Sewer Backups Part Four

Can you imagine the feelings of the homeowner coming down into the basement and seeing this?  What are some things needing immediate consideration?  First of all, turn off the power to the area.  What about appliances and your furnace, if it’s located in the affected area?  At times water can be high enough to involve […]

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Sewer Backups 101 (part three)

One of the “automatic” tendencies of a homeowner with a sewer loss is “Just throw some bleach on it!” Is that really effective? While bleach is a good disinfectant, it’s fairly mild in comparison to the professional antimicrobial solutions out there. Did you know Hepatitis B is always a factor with a sewer loss? And […]

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Sewer Backups 101 (part two)

This is a continuation of our Emergency Procedures of Sewer Backups…Before trying to take care of the “mess,” potential health and safety hazards must be identified and if possible, eliminated prior to restoration. What about the risk for shock hazards or gas leaks? Turn off circuit breakers to the wet area; unplug and remove any small […]

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Sewer Backups 101 (part 1)

Over the next several weeks, we will be offering tips on how to deal with the potentially dangerous situations a sewer back up can bring. As you may know, sewage and flood waters contain bacteria and other hazardous microorganisms. These can be transmitted by touching contaminated items or by tracking them into uncontaminated areas on […]

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Surviving a Smoky Mess

Surviving a Smoky Mess: What if you have a ‘protein fire/smoke loss?’ The homeowner who’s turkey didn’t survive called Lamunyon’s. The reason it’s so difficult to clean up after this sort of loss is the DETAIL. The terrible smell resulting from something like this are the protein molecules rotting on all surfaces! Disgusting and potent! Lamunyon’s crew […]

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Develop a Company Emergency Plan

There are a variety of situations rightly deemed “emergencies.”  Emergency management is the process of preparing for, mitigating, responding to and recovering from an emergency.  While volumes have been written in great detail on how to prepare your staff for something like this, we will address just a few things to augment your company emergency […]

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Three Tips to Prevent Water Damage

By taking just a few preventative steps, you will save so much time and money, plus avoid the stress of dealing with water damage in your home. Here’s three suggestions to help prevent water damage in the future. 1. CHECK HOSES ON APPLIANCES Everyone has appliances in the home: dishwasher, washer, dryer, and more. Depending […]

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What are Hidden Signs of Water Damage?

If you have ever experienced a water intrusion in your home or office, it’s safe to say that it was a stressful experience.  No one wants the headache of dealing with wet carpets, walls, and furniture. Hopefully, you called a professional water restoration company, like Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair. We’ve received many phone […]

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Removing Carpet Stains

The first priority is getting to the stain as soon as possible.  Remove as much of food spills as possible by scraping the carpet gently with a spoon or a dull knife.  Absorb wet spills quickly by blotting repeatedly with white paper or white cloth towels.  Always blot; never rub or scrub abrasively, as a […]

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How Often Should You Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have been shown to act as a collection source for various contaminants that have the potential to affect your health, such as mold, fungi, bacteria and dust.  Cleaning your air ducts should be considered one component in an overall plan to improve your indoor air quality.Research has also […]

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