water damage: Newlywed New Home Blues - 07/02/12 01:29 PM
            Last year I attended the beautiful wedding of the daughter of one of my friends.  Everything appeared to be idyllic.  After the honeymoon, the couple returned to the suburbs of a large metropolitan city where they had purchased a new home.  It was a lovely two-story home, and since they both had wonderful jobs, they were able to decorate it in a charming, comfortable way which suited their taste perfectly.  My friend fairly beamed when she spoke of them, and it seemed as if their marriage had almost a fairy tale beginning.  As a special surprise … (2 comments)

water damage: Water damage that lingers past the clean up - 07/01/12 02:25 AM
        Many people live in homes where water damage has taken place.  As home or property owners, we first think of taking care of the cause of the problem, and then most of us work on cosmetic issues like removing debris or replacing walls or painting.  If you are a do-it-yourself type of person, you probably count yourself lucky if you feel you can do the job yourself.  Whether you do the job yourself or call someone else in to help, however, your primary concern is usually money, especially in these difficult economic times.  If you own commercial or … (0 comments)

water damage: Hole in your pocket or leak in your pipe - 06/11/12 12:11 PM
            Recently in a large city not far from where I live, people began receiving water bills that were totally out of line and seemingly ridiculous.  Some of them were well over $1000 for one month’s service.  Of course residents complained—some to the municipality, some to the media, and most to their family, friends, and neighbors.  One article I read gave statistics from the AAWA (American Water Works Association) that reported the possibility that a1/16″ leak could cause you to lose 970 gallons of water in a twenty-four hour period.  They estimated the increase in your monthly … (2 comments)

water damage: To Repair or Not to Repair…Your Roof that is! - 05/29/12 12:37 PM
          The weather in our area this year has been quite unpredictable.  We’ve had it all—lightning, serious rain, hail, strong winds, and tornadoes jumping from one community to the next ripping up trees and wreaking havoc on neighborhoods.  The aftermath of all this was to rebuild and repair our damaged property as quickly and efficiently as possible.  One of the most frequent predicaments faced by homeowners was whether to repair or replace roofs that had been battered or torn away.  People were forced to seek help immediately and did not have much time to consider their options.  That’s … (1 comments)

water damage: Condo Flood Disaster (Part 2) - 05/23/12 03:33 PM
  Here is the second part of the flood disaster I outlined in previous article. This part will focus more on the remediation process that had to take place. It was a timely process, and the family was definitely put through a lot as well. In the end though they pulled through great and were able to happily move back into their homes.
  As I proceeded with getting the home owners moved into a hotel, I discovered that returning all five condos back to normal status would be a battle that was going to be more difficult than any other … (2 comments)

water damage: Condo Flood Disaster (Part 1) - 05/22/12 08:45 AM
  This is part 1 of 2 of one of the more serious cases of water intrusion that I have had to deal with in my career. The first part of the story covers a little bit of background leading up to the initial disaster. Part 2 will cover the remediation of the water damage in the condo’s to illustrate a firsthand account of handling water intrusion on a large commercial scale.
    The background of the situation is rather simple... nine years ago (2003) Charleston, South Carolina experienced one of the largest real estate growths the city had ever seen.  … (0 comments)

water damage: Familiar with the term Aspergillius? - 05/13/12 02:49 PM
    Have you ever heard of Aspergillius Penicilum?  It sounds like the penicillin that has been used as an antibiotic since the 1900’s, and they are somewhat related. The truth is, however, that it’s a dangerous type of mold that has been found in homes in many places.  Since there are hundreds of types of mold and some of them are helpful, you need to be able to distinguish among them to see whether or not you have a problem.  You should also remember that mold removal and remediation vary depending on many factors. Most people have mold checked out after … (1 comments)

water damage: Avoid Mold When Building or Decorating - 05/01/12 03:14 PM
            The media is full of horror stories today about toxic mold.  They’re reported from all over the world, and most people have begun to pay attention to them and to take care of water problems or mold as soon as they discover it.  Many people are aware now of some of the symptoms to look for when you suspect illness caused by dangerous mold.  I believe, however, that the average home or property owner has failed to consider mold when they are building and decorating a new structure or redecorating and renovating an old one.  The … (0 comments)

water damage: Mold Could Change Your Life - 04/16/12 04:35 AM
I was just watching one of my favorite shows on TV when I heard a singer remark that his career had to be put on hold because of a mold problem that caused him to have constant illness.  After the problem was found and the mold removed, his health improved, and he was able to continue with his career.  Stories like this are very common.  Some of them may even appear too farfetched to believe. That’s one of the problems you face when dealing with mold.  People just don’t seem to be sure about where to find it, what to do … (1 comments)

water damage: The hidden dangers that often accompany water damage - 03/28/12 12:29 PM
Water damage is a fairly common subject and often not taken as seriously as it should be. Water damage can start as small as a pipe leak or be as big as a flood, either way, the damages need to be taken care of quickly and by a professional. If the proper precautions are not taken and repairs are not made within 24-48 hours, the damage can affect both your home and your health.
Water damage is not always visible. It can be hidden underneath carpet or behind walls, all while it is destroying important structural elements and creating mold, bacteria, … (1 comments)

