Signs of Water Damage

A common problem, especially among older homes with old plumbing, is water damage, and knowing the signs of water damage is a must. Water damage is such a headache and hassle for homeowners because of the immense damage it can cause to your home. Even the smallest of leaks can harm your house’s structural integrity …

5 Emergency Items All Homes Should Have

Disaster can strike at any moment, so being prepared with all the essential emergency items is wise. An intense storm or natural disaster can leave your home without power and can impact your ability to leave for hours or days at a time. Outside of an emergency action plan, you and your family should always …

Tips for Safely Using Fireplaces

With winter fast approaching, people all across the nation will be lighting up their fireplaces to heat their homes. If your home features a fireplace, you understand the cozy and warm feeling it brings. However, fireplaces can be extremely dangerous, and using them carefully and responsibly is necessary for the safety of you and your …

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional to Deal with Mold

Most homeowners don’t want to deal with mold, understandably. Not only is it unsightly, but it poses a safety hazard to their family.  Mold poses serious health concerns because it can go undetected in your house for months or even years. It can hide under your sink, behind walls and tiles, in your ceiling, and …

What is an Air Scrubber?

An air scrubber can benefit your home and business’s air quality, but should everyone invest in one? Usually, when you hear the word “pollution,” you may be thinking about the smog that collects above major urban cities, or the gunk being poured into lakes and oceans by large manufacturing plants. However, air pollution can be …

5 Tips to Stay Safe in an Earthquake

Natural disasters can be terrifying and devastating, but it is vital to know how to stay safe in an earthquake.  When an earthquake occurs, it can create serious destruction, and they are often followed by fires, flooding, tsunamis, avalanches, or landslides. Fortunately, most earthquakes are minor, but even a minor shake can cause damage. Larger …

Cleaning Your Window Wells: How It Can Prevent Water Damage

Regularly cleaning your window wells is critical, yet many homeowners fail to see the importance of maintaining them to prevent water damage.  Window wells are an International Residential Code safety requirement for any home to provide egress in the event of a disaster or threat of danger; however, they can also create a dangerous situation …

Water Damaged Carpet: How to Clean Up

Water damaged carpet isn’t just a potential money pit, but it can also create significant health concerns. Flooding can be a homeowner’s biggest nightmare. There are many mistakes, failures, and even natural disasters that can leave you underwater literally and figuratively. Black Diamond Restoration has completed our share of water damage projects, and today we’re …

Avoid Water Damage by Cleaning Rain Gutters Properly

It’s vital to clean gutters properly since leaves, sticks, and other debris can clog them, preventing their job of flushing water. The result is that water creeps under the roof and maybe into the foundation. In the winter, it can also cause ice dams. This is why it’s vital to clean gutters properly — learn …

How to Prevent Fire Hazards in the Bedroom

Bedroom fires make up half of all home fire deaths and are where electrical fires start. However, by implementing some tips, you can easily prevent fire hazards. Stay tuned to learn 11 tips to help avoid potential fires in the bedroom. Fire Statistics in the Bedroom According to FEMA’s U.S. Fire Administration, most people die …