10Jan
Combating Winter Business Hazards

Combating Winter Business Hazards

There is no question that running a business successfully is a difficult task. And along with things like marketing and daily activities, business leaders have to also make sure that their guests and employees are safe throughout the year. This can...Read More

3Jan
Your Emergency Water Damage Guide

Your Emergency Water Damage Guide

Water damage in Grand Rapids MI can be extensive and frustrating for anyone involved and can cause a lot of problems that will need to be dealt with right away to avoid any further damage from occurring to the property. Read on for some valuable...Read More

21Dec
Stopping Foundation Water Damage

Stopping Foundation Water Damage

Your home is your castle, there to protect you and your loved ones from the world. But if you fail to keep it in the best shape, you could end up with a home that isn’t as stable as it should be. In particular, water damage to your foundation...Read More

15Dec
Is It Safe To Clean Up A Backed Up Sewer Yourself?

Is It Safe To Clean Up A Backed Up Sewer Yourself?

This is definitely the nightmare scenario that no one wants to think about, and thus, few people are prepared to deal with. Maybe there’s a break in your sewage drainage pipe and, for weeks, or even months, your used sewage water has been...Read More

26Sep
Water Damage & Your Carpets

Water Damage & Your Carpets

Welcome back to the Disaster Response blog! Lately, on our blog we have been talking about what you should do if you fall victim to a flood. Often, when our clients hear the word “flood,” they picture the devastation left by a hurricane....Read More

19Sep
Water Damage & Your Hardwood Floor - Engineered Hardwood

Water Damage & Your Hardwood Floor - Engineered Hardwood

Welcome back! In the last Disaster Response blog post, we discussed what to do when your hardwood flooring is involved in a watery mess. Today, we want to take the discussion even further and talk about engineered hardwood and how it is more...Read More

15Sep

3 Things You Need to Know About Laminate Flooring Water Damage

If you’ve ever been a victim of a flood, you know how much damage can be caused to your home. Many assume that simply dabbing up the water with a few towels and setting out a fan will do the trick, but this is not the case. If...Read More

12Sep
Water Damage & Your Wood Floor

Water Damage & Your Wood Floor

Welcome back to the Disaster Response blog! In our last post, we discussed the effects of water on laminate flooring. When your home floods catastrophically or damage occurs over time, it affects the various parts of your home differently. As we...Read More

20Aug
What Do I Do In A Flood?

What Do I Do In A Flood?

Welcome back to the Disaster Response blog! In our last blog post, we talked about one aspect of flood water safety: waterborne pathogens. For those that have never encountered flood conditions, it can be easy to assume that as long as you can swim...Read More

5Aug
Hidden Dangers of a Basement Flood

Hidden Dangers of a Basement Flood

If you’ve ever experienced a disaster, your first thought might be to do whatever you need to do to fix the problem as soon as possible. If your basement is flooding, you may think it wise to wade into the water and find the problem....Read More

27Jul
Flood Water Safety : Pathogens

Flood Water Safety : Pathogens

Welcome back to the Disaster Response blog! Lately, on our blog, we have been talking about all things water damage related. We have talked about some of the most deadly floods of history as well as some of the most common causes of water damage. If...Read More

19Jul
4 Top Causes of Water Damage

4 Top Causes of Water Damage

Welcome back to the Disaster Response blog — your one stop for all things restoration. Lately, on the blog, we have been talking about some of the deadliest floods throughout history. To learn more about damages caused by the Yangtze river,...Read More

15Jun
5 Things You Need to Know About Water Damage

5 Things You Need to Know About Water Damage

Welcome back to the Disaster Response blog! On our blog, you can find all that you need to know about anything relating to restoration services including water damage restoration. Anyone can suffer from the effects of water damage; water can damage...Read More

21Mar
Your Insurance Policy & Water Damage Sources

Your Insurance Policy & Water Damage Sources

Welcome to the Disaster Response blog! In our last blog post, we discussed the basic steps of the water damage restoration process. Though the actual process for your West Michigan home or business will vary due to many factors, you can expect the...Read More

14Mar
What is the Water Damage Restoration Process?

What is the Water Damage Restoration Process?

Hello, and welcome back to the Disaster Response blog! Lately, we have been discussing the topic of water damage and the water damage restoration process. Unfortunately, many in the West Michigan area will experience a situation in which they need...Read More

31Jan

5 Ways to Prevent Water Damage - Part 2

Welcome back to the Disaster Response blog! Today, we are continuing our two part series about how to easily avoid water damage. Watery disasters can occur a as a result of a variety of issues; in some instances, you can prevent the incident from...Read More

24Jan

5 Ways to Prevent Water Damage

We’ve all heard the horror stories of coming home to flooded basement or pulling the wall apart to discover a furry, moldy mess. Also, if you have been reading the Disaster Response blog, you are probably well aware of the consequences of...Read More

17Jan

6 Water Damage Myths Dispelled - Part 3

Hello and welcome back to the Disaster Response blog where we will cover topics that we feel can help our neighbors in the West Michigan area be better informed to not only avoid a disaster, but also to know what to do when an accident does occur....Read More

10Jan

6 Water Damage Myths Dispelled - Part 2

Welcome back to the Disaster Response blog! To start the new year off right, we started talking about water damage in West Michigan and the many myths that surround this type of home damage. As a water damage restoration company, we have heard all...Read More

3Jan

6 Water Damage Myths Dispelled

Hello and welcome back to the Disaster Response blog! We hope you had a wonderful disaster-free holiday. However, if an incident did occur, please call us now! We’d love to help you recover and start the new year off right. One of...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

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

20Jun

Basement Flooding: Common Causes - Part 2

Welcome back to our blog! Last week, we began discussing the common causes of flooded basements. In most cases, flooded basements are the result of a clog in the sewer or storm sewer that causes it to back up in your home (gross!). Other causes are...Read More

19Jun

Basement Flooding: Common Causes - Part 1

In our last few blogs we talked about water damage and and the common causes. Though some basements will incur water damage from catastrophic level flooding, most of the causes of water damage result from avoidable circumstances, such as the care...Read More