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Posts by Melissa Burovac

Sewage Flood – A Homeowner’s Nightmare

Sewage

Aloha! When we talk about a sewage flood, we mean “black water,” or category 3 from the The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC): •    Category 1. This is liquid from a clean and sanitary source, such as faucets, toilet tanks, drinking fountains, etc. But, category one can quickly degrade into category two. •  …

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Water Mitigation is Damage Prevention

Water Mitigation

You arrive home after a beautiful sunset at the beach only to discover your refrigerator supply line has broken, and water has been running onto your kitchen floor for hours. Your kitchen floor is tile, so you don’t worry too much as you shut off the water valve – until you notice the water has…

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Mold Growth in your Home

Mold Damage

People often ask how they can detect mold in their homes when it normally grows in places where it can’t be seen. “Mold Detectors” don’t exist as a household tool, but if moisture is present you can be almost certain mold is growing somewhere out of sight.                …

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Dos and Don’ts for Hurricane Preparation

Hurricane Fernanda

We’ve all seen pictures of people mobbing stores during a storm warning, empty shelves that contained bottled water, toilet paper and canned goods – and these occurrences on Kauai are totally unnecessary. We live on an island with a history of hurricanes, and hurricane preparation should be something we do once each year; being prepared…

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Dryer Duct Cleaning – Important Homeowner Info

Dryer Vent

Aloha! Most homeowners discuss roofing, painting or carpets when they are thinking about the upkeep of their houses or condos – but how often do you think about your dryer ducts and vents? When lint builds up in the dryer or exhaust duct, it can block the flow of air and cause excessive heat build-up.…

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