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Water damage is one of the most challenging problems that homeowners can face. Floods, leaky faucets, burst pipes, and broken appliances are among the many causes of water damage. If water damage occurs, it is essential to act fast to avoid more costly repairs. However, if you are unsure of what to do, it's important to hire a professional restoration company. Read on to learn more about four things you need to know about water restoration from...

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When it comes time to remodel or restore your home, choosing the right remodeling contractor is a critical decision. You want to feel confident that they will listen to your needs, provide expert guidance, and complete high-quality work within your budget.

In today’s blog post from Pure Properties, LLC in High Point, North Carolina, we’ve put together a list of four essential questions to ask before you sign a contract with any remodeling and restoration company. Read on to...

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Remodeling a kitchen is a big decision, and it’s important to get all the facts before diving in. Unfortunately, there are many myths circulating about kitchen remodeling that can make the decision seem even more daunting. In today’s blog post from Pure Properties, LLC in High Point, North Carolina, we are going to discuss four common myths about kitchen remodeling and the truth behind them. Keep reading to learn more.


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For many homeowners, foundation repair is a necessary aspect of home maintenance. However, before calling a contractor, you often want to have an idea of the cost associated with it. The price of foundation repair can vary depending on the type of damage and how extensive it is, so it will vary from home to home.

In today’s blog post from Pure Properties, LLC in High Point, North Carolina, we will be discussing four of the top factors that...

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When it comes to home improvement projects, few are as rewarding as a bathroom remodel. Whether you're looking to upgrade the existing features, install new products, or completely remodel your bathroom, a remodel can be the key to achieving your dream space. But how do you know when it's time to start a bathroom remodel? Pure Properties has developed four signs that it's time for a bathroom remodel:

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Are you tired of your bathroom layout? Does the bathroom design not match the aesthetic of the rest of your home? It may be time to consider a bathroom remodel! Pure Properties in High Point, North Carolina, specializes in taking outdated bathrooms and turning them into a homeowner's favorite space. With years of experience as bathroom remodeling contractors, we want to share the do’s and don’ts of remodeling this area of your home.

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Are you tired of a cluttered kitchen? No matter what you try there never seems to be enough storage or space. Whether you are looking to make some minor adjustments or are considering a full-scale kitchen remodel, Pure Properties has some ways you can maximize the space in your kitchen without blowing your budget. Read on to learn more!

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Are you looking to give your kitchen a fresh, new look? Deciding on a color scheme is one of the most crucial steps of the kitchen remodeling process. At Pure Properties LLC in the High Point, North Carolina area, we understand the importance of finding the perfect color scheme for your kitchen. Our remodeling services can help you design the kitchen of your dreams. Here are some aspects to consider...

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Remodeling your bathroom can be an excellent way to get the most out of your home. In order to make sure your bathroom remodel is a success, you’ll need to make sure you have the right fixtures included. At Pure Properties LLC, we’ve been helping homeowners in the High Point, North Carolina area with their bathroom remodeling projects and exceeding their expectations every time. Here are four bathroom fixture must-haves for your next remodeling project.

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Mold is a serious issue that can cause damage to your home and health if left unchecked. Knowing the signs of mold in your home is essential for quickly identifying and treating the problem. Pure Properties LLC in High Point, North Carolina, provides a range of mold restoration services to help you restore your home and improve your family’s health. Here are four signs of mold in your home to watch out for:

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Deciding to remodel your kitchen is the beginning of an exciting home project. Pure Properties wants to help you achieve your kitchen design by offering a few kitchen remodeling tips for a smooth transition.

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Investing in your dream home shouldn’t be a bad thing. Pure Properties wants homeowners to start seeing the opportunities that structural remodeling can have on their property. Look at our gallery for inspiration, and read on to learn more about why you should invest in structural remodeling.

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Remodeling your home can be a great way to improve its structural integrity and make it more aesthetically pleasing. But how do you know when it’s time to take on a major structural remodeling project? Pure Properties, in High Point, North Carolina, provides four signs it’s time to invest in structural remodeling. Read on to learn more!

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No homeowner ever wants to experience a disaster, but unfortunately, it can happen. Fire, flooding, or other major disasters can leave a home in disarray and cause major damage to the property. In these situations, it is important to know what to do and how to best protect your home and property. The experts at Pure Properties LLC in High Point, North Carolina, are here to provide an overview of the steps to take when your home has been struck by disaster.

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Are you in need of home improvement services and unsure of which ones you need? At Pure Properties LLC in the High Point, North Carolina area, we understand the importance of finding the right home improvement services for your home. From remodeling to restoration, our team of experts is here to help you make the best decisions for your home.

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Are you worried that your home may need restoration services? Whether you need to repair water damage, mold damage, fire or smoke damage, or foundation repairs, Pure Properties LLC in the High Point, North Carolina area can help. This blog will discuss four signs you may need to call a home restoration contractor and how Pure Properties can help.

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Welcome to Pure Properties in High Point, NC! We specialize in helping our clients with all of their structural remodeling needs. Structural remodeling can be an incredibly beneficial process that can help elevate the look of a home’s structure as well as increase its value. Keep reading to learn more about the four key benefits of structural remodeling.

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Bathroom remodeling can be a complicated process, especially when you don’t know what questions to ask. To help you make the best decisions for your bathroom remodel, Pure Properties in High Point, NC, is here to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about bathroom remodeling. Contact us today!

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Investing in home improvement services is an excellent way to add value to your home and make it more comfortable and enjoyable. High Point, North Carolina is home to Pure Properties, a local remodeling contractor that offers a wide variety of home improvement services. Contact us for more information or to get started! Here are four reasons why you should invest in home improvement services in High Point, NC:

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Foundation repair is a critical element of any building. It is important to maintain the structural integrity of the building and to ensure that the building is safe and sound. If there is an issue with a foundation, it can cause a variety of issues with the building, ranging from water damage to foundation failure. High Point, NC, is no exception when it comes to the need for foundation repair. At Pure Properties, we understand the importance of foundation repair....

