Hurricane Water Damage Services – Water Damage Repair Guide

Until about five years ago, hurricane water damage repair was somewhat of a taboo subject.  Even those living on the United States coastlines had never thought of hurricanes being too much of a threat.  But starting around the fall of 2004 during the Florida hurricanes of Charley, Jeanne, Frances, and Ivan, people were rudely awakened. From then on hurricanes have become an almost yearly event, most recently hearing about the extensive damage that Hurricane Katrina did to our Southern coastal states.  While the only real prevention of hurricane damage is to not live on the coast, there are still some things you can do.  Be sure that you have a flood plan and that your home is secured.  Make sure your roof is sturdy and your foundation does not have cracks in it.  Also financially be sure that you qualify for flood insurance, and could afford to repair damages that could possible happen in a hurricane situation.

Once again, even with the best prevention methods, hurricanes can still do some mighty damage on your home.  It is important to note that whether you attempt to repair it yourself, or hire out a professional, you mus begin removing the damage with 24-48 hours.  Otherwise dangerous mold will begin to grow and this can affect the air you breathe as well as your belongings.  If there is mold in the air it can cause serious health problems and allergic reactions.

Even though some hurricanes can cause incredible damage and rip your home from its foundations, most hurricane water damage repair comes from flooding.  Extended and raised water levels can cause leaks in the roof, or flood basements and brings its own set of water damage repair hazards.  Attempt to keep the carpet dry and move expensive furniture or appliances to higher ground to salvage what you can.  If there is extensive flooding, you may need to replace wood, carpet, and walls.  In a case such as this it is advised that you seek out the help of a professional.  Water and mold damage can be a serious issue and should not be taken lightly.  Experts can detect areas where mold may grow and will give you expert advice on how to best go about taking care of it.

Despite the damage that is done, try your best to keep a good attitude.  A positive attitude can do wonders in helping you get your home and property back into ship shape.  Prevention methods are probably the most important principles you can apply so as to minimize problems when the hurricanes occur.  Otherwise make sure you know your flood plan and research water damage repair companies so that you have a go to contact when an emergency occurs.

Boiler Guide – What to consider when changing your gas boiler

modern-viessman-boiler-in-closetIf your old boiler is on its last legs and is struggling to supply you with the proper level of hot water and central heating then it may well be time to consider a replacement unit.

At Quote a boiler we specialise in swapping out-dated and broken boilers with new generation, energy efficient A- Rated ‘combi’ boilers.

A combi boiler is an ingenious space-saving idea, and an increasingly popular choice in Irish homes. In fact, combis now account for well over half of all the new domestic boilers installed in United Kingdom every year.

These new boilers have a very high specification and deliver increased efficiency providing your home with the hot water and heating you desire. These appliances supply hot water to a sealed heating system and a separate supply of mains driven hot water directly to taps, baths and showers. Both supplies are contained within a single compact unit and therefore installation costs are kept to a minimum since there is no requirement for a tank in the roof space, requiring less pipework, shorter installation time and less expenditure.

At Quote a boiler we offer a cost-effective, professional service to our customers across all of the United Kingdom.

Switch to an ‘A’ rated boiler and start saving €400 off the cost of your annual gas heating bill!

What are the BENEFITS of upgrading your boiler?

Older boilers, even those which are working properly, are generally considered to be inefficient. A new ‘A’ rated boiler will be over 90% efficient, whilst an older boiler may be as little as 65% or lower. This means is that an older boiler has to work much harder to heat your home to the same temperature as a new boiler – using more energy and costing you more money.

By replacing your old boiler with a new A-rated condensing boiler, you could reduce your home’s carbon emissions and cut your energy bills significantly. In fact, if you would save around €400 per year on your Gas Bill!

The Boiler that we work most with is the award-winning German made Worcester Bosch A-Rated boiler, which comes with a 5 year all parts and labour warranty. So why not get a quote for a new boiler from a trusted online resource.