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How to UnFreeze Pipes

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; How to Unfreeze Pipes You’ll learn; Signs of freezing pipes, Different thawing methods, and How to prevent pipes from freezing So if you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, you’ll love this post!Unfortunately, in upstate NY, frozen pipes are very common. When temps drop below freezing, we all do our best to …

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How To Remove Mold In Air Ducts

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; How to Remove Mold from Air Ducts You’ll also learn; Preventing Mold buildup. Causes of Mold in Air Ducts. The common molds that are found in your air ducts. Why a professional should do the cleaning. So if you’ve ever wondered about any of these points, you’ll love this post!For mold to thrive, …

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What to Do if You Have Smoke Damage

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; Everything you need to do if you have smoke damage in your home. You’ll also learn; How to tell if you have smoke damage. The smoke damage cleaning process. So if you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, you’ll love this post!Smoke damage from a fire can cause serious and costly damage …

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Sewer Backup & Flooding: Everything You Should Know!

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; The most common causes of sewer backup, how to recognize the issue and what to do. You’ll also learn; How to prevent sewer backup at home So if you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, you’ll love this post!Many people think that sewage comes just from the home, like what goes down …

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Winter Water Damage: Top Causes and Preventative Tips

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; The top causes of Winter water damage, and how to prevent it. You’ll also learn; What happens if left untreated Tips and Tricks in preventing frozen pipes and ice dams So if you’ve ever wondered about water damage in the winter, and how to prevent it, you’ll love this post!You got the dreaded …

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The 6 Types of Asbestos and Where It’s Found

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; Everything you need to know about Asbestos. You’ll learn; The different types of asbestos, Where it can still be found, And what to do if you have it in your home! So if you’re concerned about asbestos in your home, you’ll everything you need to know here!Taking a Deep Dive…Into Asbestos?Asbestos is bad, …

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Emergency Response Team: Water, Fire, Storm, & Power

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; The importance of having an Emergency Response Team at your fingertips. You’ll also learn about; Emergency Roof Tarping and Board-Ups. Emergency Pack-Out Services Water and Fire Damage Restoration Services. Emergency Power Services. So if you’ve ever wondered about any of these services, you’ll love this post!Preparing for an emergency can be difficult, especially …

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This is What You Need to Know About Mildew (2020)

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; Everything you need to know about Mildew. You’ll learn; What it is. The different characteristics of it How to remove and prevent it The difference between mildew and mold So if you’ve ever wondered what mildew was, you’ll love this post!What is Mildew?Mildew. What is it? Most of us have experienced the problem …

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11 MOST COMMON PLACES TO CHECK FOR MOLD IN YOUR HOME

If you have allergies or a chronic lung disease like asthma, you’re probably very aware of the effect mold can have on your health. But even if you have a healthy immune system and no allergies, mold can cause a variety of health problems — coughing, wheezing, and throat, skin, and eye irritation, to name a few. Mold is everywhere …

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DON’T LET MOLD SPRING UP IN YOUR HOME THIS SEASON

Winter is coming to an end, and it’s time for spring! Spring is such a beautiful season because of the warm weather, the beautiful flowers that sprout up and the fresh air. While there are so many beautiful things to celebrate about spring, there can be some drawbacks to the season. Here in New York, we can still experience a …

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HOW TO PREVENT SEWAGE FROM FLOODING YOUR HOME

It may start off innocent – your sink drains a little slower than usual or you notice a strange odor in your bathtub. These seemingly harmless issues may be warning signs of a sewage backup. People generally wait until a huge problem occurs before they take action, says Dr. Sara Heger, a researcher, and instructor in the Onsite Sewage Treatment …

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HERE IS WHAT CAUSES MOLD IN SHOWERS

There’s nothing like taking a hot shower only to realize that you’re surrounded by icky mold. Gross! How does mold even grow in the shower, and how do you get rid of it? Rest assured, you’re not alone. According to recent statistics, more than half of all U.S. homes have mold. But you have to take action. Mold in shower …

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KEEP YOUR HOLIDAYS ACCIDENT-FREE WITH THESE SAFETY TIPS

Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays are soon to be upon us. This festive season provides a great opportunity to celebrate with family and friends and partake in delicious food, but it also provides an opportunity for accidents to happen. With the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s easy for things to get out of control, we know we’ve seen …

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SCARY STORM SITUATIONS THAT YOU SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT

Storm season can be really scary for us here in the U.S, and we’re not talking about ghosts, spirits and trick-or-treat scary; we’re talking about hurricane and tornado scary. Rock Emergency is based in New York, but our team is dispatched all across the county to help with various storms. Just recently we were in the Carolinas to help with …

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WHAT HOMEOWNERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DEALING WITH HURRICANE DAMAGE

With the National Hurricane Center warning that Dorian could inflict destructive storm surges and dangerous winds along the coasts of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas, billions of dollars in damage could be caused to homes and other property in its path. If you can, it is important to have or get a disaster plan in place! Insurance industry experts say …

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IT’S HURRICANE PEAK SEASON & OUR RESTORATION COMPANY CAN HELP YOU WEATHER THE STORM.

We are in the middle of the hurricane season now. It was less than 3 weeks ago that Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas and passed over the eastern seaboard of the U.S. Over the past few years, Labor Day has come to symbolize the peak of hurricane season and it’s during September and October that we see some of the …

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IS THERE ASBESTOS IN MY HOME? – HOW TO CHECK AND WHAT TO DO IF ASBESTOS IS FOUND

Many homes built before 1980 contain asbestos in old floor tiles, ceiling tiles, roof shingles and flashing, siding, insulation (around boilers, ducts, pipes, sheeting, fireplaces), pipe cement, and joint compound used on seams between pieces of sheetrock. Some newer houses may also contain asbestos. Some homes may also contain vermiculite attic insulation contaminated with asbestos. Property damage claims can no …

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ROCK EMERGENCY CHALKS UP 10+ YEARS OF GROWTH & EXCELLENCE

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” — James Cash Penney At Rock Emergency, we stay continuously focused and dedicated to self-improvement to make sure that our customers get the emergency response they need to minimize damage and get on the path to restoration. During the past 10 years, that philosophy has helped …

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DETECT AND PREVENT WATER DAMAGE AND MOLD

Water and Mold Problems Standing water on the floor is easy to see. Less obvious signs of problems include: Unexpected increases in your water bill Stains on walls, floors or ceilings Damaged or warped flooring Warped bottom panels in under-sink cabinets Peeling paint or wallpaper Corrosion on plumbing valves and fittings Deal with water and mold problems as you find …

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HOW THE PROS AT ROCK EMERGENCY TACKLE WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION

The chances of you being able to witness the pros tackle water damage while they take care of a water damage cleanup project aren’t that high unless you’ve had the misfortune of experiencing a flood or burst pipe, and you’re in need of water damage remediation services. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be aware of the processes taken …

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WHAT MAKES A CATASTROPHIC FLOOD? AND IS CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSING MORE OF THEM?

The first thing to understand: It’s complicated. Each flood is its own phenomenon, tied to the specific circumstances in the area. “Flooding is complex,” Deke Arndt, a climate scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said Thursday in a briefing on the potentially dire flood season. “It has to do with precipitation falling to the ground,” Mr. Arndt said, “but …