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Are you looking to make a major change to your home's structure? Structural remodeling can help you make a complete home renovation and give you the look you want. At Pure Properties LLC, we will help you take control of the space in your home.

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At Pure Properties LLC, we can help your kitchen remodel dreams become a reality. By investing in kitchen design and upgrades, you can also increase the efficiency of your kitchen and make it easier to prepare meals and entertain guests. A kitchen remodel can also improve the ambiance of your home and make it a more enjoyable space for everyone.

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Remodeling your bathroom is a great way to add value and comfort to your home. Working with experienced bathroom remodeling contractors can help you get the most out of your remodel. When you work with Pure Properties LLC, we can help maximize the potential of your bathroom, whether you’re looking to create a luxurious space or simply upgrade an outdated bathroom.

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For those looking to spruce up their bathroom, there are plenty of bathroom remodeling ideas to choose from. From changing the fixtures to a complete overhaul of the space, bathroom remodeling can be a great way to modernize and improve the look and feel of the bathroom. Pure Properties LLC is here to help and open your mind to bathroom remodeling ideas.

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At Prue Properties, LLC, we offer a wide range of home restoration services to help you bring your home back to its former glory. We understand how important it is to keep your home safe and secure, and can provide full-scale renovation services for your project. Keep reading to see all of the restoration services we have available for you.

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If you are looking for home remodeling and restoration services in High Point, North Carolina, look no further than Pure Properties, LLC. We take your remodeling project from concept to completion, ensuring a stress-free experience for you and your family. With our experienced team, you can be sure that you're getting the best remodeling contractor and the best results.


Mold abatement is the process of removing and preventing the growth of mold in a building. It is important to address mold growth as soon as it is detected, as it can cause damage to the building structure, as well as health problems for the inhabitants. Here are some techniques that professional mold abatement companies typically use to remove and prevent mold growth:

  1. Inspection and testing: A professional mold inspector will conduct an inspection of the building to identify the type and extent of the mold problem, and take samples to test the type of mold...


Mold mites, also known as fungus gnats, are tiny insects that are often associated with mold growth. They are typically about 1-2 mm in length, and are usually black or dark brown in color. They are commonly found in damp, humid areas, such as bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and other places where mold is present.

Mold mites feed on mold spores, so they are often found in areas where mold is actively growing. They can also be found in areas where mold growth has been removed, but mold spores remain. They do not bite or sting humans, and are not known to cause any direct health...


Water and fire restoration are two different processes that involve different steps and techniques. Here are some terms that are commonly used in the water and fire restoration industry:

  • Water damage: Damage caused by water that can affect the structural integrity of a building, its contents and the health of the inhabitants.

  • Flooding: The overflow of water from a natural or man-made body of water that causes damage.

  • Fire damage: Damage caused by fire that can affect the structural integrity of a building, its contents and the health of the...


Emergency water damage restoration typically refers to the process of cleaning up, repairing, and restoring a property that has been affected by water damage caused by an unexpected event, such as a flood, burst pipe, or natural disaster. The following are examples of situations that would typically qualify as emergency water damage restoration:

  • Flooding caused by heavy rain or broken dams
  • Burst pipes or leaks in the plumbing system
  • Sewer backups or leaks
  • Roof leaks or damage caused by severe weather
  • Fire-fighting efforts that result in water...

Fire safety is important to protect yourself, your family, and your property. Here are some fire safety prevention tips to follow:

  1. Install smoke detectors: Smoke detectors can alert you to a fire early on, giving you and your family more time to evacuate. Make sure to install smoke detectors on every level of your home, including the basement, and test them regularly.

  2. Develop a fire escape plan: Make sure everyone in your household knows how to get out of the house in case of a fire and practice the plan regularly.

  3. Keep flammable materials away...


Minor water leaks in walls can cause mold growth over time. Mold needs a source of moisture and organic material to grow, and a small water leak in a wall can provide both of these things. The leak can also cause damage to the wall, making it easier for mold to take hold.

Mold growth can occur within 24 to 48 hours if the conditions are favorable and can spread rapidly. Even small leaks can lead to serious mold problems if they are not addressed quickly.

It's important to keep an eye out for potential water leaks in walls, such as discoloration or staining on the wall, a musty...


Wet carpet and drywall can often be rescued, but it depends on the extent of the water damage and how quickly the problem is addressed. Here are some steps that can be taken to rescue wet carpet and drywall:

  • Remove the water: Use a wet/dry vacuum or a mop and bucket to remove as much water as possible from the carpet and drywall.

  • Dry the area: Use fans and dehumidifiers to dry the area as quickly as possible. This can help prevent mold growth and further damage.

  • Clean the carpet: If the carpet has been affected by clean water, it can often be...


There are a few signs to look out for that can indicate that pipes in your home may be frozen before they burst:

  • Decreased water pressure: If you notice a drop in water pressure, it could be a sign that the water flow in your pipes is restricted by ice.

  • No water flow: If you turn on a faucet and no water comes out, it could be a sign that the pipe leading to that faucet is frozen.

  • Frost on pipes: Look for frost or ice on pipes that are exposed to cold air, such as those in unheated areas of your home, such as basements, attics, or crawl...


Spotting mold in a new home can be challenging as it can grow in hidden places such as inside walls, under carpets, or in attics and basements. However, there are some signs to look out for:

  • Visible mold growth: Look for discoloration, stains, or spots on walls, ceilings, and floors. Pay attention to areas with high humidity, such as bathrooms and kitchens.

  • Musty odors: A strong, musty odor can indicate the presence of mold.

  • Health symptoms: If you or your family members are experiencing symptoms such as allergies, asthma, or other respiratory...


Mold can cause damage to a house in several ways:

  • It can weaken structural integrity by consuming the organic materials such as wood, drywall, or insulation.
  • It can cause discoloration and staining on walls and ceilings, making it difficult to clean and often requiring replacement of the affected materials.
  • It can produce a musty odor that can be difficult to remove and can make the house unappealing or hard to sell.
  • It can also cause health problems for residents, such as allergies, respiratory issues, and other health issues.
  • Additionally, it...

