What Causes Sewage Backups in Homes and How to Handle Them

What Causes Sewage Backups in Homes and How to Handle Them When sewer lines become obstructed, whereby preventing wastewater from flowing through drainage pipes, blockage occurs. The thick, black water that forms as sewage is a potential hazard, as it contains contaminants and viruses that can present a risk of severe illness if exposed to […]

How to Save Water-Damaged Photos, Books, and Documents

How to Save Water-Damaged Photos, Books, and Documents During a flooding incident, your documents and books are at great risk. Both the water and the ensuing humidity in the air can cause permanent deterioration. The good news is that you can save most of your papers and books, but only if you act fast and […]

Preventing HVAC Water Damage

Preventing HVAC Water Damage Your Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system can cause extensive water damage if it’s not maintained correctly. Common causes of HVAC water damage include a clogged drain, frozen evaporator coils, and pipes that are not connected correctly. So, it’s important to care for your HVAC system at least once a […]

The Clean Start – Back to Work Program

Purofirst’s Clean Start Program vs Standard Janitorial Services Are you prepared to reopen your business following the COVID-19 pandemic? As companies prepare to reopen and welcome back their employees, customers, clients, and others, they have to reconsider how they clean. In the past, many businesses have cleaned for appearance. However, this recent pandemic has businesses, […]

Storm Damage Restoration: What to Do After the Storm

Storm Damage Restoration: What to Do After the Storm “April showers” are sometimes much more than just a bit of rain. Spring weather can include a wide range of weather activity, such as severe storms with powerful winds that can cause serious damage. Or — heavy rainfall that leads to over-the-ground flooding, or even flooding from streams […]

Home Disinfection Tips: The Right Way to Disinfect

Home Disinfection Tips: The Right Way to Disinfect According to the CDC, cleaning frequently touched objects and surfaces helps prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like the coronavirus. The virus can live on surfaces for up to 72 hours, depending on the surface. Thus, regularly cleaning and disinfecting those surfaces can decrease the chances of […]

How to Repair Water Damaged Drywall

In a water damage event, it’s essential to quickly remove the water and dry your property. That way, you will reduce further damage to your home’s structure and contents, such as flooring, furniture, ceiling, and drywall (gypsum board). Depending on the type of flood and where water has intruded, the drywall should be either entirely […]

Guidelines for Coronavirus Cleaning

Coronavirus are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and now with this new virus named SARS-CoV-2. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding […]

Coronavirus – 7 Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Last edited on April 28, 2020 Coronavirus – 7 Frequently Asked Questions Answered Be informed and follow safety precautions to keep the COVID-19 risk down and avoid the virus from spreading. What is a Coronavirus? “Coronavirus” is an umbrella term for many types of viruses. This group of viruses has been known for decades and […]

Winter Storm Safety Tips for Homeowners

Winter Storm Safety Tips for Homeowners Many winter storms last for days on end and can easily cause major problems for those who are not prepared. A winter storm can knock out the power and heat in your home or leave you stranded in your car. So, before a blizzard takes you by surprise, follow […]