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Airplane Maneuvers

As restorers, we are called to help in an infinite variety of circumstances; each loss is unique because of the customers we service. Some projects, however, are particularly memorable because of the contents. On April 2, 2017, a townhouse fire affected several homes.  Compleat Restorations was summoned by the fire company to help secure property, … Continued

Where’s the Storm and Are You Safe?

Stay Connected. Stay Safe. Did you know that you carry a life saving device in your pocket?  Your smartphone is potentially the item that can save your life and the lives of loved ones in an emergency.  Taking a few moments to download these could be the difference between safety and catastrophe for you and … Continued

Are You Prepared for the Call of Survival?

What if you had to leave, NOW! Could you do it? By William L. “Bill” Harvey You are sitting in your home, perhaps reading a book. There is an emergency responder rapping upon your door telling you to evacuate the premises immediately, could you do it? There is no time to gather mementos, family portraits, … Continued

Why Me? Why Now? Why Again?

On January 10, 2017, Compleat Restorations responded to a vaguely familiar water loss on an evening when icy roads seemed to make the notion of an emergency response almost impossible. A hotel in northern Harrisburg had the worst kind of disaster any manager can imagine. A sprinkler pipe had frozen and burst on the top … Continued

What should I do in the event of water or flood damage?

Water and flood damage arises from fire damage, broken pipes, blocked drains, malfunctioning appliances, storms, and other causes. The appropriate treatment depends on the nature of the damage. Some water carries contaminate and should be considered hazardous. Whatever the origin, the prospects for restoration depend largely on the speed with which your building and personal … Continued

When the Smoke Clears – What About Teddy?

It is difficult to think about how the impact of a fire in your home would affect your life. Those who have experienced this will tell you about the little things that they did not consider at first. The fire is out, and your family is safe. Restoration professionals arrive to stabilize the structure of … Continued

What should I do in the event of mold damage?

Mold is potentially harmful depending upon the age and health of the persons exposed to mold, and the type and quantity of mold present. Above all, mold exists everywhere in nature, but it grows indoors due to high humidity and water intrusion. So how are you going to deal with mold damage? Do. . . … Continued

Sewage & Flood Damage

Raw sewage and flood waters contain bacteria and other micro-organisms which are extremely hazardous to human health. These can be transmitted by touching contaminated items or by tracking them into uncontaminated areas on shoes. Children and pets are especially vulnerable. Frequent hand-washing is an important preventive measure. Absorbent materials such as carpeting and drywall may … Continued

What should I do when fire or smoke damage happens to me?

After smoke and fire damage it is natural to want to jump right in and clean the building and contents. Timely action can be a great help, but incorrect action can jeopardize or impede satisfactory restoration. When fire or smoke damage happens to you… Clean and protect chrome trim on faucets and other brightwork by … Continued

What is a puff back?

Many have never heard of a puff back. A puff back occurs when an oil burner backfires, sending soot throughout your home or business. It can happen all at once (like a balloon popping) or more gradually (as if someone was holding the end of a balloon and letting the air seep out slowly). When … Continued