Water extraction is the process of removing excess water from a flooded or water-damaged area. It is an important step in the process of restoring a home or building after water damage. The importance of water extraction can be summarized in the following points:

  1. Preventing further damage: Water extraction helps to remove excess water quickly, which can prevent additional damage to the structure and contents of a building.

  2. Preventing mold growth: Mold can begin to grow within 24-48 hours of water damage, so it is important to remove excess water as quickly as...


A musty smell can indicate the presence of mold or mildew, which can be caused by water damage. When moisture is present, mold and mildew can grow on a variety of surfaces, including walls, floors, and ceilings. A musty smell is often the first sign of a mold problem, and should be taken seriously.

However, it's worth noting that a musty smell can also be caused by other factors such as humidity, dampness, or poor ventilation, so it's important to investigate the source of the smell to determine if it is caused by water damage or not.

If you suspect water damage and mold in...


There are several different types of flooding that can occur in a home, including:

  1. Storm surge flooding: This type of flooding is caused by a rise in sea level during a storm, and is most common in coastal areas.

  2. Riverine flooding: This type of flooding occurs when a river overflows its banks, and can be caused by heavy rainfall or snowmelt.

  3. Flash flooding: This type of flooding occurs quickly, and is often caused by heavy rain or a dam or levee failure.

  4. Urban flooding: This type of flooding occurs in urban areas, and is caused by...


There are several health risks associated with fire damage, including:

  1. Smoke inhalation: Breathing in smoke can cause irritation to the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs, and can lead to conditions such as bronchitis and pneumonia.

  2. Carbon monoxide poisoning: Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced by burning fuels such as gasoline, natural gas, and wood. Exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide can be fatal.

  3. Respiratory problems: The fine particles and chemicals found in smoke can cause respiratory problems, including asthma...


There are several causes of basement flooding, including:

  1. Heavy rain or snowfall, which can overwhelm drainage systems and cause water to seep into basements through cracks in foundations or walls.

  2. Poorly functioning or clogged gutters and downspouts, which can cause water to pool around a building's foundation.

  3. A high water table, which can cause water to seep into basements through the floor or walls.

  4. Plumbing leaks, such as burst pipes or overflowing sump pumps, can cause water to flood a basement.

  5. Overland...


Kitchen renovations can be a complex process, and it's easy to make mistakes. Here are a few common mistakes to be aware of when planning a kitchen renovation:

  1. Not considering the layout: Not considering the layout of the kitchen can lead to poor functionality and wasted space. It's important to consider the flow of the kitchen and the placement of appliances, cabinets, and countertops.

  2. Not allowing enough budget: Not allowing enough budget for the renovation can lead to cutting corners and using lower-quality materials, which can affect the overall look and...


Plumbing problems can be a major cause of mold growth in homes and buildings. Here are a few common plumbing mistakes that can lead to mold growth:

  1. Leaky pipes: Leaky pipes can cause water damage, which can lead to mold growth if not addressed promptly. Leaks can occur in both visible and hidden areas, making it important to regularly check for and fix leaks.

  2. Poor ventilation: Poor ventilation in bathrooms and kitchens can lead to high humidity levels, which can cause mold growth. Proper ventilation can help to remove excess moisture and prevent mold...


Fire damage residue left behind after a fire can pose a number of hidden hazards to your health and safety. Here are a few things to be aware of:

  1. Soot and ash: Soot and ash can contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals, such as lead and mercury, that can be harmful to your health if inhaled or ingested. Soot can also aggravate respiratory conditions, such as asthma.

  2. Smoke odor: Smoke odor can linger long after a fire, and can cause headaches, nausea, and respiratory problems if inhaled.

  3. Corrosive byproducts: Fire damage residue can also contain...


Mold exposure can cause a variety of health problems, including respiratory issues, allergic reactions, and immune suppression. Some studies have also suggested that certain types of mold, such as Stachybotrys chartarum (also known as black mold) can also cause neurological symptoms such as headaches, memory loss, irritability, and even depression. This is because mycotoxins which are toxic compounds produced by some molds, can cause inflammation in the brain and can affect the central nervous system (CNS).

It's important to note that not all molds produce mycotoxins, and not all...


Smoke from a fire can cause damage to the contents of your house in several ways, including:

  1. Soot and ash: Soot and ash from the fire can settle on surfaces throughout your house, leaving behind a black residue that can be difficult to remove. Soot can penetrate porous materials such as fabrics, carpets, and upholstery, and can discolor or damage them.

  2. Corrosion: Smoke can cause metal surfaces and electrical components to corrode, leading to further damage.

  3. Odor: Smoke can leave behind a strong, unpleasant odor that can be difficult to remove....


Mold growth is a common problem that can be caused by a variety of factors, including weather conditions. Here are a few things to know about the relationship between weather and mold growth:

  1. Humidity and temperature: High humidity and warm temperatures are ideal conditions for mold growth. Mold spores thrive in environments with relative humidity levels above 60%. In addition, temperatures above 60°F (15°C) provide a suitable environment for mold to grow.

  2. Rain and flooding: Rain and flooding can cause water damage, which can lead to mold growth. If not...


Drywall, also known as gypsum board, is a common building material used for walls and ceilings in homes and commercial buildings. When drywall is exposed to water, it can become damaged and may need to be repaired or replaced. Here are a few things to know about drywall water damage:

  1. Drywall is porous and absorbs water easily: Drywall is made of gypsum, which is a porous material that absorbs water easily. If drywall is exposed to water, it can become saturated and weaken, leading to warping, buckling, or even collapse.

  2. Visible signs of water damage may not...


When filing a water damage insurance claim, it's important to follow the following "do's and don'ts" to ensure that the process goes smoothly:


  1. Act quickly: The sooner you report the damage to your insurance company, the sooner they can start the claims process.

