How Mold Can Affect You

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Believe it or not, mold growth is common in buildings – including your home. Typically seen around roofs, windows, or pipes, mold prefers a moist environment to grow in. However, mold can also grow on virtually any surface in your home. The four types of mold that are the most common to find in your home: Alternaria – the mold …

Smoke Detectors: A Crash Course

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Did you know that having a smoke detector in your home doubles your chances of survival if there’s a fire? They are also one of the main reasons fire-related deaths have significantly decreased. Your smoke detectors must be appropriately cared for to keep you and your family safe. We’ve compiled a need-to-know list to ensure your smoke detector will go …

How to Prepare Your Emergency Kit

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September is National Preparedness Month, and we want to make sure you’re prepared for an emergency or disaster that comes your way. An emergency kit is one of the most important ways to be ready. We hope you’ll never need to use it, but it’s always good to have one on hand. When packing your emergency kit, a few things …

What is Black Water & What Should be Done About it?

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Have you ever dealt with flooding and water damage in your home before?  If so, you may have heard your restoration technician talk about something called “black water”.  Essentially, black water is wastewater from your sewage system which is loaded with materials such as feces and grease and is known for containing harmful biological contaminants. Black water can also contain …

Fire Prevention: Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

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We often think of fire prevention as something that is taught to kids, however it is important for all ages to know and understand the sounds of fire safety. Remember in the midst of a fire, only a few seconds can be the difference between a little property damage and a life-or-death situation. Here are some facts from First Alert: …

Spots You Find May Be Mold Spores

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Mold spores are everywhere, and most property owners immediately think of a water loss. While water damage is a significant source of our mold removal calls, most clients don’t realize that mold can be found in some surprising spots around your home. Most think mold is in dark, damp spaces and in actuality, mold grows anywhere there is moisture, oxygen …

Why Hire a Professional?

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Residential or Commercial water damage can be a very challenging and costly problem faced by property owners. There are many things that can cause flooding, from general plumbing to running toilets. Even though it may seem easy to clean and repair on your own, there are some benefits to hiring a professional restoration business to handle the repairs. To Avoid …

Holiday Fire Safety Myths

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During the winter holiday season, there are nearly 47,000 residential structure fires that claim more than 500 lives and cause more than 2,200 injuries and $554 million in property damage. And on average, 40 home fires per day are caused by children playing around the home. These are facts that should be considered when getting your home ready for the …

Understanding Water Damage Remediation

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Many homeowners understand the role dehumidifiers play in drying out homes or businesses damaged by storms, but probably only a few who really appreciate why dehumidification devices are necessary in water loss recovery. Our trained team at The Jones Companies in Jacksonville/Onslow County can implement containment barriers isolating damp areas of your home to create a space where we can …

Common Causes for Holiday Fires

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With decorations hung, plans made and a race to finish last minute Christmas shopping, the holiday season is in full swing. The top of your holiday list this season is probably not fire safety, but it’s easy to stay safe and prevent holiday fires with some preventative measures. Here are a few top holiday fire safety tips to help you …