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Clogged Dryer Vents Ignite 15,000 House Fires a Year

By |June 19th, 2014|Blog, Do it Yourself, Fire Damage|

Ah, nice, toasty socks right out of the dryer feel great in the winter. Unfortunately, residential clothes dryers can toast more than socks. Flammable lint can work its way through your dryer’s lint filter and contact hot machine parts, including the dryer’s heating element. Worse, still, lint can clog exhaust vents, resulting in the

Got Asbestos? Here’s What to Expect

By |June 11th, 2014|Asbestos, Blog, Do it Yourself|

Asbestos is a fibrous material that is fire resistant and a good insulator, so it was a popular building material late in the 19th pointed to the substance causing numerous serious health problems. Studies showed that exposure to asbestos significantly increased risks of many cancers, including the horrific mesothelioma. Even brief exposure to asbestos was shown to

Is Black Mold Toxic? Yes, Decidedly So

By |June 10th, 2014|Blog, Damage Restoration, Do it Yourself, Mold|

Black mold, or stachybotrys chartarum, is often referred to as “toxic” black mold. That’s because it produces trichothecene mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are nasty poisons that can cause serious health problems and even death. Mycotoxins from fungi like black mold have been associated with health issues including: Respiratory symptoms Circulatory symptoms Skin problems Reproductive system problems

Cleaning up Water Damage in Your Home? Follow These Tips

By |May 5th, 2014|Blog, Damage Restoration, Do it Yourself, Flood Damage, Mold|

The water has receded, and it’s time to act to preserve and restore your property. But what to do first? Where do you start? Depending upon the scope of the water damage, you may want to call a fire and flood restoration professional. Here are some steps you should take in most flooding and

Fire Damage Do’s and Don’ts

By |April 13th, 2014|Blog, Do it Yourself, Fire Damage|

When fire strikes, the results can be devastating. Fire and smoke can damage or destroy property from buildings to clothing and furniture. After the safety of loved ones is insured, your top priority will likely be getting your property back to normal. When you’re facing the aftermath of a disaster, this can seem like an

11 Tips for What to do During and After a House Fire

By |March 17th, 2014|Blog, Do it Yourself, Fire Damage, Natural Disaster|

At Abbotts Fire and Flood we know how scary and disorienting a fire can be so we've compiled a list of things to do once you realize there is a house fire and what to do after the fire. During a Fire 1. Check Doors Before Opening Them - Check to see if there is smoke

How to Avoid Flood Damage in Your Home

By |February 17th, 2014|Blog, Damage Restoration, Do it Yourself, Flood Damage, Natural Disaster|

We know that floods can happen anywhere. No one could have anticipated the vast residential and commercial damage done in the Colorado floods earlier this year. Therefore, homeowners all over the country would benefit by being prepared. You may be able to avoid serious flood damage by not only taking precautions before a flood