  2. Document the damage: Take photos and videos of the damage, as well as any damaged personal property. This will help the insurance company assess the extent of the damage.

  3. Keep receipts and invoices: Keep any receipts and invoices for any temporary repairs or cleaning services you...


The length of time required for water damage restoration depends on several factors, including:

  1. The extent of the damage: The larger the affected area, the more time it will take to complete the restoration process.

  2. The type of water: Clean water, such as from a broken pipe, is easier and faster to clean up than grey water, which contains some contaminants, and black water, which is highly contaminated.

  3. The type of materials affected: Some materials, such as carpet and drywall, are more porous and absorbent than others, and may take longer to...


Fire damage cleanup is a complex process that requires professional expertise to ensure that all traces of fire, smoke, and soot are removed and the structure is safe to occupy. To avoid mistakes during the cleanup process, it's important to avoid the following:

  1. Delaying the cleanup process: The longer you wait to start the cleanup process, the more difficult it will be to remove soot and smoke damage. Additionally, the longer you wait, the more likely it is that mold will start to grow.

  2. Using the wrong cleaning products: Using the wrong cleaning products can...


There are several techniques that can be used to remove mold, including:

  1. HEPA vacuuming: A HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) vacuum is used to remove mold spores and debris from surfaces.

  2. Damp wiping: A damp cloth or sponge is used to wipe mold off surfaces.

  3. Dry ice blasting: Dry ice is propelled at high speeds to blast mold off surfaces. This method is useful for removing mold from hard-to-reach areas.

  4. Soda blasting: baking soda is propelled at high speeds to blast mold off surfaces, This method is useful for removing mold...


Mold exposure can cause a variety of health problems, including:

  1. Allergic reactions: Some people may experience allergic symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash.

  2. Asthma: Exposure to mold can worsen asthma symptoms or trigger an asthma attack in people who have the condition.

  3. Respiratory problems: Exposure to mold can cause respiratory problems such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.

  4. Immunosuppression: People with weak immune systems may be more susceptible to infections as a result of mold...


Mold and mildew are both types of fungi that can grow in damp or humid environments, but they are different in terms of appearance, behavior, and potential health effects.

Here are a few key differences between mold and mildew:

  1. Appearance: Mold is typically fuzzy or slimy in appearance and can come in a variety of colors, including black, green, and orange. Mildew is usually powdery or downy in appearance and is usually white or gray.

  2. Surface: Mold typically grows on organic materials such as wood, paper, and fabrics, while mildew prefers to grow on...


Hardwood floors are beautiful and durable, but they can be easily damaged by water. Here are a few ways to protect hardwood floors from water damage:

  1. Use rugs and mats: Place rugs and mats in high-traffic areas, such as entryways and near sinks, to absorb any water that may be tracked in.

  2. Clean up spills immediately: Clean up any spills immediately to prevent water from penetrating the wood and causing damage.

  3. Use furniture protectors: Place furniture protectors under the legs of furniture to prevent scratches and water damage.

  4. Use...


Water can damage a home's foundation in several ways:

  1. Hydrostatic pressure: When water accumulates in the soil around the foundation, it can create hydrostatic pressure that can cause the foundation to shift or crack.

  2. Erosion: Water can erode the soil around the foundation, causing it to become unstable and leading to foundation damage.

  3. Flooding: If a home is flooded, the water can cause severe damage to the foundation, such as cracking and shifting.

  4. Leaks: If there are leaks in the foundation, such as those caused by a broken...


There are several ways to tell if water damage is new or old:

  1. Look for signs of discoloration: New water damage will typically have a darker, more uniform color compared to old water damage, which may be lighter and have a mottled or faded appearance.

  2. Check for signs of mold: Mold typically takes several days to a week to start growing after water damage occurs, so the presence of mold can indicate that the damage is older.

  3. Check the drywall: Drywall will become soft and crumbly if it has been wet for an extended period of time, which can...


Mold can grow on windows for a variety of reasons, but the most common cause is high humidity and moisture.

Here are a few reasons why mold might grow on windows:

  1. Condensation: When warm, humid air comes into contact with a cold surface, such as a window, it can cause condensation to form. This condensation can provide a perfect environment for mold to grow.

  2. Poor ventilation: If a room has poor ventilation, the humidity level can become high, which can lead to mold growth on windows and other surfaces.

  3. Leaky windows: If a window is not...


It is possible to clean up small amounts of water damage on your own, but it's important to assess the severity of the damage and determine if professional help is needed.

If the water damage is minor and is limited to a small area, such as a spill from a broken vase, you may be able to clean it up yourself. Here are some steps you can take:

  1. Remove standing water: Use a mop or towel to remove as much standing water as possible.

  2. Dry the affected area: Use fans and a dehumidifier to dry the affected area.

  3. Clean and sanitize: Clean and...


Spotting hidden water leaks in your home can be challenging, but there are some signs to look out for and steps you can take to find them:

  1. Watch for signs of water damage: Look for signs of water damage, such as discoloration or staining on walls, ceilings, or floors. Also, pay attention to any musty or moldy odors, which can indicate a water leak.

  2. Check for signs of water usage: Look at your water meter and check for any unexpected increases in usage, as this could indicate a leak.

  3. Listen for the sound of running water: If you hear the sound of...


Acting fast is crucial in water damage restoration because the longer water is allowed to sit, the more damage it can cause. The faster water is removed and the affected areas are dried out, the less damage will occur and the easier and less expensive the restoration process will be.

Here are a few reasons why acting fast is important in water damage restoration:

  1. Prevention of mold growth: Mold can begin to grow within 24-48 hours of water exposure, so the faster the water is removed and the affected areas are dried out, the less chance there is for mold to...


Mold removal and mold remediation are similar but have different objectives.

Mold removal is the process of physically removing mold from a surface or area. It typically involves the use of chemicals or other agents to kill the mold and then physically removing it with a brush or other tool. The goal of mold removal is to remove visible mold growth.

