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Monday 15 February 2021
Posted by: Innovative Restorations 6:38 AM CST

“My house is flooded,” seems like a logical thing to yell frantically through the phone to your insurance agent as water is pouring from the pipe under your sink and spilling across the floor of your kitchen.  Clearly, your kitchen is flooding.  Or is it?  The fact is (more)

Posted by: Innovative Restorations 4:40 AM CST

When you purchase a home, the last thing on your mind is all of the different damage types that it can incur.  When water enters a home, whether from weather, burst pipes, or broken appliances the damage is often extensive and overwhelming.  Water damage left unaddressed can cause a (more)

Posted by: Innovative Restorations 5:29 AM CST

Water damage to your home can be a confusing situation.  You want to get it taken care of immediately to prevent further damage, but you don’t want to actually increase the damage by doing the wrong thing.  Repair and reconstruction of damaged areas of your home cannot take plac (more)

Sunday 15 November 2020
Posted by: Innovative Restorations 8:09 AM CST

TS Eliot’s poem The Hollow Men famously ends with the lines, “this is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper.”  And while a water damage to your home isn’t the end of the world, it can be devastating and often follows the path of the poem causing dam (more)

Thursday 15 October 2020
Posted by: Innovative Restorations 10:37 AM CST

Crawl spaces are areas of a home that are similar to a basement, but usually smaller.  They are unfinished areas located below the ground floor of the home and are typically vented to the outside of the home.  The two main benefits of a crawl space are cost effectiveness and convenien (more)

Posted by: Innovative Restorations 8:40 AM CST

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a certification and standard-setting non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. With a board of directors comprised of 15 industry leaders elected by the IICRC shareholders, the (more)

Posted by: Innovative Restorations 9:46 AM CST

Simply airing out a room or pointing a fan at the floor will not properly dry out an area that has experienced flooding or water damage. Because of water’s fluid properties, it will seep through porous materials to other structures or behind baseboards and drywalls. When you’ve had (more)

Wednesday 15 July 2020
Posted by: Innovative Restorations 11:52 AM CST

Property damage from water, fire, mold, and storms can feel devastating.  There’s a reason they’re called disasters, right?  But did you know that your disaster can actually give your property value a boost in the long run if you have the right homeowner’s coverage and (more)

Monday 15 June 2020
Posted by: Innovative Restorations 6:05 AM CST

When you experience water damage, proper drying isn’t the only reason to call in a professional restoration company.  Not all water damages are created equal, and there are different types of water that pose varying risks to your health.  The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, an (more)

Posted by: Innovative Restorations 4:56 AM CST

When most people think of fire damage, they think of the flames and smoke and odor associated with the fire.  One thing that often gets forgotten is the ensuing damage from putting out the flames.  Water damage after a fire is incredibly common and should always be properly mitigate (more)