The Action 1 Restoration Blog

November 12, 2019

Dangers of Standing Water and What to Do

It’s estimated that roughly one out of every 50 will have a water damage claim each year. While some of these homes will clean up quickly, others will deal with subsequent issues such as stagnant water. At Action 1 Restoration, it’s important for us to teach homeowners more about what this can mean for their homes. With this understanding, you can be empowered to take care of water damage the right way and avoid the dangers that can be associated with stagnant water. What You Need to Know About Stagnant Water? Also known as standing water, this is water that sits in place without having any area to drain to in a timely manner. In homes that are flooded, stagnant […]
November 5, 2019

How to Thaw Frozen Pipes: Burst Pipe Prevention Steps

If Your Pipes Are Frozen, Follow These Steps to Thaw Them Out It’s estimated that over 250,000 homes will experience water damage from frozen and burst pipes each year. These contribute to the nearly 2.5 billion dollars that the insurance industry pays out yearly on water damage and mold costs. With so much time and money spent surrounding this issue, many homeowners wonder what they can do to prevent this from happening in their own homes. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to care for and properly thaw your pipes in order to minimize the risk of them bursting. Even if you’ve gone through many winters without any issues with your pipes, this doesn’t mean you’ll be problem-free […]
November 4, 2019

Why Sewers Backup: Common Causes, Prevention and What to Do

What Causes a Sewer to Backup and What You Can Do? Each year, thousands of homeowners find themselves dealing with water damage caused by a sewer backup when they least expect it. Unfortunately, because of the nature of the flooding, the cleanup for this can be particularly difficult. While it’s certainly a situation that can be taken care of by trained professionals, it’s still important for homeowners to prepare themselves for the unexpected. Below, Action 1 Restoration has shared some information that can help you understand more about dealing with and avoiding this type of disaster. When a sewer backup happens, the wastewater that is used in your washing machine, toilet, showers, and sinks will push back into your home […]
November 2, 2019

How to Kill Mold: Vinegar or Bleach and Prevention Tips

Which is More Effective, Vinegar or Bleach to Kill Mold? At Action 1 Restoration, our company is committed to helping homeowners recover from flooding in their homes. While many of these properties have straight-forward cleanups, others require more care because mold is present. In situations like these, it’s crucial to kill the mold in addition to taking the normal steps that are required for successful restoration. While this means more time and work, it’s essential for creating a safer home that doesn’t put homeowners and their families at risk for mold-related illnesses.   Is Your Home at Risk for Mold? FEMA estimates that mold will appear inside of a home that has been damaged by water within 24-48 hours. This […]
October 30, 2019

Ceiling Damage from a Water Leak? What You Can Do

Ceiling Water Damage: Follow These Steps to Help With Repairs At Action 1 Restoration, we see many types of water damage in the homes that we’re called to service. One of the areas that we see impacted the most frequently is the ceiling. While dripping water is an easy way to see there’s a problem, water damage can also be identified by brown spots on the ceiling, blistering paint, and sagging drywall. If you’ve noticed any of these issues caused by a leak in your home, it’s important to address the problem as soon as possible. We recommend following the steps below to minimize the damage you experience.   Step 1. Determine the Cause of the Leak Identifying where the […]
October 29, 2019

Action 1 Restoration is Expanding Quickly

Action 1 Restoration, due to an increased need for water damage mitigation and restoration, is pleased to announce that they are expanding across the country into new states and cities. Due to this expansion, they are also looking for new local remodeling company partners to help them provide the same high quality water damage restoration services they have come to be known for at their other locations. The company has a strong focus on helping their clients return to their normal lives as quickly as possible by dealing with whatever damage their home or business may have sustained. They focus on minimizing the effect of the loss as much as possible through their 24 hour emergency water and flood damage […]
September 28, 2019

Action 1 Now Offers Emergency Services In Birmingham

Action 1 Restoration of Alabama has proudly announced the inauguration of a new office in Birmingham, where they will now offer some of their most notable and sought after services, such as Water Damage Restoration. The restoration specialists have been serving communities across the state of Alabama for several years, offering a wide range of restoration services. Over the course of their history, they have earned a reputation for being one of the best restoration companies in Alabama. With the opening of this new office in Birmingham, the company promises to bring several benefits to the residents of the community, including faster response times and a broader coverage of the area. Action 1 Restoration also partnered with certain local contractors […]
November 25, 2018

When to Hire A Restoration Company

1 in 4 Homes Will Experience Property Damage Due to Water Water damage is a problem that you do not want to experience. A burst pipe is an emergency that you simply cannot address with temporary remedies. Your best solution is to contact a water damage company and plumber immediately. Choose a reliable company that can bring in all the expertise needed to restore your home or business back to its original condition. There are many reasons why a home or business may suffer from water or flood damage. Here are some of the most common: Burst Pipe Flood Storm Fire Roof Leaks AC Unit Leaking Appliance Malfunction Water Left Turned On Find One of the Action 1 Restoration Locations […]