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The Renter’s Guide to Mold

The Renter’s Guide to Mold

Whether you’re a first time renter or an apartment pro, you’re too familiar with the hassles of rental life such as noisy neighbors and parking problems. However, indoor mold is one of those issues you hope to never face. Your friends here at Tri State Restorations have compiled a guide to help you quickly spot(…)

Happy 2018 from Tri State

Happy 2018 from Tri State

Happy New Year! As we wrap up 2017 and look forward to a New Year, we’re gearing up here at Tri State HQ for a busy winter. As you probably know if you’ve stepped outside this week, it would appear that the dreaded polar vortex is back. Our area last experienced this phenomenon in the(…)

Tropical Storm Damage

Tropical Storm Damage

Tropical Storm Damage Have you been experiencing tropical storm damage of any kind? Whether you have hurricane damage or wind damage from a cyclone, you may be experiencing excess water, sewer backup, or mold growth—problems that can grow more serious the longer they’re left untreated. In order to avoid health complications for you and your(…)

Mold in Schools

Mold in Schools

Common Moisture Sources Found in Schools Moisture problems in school buildings can be caused by a variety of conditions, including roof and plumbing leaks, condensation, and excess humidity. Some moisture problems in schools have been linked to changes in building construction practices during the past twenty to thirty years. These changes have resulted in more(…)

Basic Principles of Drying

Basic Principles of Drying

Basic Principles of Drying When you have a water disaster, whether by water intrusion, flood, sewage or fire, every moment counts. When water is allowed to stand around, moisture can penetrate deeply into floors, walls, carpets and furniture. Mold can begin to grow in just 1 to 2 days, leading not only to greater damage,(…)

Mold Testing

Mold Testing

Mold Testing Mold testing and inspection are crucial if you believe you have a mold problem. They can help to determine how bad the situation is and if evacuation is necessary. We offer mold inspection and sampling services that are quick and accurate so you can proceed with the best course of action to safely(…)

Types of Fire

Types of Fire

  Types of Fire Protein Fire – These include stove-top grease fires, burned and charred meat, or most fires where living tissue or hair proteins are involved. Unlike other types of fires, these leave little visible smoke residue. Wood and Paper Fire – These include attic fires, fireplace puff-backs, most trash can fires and general(…)

Types of Smoke

Types of Smoke

Types of Smoke The first step at a fire scene is to calm the fears of those affected. Next, we test the smoke to see which type of fire took place. Wet Smoke – Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Also known as “Smoke webs,” these are more difficult to clean. Dry Smoke –(…)

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