The 2013 Hurricane Season: Preventing and/or Addressing Water, Fire, or Mold Damage

As of June 1st, the 2013 hurricane season officially began in South Florida. And with a potential tropical storm looming on Florida’s horizon, we at Joe Taylor Restoration thought it important to address a few things that could help you avoid a water, fire, or mold disaster, or at least be ready to deal with

Insurance Fraud and Assignment of Benefits

When you, as a property owner, discover water damage in your home or business, your first thought may be to call a water remediation company, contractor, or the like to dry out your home. This can be a costly mistake if you do not choose the right one. There have been an increasing number of

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.

Fire Damage Cleaning and Restoration

Most of us are fascinated by fire. Whether sitting beside a campfire or in front of a fireplace, many of us could stare at the flames for hours. We find it interesting, hypnotizing, cozy and desirable. However, for all the pleasure a fire brings, it carries an equal amount of danger that the majority of us