water damage: Is My Insurance Company Trying to Cheat Me? - 03/24/12 01:15 PM
Let’s be honest, anyone who has had an insurance claim has had this or a similar thought run through their head. For many years insurance companies have done things to earn a bad rep. I’ve been in the insurance restoration industry for the last 10 years, and during this time I can honestly say that I have rarely met an adjuster or contractor that wanted to skimp on the settlement. The few times I’ve seen this is when the policyholder has been extremely difficult to work with.  Yes, bad estimates happen, however, most of the time the feeling of being “shorted … (1 comments)

water damage: What to do with a wet home - 03/13/12 04:53 AM
Hoping that this never happens to you, but would you know what to do if you came home to find that you had suffered water damage to your home? Pipes in the wall break, supply lines break, appliances break or malfunction. It’s always unexpected, of course.
First things first, protect your contents. Anything on a wet floor or countertop should be removed to the garage or a room that isn't wet. For furniture you can place aluminum foil or sandwich baggies under the legs. Wood stain can be damaged, or the stain from the legs can get onto the carpet or … (1 comments)

water damage: Hassles of Handling Mold - 02/23/12 08:14 AM
There are over 100,000 species of mold.  Some are readily detectable because of their musty odor and the appearance of black or white patches in areas that normally contain water—such as a bathroom or kitchen.  However, some are not so easily identified, and removing them permanently can be a seriously daunting task. 
          Most experts say that an area ten square feet or larger will most certainly require removal by a professional, but smaller areas in your home or business may also demand the attention of someone with expertise in the mold removal or remediation field.  For example, suppose you … (1 comments)

water damage: Wintertime Water Woes - 01/17/12 03:18 PM
In the winter one of the most aggravating problems for any homeowner is the problem of frozen or broken water pipes.  This has been an especially difficult problem for me because I live in a rural area, and my water comes from a household well.  My water problems usually centered around the well at the pump or at the point where the water comes into the house.  Of course, you can prevent the pump from freezing by insulating it and your well house.  Cover the pump and inside of the well covering with a thick barrier of rolled insulation material which … (2 comments)

water damage: Is A Mold Inspection Really Worth The Money? You Decide! - 01/10/12 10:03 AM
Is mold a topic that is worth losing sleep over? With so many “professional” opinions that are floating around the internet, this is a question that has a lot of people divided. Some authorities on this subject feel that mold is a topic that has been hyped up for the sake of marketing, and poses no real long term effects to people who are exposed to it. Yet scientific research shows that certain strands can produce mycotoxins, which are in fact highly carcinogenic to human beings. Whatever side of this debate you decide to align yourself with, keep in mind that … (2 comments)

water damage: Baby Boomers Beware - 01/02/12 02:55 PM
Recently I saw a TV ad which said that 10,000 people in the USretire every day. This grabbed my attention because I am a Boomer myself who’d just retired in September.  Things have certainly changed in my household since then.  As a widow with kids at home, I’m solely responsible for the upkeep of my house and property.  Things that used to seem minor and easy to correct are really challenging on my new social security and small retirement fund fixed income.  One lesson that I’ve learned is to be very careful before I begin projects or repairs.  It’s very important … (1 comments)

water damage: Allergies or Mold Infestation? - 11/02/11 07:28 PM
Coughing, wheezing, and runny nose? Is it time to go buy a bottle of Benadryl for those pesky allergy symptoms, or could these be indicators of a much more severe problem? Symptoms of mold exposure can appear as nothing more than simple, everyday, allergy symptoms, but the long term effects could be much more severe, and in some cases even life threatening. Mold can exist virtually everywhere in both our indoor and outdoor environments, and because the symptoms of exposure appear as nothing more than allergies, it can be difficult to identify unless you are familiar with the other signs of … (2 comments)

water damage: A few things that everyone should know about floods! - 09/14/11 10:48 AM
According to the NFIP, flood damage is the most frequently occurring natural disaster damage in the United States. Chances are however, that if you do not live in an area that is prone to flooding, you are probably not that familiar with how to react in the unfortunate event that a flood occurs near you. Flood damage is something that everybody should be prepared for though, because a flood can occur anywhere, even if there are no lakes or rivers nearby. While you may not necessarily need a degree in natural disasters, you should at least be familiar with a few … (3 comments)

water damage: Summer Cleaning - 07/23/11 02:34 AM
Summer cleaning of your home can be an outright overwhelming experience. Forget the spring cleaning, summer is the time when you want to make sure that your home is absolutely spotless at least once during the season. Why? In most states, summer is humid, hot and muggy. These are the prime conditions for mold growth and a deep cleaning and inspection of your home during this time can help prevent major problems from arising later on.
So how do you get started? First you will need cleaning supplies. Include a bleach based cleaner, window cleaner, a boron base cleaning product for … (0 comments)

water damage: My Dog is Sick! - 07/23/11 02:31 AM
I am by no means a veterinarian, nor do I claim to be a wizard when it comes to pets health, but this past week I left for Washington D.C. and came home to a very sick dog. Our family pet means the world to us. She is our protector, our snuggle pooch, and our best friend. To see her this ill for the first time in 7 years is quite devastating and nobody was quite sure what to do but run her to the vet…problem was, it was Sunday and an emergency vet expects full payment upfront. If you have … (0 comments)

 
David Snell  704.905.9152, Certified mold inspector and mold removal services (Executive Restoration LLC)

David Snell 704.905.9152

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Charlotte, NC

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