Fire Recovery Realities

  • Tips For Saving Fire-Damaged Rugs

    23 February 2015

    A house fire can damage rugs in one of three ways: combustion, smoke and ash. Rugs that have been damaged by combustion are generally beyond saving. Burned fibers on a carpet can never be unburned, and while some rugs may be saved with careful fiber matching and carpet weaving, these services are very expensive and generally not an option for many people. However, smoke and ash can be washed out of a rug that has been fire damaged.

  • How To Maintain Your Wood-Burning Fireplace

    16 February 2015

    A wood-burning fireplace has many advantages over other types of fireplaces. You get the beautiful look and smell of logs burning in the fire, the outdoor aesthetics of a real chimney, and it is more eco-friendly than gas fireplaces. However, in order for it to keep working properly, you need to keep it cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. Here are some tips for making that happen. Get it Cleaned Routinely

  • Keeping Your Sprinklers Operating Efficiently

    10 February 2015

    It's a known fact that your lawn needs moisture in order to remain healthy and retain its beautiful green luster. Unless you are fortunate enough to live in an area with a consistently perfect amount of rainfall each year, you have to look for alternative methods of moisture, such as sprinklers. Make certain you understand that simply installing sprinklers and using them isn't always enough to keep your lawn healthy. Properly maintaining your sprinklers is crucial to accomplishing this goal.

  • Has Your Home Suffered Water Damage? Keep Health In Mind As Repairs Are Made

    5 February 2015

    When your home has been damaged by flood waters or a burst pipe, the first thing that generally comes to mind is repairing the damage so you can have a comfortable place to call home again. However, there is another important aspect of the water damage restoration process to keep in mind -- your health. Health Risks Following Flooding Mold loves moist places, and it won't take long for mold to start growing after a home has been flooded.

  • Six Things That Can Damage Your Windshield During Winter

    30 January 2015

    Experienced motorists should be aware of the fact that freezing winter weather can wreak havoc on an automobile's windshield. Fortunately, vehicle owners who are already familiar with the potential hazards of winter weather poses can avoid wintertime windshield repair. The following are the most common potential hazards that can lead to winter weather damage when it comes to maintaining a vehicle windshield: Rapid temperature changes Rapid changes in temperature can cause large-scale cracks in a windshield.

  • How Do They Make Tower Cranes So Tall

    28 January 2015

    Skyscraper construction often requires the use of very large cranes. However, it would be impractical for most cranes to be lifted to the top of the skyscraper and then lowered after they are no longer needed. As a result, skyscraper construction requires to use of specialized cranes. Cranes On Top of Buildings To bring the crane down from the skyscraper, the crane usually needs to be dismantled and taken down piece by piece.

  • Three Potential With Plague Plastic Septic Tanks

    23 January 2015

    Plastic septic tanks are relatively inexpensive and easy to install. In addition, they are not chemically reactive and do not rust. However, they do have their own set of problems that include: Dislodged Plug The plug at the bottom of your plastic septic tank can get dislodged and allow effluent to flow through. This is probably due to the slight flexibility of plastic, which is not an issue with concrete tanks.