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water mitigation vs remediation

The Difference Between Water Mitigation vs Remediation

When facing the consequences of flooding or leaks, grasping the nuances between water mitigation vs remediation approaches is vital. The goal is to achieve a successful restoration and take the right steps in the process. We will walk you through the definitions of these two terms, the steps they consist of, the key differences between them, and some common misconceptions

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bathroom water damage - before and after in Lake Charles

Handling Hidden Water Damaged Caused by Lead Pipe Drain in Lake Charles

At Apex, we understand that when water damage and mold strike, it’s more than just a nuisance. It’s a disruption to your daily life. That’s why we’re committed to restoring comfort to homes affected by such challenges, just like we did water damage restoration in Lake Charles for our valued client. Our client, a homeowner in Lake Charles, faced a

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water damage restoration cost

Water Damage Restoration Cost: Breakdown

Water damage restoration can be a costly affair, but understanding the breakdown of expenses can help you prepare. Let’s dive into the specifics of water damage restoration cost, shedding light on what it includes and how you can make informed decisions. Besides, if you need a company tackling water damage restoration Lake Charles, keep reading.  What Is the Average Water

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Extensive Tear-Out Due to Water Damage and Mold Growth in Lake Charles, LA Home

At Apex Disaster Specialists Louisiana, LLC, we understand the distress a water-damaged home can bring to a homeowner. Recently, we had the chance to assist a residential homeowner in Lake Charles, LA, in restoring their beloved home from severe water damage and mold infestation. Our expertise in water damage restoration Lake Charles, LA, ensured that we could efficiently address the

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how to prevent mold

How to Prevent Mold From Developing in Your House

Living in Louisiana, mold remediation is a common concern for many homeowners. Our state’s humid climate and occasional floods create the perfect breeding ground for mold, which not only damages property but also poses health risks. To maintain a healthy living environment, it’s essential to take proactive steps to prevent mold growth. In this guide, we’ll delve into the different

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flood cleanup job

Tackling a Flooded Home in Lake Charles, LA

Job Type: Flood Damage Cleanup Client: Residential Homeowner Location: Lake Charles, LA Rooms Affected: Multiple Rooms and a Bathroom Materials Affected: All Floor Areas, Walls, Insulations, Trim, Door Frame At Apex Disaster Specialists Louisiana, LLC, we jumped into action to tackle a tough flood damage cleanup Lake Charles, LA project for a residential homeowner. This case study outlines the steps

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how long does my landlord have to fix mold

How Long Does My Landlord Have to Fix Mold Problems in My Rental?

Facing mold issues in your rental property can be a cause for concern, impacting your health. If you’ve discovered mold, you may be wondering about your rights and your landlord’s responsibilities. In this blog post, we’ll delve into key aspects of dealing with mold problems in rental units, exploring why mold appears, the landlord’s responsibilities, rent withholding, tenants’ legal action,

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water damage vs mold

The Difference in Cost Between Water Damage vs Mold Damage Mitigation

When faced with the aftermath of a home-related disaster, understanding the nuances between water damage vs mold damage is crucial. Your ability to distinguish these two types of damage not only helps in early detection but also plays a pivotal role in determining the subsequent remediation processes and associated costs. Water damage often leaves visible stains and alters textures, while

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Contents Solutions Volume 24 Issue 1

Contents Solutions: Volume 24, Issue 1

click here to download the entire issue   Remembering Home Insurance Successes! Sharing Memories of Success This is a time of year when we look back over all the successes in which we have participated, the new insurance professionals and contractors who have joined us, and the powerful improvement we have brought to the invoices for those with whom the

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commercial water damage cleanup

Case Study: Damage Restoration and Cleanup at Hotel & Casino In Westlake, LA

Job Type: Water Damage Client: The Horseshoe Hotel & Casino Location: Westlake, LA Rooms Affected: Offices, Storage, Employee Entrance, Meeting Room, Hallway, Locker Room, Bathrooms, Break Room Materials Affected: Drop Ceiling, Carpet, Drywall, Baseboards, Flooring, Tile We recently faced a challenging water damage restoration project at The Horseshoe Hotel & Casino in Westlake, LA. Our team was called in to

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signs of water damage on ceiling

13 Signs of Water Damage on Your Ceiling: What To Look For

Leaks of any kind can damage your ceiling. Left unaddressed, water damage to the ceiling can cause lots of issues, from mold growth and poor indoor air quality to structural problems. Your ceiling may even collapse, forcing you to replace it prematurely. Do you know the signs of water damage on your ceiling? Our experts in water damage restoration in

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commercial water damage and mold mitigation

Case Study: Commercial Damage Restoration at a Restaurant in Lake Charles, LA

Job Type: Water Damage and Mold Mitigation Client: Golden Corral Restaurant Location: Lake Charles, LA Rooms Affected: Banquet Hall Materials Affected: Entire Ceiling Area, Drop Ceiling Tiles, Walls, Drywall, Insulation, and Ducting At APEX Disaster Specialists Louisiana, we pride ourselves on our rapid response to water damage and mold issues. Our recent project, focused on water damage and mold mitigation

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how to detect a water leak

How To Detect a Water Leak in Your Home

Water leaks can be sneaky. They can occur at any time and last for days or weeks before you realize something is wrong. Before seeking water damage restoration in Lake Charles, LA, you must know how to detect a water leak quickly.  At Apex Disaster Specialists Louisiana, our damage restoration professionals know how to detect a water leak under concrete,

