Is It Raining Inside?

The key to effective water remediation is to determine the source of the loss.  Sounds easy, right?  Not so much in some cases.  Hydrostatic Pressure can be an issue all year-round undetected, however, when it rains excessively – the water must go somewhere.  What a nightmare!  Professional water proofing company’s aim to seal your foundation so tightly that it will hold off water like a boat. The problem is that your house is not a boat and it’s not going to float. (Unless you live on a house boat, but then I’m guessing you don’t have a basement.) So, what are the signs you should look for to prevent a serious water/mold issue? Interior Damage Trust your sense of smell. If you smell mustiness or mildew, it’s likely there was water damage and now there may be a potential mold issue.Cracks in the foundation walls or floors.Excessive humidity.In finished basements:Signs of drywall peeling/bubbling and flooring damage.Concrete block or masonry walls start to bow or bulge in the middle. Exterior Damage Cracks running in a stair-step pattern in exterior brick or stonework.Building elements like chimneys or additions separating from the rest of the structure.Gaps around doors or windows.Facia board or other trim pulling away. If you notice these signs in your home, it may be time to pick up the phone and call the professionals! Savage Restoration will guide you through the process.  Pick up the phone and call 732-671-0990. Disclaimer: Savage Restoration is not responsible for any information that is listed or ommitted on this marketing...

Get Ready… It’s Hurricane Season!

The most important thing you can do as hurricane season approaches is to get yourself, your family and your home prepared. By starting early, you’ll avoid the rush at home supply stores, grocery stores and other venues typically crowded and often chaotic when hurricane watches and warnings are issued. Preparing Makes Sense How Can I Prepare? Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio Station for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS)Secure and items that can be lifted by windSecure windows and doorsSet your freezer and refrigerator to its coldest settingsTurn off propane tank and unplug small appliancesFill your car gas tankHave an evacuation plan setEvacuate immediately if advised by authoritiesKeep emergency contact numbers handyMake arrangements for pets (if you are evacuated – most shelters will now allow pets) What Supplies Should I Have? Ample water – at least 3 days worth (One gallon per day, per person)3 days worth of -non-perishable food (don’t forget pets)Flashlights (avoid candles)Battery powered radioExtra batteriesFirst aid kitMedications (7 days worth)Copies of personal documentsCell phone with chargersExtra cash – ATM’s may not be workingInsect repellantTools to secure your homeWarm clothingBlanketsCamera for photos of damage What Should I Do After a Storm? Listen to NOAA for more UpdatesOnly use your phone in emergenciesStay away from damaged power linesCheck for spoiled food – when in doubt, throw it outAvoid drinking and preparing food with tap water (can be contaminated)If you were evacuated, do not return home unless instructed by the authoritiesWhen cleaning, wear protective clothing (avoid areas that can be dangerous)Follow directions from emergency service personnel and fire responseAvoid operating electric appliances or tools around water...