Mold remediation, on the other hand, is a broader process that involves not only removing visible mold but also addressing the underlying factors that led to the mold growth in the first place. This includes identifying and...


Water mitigation and restoration are both processes used to repair damage caused by water, but they have different focuses and goals.

Water mitigation is the process of reducing or preventing the amount of water damage that occurs after a flood or leak. This includes removing standing water, drying out affected areas, and taking steps to prevent further damage. The goal of water mitigation is to minimize the amount of damage and prevent mold growth. It's typically the first step in the water damage repair process.

Restoration, on the other hand, is the process of returning a...


Restoration of a property can boost its resale value in several ways:

  1. Improving curb appeal: Restoration work such as repainting the exterior, replacing the roof, or fixing the landscaping can improve the property's appearance, making it more attractive to potential buyers.

  2. Updating the property: Restoration work such as remodeling the kitchen or bathrooms, or replacing old appliances can make the property feel more modern and desirable.

  3. Addressing necessary repairs: Restoration work such as fixing a leaky roof or replacing old plumbing and...


DIY mold removal can be dangerous because removing mold incorrectly can cause it to spread, potentially leading to greater health risks and damage to the building. Additionally, some types of mold, such as black mold, can release toxic spores that can be harmful if inhaled. It is important to have proper protective gear, such as respirators, and to know how to properly contain and dispose of the mold. It is also important to address the underlying moisture issue that caused the mold growth to prevent it from returning.

Mold grows best in wet conditions. Spills, restrooms, leaking...


Dried out mold refers to mold that has lost its moisture and become dry and powdery. It can still pose health risks and should be handled with caution. Here are some things you should know about dried out mold:

  1. Dried out mold can still release spores into the air, which can cause allergic reactions and other health problems.

  2. Dried out mold can be more difficult to detect than active mold, as it is often hidden in cracks, crevices, and behind walls.

  3. Dried out mold can still cause structural damage to your home, as it can weaken and rot wood and...


During a water damage emergency, it is important to take immediate action to minimize the damage and prevent further damage to your property. Here are some do's and don'ts to follow:


  • Do turn off the main water supply to your home if the damage is caused by a broken pipe or overflowing appliance.
  • Do remove as much water as possible by mopping, blotting, or using a wet/dry vacuum.
  • Do remove any furniture, rugs, and other items from the affected area to prevent further damage.
  • Do use fans and dehumidifiers to dry out the affected area as quickly...

Black mold and orange mold are both types of fungi that can grow in damp or humid environments, but they have different characteristics and methods of treatment.

Black mold, also known as Stachybotrys chartarum, is a type of mold that is typically greenish-black in color and can have a slimy texture. It is known to cause a variety of health problems, including allergic reactions, respiratory issues, and headaches. Black mold is commonly found in areas where there has been water damage or leaks, such as bathrooms, basements, and attics.

Orange mold, on the other hand, is a type...


Mold can appear during the winter season, even though it is less common than during the warmer months. The main reason is that mold requires moisture to grow, and during the winter, the cold temperatures outside can cause condensation to form inside the house if the proper ventilation is not provided.

Here are a few ways mold can appear during the winter:

  1. Poor insulation: If your home is poorly insulated, warm air inside can come into contact with cold surfaces, such as windows and walls, creating condensation that can lead to mold growth.

  2. Improper...


Attic mold can cause serious health issues and damage to your home, so it's important to take steps to prevent it. Some ways to prevent attic mold include:

  1. Proper ventilation: Make sure your attic has proper ventilation to allow for proper airflow and to prevent humidity from building up. This can include installing vents in the soffits and gables, or a ridge vent along the peak of the roof.

  2. Insulation: Insulating your attic can help keep it cooler and drier, which can prevent mold from growing.

  3. Leak Detection: Check your attic regularly for any...


There are several ways to prevent fire damage in your home, including:

  1. Install smoke detectors on every level of your home and in each bedroom, and test them monthly to ensure they are working properly.

  2. Create and practice an evacuation plan with your family, so everyone knows what to do in case of a fire.

  3. Keep flammable materials, such as paper, cleaning supplies, and chemicals, away from heat sources like stoves and heaters.

  4. Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and make sure everyone knows how to use it.

  5. Do not...


Mold can spread in a house through a variety of ways, including:

  1. Airborne spores: Mold reproduces through tiny spores that float through the air. These spores can land on damp surfaces and begin to grow.

  2. Water leaks: Leaks in pipes, roofs, or walls can create damp conditions that mold thrives in.

  3. High humidity: Humidity levels above 60% can create an environment where mold can grow.

  4. Flooding: Flooding can introduce large amounts of water into a house, creating ideal conditions for mold growth.

  5. HVAC systems: Mold can...


Pipes can burst due to a variety of reasons, including freezing temperatures, corrosion, and high water pressure. To prevent pipes from bursting, homeowners can:

  1. Insulate pipes in unheated areas, such as attics, basements, and garages to prevent them from freezing.

  2. Fix any leaks as soon as they are discovered. Leaks can weaken pipes and make them more susceptible to bursting.

  3. Keep the water pressure in your home at a safe level, typically between 40 and 60 psi (pounds per square inch). High water pressure can put a strain on pipes and cause them...


Mold is a common problem in homes, and it can grow in a variety of places. Some of the most common places in your house where mold may be present include:

  1. Bathrooms: Bathrooms are often moist and humid, making them a prime location for mold growth. Mold can grow on walls, ceilings, and floors, as well as in shower stalls and around bathtubs.

  2. Kitchens: Kitchens are also prone to mold growth because of the presence of moisture from cooking and dishwashing. Mold can grow on walls, ceilings, and floors, as well as in cabinets and around sinks and...


Smoke and soot can be dangerous to your health and your home. Smoke and soot can be harmful to breathe, and can contain harmful chemicals and toxins. Soot can also stain and damage surfaces and possessions, and it can be difficult to remove.

