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Three Solutions to Emergencies You Might Not Know

on Friday, 28 July 2017. Posted in Blog, Commercial, Pre-Disaster Planning, Water Damage

Three Solutions to Emergencies You Might Not Know
Sometimes, in spite of your best efforts, accidents happen. Toilets and sinks overflow, sprinklers are broken or go off accidentally, and other various damage can occur in your building.

5 Important Tasks to Do to Protect Your Home Before Leaving for Vacation

on Friday, 14 July 2017. Posted in Blog, Fire Damage, Mold Remediation, Residential, Water Damage

5 Important Tasks to Do to Protect Your Home Before Leaving for Vacation
If you’re going on vacation, there will be certain tasks you will want to accomplish before you leave, including stopping the mail, arranging for someone to care for your pets, and more. Aside from these important tasks, you should also take action to secure your home before your trip. Doing so can help prevent disasters from occurring while you’re away.

8 Ways First-Time Homebuyers Can Spot Potential Water Damage

on Monday, 12 June 2017. Posted in Blog, Residential, Water Damage

8 Ways First-Time Homebuyers Can Spot Potential Water Damage
Purchasing a home for the first time can be an exhilarating experience, but potential homebuyers must be aware that the home they could be buying might have hidden water damage. To the untrained eye, water damage and recurrent water issues can go unnoticed. In fact, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, homes more than 30 years old are three times more likely to have a major plumbing or drainage issue. That’s why it’s important to know what to look for in your potential future home.

When Should I Call the Professionals When the Toilet Overflows?

on Monday, 24 April 2017. Posted in Blog, Commercial, Residential, Water Damage

When Should I Call the Professionals When the Toilet Overflows?
We’ve all experienced that uncomfortable moment when a toilet just wouldn’t flush properly and the water level rose. Maybe you accidentally panicked and flushed another time or two, only to watch helplessly as the water rose higher and overflowed. When you have a clogged, overflowing toilet on your hands, does that mean you should call for professional help?

April Showers Can Bring Floods – Count on Claria Clean to Keep You Covered

on Monday, 17 April 2017. Posted in Blog, Commercial, Residential, Water Damage

April Showers Can Bring Floods – Count on Claria Clean to Keep You Covered
Springtime in St. Louis brings beautiful weather, blossoming trees, and, of course, plenty of rain showers. Sometimes these showers can become severe and cause flooding within residential and commercial buildings. We often receive calls from facility owners and building managers who experience sewer backup and sump pump failure because of the heavy rain. Homeowners may also experience these issues in addition to wet basements due to damaged and cracked foundations.

5 Smart Tips to Help You Prevent Burst Pipes This Winter

on Friday, 30 December 2016. Posted in Blog, Water Damage

5 Smart Tips to Help You Prevent Burst Pipes This Winter
With winter comes the threat of freezing temperatures and harsh conditions in the St. Louis area. These conditions can often bring various hazards to commercial buildings, including burst or freezing pipes. When a pipe bursts, it can take a large toll on your business. The water damage can delay time-sensitive projects, damage important equipment, and close the doors of your business for days, weeks, or months.

6 Vital Lessons the Historic Flooding in Louisiana Has Taught Us

on Wednesday, 14 September 2016. Posted in Blog, Commercial, Water Damage

6 Vital Lessons the Historic Flooding in Louisiana Has Taught Us
It has been one month since Louisiana experienced one of the worst natural disasters in the United States since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. According to Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, the flood caused roughly $8.7 billion in damage and 13 deaths, displaced an estimated 11,000 people, and resulted in catastrophic flooding that submerged thousands of homes and businesses in southern Louisiana.

Recent Historic Flooding Has Left Many High and Dry in St. Louis

on Tuesday, 26 January 2016. Posted in Blog, Commercial, Residential, Water Damage

Recent Historic Flooding Has Left Many High and Dry in St. Louis
We are about to close out the month of January, almost a month after the historic flooding took place in the Greater St. Louis region, and several property owners are still picking up the pieces and cleaning up their homes after the flood caused so much damage. Sadly, many of these homeowners weren’t just affected by floodwater damage. They had also experienced sewer backups, sump pump overflows, and river flooding with several experiencing these issues at the same time. Some homes were flooded first by sewer water and then by river flooding, making the situation trickier to handle.

Take Steps Now to Prepare Your Business for Future Flooding

on Monday, 18 January 2016. Posted in Blog, Commercial, Water Damage

Take Steps Now to Prepare Your Business for Future Flooding
The flooding that took place in St. Louis this past month was nothing short of historic. As you probably know, the rising waters caused rivers everywhere to flood over plains, roads, and many homes and businesses. Stretches of major highways were also affected, and some were even completely shut down for days.

Bruce Petrov - Water Damage Restoration Testimonial

on Monday, 21 July 2014. Posted in Blog, Commercial, Restoration, Water Damage

Bruce Petrov gives his account of Claria's water damage restoration services. They came to the rescue when he discovered his customer had a flooded basement and would need water removal. Bruce Petrov is a home repair expert with Home Maintenance Solutions.

Using Infrared to Find Water Damage

on Tuesday, 08 April 2014. Posted in Blog, Residential, Water Damage

Using Infrared to Find Water Damage

Imagine having the ability to see through walls, up into ceilings, beneath wall-to-wall carpeting and all the way to the base floor for water damage. While nobody has yet developed a superhero's X-ray vision, a thermal imaging camera can provide you with a glimpse inside the walls of your home, where unsuspected and expensive water leaks may be developing.

Do I Need Flood Insurance?

on Friday, 14 March 2014. Posted in Blog, Insurance, Residential, Water Damage

Do I Need Flood Insurance?

During last spring's heavy rains, people who had never had to deal with basement flooding before suddenly found themselves dealing with floor water damage including wet carpet, soaked walls and damaged belongings in their basements. For the vast majority of homeowners we worked with, this damage wasn't covered by insurance and they had to pay for the repairs out-of-pocket.

Sump Pump Backup Failure and Your Homeowner's Policy

on Friday, 14 March 2014. Posted in Blog, Residential, Water Damage

Sump pump outages and failures are a common cause of water damage to floors in a home or building. Outages and failures typically occur during periods of heavy rain or snow melt when areas with high water tables are prone to flooding. These failures can be the result of an aging pump, but owners of newer sump pumps should also take some steps to ensure their sump pump doesn't stop or malfunction.

Water Damage and Insurance

on Thursday, 13 February 2014. Posted in Blog, Insurance, Residential, Water Damage

Top 3 Questions and Answers

Water Damage and Insurance

Q1. Is my home’s water damage covered by my insurance?

A. While we cannot make that determination for you without knowing the exact particulars of your insurance coverage, or the extent of the water damage to the floor or walls. we do have a professional insurance specialist on staff who has 7 years experience at one of the nation’s major insurance companies. The insurance world is part of our business and we understand all essential aspects of it, which greatly benefits you!

What To Do When You Discover Water Damage

on Thursday, 06 February 2014. Posted in Blog, Residential, Water Damage

Water Damage

Heavy storms along with plumbing issues can wreak havoc on a residential or commercial property. Water damage is real and needs to be addressed immediately. Here is what you can do if you ever have a problem with damage due to water.