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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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5 Steps to Take If Your House Has Ceiling Water Damage

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; The 5 Steps to take if you have ceiling water damage. You’ll also learn; The causes of ceiling water damage Signs of water damage What to do about water damaged ceilings So if you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, you’ll love this post!Ceiling water damage can happen in a variety of …

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How to Choose a Water Damage Restoration Company

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; How to choose a water damage restoration company. You’ll learn; What to look for in a company. What to do after a flood occurs. Why you should hire a water damage restoration company. So if you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, you’ll love this post!Think you’re flood-proof? Think again.  In the …

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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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Washing Machine Water Damage: Causes & Solutions

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; The most common causes of washing machine water damage how to prevent it. You’ll also learn; Situations to avoid. Solutions on how to fix washing machine issues. What to do if you already have washing machine water damage. So if you’ve ever wondered why you seem to always have water under the washer, …

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Ice Dam: What They Are & How to Prevent Them!

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; What an Ice Dam is, and how to prevent them. You’ll also learn; Where to find them. Solutions and Tips to prevent them. Ice Dam removal. Damage caused by Ice Dams. So if you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, you’ll love this post!Being a home or business owner definitely has its …

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Commercial Water Damage: The Top 8 Causes

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; The most common causes of commercial water damage. You’ll also learn; The difference between water damage and flood damage Why a certified contractor is best What to expect from the contractor Why Rock Emergency is the best choice So if you find yourself dealing with these issues, you’ll love this post!Commercial Water Damage …

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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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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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Flooded Basement? Clean-up and Prevention Tips

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; The most common causes for a flooded basement. You’ll also learn; What to do if Your Basement Floods How to Prevent a Flooded Basement The Costs Associated With a Flooded Basement So if you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, you’ll love this post!Rochester, NY is home to many people, businesses, and …

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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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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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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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DEALING WITH WATER DAMAGE

A pipe burst, your washing machine broke or it rained a little too much, and suddenly you have your own personal pond down in your basement. Water problems are a nightmare for homeowners, especially when those problems lead to significant flooding. Dealing with water damage or a flood is time-consuming, expensive, and isn’t always covered by homeowners insurance. Depending on …

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FORECASTS CALL FOR A NORMAL HURRICANE SEASON, BUT “IT ONLY TAKES ONE”

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season should be “near normal,” government forecasters announced on Thursday, with the likelihood of nine to 15 named storms, and two to four major Category 3 hurricanes with winds of 111 miles per hour or greater. Hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and runs through Nov. 30, with the peak coming in August, September, and …

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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 …