The hidden dangers of smoke and soot include:

  1. Respiratory problems: Inhaling smoke and soot can cause respiratory problems, such as asthma and bronchitis. Smoke and soot can also aggravate existing respiratory conditions, such as asthma and COPD.

  2. Chemical exposure: Smoke and soot can contain harmful chemicals, such as...


Preventing mold growth after water damage is crucial for maintaining the health and safety of your home. These are some of the important steps you can take to prevent mold growth:

  1. Remove water quickly: The first step in preventing mold growth is to remove water as quickly as possible. Use a wet-dry vacuum or mop to remove as much water as possible from the affected area.

  2. Dry the area: Use fans and dehumidifiers to dry the affected area as quickly as possible. This will help prevent further damage and mold growth.

  3. Clean and disinfect: Clean and...


If your hardwood floors have been damaged by water, there are several steps you can take to repair them:

  1. Remove the water: Use a wet-dry vacuum or mop to remove as much water as possible from the affected area. If the damage is severe, you may need to hire a professional water damage restoration service.

  2. Dry the floors: Use fans and dehumidifiers to dry the affected area as quickly as possible. This will help prevent further damage and mold growth.

  3. Inspect for damage: Once the area is dry, inspect the flooring for any signs of damage, such as...


There are several signs that indicate a crawl space may be harmful to your home and health:

  1. Musty or damp smell: A musty or damp smell in your home can indicate that there is moisture in the crawl space, which can lead to mold growth.

  2. Visible mold: If you can see mold growing in the crawl space, it is likely that the area is not properly ventilated or insulated, which can lead to mold growth.

  3. Rotting or crumbling wood: Rotting or crumbling wood in the crawl space can indicate that there is a moisture problem and that the area is not properly...


There are several common causes of ceiling water damage:

  1. Leaky roof: A leaking roof can cause water to seep into your home and damage the ceiling.

  2. Plumbing leaks: Leaks in pipes or appliances, such as a water heater or washing machine, can cause water damage to the ceiling.

  3. Poor ventilation: Poor ventilation in your home can cause condensation to form on the ceiling, leading to water damage.

  4. Overflowing gutters: Clogged or overflowing gutters can cause water to seep into your home and damage the ceiling.

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  1. Install a sump pump: A sump pump can help remove water from your basement or crawl space before it causes damage.

  2. Elevate your home: Elevating your home, or building it on stilts, can help protect it from flooding caused by rising water.

  3. Improve drainage: Make sure your property has proper drainage to prevent water from pooling around your home. This can include installing a French drain or regrading your yard.

  4. Use flood barriers: Flood barriers, such as sandbags or flood gates, can help protect your home from water entering during a...

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The foundation of your home can often be overlooked until it starts exhibiting serious problems. Don’t make that mistake. The experts at Pure Properties have over four years of experience in home construction and repair and we excel at delivering quality results. If your home's foundation is due for an inspection, talk to one of our house foundation repair experts today!

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A foundation is the base upon which your home is constructed. The foundation provides support for your house, transferring the load of the building to the ground and supporting it. The type of foundation used in construction depends on the type of soil, the climate, and the weight of the structure, and each type of foundation exhibits warning signs when issues arise.

Pure Properties is here with some of the most common signs of foundation cracks or problems and advice on house...

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Your home’s foundation is the last barrier between your house and the ground below. Depending on the environmental factors of your home’s location, you may have either a concrete slab foundation or a raised foundation that creates a crawl space below your home.

Different environmental factors can affect the stability of your foundation and faulty installation or natural disasters can cause problems that require foundation restoration or foundation repair. The technicians at...


Mold growth inside walls can be caused by a variety of factors, including leaks, high humidity, and poor ventilation. Here are some signs that you may have mold growth inside your walls, and tips on how to deal with it:

  1. Musty odors: A musty or damp smell in your home may indicate that there is mold growing inside your walls.

  2. Visible mold growth: If you notice visible mold growth on the walls or ceiling, it's likely that the mold has spread to the inside of the walls as well.

  3. Discoloration or staining: Discoloration or staining on walls or...

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A home’s foundation serves as the barrier between a house and the ground below it. When the foundation sustains damage, it can jeopardize the structural integrity of a home. If you suspect your house might have foundation damage and need foundation repair, then Pure Properties is here to help. We are the premier foundation repair center in the High Point, North Carolina area, and we are dedicated to delivering quality results.

In most cases, restoring a damaged foundation can be a permanent solution to structural issues created during...

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Your foundation is the core building block that supports your home. If something fails in your foundation piers and beams or there is a foundation crack, your home could be at risk. Pure Properties is here to help you determine if your concrete foundation may be damaged and provide four reasons to conduct foundation repair with a local company as soon as possible.

Pure Properties has been serving the High Point, North Carolina area for over four...


A burst pipe in the basement can cause significant water damage and should be addressed immediately. Here are some warning signs that you may have a burst pipe in your basement:

  1. Water leaks or puddles: If you notice water leaks or puddles in your basement, it may be a sign of a burst pipe.

  2. Reduced water pressure: If the water pressure in your home suddenly drops, it could be a sign that a pipe has burst and is leaking water.

  3. Sudden increase in water bill: A sudden increase in your water bill can be an indication that there is a leak in your...


Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was commonly used in construction materials prior to the 1980s due to its heat and fire-resistant properties. However, asbestos fibers can become airborne and inhaled, which can cause serious health problems such as lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Here are some guidelines for dealing with asbestos in your home or building:

  1. Identify the presence of asbestos: If your home or building was built before the 1980s, it may contain asbestos. Have a professional conduct an asbestos inspection to determine if asbestos is...


When searching for a reputable water damage repair company, there are several things to consider:

  1. Certifications: Look for a company that is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) or other reputable industry organizations. This certifies that the company has the knowledge and skills to properly assess and repair water damage.

  2. Experience: Look for a company that has experience in dealing with the specific type of water damage that you have. A company that has dealt with similar cases before will have the...


