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How to Prepare Your Home for a Hurricane or Storm?

How to Prepare Your Home for a Hurricane or Storm?

Flooding due to heavy rain, storms, and hurricanes has been more frequent and severe in the last few years. More communities in New York suffer devastating results due to global warming, high urban populations, and old drainage systems. Hurricanes often cause severe...

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Lead Poisoning in The Home

Lead Poisoning in The Home

Lead is a harmful metal occurring naturally in the earth's crust and can harm human and animal health. Lead poisoning results from long-term exposure to high levels of lead in the body. Anyone can get lead poisoning. Children six years and below are, however, more...

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To Repair or Replace? Smoke Damage Kitchen Cabinets

To Repair or Replace? Smoke Damage Kitchen Cabinets

Smoke damage can occur during a fire or in a non-fire situation. Whether the fire starts in the kitchen or not, this space often takes the most damage. Smoke damage affects every aspect of the kitchen, from the doors, floors, ceilings, and worktops to cabinetry,...

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Why Do You Need Homeowners Insurance?

Why Do You Need Homeowners Insurance?

Why Do You Need Homeowners Insurance? If you're buying a home or have already completed the process, you may be familiar with homeowners insurance. Your home is likely your most valuable asset. Homeowners' insurance helps to protect you and your investment due to...

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How to Fix Water Damaged Wood

How to Fix Water Damaged Wood

Water damage is always a tragedy, but more so for your precious wooden floors. Even with good finishes, wooden floors can still soak up water, bend, discolor, or harbor mold. What can you do if you have floor damage from excess water? Let's look at how to identify...

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What can we do to Prepare for the Next Flood?

What can we do to Prepare for the Next Flood?

Floods are one of the most common natural disasters besides wildfire and drought. In most cases, flooding follows a hurricane, swollen rivers, excess rains, or thawing snow. Floods can be harmful to your health, home, or business premises. If you live in a flood-prone...

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Does Renters Insurance Cover Water Damage?

Does Renters Insurance Cover Water Damage?

Damage from water can result in serious material losses. You could end up spending much money trying to recover the destroyed property. The only option will be to replace almost everything the water has touched in most cases. As a renter, for you to handle such...

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Where to Check for Mold before Buying Your Next Home

Where to Check for Mold before Buying Your Next Home

Each year, thousands of homeowners end up buying houses filled with mold. Mold hides anywhere, which is why it's so important to know the signs of mold before you buy your next home. The last thing you'd want as a homeowner is to clean up costly mold damage that you...

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The Importance of Damage Restoration Services

The Importance of Damage Restoration Services

According to the Insurance Information Institute, the most common causes of property damage are water damage and freezing, followed by fire, lightning, wind, and hail. One thing is certain: no matter the reason, property damage is every homeowner's nightmare. Even...

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How to Find Out if You Have Been Exposed to Asbestos

How to Find Out if You Have Been Exposed to Asbestos

Asbestos refers to six naturally occurring minerals that exist as bundles of fiber that can separate into thin threads. Asbestos fibers don't conduct electricity and are resistant to fire, chemicals, and heat. These properties make asbestos appropriate for multiple...

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Things to Know About Insurance Adjusters

Things to Know About Insurance Adjusters

Filing an insurance claim can be a stressful process, but it's easier and faster with the help of a good insurance adjuster. They help evaluate the extent of damage after a significant incident such as flooding, windstorm, or fire. Let’s explore who insurance...

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Preventing Home Fires

Preventing Home Fires

Most home fires catch us by surprise because they come from everyday items. Besides devastating property damages, accidental home fires also pose significant injury and fatality risks. Acquiring the appropriate insurance policy helps to prevent major financial losses....

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Help Get Insurance to Pay for Water Damage

Help Get Insurance to Pay for Water Damage

Water damage can be one of the most costly types of damage to repair and replace. Rain, floods, and leaks are unavoidable. When an insurance company receives a water damage claim, they will decide whether or not to pay for the claims based on several factors. If the...

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Best Remodeling Projects for Long-Term ROI

Best Remodeling Projects for Long-Term ROI

Owning an investment home is more than just finding and managing renters. You also need to keep your home competitive with similarly priced homes in your area and manage its long-term value. If other properties in your price range feature upgrades that yours doesn’t,...

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Expert Tips to Prevent Home Foundation Issues

Buying a home is one of the most exciting and most expensive investments you’ll ever make. That's why it pays to take care of it. Knowing how to identify the early signs of structural issues with your foundation has the potential to extend the life of your home and...

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What’s new in Home Insurance in 2020 and why you need it

What’s new in Home Insurance in 2020 and why you need it

People who live in New York City have a number of particular factors to consider when buying homeowners insurance. Besides the usual damages potentially caused by weather, you can experience water damage from flooding resulting from a hidden leak, fire or smoke damage...

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Should carpet be replaced after water damage?

Should carpet be replaced after water damage?

Flooding, leaks and underfloor burst pipes are some of the ways your carpet may get wet. Water damage is a serious issue that many New York residents deal with. It may be due to old infrastructure and pipes, a result of living in apartment buildings and suffering from...

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The First Seven Things You Should Do After A Home Fire

The First Seven Things You Should Do After A Home Fire

The Most Important Steps After a House Fire Your emotions will be running high after a home fire. This can make it difficult to determine what steps you need to take. Your most important concern is keeping your family safe. The seven most important steps you can take...

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When Does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Mold Remediation?

