where you have moisture. There may be some pockets of moisture left behind in the walls,ceiling, or floor. Its possible even after water is cleaned up within the home!  …

Best Smart Devices to Prevent Fire and Water Damage

Our homes may be getting smarter every year, but they are still vulnerable to water damage, flooding, mold growth, and other natural disasters. Avoiding fire damage and water disasters in your home is now easier than ever, thanks to new and improved smart devices. Whereas 20 years ago we relied on smoke and carbon monoxide…

How to Keep Your House Secure While You’re Away

Traveling on vacation can be a fun time to relax and make memories with your friends and family. The last thing you want to be worrying about when you’re away is if your home is safe from theft, vandalism, and severe weather. Follow these steps to secure your home and property while you are traveling. …

How to Protect Important Documents from Fire or Flood

We can’t always predict if a flood or fire will affect our home. Flooding and fire damage not only can ruin your personal items, but it also can destroy important paperwork and documents that are difficult to replace if you’re not prepared. By protecting these important documents and items, you will shorten your to do…

What is a Water Alarm Detector and How Can It Save You Money?

Slow leaks from toilets, kitchen appliances, washing machines, and bathtubs can sometimes go unnoticed for years. By the time you discover the leak, it may be too late, and mold and mildew may already have occurred, taking over the insides of your walls, floor, and ceiling. The water damage also may have caused structural rot…

Steps for Staff Emergency Preparedness

Severe weather in Connecticut can occur anytime during all four seasons. Common natural disasters to your area, like flooding, heavy rain, hurricanes, thunderstorms, and blizzards can happen with little to no notice. Many households and their staff may not be prepared when a natural disaster occurs. If you are a household of ten or more…

7 Tips to Prevent Bathroom Water Damage

Bathrooms are one of the most commonly used rooms in a house that are filled with ways that can cause damage in your home. From water leaks to mold growth, the bathroom is a hotbed for potential water damage, flooding, and structural damage. Follow these tips to avoid water damage in your bathroom. Prevent Bathroom…

Hire an Estate Manager to Benefit You and Your Home

The bigger your home, the harder it is to maintain. Managing a household with your busy life can be difficult, especially if you have high standards and expect consistent quality. Getting help can be the best way to maintain your work/life balance. Having your household managed by a third party will help keep your life…

Mold Prevention Tips After Flood Damage to House

As bad weather like hurricanes, tornadoes, heavy rainfall, and melting snow occur, water damage and flooding in your home are possible. Not only can water damage ruin your home’s structure, flooring, and possessions, it can also cause much larger issues like mold and mildew, if not dealt with quickly. As soon as you realize there…

How to Winterize a Summer Home Safely

When the warm summer days turn into the crisp days of fall, it might be time to leave your vacation home behind. If you are planning to leave your summer home, rental, or even your primary home for winter, make sure you winterize the house safely and securely, so it’s prepared for the cold winter…

6 Steps to Fix Wood Floor Water Damage

Living in a hurricane and flood-prone state like Connecticut can lead to unwanted water coming in and soaking up on your hardwood floors, causing water damage. Water and hardwoods don’t mix very well. The longer the water stands on the wood, the more likely it will warp, crack, bend, bow, and rot. If you want…

4 Common Signs That You Have Mold in Your Westport Home

The presence of mold in your home can lead to a host of nasty health issues for you and your loved ones, so you need to have any mold addressed as soon as you detect it. How can you detect mold, though? Simple: You just need to look for some common signs that tell you…

Tips to Choosing a Contractor

Choosing a contractor to complete an emergency disaster repair or a planned non-emergency renovation can be overwhelming. You want to make sure you hire someone you feel comfortable with and trust to get the job done professionally, within budget, and on time. Although you can usually rely on the opinions of your friends and neighbors…

Ceiling Water Damage Warning Signs

The ceiling is your home’s second line of defense after your roof. It provides overhead protection from the elements, extreme temperatures, and floating debris. A ceiling not only can provide this protection, but it also extra insulation to beams and pipes while giving your home a clean finished look. However, when your ceiling starts to…

