Archive for January, 2022

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes and What to Do to Unfreeze Them

Posted by on Friday, January 28th, 2022 in Homeowner's Insurance, Water Damage Restoration

Water bursting through frozen pipes is a common sight in homes during periods of very cold weather. You’d be surprised how many calls water damage restoration companies, such as Purofirst of Metropolitan Washington, get every winter to restore properties that are affected by frozen pipes. Check out how pipes freeze, how to prevent frozen pipes, and how […]

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Tips to Safely Remove Snow from a Roof for 2022

Posted by on Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 in Uncategorized

Even though most building codes require that residential roofs support the most significant snowfalls in your area, there is still a risk of roof damage. The main reasons to clear the snow from roofs are to prevent ice dams (which can lead to property damage caused by leaks) and cave-ins. Check out these tips that […]

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Purofirst Sanitizes a Property After Crime Scene is Cleared

Posted by on Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 in Uncategorized

As restoration experts, the range of property damage runs the gamut from water damage to fire damage to mold remediation. However, the most challenging type of jobs we do are always the ones involving human injury, and we are sanitizing bloodstains or other bodily fluids. It is always terrible when these events occur, but we […]

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Purofirst Remediates Lingering Smoke Odor After Tenant Moves Out

Posted by on Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 in Uncategorized

We recently performed services on a Class A property (the highest quality buildings in their market and area) in Virginia, that’s managed by a large real estate management firm. Even though they have a no-smoking policy, the odor of smoke in the apartment was overpowering when a tenant living there for three years moved out. […]

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How to Prevent Your Sump Pump Line from Freezing

Posted by on Thursday, January 6th, 2022 in Uncategorized

If your sump pump discharge hose freezes, the sump pump is forced to work harder and could fail utterly due to overheating. That can spell disaster for your basement the next time water accumulates in the sump basin. To prevent your sump pump line from freezing, follow these tips: Sump Pump Maintenance Tips Ensure that […]

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