  1. Leaky pipes or appliances: Pipes and appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, and sinks can develop leaks over time. These leaks can cause water damage to the cabinets, floors, and walls of your kitchen.

  2. Clogged or overflowing drains: Kitchens are prone to clogged drains, especially when grease, food scraps, and other debris are not disposed of properly. This can cause water to overflow and damage the surrounding areas.

  3. Flooding: Flooding can occur due to heavy rain or overflowing nearby bodies of water. If not properly secured, it can cause...


Mold can have serious long-term effects on both the structure of a building and the health of its inhabitants. Prolonged exposure to mold can lead to respiratory issues, allergies, and other health problems. Additionally, it can cause structural damage to a building if left untreated. Restoration of mold-affected areas involves identifying and addressing the source of moisture, removing mold growth, and repairing any damage caused by the mold.

There are many different types of mold that can grow in homes. Some common types include:

  1. Aspergillus: This type of mold is...


Flooding can cause a variety of long-term damages to both homes and businesses. Some of the most common types of damage include:

  1. Structural damage to buildings, including foundations, walls, and roofs.

  2. Damage to electrical and plumbing systems.

  3. Damage to appliances, furniture, and personal belongings.

  4. Mold and mildew growth, which can lead to health problems and further damage to buildings.

  5. Erosion of land and foundations due to water damage.

The process of restoring a home or business after a flood...


Water damage can have a number of devastating effects on a property and the people who live or work there. Some of the potential effects of water damage include:

  • Damage to the structure of a building: Water can weaken or even destroy the structural elements of a building, such as foundations, walls, and roofs. This can make the building unsafe and potentially uninhabitable.

  • Damage to personal belongings: Water can ruin or damage clothing, furniture, and other personal belongings.

  • Health risks: Water damage can lead to the growth of mold and other...


There are four principles that are commonly cited as being essential for effective water mitigation:

  1. Quick response: It is important to take timely action to mitigate water damage, as the longer water is allowed to sit, the more damage it can cause.

  2. Safety: Ensuring the safety of those involved in the water mitigation process, as well as the safety of the affected property, is a top priority.

  3. Structural drying: Proper drying of affected materials and structures is essential to prevent further damage and to ensure that the affected area is safe...


The duration of water damage depends on a variety of factors, including the amount of water present, the source of the water, the materials affected, and the ambient temperature and humidity. In general, the longer water is allowed to sit and the more materials it affects, the longer it will take to dry out and repair the damage.

The coverage for water damage will depend on your insurance policy. Some policies may cover water damage from specific sources, such as a burst pipe, while others may not. It is important to review your insurance policy to understand what is covered and what...


Household appliances can be damaged by flood water in a number of ways. If an appliance is submerged in water, it may be irreparably damaged, especially if it was not designed to be used in wet conditions. Even if an appliance is not submerged in water, it may still be damaged by flood water. For example, flood water may contain contaminants that can corrode metal parts or damage electronic components. Additionally, flood water may cause electrical shock or short circuits, which can damage appliances or even cause fires.

To mitigate the risk of flood damage to household appliances,...

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Frozen pipes can cause water damage in a number of ways. When water in a pipe freezes, it expands, which can cause the pipe to burst. If the pipe bursts, it can release a large amount of water, which can cause significant damage to the surrounding area.

Even if the pipe does not burst, a frozen pipe can still cause damage. When a pipe is frozen, the water inside is not flowing, which can cause problems for the plumbing system as a whole. For example, if the frozen pipe is in the main water line leading to a house, the lack of flowing water can prevent the entire plumbing system from...


Vapor pressure is the pressure exerted by a vapor (a gas that is in contact with a liquid or a solid) in equilibrium with its non-vapor phase. In the case of water, vapor pressure is the pressure exerted by the water vapor in the air when it is in equilibrium with liquid water.

Water mitigation is the process of reducing or eliminating the amount of water damage that has occurred. This can be done through a variety of methods, such as removing standing water, drying out affected materials, and repairing any damage that has been done.

The vapor pressure of water is affected by...


Are you considering hiring home remodeling services? Not sure if your home needs remodeling? At Pure Properties, we know that making decisions like this can be challenging. That’s why in this blog post, we will go over four signs that indicate you may need home remodeling services. Keep reading to learn more about our structural remodeling services, or feel free to...


There are several steps you can take to prepare your home for heavy downpours:

  1. Inspect your roof: Make sure your roof is in good condition and can handle heavy rain. Look for missing shingles, damaged flashing, and other signs of wear and tear. If necessary, have a professional roofer repair or replace damaged areas.

  2. Clear gutters and downspouts: Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear of debris to allow water to flow freely away from your home. If your gutters are clogged, rainwater may overflow and cause damage to your roof, walls, and...

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There are several reasons why rain can lead to mold growth in a home or building. Here are a few:

  1. Water leaks or flooding: If rainwater is able to enter a building through leaks in the roof, windows, or walls, it can cause water damage and create conditions that are conducive to mold growth.

  2. High humidity: Rain can also lead to increased humidity in a home or building, which can contribute to mold growth. High humidity can occur if rainwater is not able to evaporate or drain properly, or if a building has poor ventilation.

  3. Poor drainage: If...

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Water damage can be a major headache, but there are steps you can take to minimize the damage and get your home or office back to normal as quickly as possible. Here are some tips for cleaning up water damage:

  1. Safety first: If you have standing water or live in an area that's prone to flooding, be cautious when entering the affected area. Wear protective gear, including rubber boots and gloves, to avoid coming into contact with contaminated water.

  2. Stop the source of the water: If possible, locate and fix the source of the water leak or flood. This will help...


There are several steps you can take to prevent mold damage in your home:

  1. Keep the humidity level low: Mold thrives in humid environments, so it's important to keep the humidity level in your home below 50%. Use a dehumidifier or air conditioner to help reduce the humidity.

  2. Repair leaks and moisture problems: Fix any leaks or other sources of moisture in your home as soon as possible. This includes repairing plumbing leaks, sealing gaps around windows and doors, and ensuring that your home's ventilation system is working properly.

