Snowbirds Leaving South Florida: How to Prevent Fire, Mold and Water Damage

South Florida is a short-term nesting spot for thousands of “snowbirds.” For those of you who are not familiar with the term, a “snowbird” is someone from the U.S. Northeast or Midwest, Pacific Northwest, or Canada who spends a large portion of the winter season in warmer climates, like Florida. Those of us who live in

The Best in Mold Remediation Services

Recently, Joe Taylor Restoration was tasked with a very interesting mold job outside of our usual coverage area. Typically, we only perform services inside the five South Florida counties, but sometimes we will make an exception and travel greater distances than normal when asked by an insurance adjuster to help a homeowner in need. We are

Mold Inspection and Remediation

Mold and mildew are everywhere. They are naturally occurring microorganisms that exist outside, breaking down dead organic matter, such as fallen leaves, and constantly releasing tiny spores in order to reproduce. These same spores also exist inside our homes and business on a variety of surfaces and generally do not present a problem, until the

Home Structure Fires: Causes and Restoration

According to the National Fire Protection Association, the U.S. has a fire problem. The general fire statistics for 2012 have not yet been released, but in 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,389,500 fires. These fires caused 3,005 civilian deaths, 17,500 civilian injuries, and $11.7 billion in property damage. Of the over 1 million fires, 484,500 were

The Aftermath of Isaac: Water and Mold Damage

When Hurricane Isaac passed to the south of the Treasure Coast in late August 2012, Floridians on the east coast breathed a sigh of relief; thankful the storm was not a direct hit. However, the storm dumped between 6 and 13 inches of rain, leaving thousands of homes and businesses with some level of water damage.