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    How to Handle Burst Pipes

    Last updated 8 months ago

    It is no exaggeration to say that a burst pipe in a home is a catastrophe. To learn about the damage caused by burst pipes and how it can be mitigated and even prevented, watch this brief video clip.

    By cutting your home’s water supply and contacting an emergency water damage restoration professional as soon as you detect a burst pipe in your home, you can minimize the damage inside your home. To reduce the likelihood that a pipe will burst in your home, install foil-and-fiberglass insulation and a second layer of tubular sleeve insulation that will keep the water in your pipes well above freezing even when the temperature drops.

    Have you recently discovered a burst or leaky pipe in your home? If your home’s foundation or any of your furniture has sustained water damage, call DASO Restoration at (347) 767-4012 for prompt and effective water damage restoration assistance. We offer 24-hour emergency water damage cleanup in Long Island. 

    A Homeowner's Guide to Fire Prevention

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Dozens of home fires break out in New York each day. While these fires may appropriately be classified as accidents, the vast majority of them are preventable. In this article, we offer practical advice for making your New York City or Long Island home as fireproof as possible. Precautions to take include:

    Maintain Your Smoke Detectors

    Many building codes require occupants to have a working smoke detector in their home, but enforcement of these regulations is difficult. Take it upon yourself to test the smoke detectors in your home every six months and replace batteries whenever they are low.

    Safe Space Heater Use

    If you use space heaters, fireplaces, or any other alternate heating sources, adhere to guidelines and heed warnings given in any manuals you may have. Never use a space heater as a drying rack, and keep all combustible and flammable items at least three feet from any such heat source.

    Mind Your Electricity Habits

    Many of the accidental fires that break out in a home are electrical. To prevent electrical fires, take care to never overload a power circuit. Avoid running wires under rugs and in high-traffic areas. Unplug appliances when you are not using them, and discontinue use of appliances if they spark or start to smell.

    Devise a Fire Escape Plan

    In the event that a fire does strike your home, it is crucial that you and your family have a well-devised and practiced fire escape plan. This will avert confusion and increase the likelihood that everyone in your home makes it out quickly and safely.

    By following the steps offered above, you can greatly reduce the likelihood that your home will catch fire. However, in the unlikely event that it does, call an experienced fire cleanup crew to restore and reconstruct your home. For immediate assistance from a 24-hour emergency damage professional, call DASO Restoration at (347) 767-4012. We are here to help you with fire damage, mold remediation, and flood damage in Long Island. 

    Maintaining Your Fireplace and Chimney

    Last updated 9 months ago

    An alarming number of home fires start in the fireplace and chimney. Unfortunately, an equally alarming number of these disasters could be prevented with proper maintenance. Ignoring annual maintenance can impair your chimney’s performance, causing toxic smoke to circulate through your home and possibly even cause a chimney fire. Regular inspections and cleanings can prevent blockages and the buildup of creosote, a flammable by-product of burning wood. You should also perform regular visual inspections to check for signs of structural damage or failure along your chimney.

    When disaster strikes, Daso Restoration is here to put back the pieces. We offer 24-hour emergency fire damage restoration in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Call us today at (347) 767-4012 to learn more about our fire cleanup and smoke damage restoration services. 

    The Growth Cycle of Mold

    Last updated 9 months ago

    If there’s one word that can send shivers down a homeowner’s back it’s “mold.” Indoor mold growth can be nearly impossible to remove without the use of specialized equipment, and prolonged exposure to mold can have serious consequences on your health. In this video, you will learn about the growth cycle of mold and why it is so easy for mold to quickly infect large areas of your home.

    For the best mold removal in New York, contact Daso Restoration. Since 1995, we have provided expert mold remediation services for residential and commercial customers throughout New York. Call us today to schedule a mold inspection or remediation service. Our telephone number is (347) 767-4012. You can also contact us online.

    The Rise and Fall of Asbestos in the Construction Industry

    Last updated 10 months ago

    In the late 19th century, asbestos become incredibly popular among builders for its sound absorption properties, fire and heat resistance, and affordability. Unfortunately, by the time it was discovered that prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses, the material had been used extensively throughout North America. The use of asbestos is banned in the United States, but a large number of homes and commercial buildings still carry this toxic material. Whether you are interested in the history of asbestos use in the construction industry or looking for more information on asbestos abatement in your home or apartment building, the following will give you a brief introduction to the rise and fall of this dangerous material. 

    Asbestos in the United States

    Asbestos was first mined for use as insulation by the Johns Company on Staten Island, NY in 1858. The use of asbestos became more widespread throughout the U.S. and Canada during the industrial revolution, with the first commercial asbestos mine opening in 1874 in Quebec. Because of its low cost and high performance ratings, asbestos was used by the construction industry in a number of different applications, including fire-retardant coatings, ceiling insulation, and even lawn furniture.

    Discovery of Toxicity

    The first recorded death related to asbestos inhalation occurred in 1906. During the early 20th century, researchers began to notice a large number of early deaths and lung problems in asbestos mining towns. By the 1940s, the U.S. regulated ventilation and made asbestosis an excusable work-related disease. As studies revealed just how dangerous exposure to asbestos can be, the material was eventually phased out of construction in 1989. By December of 2003, the United States had officially banned the use of asbestos.

    If your home or office building was built before 1990, there is a chance that asbestos was used in its construction. To have your building inspected for asbestos, contact the asbestos and lead abatement experts at Daso Restoration. We offer our asbestos removal services in NY and throughout the New York Tri-State area. Call us at (347) 767-4012 to learn more. 

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