Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold, Time to Weatherize

Fall is here!  With changing leaves and pumpkin spice in the air, Winter is right around the corner.  Is your home ready?  Check out these Tips for Fall Maintenance. Mold Inspection – Mold issues can arise during the fall and winter, due in part to condensation on walls and windows within our homes.  Eliminate mold HVAC risk, improve your family’s …

Water Mitigation

As a company that performs both Mitigation and Restoration services, we use the term, “water mitigation” often.  But, do you know what Mitigation or “to mitigate” means?  We already know water is one of the strongest forces of nature.  We need it.  We drink it.  We swim in it.  But when it comes to storms, natural disasters and emergency situations, …

A Growing Concern

What do you think of when you hear the word, MOLD?  Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors.  Warm, damp and humid conditions are the perfect opportunity for mold to reproduce and spread.  Unchecked mold growth can damage furnishings and buildings; damage drywall, molds can rot wood and eventually cause structural damage to buildings.  Along with …

Tornado Facts

About 1,000 tornadoes hit the United States every year. Most of touch down in America’s Plains states, an area known as Tornado Alley, includes Kansas. Tornadoes, however, can occur almost anywhere in the United States. Supercell tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3:00 and 9:00 in the evening. Tornado warnings have a 13-minute average lead time and a 70% …

Looking Forward to Everything 2019 has to Offer!

HL Restoration continues to lead the Commercial Restoration Industry. Our company is moving forward to achieve great things. We are looking forward to everything 2019 has to offer! Here are just a few goals we have accomplished: We are settled into our new building. Our new location is 7700 Wedd St. Overland Park, KS 66204. HL Restoration purchased our building …

Working in Occupied Structures

Working in occupied structures is a common occurrence in the restoration industry. Having property owners on site during mitigation and reconstruction can be valuable and problematic at the same time. Damage to property is not a planned event and most clients have not been through the process or mitigation and restoration. The key is constant communication with the property owner and …

Allergy-Proof Your Home

If you have hay fever or allergic asthma symptoms throughout the year, take a few steps to reduce allergens in your home.  Here are some suggestions: Bed and Bedding:  Encase pillows, mattresses and box springs in dust-mite-proof covers. Flooring:  Remove carpeting and use hardwood or linoleum flooring and washable area rugs. Curtains/Blinds:  Use washable curtains and replace horizontal blinds with …

4 Common Homeowner Mistakes

There are few things in life as stressful as buying a home. All that responsibility is made even more stressful when something goes wrong, such as a flooded basement or structural issues. The true reality of the work it takes to own & upkeep a house often begins after moving in, and many homeowners fall victim to the same mistakes. Read the …

Water Main Breaks & Your Property

Many may think that water main breaks are more of a traffic nuisance than anything else, but oftentimes they cause much bigger issues for the surrounding area homes and businesses. Gallons upon gallons of water can be spewed into the street at an extremely rapid rate and can flood nearby properties, causing catastrophic damages and potentially putting a business out …

Dry Soil & Your Foundation

As we start getting into the dog days of summer here in the Midwest, the rain showers and thunderstorms become few and far between. The lack of moisture doesn’t only have adverse effects on crops and livestock, the foundation of your home or business may also suffer.   The clay-based soils which are typical in our area are susceptible to …