11Oct
The Process of Water Damage Restoration

The Process of Water Damage Restoration

In our last several blogs, we have been covering topics related to water damage restoration because winter is coming to Grand Rapids and the West Michigan area. And, with winter comes the heightened risk for the pipes of your home’s or...Read More

4Oct
My Pipes Burst!

My Pipes Burst!

Welcome back to our blog! In our last blog post, we talked about how to prevent burst pipes because as winter approaches and temperatures begin to drop, there is a high likelihood that if your pipes aren’t protected and warm, that they will...Read More

27Sep
8 Tips for Preventing Burst Pipes

8 Tips for Preventing Burst Pipes

Maybe you’ve been there: you’ve been away visiting the folks for the holidays or were simply gone at work and you come home to split pipes and the water damage that follows. We are sure, if you’ve been there, you know the nightmare...Read More

20Sep
10 Common Causes of House Fires - Part 2

10 Common Causes of House Fires - Part 2

In most cases, house fires are accidents that in many cases, not all, could have been avoided. Unfortunately, due to the nature of life, accidents do happen despite our best efforts. We at Disaster Response want to help you avoid a house fire as...Read More

13Sep
10 Common Causes of House Fires

10 Common Causes of House Fires

In our last few blogs, we’ve been focusing on house fires and what you need to know about the restoration process. Today we are taking a quick break to talk about how to prevent a house fire. As a professionally experienced fire damage...Read More

6Sep
4 Types of House Fires

4 Types of House Fires

In today’s blog, we are going to take a quick break from talking about the restoration process and to talk about fire. Not all fires are created equal. Fires not only start from a variety of means, but they can also burn differently, at...Read More

30Aug
Steps of the First Restoration Process - Part 2

Steps of the First Restoration Process - Part 2

In our last blog, we began discussing the steps of the cleanup process and how to determine which structural elements of your home need repair and replacement after a fire. We also shared the reasons why it is crucial for you to seek fire damage...Read More

23Aug
Steps of the Fire Restoration Process

Steps of the Fire Restoration Process

In our last blog, we began talking about what to do after a fire. First, we recommended that you call us immediately. The sooner we get to work cleaning your home or business the better. Not only will you be able to live in your home or begin work...Read More

22Aug
We Had a Fire. Now What?

We Had a Fire. Now What?

Fires are events that we think happen to other people. We thank a higher-power, “heaven,” or fate that we have never come home to our home in flames or dealt with the aftermath of a fiery accident at our business. Unfortunately,...Read More

8Aug
Steps of Mold Remediation

Steps of Mold Remediation

Water is a source of life. It is one of those essential elements for life to begin, grow, and flourish. Humans are made of mostly water and so are most other living things. One thing that sets our planet apart is the amount of water that is located...Read More

8Aug
Welcome To Disaster Response!

Welcome To Disaster Response!

A fire or flood can happen when you least expect it and leave you wondering how to pick up the pieces. When you find yourself in this situation, it is easy to begin to feel overwhelmed and think that you are on your own to not only pick up the...Read More

2Aug
Basement Flooding: Common Causes - Part 3

Basement Flooding: Common Causes - Part 3

Welcome back to our blog! In the last several blogs, we’ve been discussing common causes of basement flooding. Unfortunately, at times, basement flooding cannot be helped due to natural disasters, problems with the city’s drainage...Read More

12Jul

5 Common Causes of Water Damage - Part 2

Welcome back to our blog about the common causes of water damage in homes of West Michigan. We hope that with this series you will not only become more aware of those things that cause water damage, but will know what the next steps are to...Read More

5Jul

5 Common Causes of Water Damage

Though most of us may never have to experience the catastrophe of a flash food, a severe storm, or other local natural disaster, we may still have to deal with water damage to our West Michigan homes. Why? You may ask. Well, there are still many...Read More

28Jun
Understanding Smoke Damage: Part 2

Understanding Smoke Damage: Part 2

In our last post, we began discussing smoke damage and how it is caused. First, we discussed the smoke is chemically composed of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, soot, and other chemicals from the items that have been burned. Knowing this not only...Read More