22Nov
11 of Mold's Favorite Hiding Spots: The Kitchen

11 of Mold's Favorite Hiding Spots: The Kitchen

Welcome back to Disaster Response’s blog! In our last blog post, we discussed black mold and the common places that mold can grow in the bathroom, solutions to getting rid of mold, and what to do if you feel your bathroom of your West Michigan...Read More

15Nov
11 of Mold's Favorite Hiding Spots: The Bathroom

11 of Mold's Favorite Hiding Spots: The Bathroom

We all have heard of black mold, the “black death” of homes. Whenever this sneaky organism is mentioned there seems to be a hush that falls over all that are in the conversation. If you are the person this terrible fate has fallen upon,...Read More

8Nov
Water Damage Caused by a Fire

Water Damage Caused by a Fire

The holiday season is in full swing here in West Michigan. We at Disaster Response love the holiday season and know that most of you do, too. However, we also know that the holiday season brings with it it’s share of hazards that can cause not...Read More

1Nov
5 Causes of Water Damage - Part 2

5 Causes of Water Damage - Part 2

Hello, and welcome back to the blog of Disaster Response! Lately, we’ve been covering the topic of water damage and the restoration that often follows, because winter is usually the time that we at Disaster Response get the most requests for...Read More

25Oct
5 Causes of Water Damage

5 Causes of Water Damage

Lately, we’ve been discussing water damage that can occur in Grand Rapids and the West Michigan area and the subsequent water damage restoration that follows. Though, to some, it may be counterintuitive, fall and winter are the times of year...Read More

18Oct
The Process of Water Damage Restoration - Part 2

The Process of Water Damage Restoration - Part 2

In our last several blogs, we’ve been talking about the predicament that winter brings: burst pipes. Check out our last several blogs to learn more about avoiding this issue and what to do when it does happen. In our last blog post, we went...Read More

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