A flooded home is bad enough. The last thing you need is to add to the damage and stress by making mistakes in the cleanup process. The good news is that these mistakes are easy to avoid if you are vigilant. However, if you don’t take the cleanup process seriously, you are likely to make […]

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There are too many different causes of house fires to discuss in a single post. However, the vast majority of fires occur from just a few different sources. At Cousino Restoration in Toledo, we witness the aftermath from all different causes of house fires. Here are a few of the most common causes and what […]

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Mold thrives in dark, damp places with little air flow. Problems in your attic can allow mold to flourish. The problem is, is that mold growing up in the attic typically doesn’t stay in the attic. Microscopic airborne mold spores released by growing mold migrate into living spaces below, spreading into the inhabited parts of […]

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When planning a new home, or renovating an existing home, select building materials, furnishings, and plants that resist fire. U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 358,500 home structure fires per year. Better choices can improve or lessen your chances of suffering from fire damage. Next renovation, don’t just repair your home, build […]

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Water damage can come from all sides. Whether it be inside from overflowing bathtubs or outside the home from floods, water can always pose a threat to our residential and commercial buildings. But there are some preventable measures we can take to try to keep water out of our buildings. Below are 6 ways that […]

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Although rivers in Ohio can flood at any time, heavy rains in the spring can cause historic flood conditions. In years past rising waters of the Portage River and Lake Erie have flooded the pier and surrounding areas. Bridges, roads, railways, dams, and property have been washed away. Floods are among Earth’s most common, and […]

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Although water damage can happen year-round, winter gives water damage a variety of outlets that the other seasons don’t offer. Because of this, winter storms cause billions of dollars in damage every year in the United States. Cousino Restoration is here to explain three different types of common winter water damage that can affect your […]

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You may have never considered that fire damage and water damage go hand in hand. However, in most cases where there is a house fire, there will be fire damage along with water damage. Here are some of the ways that Cousino Restoration has seen house fires requiring fire and water damage repair in Toledo.  […]

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There’s nothing quite as relaxing as enjoying a nice, home-cooked meal. However, nothing can ruin cooking food in your home quite as quickly as a kitchen fire. Kitchen fires are more common than you think—44% of all house fires start in the kitchen. Kitchen fires are also responsible for 15% of house fire deaths and […]

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Accidents are accidents and disasters are disasters by their very nature- they are unplanned and unavoidable. However, even though you can’t control heavy rains, there ARE a few things that you can do to prepare your home and property from excessive damage during the next heavy rain. Revisit Your Roof Your roof is a huge […]

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