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 …

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 …

5 Tips To Prevent Water Damage

Water can cause serious and expensive damage to a house. Here are 5 tips to prevent water damage to save you some stress and money. 1. Check Outdoor Water Pipes and Hoses Maintaining outdoor water pipes and hoses is especially crucial as you prepare for winter or spring. In the winter, disconnect hoses so that …

How to Effectively Clean the Rain Gutters on Your Home

Rain gutters are an essential component of your home, and a key piece in ensuring your property does not suffer water damage.  Your property’s gutter system has many responsibilities. Rain gutters are responsible for preventing large icicles from forming and help keep your foundation in good condition. They protect the exterior walls of your home …

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 …

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 …

The Top Five Myths About Mold

Everyone is exposed to indoor and outdoor mold daily, and most of the time, it’s not a big concern. When the temps are right, there’s a food source, (literally any building material) and moisture, mold is likely to develop on any surface in your home. Left untreated, it can cause a big problem. But, there …

Methods of Keeping Water Out of Your Basement

A flooded basement not only causes major headaches for homeowners, but it can also create a health hazard and a breeding ground for mold if not removed promptly. Read in today’s blog about some methods for keeping water out of your basement, so this issue isn’t a problem in the future. Methods of Waterproofing Your …