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What To Do When Your Personal Items Have Been Damaged By Water Or Fire

A home is more than just a building, it’s a place filled with memories and, often, cherished family mementos and personal items of significance.

The stress of experiencing fire or water damage in your home is challenging enough. But as the initial shock wears off, the difficult task of recovering your unique, personal items begins. While some items will need to simply be thrown away, other items will be salvageable with the help of the Difference Makers at Paul Davis Restoration of Northeast Indiana.

Here’s what you need to know when your personal items have been damaged by water or fire.

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Symptoms Of Mold Toxicity You May Not Know About

It’s easy to mistake symptoms from mold toxicity as nothing more than the common cold or the flu. Mold can make you feel sick, but it’s a matter of species and scale.
If you find yourself persistently feeling ill when you’re at home, but feeling better when you’re out of your house, mold could be the culprit.
Let’s look at what mold toxicity and its symptoms are, what some harmful molds are, and who is at risk.

Pipe bursting at home

When Should I Be Worried About Frozen Pipes?

We’ve all heard the stories on the evening news about keeping your pipes from freezing when the temperature starts dropping. No doubt we’ve even heard horror stories from a friend or neighbor who had their pipes burst during a frigid winter. But when should you really be worried about frozen pipes? The short answer is that it depends.

Safely using a space heater

7 Tips For Safely Using Space Heaters In Your Home

It can get downright cold in the winter months in northern Indiana. Even well-insulated homes can have chilly, drafty areas. A solution for many homeowners is to supplement the heat in their home with a space heater, which can provide extra comfort in areas like home offices and basements. While… Read more »

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When Should A Biohazard Cleanup Company Be Called?

When most people see or hear the word biohazard, images of people in hazmat suits, respirators, and containment zones likely pop into their head.

In television and movies, biohazard crews with these set ups are usually dealing with high-risk or life-threatening biohazards like tuberculosis and Ebola.

In our day-to-day lives, we’re not likely to need biohazard cleanup companies for things like that, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t situations where these professionals are needed.

Let’s take a look at what is classified as a biohazard and when a biohazard cleanup company should be called to remediate the issue.

Safely enjoying a firepit outdoors

6 Tips To Safely Enjoy Fire Pits And Outdoor Heaters At Home

Crisp air, pumpkins, fresh-picked apples, and the roaring flames of a fire pit at home are sure signs of fall. With warm days and cool nights, it’s only natural to want to spend time outside at home enjoying an evening under an outdoor heater or next to a fire pit.
While many people are comfortable around it, it’s important to remember that fires and open flames are still dangerous and can act unpredictably.
We put together a few tips to help keep you (and your home) safe from disaster while you enjoy all this season has to offer.

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Paul Davis Of Northeast Indiana: The Difference Makers In Your Time Of Need

When you think about restoration services, you probably think about wet floors, smoke-stained walls, or even total reconstruction and repair of a home. While that’s the work that a restoration expert performs, at Paul Davis Restoration of Northeast Indiana that’s only part of the job.

At Paul Davis, our employees are Difference Makers — we make it our priority to provide extraordinary care and concern while serving people in their time of need.

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Assessing damage to home from storm

How To Survey Storm Damage Safely

Storms in northern Indiana can cause huge amounts of damage and be incredibly dangerous. After a storm pushes its way through our area, we’re left to clean up its aftermath.

When you’re a homeowner, that means surveying the storm damage to your house and property and identifying needed repairs.

No matter how severe the storm, it’s important to survey the damage safely. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you inspect your home after a storm.

Fixing leaky pipe in home

How To Find Your Home’s Water Shut Off Valve

Most homeowners don’t give much thought to having to shut off their water valve during their day-to-day lives.

Oftentimes, because we get busy, that means that we forget to locate our home’s water shut off valve. But waiting until a pipe bursts in your home isn’t the right time to try to find your home’s water shut off valve.

Before you have a leaky or burst pipe in your home, here’s what you need to know to find the water shut off valve in your home.