Water Damage You Can’t See And Where To Look For It

Access to water is an essential part of a functioning home, but water damage occurs when it leaks out to places that are meant to stay dry. If you could quickly and easily spot the excess water, repairs would be simple. Unfortunately, the damage is often out of sign, hidden behind walls and under floors. …

How to Spot Mold Early On

Knowing the signs of mold in your home or business is essential so you can spot mold early on before it becomes a bigger problem. Mold isn’t always dangerous to your health, but sometimes it is and it can also cause major problems to the structure it’s growing inside of. Addressing a mold problem right …

Kitchen Fire Hazards

There are nearly 350,000 home fires reported annually in the United States, and 49% of them are the result of kitchen fire hazards. Residential and commercial kitchens commonly house extremely flammable liquids like grease, oil, and alcohol. When combined with excessive heat or open flames, these can quickly turn a casual cooking session into a …

What Makes Black Diamond Restoration Different?

Experiencing a fire or any other disaster is devastating and that’s why Black Diamond Restoration is here to help with disaster restoration services. Our team has been proudly serving the Salt Lake Valley for over 20 years, and in that time we’ve learned what it takes to go above and beyond for our customers.  Here’s …

Most Common Places Mold Grows

Mold isn’t something you want growing in your home, and you can identify it more quickly by knowing the most common places mold grows. In addition to being a major eyesore, mold spores can be hazardous to your health and cause severe breathing problems. Here’s a guide to inspecting your home for mold growth so …

Action Cheat Sheet for Frozen Pipes

There’s a chill in the air, and the nights are getting colder as we approach winter and frozen pipes become a real concern. Basement pipes or exposed outdoor pipes are especially susceptible to freezing and can even burst when frozen under the right circumstances. Here’s a look at how to avoiding having your pipes freeze …

Is it Time to Update Your First-Aid Kit?

A first-aid kit is something you don’t think about until an emergency strikes, so how do you know when it’s time to update your first-aid kit? Most items in a standard kit expire 3-5 years after they were made, so it’s important to inspect the items inside frequently (every 6 months is ideal) and replace …

Why Is Cleaning Your Rain Gutters Important?

Fall is here, and cleaning your rain gutters of leaves and other debris is probably one of many items on your growing to-do list.  With so much to do, you might be looking for ways to cut corners and lighten your workload. So is cleaning rain gutters one of those things you can put off …

Myths and Facts About Mold Effects On Your Health

As you know, mold effects can take a serious toll on your health. Here are 3 myths and 3 facts about mold’s effects on your health. Fact Mold can trigger allergic reactions in many people. While not everyone is allergic to mold spores, it is a common allergy. People who have asthma and a mold …

6 Things About Mold You May Not Know

You’ve heard that mold can be dangerous and hazardous to your health, but there are many things about mold you might not know.  Sometimes mold can be easy to identify by musty odors and dark patches on walls and floors, but that’s not always the case. Here are 6 facts about mold that you might …