How to Avoid Common Causes of Water Leaks in the Laundry Room

Water damage can be sneaky, especially in places like your laundry room, where plumbing issues can build up over time with a small-but-constant drip, or create large damage all at once from a broken water supply line. If the flooding isn’t addressed quickly, then the stagnant water can lead to mold growth, structural damage, and…

Protect Your Home From Flooding From a Refrigerator Leak

Refrigerators are great for keeping things cold, but what happens when they unexpectedly break? A common, and often preventable issue is a refrigerator leak. These leaks tend to be tricky, as they can start off slowly and get worse over time. If gone unnoticed and unrepaired for a period of time, this can lead to…

Flood Prevention From Water Leaks in Your Kitchen Appliances

When water damage occurs in a home, our first thoughts are that there must be a burst pipe or rain got in after stormy weather. However, flooding can happen from something not only inside your home, but preventable with regular maintenance: leaking appliances in your kitchen. With sinks, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, and exposed pipes, coupled…

How to Remove Ice Dams From Your Roof

Water damage can occur from too much rain, cracks in your siding, or seeping water from a crumbling foundation. Another common cause of flooding in your home are ice dams. An ice dam is a hump of ice that forms at the edge of a roof, causing roof damage, under certain wintertime conditions. When snow…

What to Consider When Choosing a Property Restoration Company

When severe weather strikes and your home is left with water damage, flooding, or mold growth, it’s important that you find a reputable water damage company as quickly as possible to mitigate further devastation. You want a company that will respect you and your situation, is trustworthy, and works quickly while executing the highest quality…

How to Get Rid of Mold in the Attic of Your Home

There are many ways for moisture to sneak into an attic, from ice dams and roof leaks to cracks and gaps in siding–attics are an ideal place for humidity to form and mold and mildew to grow. When mold spores come into contact with moisture, they feed off of the dampness and spread, causing massive…

How to Prevent Ice Dams from Damaging Your Home or Business

If your home or business has a leaking roof, it could be due to ice dams. Ice dams form when melting snow slides down to the edge of your roof in the warmth of the day and then freezes again when temperatures plummet at night. When the water freezes in creates a ridge at the…

The Importance of a Fire Escape Plan for Your Family

House fires can be scary. In the moments of fire it’s easy to panic, freeze, and not know what to do. If you ever have a house fire, it’s important to make sure your family is prepared and educated on how to get to safety. According to the American Red Cross, if a fire occurs,…

Is Your Sump Pump Not Working?

A working sump pump is your home’s first defense against flooding and water damage. Sump pumps are devices that pump water out and away from your home to the nearest sewer or drainage ditch. They are usually located in the crawlspace or basement of your house in the lowest corner. If your home doesn’t have…

How to Prevent Water Damage While Away on Summer Vacation

Summertime can be beautiful and sunny–the perfect time to get away and relax. But it can also be the time of severe weather like thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes. If you aren’t prepared and haven’t kept up on the maintenance of your home, these storms can lead to bigger issues like missing roof shingles, siding damage,…

How to Prevent Mold and Mildew After a Flood

Severe weather and natural disasters can leave you with water damage. When floods strike your home or business, Riverside Restoration is the company you can trust for expert water damage restoration. Founded by Caleb Wright, a respected contractor, Riverside Restoration has done remediation work in hundreds of homes and businesses in CT. Our highly trained,…

7 Mold Prevention Tips

Mold grows by dropping microscopic spores into the air. When the spores land on a damp or wet area, they feed on that moisture to survive and begin to grow and spread. When mold is not detected or dealt with in a timely manner, it can destroy whatever it is growing on, costing you more…

