Why DIY Fire Damage Cleanup Is Hazardous

Why DIY Fire Damage Cleanup Is Hazardous

A house fire is truly a nightmare for anyone. A fire will destroy anything that it crosses paths with. A fire, whether big or small, can cause serious damage in all sorts of ways. The cleanup can be dangerous so it is important that we leave it to the professionals....

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Potential Water Damage To Hardwood Floors And How To Repair

Potential Water Damage To Hardwood Floors And How To Repair

Residents of Savannah love a sense of history in their homes. More than 40 percent of 2,500 buildings inventoried in Savannah have architectural or historical significance. Most restoration has been accomplished by individuals; historic preservation and restoration...

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Humidity, Water Damage Cleanup and Indoor Air Quality

Humidity, Water Damage Cleanup and Indoor Air Quality

Whether it came from a massive flood or a tiny leak in a pipe, water in unwanted places can cause a lot of damage—and maybe more damage than you might think. Of course it can destroy the materials and items in your home. According to industry estimates, 14,000 people...

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Flood Types That Cause Water Damage In Savannah GA

Flood Types That Cause Water Damage In Savannah GA

Flooding is a hazard the United States suffers from coast to coast. Unfortunately, Georgia is one of the top 10 states most susceptible.  With nearly 130 square miles of low-lying land, and with some areas of the state being coastal, hundreds of thousands of...

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Fire Damage Restoration: Aftermath Danger

Fire Damage Restoration: Aftermath Danger

It’s devastating for any individual that encounters fire, smoke, or soot damage. Despite the intensity of the damage it’s devastating. The aftermath of a fire can be just as dangerous as the fire itself. Smoke odor and particles can settle in carpets, furniture, etc....

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Common Signs Of Mold  Damage In Your Home

Common Signs Of Mold Damage In Your Home

Did you know that over half of the homes in the United States have a mold problem? When you can see mold growing, it is easy to diagnose a mold problem and get the ball rolling on getting it removed. However, mold tends to lurk where it cannot be seen, putting all...

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Bathroom Mold Damage In Savannah Ga

Bathroom Mold Damage In Savannah Ga

Most homeowners are familiar with bathroom mold. If your bathroom hasn't shown signs of mold damage, you probably have seen it somewhere else at some point. Mold in the bathroom is a common problem that homeowners have to deal with. Fortunately, when mold shows up in...

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Water Damage Timeline

Water Damage Timeline

When it comes to water damage, time is of the essence. The longer you wait, the worse the damage gets. In just minutes, water can spread. In a few hours, signs of damage can be seen. If your home in Savannah has suffered water damage, do not waste any time calling the...

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Identifying Water Damage By Smell

Identifying Water Damage By Smell

Excess water causes millions of dollars of damage to Savannah, GA residences every year. Many times the water rushes in through a broken pipe or hole in the roof. But often, a tiny leak allows a slow constant drip to quietly attack the materials in your home. If you...

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Look For Water Damage BEFORE You Move In

Look For Water Damage BEFORE You Move In

Whether you are buying or renting, a new home in Savannah is always exciting. You get to imagine BBQ’s in the backyard, how to place the couch, and where to hang the elk antlers (in the garage.) But one thing you need to look for prior to taking possession is existing...

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Water Damage Dangers From Water Heaters

Water Damage Dangers From Water Heaters

Even though you seldom think about it, your hot water heater works all the time. Unfortunately, the odds are that your unit will break down. 75 percent of hot water heaters will fail. The cost of the unit PLUS the water damages averages more than $4000.  Leaks are...

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Protect Your Basement From Flooding

Protect Your Basement From Flooding

Basements tend to get a pretty bad reputation, and are often portrayed as dark and spooky. We at Harper Special Services know that the only thing that should scare you about a basement is the risk of it flooding. By being a proactive homeowner in Savannah, you can...

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What To Do After Fire Damage

What To Do After Fire Damage

Fires can be a lot of fun. There’s nothing quite like roasting s’mores in someone’s backyard or telling scary stories around a campfire just before everyone hobbles away to sleep in a tent in the wilderness. We all have fond memories. However, not all fire memories...

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Four Ways To Clean Up Water Damage Quick

Four Ways To Clean Up Water Damage Quick

Water damage cleanup is all about speed. The faster the floodwater is removed, and your home is dried out the better. Thus, you should never procrastinate water damage restoration under any circumstances. The best way to clean up water damage as quickly as possible to...

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Water Damage: What To Do Until Help Arrives

Water Damage: What To Do Until Help Arrives

How Do You Handle Water Damage While You Wait For Help To Arrive In Savannah, GA? The last thing anyone wants is to walk into their home and see that it is being flooded. As undesirable as this may be to think about, it is important to have an idea of what to do if...

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4 Steps to Take After Storm Damage

4 Steps to Take After Storm Damage

When a storm hits your area, whether it is a hurricane, tornado, hail or wind storm, it can leave you devastated and with significant damages on your property. Dealing with the aftermath of that storm damage can not only be difficult and stressful but also dangerous....

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How to Prepare for a Wind Storm

How to Prepare for a Wind Storm

Wind storms can sometimes come suddenly and without a warning but often times, the weather forecast will warn us and give us enough time to prepare properly. Wind storms can leave some disastrous consequences on your properties, depending on their type and their...

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How to Prevent Flooding in Your Home: 4 Leak-Proofing Tips

How to Prevent Flooding in Your Home: 4 Leak-Proofing Tips

Keeping water out of your home is not always easy. Water can find its way through in more ways than one – from roof leaks, through plumbing problems, to little cracks in the foundations or gaps in doors and windows. You may not see any danger in a few drops here and...

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6 Essential Tips to Prepare Your Roof for Winter

6 Essential Tips to Prepare Your Roof for Winter

With winter looming on the horizon, now is the perfect time for all homeowners to carry out a thorough inspection of their roof. With harsh and cold weather come many potential risks for your roof, and with proper winter preparation, many of them can be avoided. Minor...

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