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water damage dryout job

Complete Commercial Water Damage Cleanup at the High Hope Care Center

We recently undertook a critical water damage restoration Sulphur, Louisiana project at the High Hope Care Center. Our commitment was not only to restore the facility but also to ensure a safe, healthy environment for the center’s residents. Job Details Job Type: Commercial Water Damage Client: High Hope Care Center Location: Sulphur, Louisiana Rooms Affected: Recreation Room, Bathrooms, Entryway, Kitchen,

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prevent water damage in your home

Preventative Measures You Can Take To Avoid Water Damage in Your Home

Water may be vital to all life, but it can also be one of the most destructive forces on Earth. When water ends up in places it shouldn’t be within your home, the results can be devastating, ranging from minor stains to mold and structural decay.  That’s why you must proactively protect your home against water-related disasters. The water damage

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water damage cleanup

The Homeowner’s Guide to Understanding Water Damage

No homeowner ever wants to deal with water damage. Whether a pipe bursts, the washing machine overflows, a storm blows in, or a disaster hits, the effect is the same: a big mess. Unfortunately, this type of problem also requires an immediate cleanup operation to prevent an even bigger mess. In this guide to understanding water damage in Louisiana, APEX

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fire damage cleanup Sulphur Louisiana

Turning Ashes to Renewal: Comprehensive Home Restoration in Sulphur by Apex Disaster Specialists

At Apex Disaster Specialists Louisiana, LLC, we recently completed an extensive fire damage cleanup Sulphur, Louisiana project. This challenging task involved restoring a residential home that was significantly affected by fire, smoke, and soot. Our primary focus was on damage mitigation, which included thorough fire damage restoration, smoke and soot removal, and contents cleaning. We did not engage in rebuilding

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The Basics of Water Damage Restoration

Water damage is a widespread issue that can be caused by many different causes. Pipes break, sinks and toilets overflow, roofs leak, and more can all lead to this problem. When Louisiana’s homeowners experience water damage, it’s essential they contact a Louisiana Water Damage Restoration professional immediately. These specialists specialize in cleaning up and restoring properties that have been affected by

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Understanding and Managing Flood Damage Risks When Buying a Home

Flood damage, as defined by FEMA, occurs from any event that results in flooding such as flash floods, burst pipes or prolonged roof leaks. When buying a home, it can be challenging to know if a property has experienced flood damage in the past. There are some steps you can take to help ensure that any home you consider buying does

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Contents Solutions Volume 23 Issue 11

Contents Solutions: Volume 23, Issue 11

click here to download the entire issue   Helping Adjustors and Agents Achieve Their Goals   Experienced adjusters and agents often consider us to be valued allies on any given assignment. We improve the “bottom line” on invoices they send to their managers. We save their carriers massive sums on virtually every job and we get superb reviews for our

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Contents Solutions: Volume 23, Issue 7

Contents Solutions: Volume 23, Issue 7

click here to download the entire issue   The Adjustor and the Contractor Worked Together   Attorney Dennis Beaver has a column in which he writes about homeowner’s insurance and the law. About a decade ago he included a story that we found particularly inspiring. An 85-year-old couple returned home to find “water everywhere” from a broken pipe.   They

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Contents Solutions Volume 16 Issue 8

Contents Solutions: Volume 16, Issue 8

click here to download the entire issue   Water Damage: Content Pros Do More Than Drying   Water damage occurs when you have water flooding the house from an inside source. Flood damage occurs when water enters the house from an external source (ex. heavy rains, rivers, oceans, lakes, etc.) That part is easy to figure out. Adjusters know it,

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Contents Solutions: Volume 16, Issue 7

Contents Solutions: Volume 16, Issue 7

click here to download the entire issue   Smoke Odor Contamination: More Than Meets The Eye    Contents restoration professionals have long been concerned about smoke odor contamination. And in past issues of Contents Solutions, we have shared numerous articles about how they strive to remediate or eliminate such challenges.   You may recall our reporting on such tools as

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Contents Solutions Volume 23 Issue 4

Contents Solutions: Volume 23, Issue 4

click here to download the entire issue   Smoke Odors and the Satisfied Customer Sometimes a homeowner meets us and immediately begins complaining (ask any adjuster). So, over the years we have gathered strategies to defuse anger, give the client a sense of control and keep the job moving forward.   We start by giving a gift basket to the

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Contents Solutions: Volume 23, Issue 3

click here to download the entire issue   Why We Value The Insured’s Input At an all-hands meeting, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, was asked what lessons he had learned from the failures of major corporations in the past (think Blockbuster, Xerox, Pan Am, Sears, etc.) His answer? “I predict one day Amazon will fail. Amazon will go bankrupt. If

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Contents Solutions Volume 18 Issue 6

Contents Solutions: Volume 18, Issue 6

click here to download the entire issue   Smoke Damage Costs: Contents Pros Save The contents pros can tell you — smoke and soot “travel” and can quietly infiltrate under doors, through vents, down hallways and into rooms far removed from the original fire. Painted surfaces, furniture, bedding, clothing, countertops, carpeting, electronics – virtually every surface of any kind can

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Contents Solutions - Jan 2023

Contents Solutions: Volume 23, Issue 2

No PPE? Contents Pros Say, “Bad Idea!” Some years ago, we recall seeing an image published in newspapers and magazines of a local political figure from a nearby town walking through an apartment in which Ebola (one of the most virulent and deadly viruses on the planet) had been detected. The man was in a short-sleeved shirt, no mask, no

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