There are few things more difficult than having a problem in your home and not being able to fix it. While smaller issues like appliance breakage or minor repairs can usually be done through tapping into credit cards, more expensive repairs can be challenging to...

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9 Quick Tips for Emergency Water Damage for the NYC Homeowner

9 Quick Tips for Emergency Water Damage for the NYC Homeowner

  No one plans for water damage in their home, and its furthest away for New Yorkers – especially if you live in either a penthouse, condo, or co-op. Dealing with restoration, along with renovating in NYC, is like no other place in the world – NYTDR can help!...

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Mold vs. Mildew

Mold vs. Mildew

First and foremost, if you have a mold concern in your home, we highly recommend contacting a licensed professional to identify the fungus. Although mold and mildew can look the same to an untrained eye, there are differences.  The risk of having mold in your home...

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Water Mitigation

Water Mitigation

If you have just been victim of a flood or had a pipe burst in your home or office, you may have been told that Water Mitigation is the first thing you need to do. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 13.7% of all water used in the home today can be...

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Mold Allergy Symptoms

Mold Allergy Symptoms

Have you recently come down with what you think is a really bad cold? If your cold symptoms persist for longer than a few days, what you have may not be a cold at all. Was there recently a heavy rainstorm or flood in your area? If so, your home or work area may have...

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No Lead in NYC Water Fountains – LeadFreeNYC

No Lead in NYC Water Fountains – LeadFreeNYC

Over 3500 water fountains in New York's parks will be tested for lead contamination in the next couple of weeks. Contrary to popular belief that this must be a result of discovering lead contamination in the water,  not one of NYC parks water fountain was ever found...

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How to prevent mold growth after water damage?

How to prevent mold growth after water damage?

Preventing Mold Growth After Water Damage While preventing floods and certain water damages can be hard due to the uncertainty in calamities, mold can be kept at bay. Mold is a particular type of fungi that grows in damp surfaces especially if the surface provides...

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Flooded basement – will my insurance cover?

Flooded basement – will my insurance cover?

Flooded basements - what to do if a basement floods? Few things in a homeowner's life are so stressful as a flooded basement. Unfortunately for your insurance, this is also among the most unclear situations you can face regarding insurance coverage and claims. Some...

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How Do You Know If Mold Is Making You Sick? 

How Do You Know If Mold Is Making You Sick? 

How Do You Know If Mold Is Making You Sick? Getting sick is awful, and if you're like most people, you do everything in your power to heal yourself when you're ill. Eliminating the cause of your illness is the best cure, but unfortunately, it's not always obvious...

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How Do You Know If Mold Is Making You Sick?

How Do You Know If Mold Is Making You Sick?

Getting sick is awful, and if you're like most people, you do everything in your power to heal yourself when you're ill. Eliminating the cause of your illness is the best cure, but unfortunately, it's not always obvious what's making you feel under the weather. Fungal...

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Common cause of mold in the home

Common cause of mold in the home

Household mold is an all too common scourge that reportedly afflicts fully 100 percent of the houses in the United States today. The prime causes of mold are not a secret. Mold spores become airborne and easily get into a house. A combination of moisture, oxygen,...

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What is Fire Damage Restorations Service?

What is Fire Damage Restorations Service?

When a fire occurs the first thing you do is dial 911. The firemen come and hopefully very quickly extinguish the flames, remove anyone caught in the fire and ensure there is no danger of the fire restarting. The firemen leave, now what? This is when you need to...

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What do Insurance Adjustors Do?

What do Insurance Adjustors Do?

Experiencing damage to your home is disconcerting and, depending on the extent of the devastation, can be downright frightening and traumatic. Whether the destruction comes in the form of fire, water damage, smoke, or mold, the effect is troublesome in the extreme, as...

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Lead in Pre War Buildings in NYC

Lead in Pre War Buildings in NYC

New York City has long held an admired reputation for its consistent and long-lasting war on the phenomenon of lead poisoning New York. While the U.S. did not enforce a national ban on lead paint until 1978, the city enforced one starting in 1960. In 2004, NYC came up...

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What to do after Water Damage in NYC Apartment

What to do after Water Damage in NYC Apartment

Water Damage is not something you can really prepare for or always avoid. A sudden flood or discovery of a water damage from an underfloor leaking pipe can be a cause for significant damage and stress so knowing what to do when disaster strikes to minimize the short-...

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Dangers of Asbestos in NYC apartment

Dangers of Asbestos in NYC apartment

Even though asbestos has been on the public health radar for decades now, it is still legal to use in many manufacturing processes in the U.S. today. The federal government has regulated how it can be utilized since the decade of the 1970's. While it may not be...

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Should carpet be replaced after water damage?

What is Black Mold?

Besides being shelter from all types of weather conditions, your home is synonymous with comfort, safety, and joy. Black mold, however, is a silent destroyer that causes damage to a house and its inhabitants before you’re even aware that you have an issue. This post...

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What do Insurance Adjustors Do?

Mold Remediation vs. Removal

When it comes to mold removal and mold remediation, the distinctions aren't always so clear. Although most people know that mold isn't healthy to have around, few understand what dealing with it entails. Here are some quick facts on how to clean up mold the right...

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NYTDR Intro Blog Post

NYTDR Intro Blog Post

Welcome to the NYTDR (New York Total Damage Restoration) blog page. We are a New York City home damage restoration firm dedicated to our community to restore homes back to your place of relaxation. We are experts in damage restoration and we...

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