1. Water Damage & Your Carpets

    Welcome back to the Disaster Response blog! Lately, on our blog we have been talking about what you should do if you fall victim to a flood. Often, when our clients hear the word “flood,” they picture the devastation left by a hurricane. They see homes half-submerged in murky brown waters and neighborhoods reduced to mere islands. However, this isn’t the only definition of a flood. Water dam…Read More

  2. Water Damage & Your Wood Floor – Engineered Hardwood

    Welcome back! In the last Disaster Response blog post, we discussed what to do when your hardwood flooring is involved in a watery mess. Today, we want to take the discussion even further and talk about engineered hardwood and how it is more susceptible to water damage than a traditional hardwood floor. What is Engineered Hardwood? For anyone that hasn’t bought a home in a while or isn’t invol…Read More

  3. Water Damage & Your Wood Floor

    Welcome back to the Disaster Response blog! In our last post, we discussed the effects of water on laminate flooring. When your home floods catastrophically or damage occurs over time, it affects the various parts of your home differently. As we learned in our last post, laminate flooring is resilient, unless it becomes wet between the seams and underneath the panels. Wood flooring can handle a ce…Read More

  4. 3 Things You Need to Know About Laminate Flooring Water Damage

    If you’ve ever been a victim of a flood, you know how much damage can be caused to your home. Many assume that simply dabbing up the water with a few towels and setting out a fan will do the trick, but this is not the case. If the pipes in your Walker home have split during the first cold snap or your water heater has exploded from old age, you are going to need the help of the professionals who…Read More

  5. What Do I Do In a Flood?

    Welcome back to the Disaster Response blog! In our last blog post, we talked about one aspect of flood water safety: waterborne pathogens. For those that have never encountered flood conditions, it can be easy to assume that as long as you can swim that you won’t suffer any harm during a flood. However, flooding poses a lot of dangers. Today, we are going to cover a few of dangers that a flood p…Read More

  6. Hidden Dangers of a Basement Flood

    If you’ve ever experienced a disaster, your first thought might be to do whatever you need to do to fix the problem as soon as possible. If your basement is flooding, you may think it wise to wade into the water and find the problem. Don’t! Call Disaster Response your local Grand Rapids water restoration company first! If you have a disaster on your hands, contact us right away. However, stick…Read More

  7. Flood Water Safety: Pathogens

    Welcome back to the Disaster Response blog! Lately, on our blog, we have been talking about all things water damage related. We have talked about some of the most deadly floods of history as well as some of the most common causes of water damage. If you missed any of our previous blogs, be sure to catch up, otherwise stay right here to learn more about some important safety tips. If you are in nee…Read More

  8. 4 Top Causes of Water Damage

    Welcome back to the Disaster Response blog — your one stop for all things restoration. Lately, on the blog, we have been talking about some of the deadliest floods throughout history. To learn more about damages caused by the Yangtze river, how the salt marshes of the Netherlands came to be and more, read our last posts. Otherwise stick around to learn some of the top causes of water damage in G…Read More

  9. Deadliest Floods in History — Part 2

    Welcome back to the Disaster Response blog! In our last blog post, we covered some of the most deadly floods of all time including the Johnstown Flood, Central China flood, and others. To learn a little history, be sure to catch up on our last blog post. Otherwise, stick around to learn more about some of the greatest floods. Thankfully, in Grand Rapids we have many safeguards against floods of su…Read More

  10. Deadliest Floods in History — Part 1

    Welcome back to Disaster Response’s blog! Today, we are switching gears from primarily talking about the practicalities associated with flood damage, water damage, and water damage restoration, to cover a bit of history. Water is something that we need to live. It can be deadly if we don’t have it. It can cause damages of catastrophic proportions, and can carry deadly pathogens. Throughout his…Read More