Deep fried turkey fire safety tips

Thanksgiving fire safety

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday as it reminds us to be thankful for what we have. When people think about Thanksgiving, their first thought is often about the feast. The turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing and pies are all dishes that make this holiday a delicious one. Family and friends gather to enjoy fellowship through […]

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Tips from Advanced Water Restoration on preventing home fires during the holiday season

Tips for preventing home fire hazards during the holiday season

The holidays are headed our way, and many would agree that it’s often one of the best times of the year. It’s also when people rummage through their garage, basement, or attic for all the decorations – the lights, the tree, the candles, the festive home décor full of all those cheerful colors. Many homes […]

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Got a mold problem in Seattle? Call Advanced Water Restoration.

How do I know if I have a mold problem?

Mold can be a homeowners biggest fear and an even worse enemy. Not only is mold dangerous to our health but it’s sneaky and can go undetected for long periods of time; giving it plenty of opportunities to grow and multiply. Mold spores become airborne and can contaminate the air you breathe and even the […]

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Removing the smell of smoke - Fire Restoration from Advance Water Restoration

Tips for Removing the Smell of Smoke from a House

The smell of day old clothing after sitting beside a campfire all night with friends or rising odors from burnt food in the oven doesn’t even come close to the pungent odor of cigarette smoke embedded deep within the structure of a home. Cigarette smoke has more to it than just a foul odor, it […]

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Importance of Keeping Rain Gutters and Drains Clear of Fall Leaves

Fall is a beautiful season. The cooler weather gives relief from the summer heat and the leaves beautifully update the outdoor color pallet from green to red, orange, yellow and of course, many hues in between. Fall is the beginning of the holidays and creates a family atmosphere of warmth and all things pumpkin spice. […]

Fireplace/chimney maintenance to reduce risk of household fire damage

There is nothing quite like the warmth and glow of a wood burning fire. Fire is one of humanities oldest tools. It has the power to heat our bodies, cook our foods, refine our metals and light the darkness. We are connected to fire at a primal level and deep down we are all mystified […]

Tips to reduce the risk of household fires

At a young age, people are taught basic fire safety and how important it is to have an escape plan. However, many of us subconsciously neglect these safety tactics. A fire can start quickly and suddenly. Therefore, knowing about common fire hazards will lower the likelihood of your house catching fire. Here are a few […]

Tips to spot hidden water damage

A burst pipe, a toilet overflowing, or standing water may all be circumstances that are abrupt, loud and apparent; making it obvious you have a new water problem in your home. But what about those moments when you have a leak that goes undetected for days, weeks or even months. It’s hidden… slowly and quietly […]

How does the insurance process work for a water damage claim?

There are multiple areas in your home connected to a water supply system; from the bathroom toilet, sink, and shower to the kitchen sink, refrigerator, dishwasher and more. Whenever an appliance or fixture draws water there is always a chance of a small leak, burst pipes, or a clog that leads to a disastrous overflow. […]

Top 5 flooring materials that are resistant to water damage

Whether it’s your child, a pet, or a leaky icemaker when a “spill” happens, many of us instantly think about whether or not water damage will ensue and most of us know the expense that follows when water damage occurs. Quality water-resistant flooring will go a long way in easing some of those fears and […]