  3. Clean and dry...


Restoration remodeling is a type of home improvement project that involves returning a building or structure to its original condition or renovating it to a newer, updated version of its original state. This can include repairing or replacing damaged or worn-out features, updating outdated systems or materials, and preserving the historical integrity of the structure.

There are many different types of restoration remodeling projects, ranging from small repairs and updates to major renovations. Some common examples include:

  • Repairing or replacing damaged or worn-out...

Fire damage can be a devastating experience for any home or business owner. The damage caused by the fire itself can be significant, but it is often the smoke and water used to extinguish the fire that cause the most damage. If you have experienced a fire, it is important to act quickly to minimize the damage and begin the restoration process.

Here are some steps you can take to begin the restoration process:

  1. Contact your insurance company: It is important to contact your insurance company as soon as possible after a fire to report the damage and begin the claims...


If you are thinking about remodeling and want to consider different color options, here are some things you might want to consider:

  1. Consider the mood and atmosphere you want to create in the space. Different colors can evoke different emotions and create different atmospheres. For example, warm colors like red, orange, and yellow can create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, while cool colors like blue and green can create a calming and relaxing atmosphere.

  2. Think about the color scheme of the rest of your home. You want the colors in the space you are remodeling...


There are many different types of bathrooms, and the right one for you will depend on your personal needs and the layout and size of your home. Some common types of bathrooms include:

  1. Half bathroom: A half bathroom, also known as a powder room, is a small bathroom that typically includes a sink and toilet, but no shower or tub. These bathrooms are often located near common areas, such as the living room or kitchen, and are used by guests.

  2. Full bathroom: A full bathroom typically includes a sink, toilet, and either a shower or tub (or both). These bathrooms are...


There are many different styles of kitchens, and the right one for you will depend on your personal taste and the overall style of your home. Some popular kitchen styles include:

  1. Traditional: Traditional kitchens feature classic elements such as white cabinets, raised-panel doors, and crown molding. They often have a warm, inviting feel and may include elements like a farmhouse sink, vintage-inspired appliances, and painted finishes.

  2. Modern: Modern kitchens are characterized by a clean, minimalist look, with sleek lines and a focus on function. They often...


If you're planning to remodel both your kitchen and bathroom, it's important to consider how the two spaces will work together. Here are a few things to consider when remodeling both your kitchen and bathroom:

  1. Coordinate materials and finishes: Choose materials and finishes that complement each other and create a cohesive look throughout your home. For example, you might choose the same type of tile for both the kitchen backsplash and the bathroom floor, or select cabinetry that has a similar finish in both spaces.

  2. Think about function: Consider how the two...


Commercial construction refers to the construction of buildings or other structures that are used for business purposes. This can include a wide variety of building types, such as office buildings, retail stores, warehouses, factories, and more.

Commercial construction projects can be large or small and may involve the construction of new buildings, the renovation or expansion of existing structures, or the demolition and replacement of old buildings. These projects often involve a team of architects, engineers, contractors, and other professionals working together to design and...


Mold growth can occur in any building or structure where there is sufficient moisture and organic material for the mold to grow on. Some common causes of mold damage include:

  1. Leaks: Water leaks, whether from plumbing, roofing, or other sources, can provide the moisture needed for mold to grow. If a leak is not repaired promptly, it can lead to extensive mold growth.

  2. High humidity: Humidity levels above 60% can create conditions that are favorable for mold growth. Humidity can be caused by a variety of factors, such as poor ventilation, inadequate air...


Crawl space encapsulation is a process in which the crawl space of a building is sealed off from the outside environment to create a moisture-controlled, conditioned space. This can be done by installing a vapor barrier on the floor and walls of the crawl space, sealing off any openings or vents, and installing a dehumidifier to control the humidity levels.

There are several benefits to crawl space encapsulation. It can help to prevent moisture and humidity from entering the crawl space, which can lead to mold and rot. It can also improve the energy efficiency of the building by...


Water mitigation is the process of reducing or preventing the amount of water damage that occurs after a flood, leak, or other water-related event. It involves taking steps to remove standing water, dry out wet materials, and repair any damage that has occurred.

There are several steps involved in the water mitigation process:

  1. Assessing the damage: The first step in water mitigation is to determine the extent of the damage and what areas or materials have been affected. This may involve using moisture meters or other specialized equipment to determine the moisture...


Correct foundation repairs can safeguard your house for many years.

Even if the house just requires minor repairs, delaying foundation issues can result in more costly damage down the road. We advise repairing damage as soon as it is identified for the following reasons:

Raises the value of a property

Buyers are frequently cautious of homes that have foundation problems when buying or selling a house. Because of this, repairing foundation damage can increase your home's resale value and increase its appeal to...


Delaying foundation maintenance can cost you money.

It may seem as though you are a homeowner always working. If the roof isn't damaged, perhaps a window has to be replaced. It makes sense to give some initiatives more priority than others because you only have a finite amount of time and money. Delay is not, however, a wise course of action when dealing with foundation problems. Your home's foundation serves as its structural backbone, and the durability of both your house and whatever modifications you've made depends on its strength and...


Foundation Repair

Are there any structural problems with your home, such as damaged basement walls, stuck windows, or jammed doors? These are all indications of a damaged foundation. Problems can escalate and end up costing significantly more to fix in the future - and can become widespread throughout the house. With a proper method to fully support your home, our team are trained professionals that ensure quality and safety.

Signs of Foundation Problems:

There are several indicators that foundation deterioration is imminent....


Crawl Space Repair

Many homeowners in wet climates who wish to enhance indoor air quality, shield their subterranean spaces from moisture, and save energy expenses should consider crawl space encapsulation.

Signs of Crawl Space Problems:

1. Vapor Barriers

Moisture and potentially harmful air quality in your home are indicated by torn vapor barriers and vapor barrier puddles.

2. Basement Condensation

Condensation in crawl spaces can result in structural concerns, mold issues, and...


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