1. 10 Common Causes of House Fires – Part 2

    In most cases, house fires are accidents that in many cases, not all, could have been avoided. Unfortunately, due to the nature of life, accidents do happen despite our best efforts. We at Disaster Response want to help you avoid a house fire as much as possible, but are here for you if you should need fire damage restoration services in West Michigan. Today, we are continuing last week’s short …Read More

  2. 10 Common Causes of House Fires

    In our last few blogs, we’ve been focusing on house fires and what you need to know about the restoration process. Today we are taking a quick break to talk about how to prevent a house fire. As a professionally experienced fire damage restoration company in West Michigan, we are here for you when disaster strikes, but really we don’t want you to have to go through the experience of losing you…Read More

  3. 4 Types of House Fires

    In today’s blog, we are going to take a quick break from talking about the restoration process and to talk about fire. Not all fires are created equal. Fires not only start from a variety of means, but they can also burn differently, at various temperatures, and can create varied degrees of damage. As we discussed in a previous blog, there is more to a fire and the damage that it causes than a f…Read More

  4. Steps of the Fire Restoration Process – Part 2

    In our last blog, we began discussing the steps of the cleanup process and how to determine which structural elements of your home need repair and replacement after a fire. We also shared the reasons why it is crucial for you to seek fire damage restoration immediately after the fire is put out. Read last week’s blog here or continue reading below to learn more about the steps that must be taken…Read More

  5. Steps of the Fire Restoration Process

      In our last blog, we began talking about what to do after a fire. First, we recommended that you call us immediately. The sooner we get to work cleaning your home or business the better. Not only will you be able to live in your home or begin work at your business sooner, but more possible damage will not occur. Often, fire damage and water damage go hand in hand, not only from the effects of t…Read More

  6. “We Had a Fire. Now What?”

    Fires are events that we think happen to other people. We thank a higher-power, “heaven,” or fate that we have never come home to our home in flames or dealt with the aftermath of a fiery accident at our business. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and fires, even with the best precautions can occur. However, when a fire engulfs your home or just burns a section of our room, know that there is…Read More

  7. Welcome to Disaster Response!

    A fire or flood can happen when you least expect it and leave you wondering how to pick up the pieces. When you find yourself in this situation, it is easy to begin to feel overwhelmed and think that you are on your own to not only pick up the refuse, but also somehow clean up the pieces and put them back together again. If you are in the West Michigan area, you are not alone. When disaster strike…Read More

  8. Steps of Mold Remediation

    Water is a source of life. It is one of those essential elements for life to begin, grow, and flourish. Humans are made of mostly water and so are most other living things. One thing that sets our planet apart is the amount of water that is located on earth. Water, though, can have a dark side. If contaminated, water can be a source of diseases that can cause symptoms, such as upset stomachs and c…Read More

  9. Basement Flooding: Common Causes – Part 3

    Welcome back to our blog! In the last several blogs, we’ve been discussing common causes of basement flooding. Unfortunately, at times, basement flooding cannot be helped due to natural disasters, problems with the city’s drainage system, et cetera. However, there are ways to prevent some flooding situations. Today, we are going to wrap up our current series by further discussing common causes…Read More

  10. 5 Common Causes of Water Damage – Part 2

    Welcome back to our blog about the common causes of water damage in homes of West Michigan. We hope that with this series you will not only become more aware of those things that cause water damage, but will know what the next steps are to avoid them. In Part 1: Pipes, Accidents, and Backed Up Sewers, Oh My! In part 1, we talked about how burst pipes can cause a great amount of damage. Though you …Read More