The building industry (and homeowners) learned some valuable lessons from Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Katrina in 2005 and Sandy in 2012. After each hurricane ravaged the coast, each state adopted stricter building codes requiring new or replacement garage doors to be structurally reinforced to withstand higher wind load requirements. Now codes require the doors have […]
If you discover a leak that’s causing water damage, we at Restoration 1 warn that you not wait until the next day to address the issue. Water begins causing damage immediately, and that damage just gets worse as time goes by. The following timeline shows just how quickly water damage can ruin your Charlotte home […]
Has this nightmare ever happened to you? You come home from a family trip late at night and walk into your home only to be shocked that somehow, it’s been flooded. Regardless of where the flooding occurred or how much damage it caused, your initial reaction is probably to crack open the linen closet and […]
Charlotte is known for its breathtaking natural beauty and homeowners proudly display some of the most beautiful gardens in the country. Landscaping is a great investment of your time and money; you can add thousands of dollars to your home’s value when you sell it. However, we at Restoration 1 warn that your backyard landscape […]
Water damage restoration is an expensive process. If your Monroe home has received water damage, you are going to have a lot to deal with. Before trying to tackle water damage cleanup on your own, we at Restoration 1 of Greater Charlotte want you to be aware of all the benefits that come with working […]
For many people, purchasing a home is the largest investment they will ever make. Because it is such a big investment, it is important to make sure that our homes are protected from potential hazards, disasters, and damage. This is where Homeowners Insurance comes in. Homeowners insurance is sold as a personal package policy designed […]
Charlotte has such fascinating stories; we can experience history every day– block by block. When the city was founded back in 1768, a large group of colonists, loyal to the British Crown, decided to settle in Charlotte. The intersection of two Native American trading paths is now the intersection of Trade and Tryon in Uptown. […]
Water follows the path of least resistance as gravity pulls it downhill. Unfortunately, when excess water accumulates in the bottom floor of your home, your home and possessions can be damaged or destroyed. Often, it is a result of outside water falling as rain or snow that makes its way inside. As little as 1 […]
If you live in the greater area of Charlotte, North Carolina, you are no stranger to large amounts of water. You may not live right on the coastline, but the ocean is just a four-hour drive away. With the beauty of the ocean comes massive rainstorms, flooding, and hurricanes that can destroy your Charlotte home. […]
Water damage occurs when excess water pools in areas where it shouldn’t. In a perfect world, a tiny leak would be noticed immediately and a restoration team, like Restoration 1, would quickly resolve the problem. However, three areas of your home that are out of sight and out of mind can develop leaks or humidity […]
Restoration 1, in my experience, is a terrific company! An old dishwasher was, I thought, the cause of a flood of water on the kitchen floor, so I bought a new appliance. The culprit turned out to be a mouse who’d bitten a hole in the outflow tube! To repair the damage to the flooring underneath I was referred to a company who gave me a huge estimate (which they refused to reduce), so I looked online and, thank goodness, decided on Restoration 1. They came the next day, studied the situation, gave me a reasonable assessment saving me several hundred dollars, and began the drying and repair work, ending with much nicer flooring. They were professional, were on time, nice to deal with, and I highly recommend them.
- ASHLEYT M.
November 22 2018
Had a burst pipe in the attic that leaked into a couple bedrooms, the hallway and into part of the kitchen and living room. When I called Todd at Restoration 1 he answered the phone promptly, was very polite and professional, and answered all my questions. It was a Sunday and he said he’d be there in about 90min but made it in closer to an hour. He and a co-worker worked until nearly 10pm on Sun night to take care of the worst of the water. He came back daily for several days to some minor final clean up and to check the progress of the fans and dry out of our house. He was always very professional and very easy to work with. He contacted our insurance and dealt directly with them for the billing. The only downside is that they only do the cleaning/drying…not the repairs. However, if I had water damage in the future I would not hesitate to use them again.
Since the majority of the plumbing in our Greater Charlotte homes is located behind the walls, it is common for water damage to occur in places we cannot even see. If water damage goes undetected for prolonged periods of time, it can lead to serious damage. This is why it is important to know what […]
Your bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in your home, and water is necessary for the bathroom fixtures to function. Toilets, sinks, showers, and tubs all require water to work. As these fixtures wear over time, they are susceptible to corrosion, loosened connections, and damage. Unfortunately, that makes bathrooms very prone to […]