Is Black Mold the Most Toxic of Molds?

The words “toxic” and “mold” are two of the scariest words that humans can hear in the same sentence. When we hear these words together, suddenly just breathing in the air where there might be mold growth becomes frightening. The issue with this is that not all black mold is toxic. There are many misconceptions […]

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Mystery Solved! Water Leaks In My Kitchen

Let’s look into an actual issue that popped up a few years ago! On New Year’s Day, a call came through from a family member who was house sitting long term and discovered a small water leak in the basement of the home where she was staying.   The leak was directly above the kitchen floor. […]

5 Signs You May Need a Sump Pump to Help Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

As a homeowner, preventing water damage is a main priority. A bad rainstorm can turn your dream basement into a swamp without the proper preventative measures. Many homes have a sump pump, a device that is installed below the surface of a home to prevent excess water from gathering where it doesn’t belong. Without a […]

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Sump Pumps – What are They, How do They Work, and Why do I Need One?

You may have heard neighbors talk about needing a sump pump or their sump pumps kicking in during a hard rain. As a homeowner, a sump pump is a device that you will hear about, but may not fully understand what it does or why it is important to have one! At A&J Property Restoration, […]

How to Avoid Water Damage from Your Dishwasher

What household is not happy about having a dishwasher? They make our lives easier each time we use them! They save water, and stop us from having to wash dishes by hand. When we think about the amount of dishes a household uses in one day, it’s no wonder the dishwasher is a welcome addition […]

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Is it too humid inside your home? You may need a dehumidifier!

Dehumidifiers are a great way to solve the problem of excess moisture in your home. Moisture can cause mold and mildew, which can lead to health issues for you and your family if they are exposed to these issues for long periods of time. It’s important to spot the signs of needing a dehumidifier quickly […]

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Fall To-Do List: Get to Know Your Gutter System

Gutters may not be the most glamorous feature of your home, but the damage-prevention purpose they serve is essential. Without a properly functioning gutter system, your home could be prone to basement flooding, roof damage, foundation erosion, landscaping washout, and more. Bottom line: Getting to know more about your gutter system now could be the […]

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8 Ways to Prepare Your Commercial Building for Coming Cold Weather

Every season has its own need for special maintenance, and that’s especially true when the temperatures start to plummet. Cold weather can wreak havoc on your commercial property, which makes it all the more important to take preventative measures to protect your tenants and your business investment. Commercial Building Fall Maintenance Tips While each commercial […]

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4 Fall Remodeling Projects to Help Prevent Home Damage

When you think of home remodeling, your sights might be solely set on improving the form or function of a space or increasing your home’s resale value. As good of reasons to undergo a major home project as those may be, don’t underestimate the value some remodeling projects can have in keeping your house safe, […]

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Protect Your Commercial Property From Flood Damage

Regardless of where you stand on climate change, it’s hard to ignore the extreme weather that has affected–and for some even devastated–various regions of the United States. Recent rainfall amounts are reaching record numbers for 2018, and the result is widespread flooding to not only homes but also commercial buildings and their businesses.