How To Be Prepared For Emergency Home Restoration After Flooding In Stamford

House flooding from storms is not all that uncommon in Stamford. Some homeowners say that they face flooding every time it rains heavily in Stamford. Remember Elm Street closing because of flooding that happened this year, April 16, 2018? That took everyone by surprise. The problem with street flooding that flows into a house is…

Understanding the Difference Between Mold Remediation vs. Removal

The truth is, you can’t really discuss mold removal because there basically is no such thing. However, we will get to that. Either way, this is a process that is of the utmost importance because it helps to protect your health. What we do want to help you learn is that it is wise to…

What You Should Know About the Smoke and Fire Remediation and Restoration Process

The process of getting past suffering through a fire is a challenging one. This is especially true if your house sustained any significant damage. Yet sometimes even seemingly minor smoke and fire damage can lead to big problems because of the staining, singing and smell. The good news is, at least, that Westport homeowners no…

How Infrared Imaging Inspections Work

An infrared imaging inspection is done by a specialist who uses state-of-the-art equipment to test your home. The specialist doesn’t just rely on the images obtained but is also the visual inspection they make as the process unfolds. With Infrared Imaging inspection services, a contractor can detect and document water damage and other types of…

3 Benefits Of Investing In Professional Water Damage Repair Services For Your Home

In the event that your home sustains water damage, whether from flooding, broken plumbing fixtures or pipes, or a leaking roof, it is incredibly important that you act fact to get your home the speedy and efficient water damage repairs it needs to ensure that your home stays in good condition. Water damage can extremely…

What To Expect With Restoration Services In Greenwich

Even if you think you’ll never have to deal with a flood in your home, it would be good to know to know a thing or two about restoration services in Greenwich. Fire and water damages aren’t predictable. There’s no way to know if they will ever happen to you. However, you can be informed…

Professional Tips for Documenting the Restoration Process

When your property sustains any damage during a storm or other natural disaster, it can be devastating. Getting your property back into great condition as soon as possible is your primary concern, and at Riverside Restoration, Inc, our professional Westport remediation and restoration contractors can help do that. We understand how important your home is…

Infrared Imaging Detects Water and Mold Damage

As a Westport property owner, you have an obligation to keep your home or business in the best condition possible at all times. If your property has suffered significant water damage, it is important to hire a professional for help. At Riverside Restoration, our Westport property damage restoration contractors are here to assist you with…

Dealing With the Aftermath: Mold Remediation Services for Your Weston Home

One of the worst things about having to deal with flooding is that this is often not the end of the problem, but only the beginning. Aside from the damaged items that must be repaired, the clean up that must be addressed and the mold remediation that might be needed. Unfortunately, even if you act quickly…

Importance of Mold Remediation

No Westport homeowner wants to deal with the need for mold remediation but if the need does arise, this is something that needs to be taken care of quickly. Aside from the fact that this can compromise the structural integrity of your home, it can also pose a very serious health threat to your and your…

Westport Flood Repair: Help! There’s Water in my Basement!

During heavy downpours sometimes basement areas can flood. Many problems can arise from this issue. It is important to note that areas that remain moist for 24 hours or longer can/will experience mold growth. The most effective remedy to this approach is to remove the standing water as quickly and as safely as possible. Here…

Professional Fire Restoration In Westport Recovering From Fire Loss

A Westport house fire can be one of the most stressful times in your life. Once the fire is out and the emergency response teams have left the scene, you’re left with a huge charred and soggy mess. But did you know that a house fire doesn’t have to mean a total loss? Even if…

The Visible Causes Of Water Damage In Westport

In order to prevent water damage, you must first learn what causes it. This article will cover the visible causes of water damage, the ones that are easy to self-detect. Be sure to look for the second part of this article and learn all about the invisible causes of water damage as well. A good…

Importance of Westport Mold Removal in Maintaining Your Health

Mold removal is crucial when it comes to maintaining your health as well as of that of your loved ones. With it, individuals would be safe from allergies and illnesses caused by molds. Removing molds depend on a number of factors including the mold nature, part of the house that has been affected by molds…

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