Have you ever heard someone say something like, “Oh, well, it’s water under the bridge”? It’s a great descriptive way to express the idea that something has been solved and doesn’t matter much now; usually by the passage of time. Some things, however, require more than the passage of time to fix. In fact, some […]

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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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Electrical Cord Safety

We would be completely helpless without all the electrical gadgets and appliances in our homes and workplaces. They are such an integral part of our lives that we don’t stop to think that these appliances can be dangerous too. Most of the fires that occur in workplaces and homes are often caused due to damaged […]

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You don’t want to think about it, but it’s always a possibility: sewage flooding can strike your home when you least expect it. Whether pipes burst or your toilet backs up, there’s always the potential for this type of flooding to occur, no matter where you live. If you find yourself dealing with sewage in […]

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Water damage is a problem that most property owners dread. When it rains heavily or snow melts quickly, the risk of this type of damage increases. Water can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage by damaging wood furniture, upholstery, electronics, household appliances, and plumbing equipment. Water damage also increases the risk of mold growth, […]

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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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