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The Importance of Sump Pump Coverage We share these basic steps you can take to reduce your risk exposure this…
Tips For Detecting Mold
Let’s talk about mold. More specifically, let’s talk about some important ways to detect it in your home. Believe it…
What is “Standard of Care” in Commercial Water Damage Restoration?
Commercial Water Damage Restoration is a scientific and responsive process. Each commercial water damage project is fraught with shifting variables.…
How Property Managers Ace Water Damage Disasters
The Winning Card of Property Management in a Water Damage Savvy property managers know that a water damage restoration project can…
Black Soot - What Is It and Why Is It in My House?
An issue that has plagued homeowners for years, black soot mysteriously damaging and discoloring walls and furniture. Only within the…
Flood Insurance: I’m Covered … Right?
You believe your insurance policy has you covered in the event of water flood damage, right? Not so fast; all…
Hurricane Isaac 2012- New Orleans, LA
On August 25th 2012 Compleat Restorations sent a hurricane response team south to offer assistance from the potential damage from…
What Health Problems Does Mold Cause?
Everyone knows to not eat bread if it’s moldy because it might make you sick, but thousands of people live…
Is There Asbestos in My Home Or Business?
You’ve probably heard about the dangers of asbestos but think it’s a problem of a bygone era. The reality is…
Home Renovation vs. Home Restoration
There are few undertakings as daunting as making major changes to your home! It’s a complex task to tackle, particularly…
Fire Prevention Tips For Your Home
Fires have been a threat to humanity since lightning started forest fires (so, basically forever). We’ve managed to not only…
When To Get Professional Mold Removal?
If you’ve been on this planet long enough, chances are you ran into an interesting organism called mold. You might…
Weather Damage and Emergency Response
People have fought to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their belongings from the elements since the beginning of time.…
What to Do When Your House Floods
House floods happen fast. Whether you’re dealing with a burst pipe or a flash flood, water fills up your house…
Winter Fire Safety Tips for Businesses
‘Tis the season! The season of preparation and fire safety, that is. The cold temperatures are finally coming around, and…
Winter Storms: 6 Key Tips to Prepare Your Business
No matter how prepared you think your business is, surprise winter storms can take you by complete surprise. Nobody wants…
Winter Storms: 7 Steps to Deal with Winter Storm Damage
When winter storms cause damage in your home, quick action is critical to protect your property. You should immediately start…
Don't DIY: Why You Need To Hire a Water Damage Restoration Company
Water damage restoration sounds like an expensive and complicated project. So, a lot of people feel that doing the repairs…
Mold Removal or Mold Remediation: What’s The Difference?
Mold growth is a common problem that homeowners face in York. And, you may be surprised to hear that every…
Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Plan
Catching fire is one of the most devastating threats to business and commercial properties. It’s causing billions of dollars in…
Surprising Causes of Commercial Fires
Fires pose serious threats and can lead to the loss of property, productive hours, and even risk lives. Many are…
What to Do (and Not Do) in the Event of Frozen Pipes
One major issue that property owners need to prepare for in the winter months is frozen pipes. Freezing of the…
Winter Storm Damage From Landon Downs Trees, Disaster Recovery in High Demand
At the beginning of this month, a winter storm Landon came sweeping across the northeastern United States, leaving a path…
How to Avoid Winter Snow Mold Growth
Snow mold growth after snowmelt is a hidden danger that every homeowner needs to be aware of. Nasty mold is…
Winter Storm Damage Tips & Tricks
Winter storm damage can happen at any time, to any home. Do you see a lot of snowfall during the…
Pennsylvania Spring Weather Home Prep Guide
Pennsylvania spring weather is warm and wet. These weather conditions—combined with wind storms—can pose dangers to your house or property. …
How Fast Water Damage Can Destroy A Home
Underestimating the effects of water damage is a common mistake for homeowners. In the hustle to fix the issue at…
How to Prevent Frozen Pipes From Bursting During Freezing Temperatures
When temperatures fall below freezing, the worst-case scenario is that pipes can burst, and it’s as problematic as it sounds.…
Understanding the Fire Damage Restoration Process in Ephrata, PA
Fire damage restoration is a process that no one ever hopes to go through. All properties are at risk of…
Water Damage Restoration and Cleanup Checklist
When water damage occurs, whether it is from flooding, broken pipes, leaking appliances, or other causes, it is important to…
The Ultimate Guide to Water Damage Repair in 2022
Every property owner must be familiar with the basics of water damage repair. Remember, water damage is one of the…
8 Home Improvement Ideas To Avoid Emergency Repairs Down The Road
Home renovation can be costly, complicated, and potentially frustrating. However, home improvements impact far more than your property’s appearance. They…
Do Ionizers Help Reduce Mold? (What They Don’t Tell You)
Mold is one of the most inconvenient intruders you could deal with in your home. Not only does it enter…
When You Must Call A Professional For Property Restoration
People who are reeling from the effects of fire or water damage know the value of immediate property restoration. There…
DIY Mold Remediation: Is It Really Worth The Risk?
Mold comes with a nasty connotation, and for good reason. The gross-colored fungus is an inconvenient visitor on items such…
Prevent Mold, Mildew, & Other Nightmares During Your Summer Vacation
Summer vacation can feel like a dream, and coming back to your home should feel the same way. Unfortunately, unattended…
Why Biohazards Should Be Handled By A Biohazard Cleanup Company
It’s one thing to spill food on your couch, and a whole other situation to be dealing with actual biohazardous…
Here’s A Guide On How You Can Prevent Business Flood Damage
It may seem like flooding in a company building is less serious than—say—your home flooding, yet if this company is…
Modern Solution To A Business Flood
Running a business means hard work and long hours. When you run into complications, the stress can build faster than…
A Complete Guide to Preparing Your Home for A Flood
There’s a long winter ahead of us, and something even more menacing awaits us on the other side—flood season. As…
Electrical Fires: Prevention, Damage, and Restoration
Electrical fires pose a massive danger to buildings, both commercial and residential. Electronics of all shapes and sizes are common…
What to Do If Pipes Burst In House
Ah! The dreaded burst pipe experience. It's enough to make any home or business owner cringe. Yet, while dealing with…
Learn When To Call A Plumber For A Clogged Drain
Clogged drain can be a frustrating and inconvenient problem for homeowners. They can occur in a variety of household plumbing…
How to Prepare for a Restoration Company
It can be incredibly frustrating to have to put things on pause to deal with property restoration. This is true…
The Importance of A Quick Response To Business Water Damage Repairs
Ideally, operating a business means dealing with paperwork, customers, and managing your money. Unfortunately, sometimes unexpected situations arise that tear…
How to Prevent Mold Growth In Your Home
Concerned about how to prevent mold growth in your home? This article has all the info you need to make…
The Professional Mold Remediation Process: Learn the Steps
Mold can wreak havoc on the health and safety of your home or business, leading to ballooning costs with endless…
The Most Effective Water Damage Repair Tools and Techniques
When it comes to water damage repair, it can seem as though you are fighting a losing battle to keep…
Revitalize Your Home: Essential Tips from a York, PA Damage Restoration Company
As the weather warms up, it's time to give your home some much-needed attention and prepare it for the spring…
Clearing the Air: A Comprehensive Guide to Cleaning Smoke Damage After a Fire
When a fire ravages a property, the damage extends beyond the visible destruction. Smoke damage, with its lingering residue, discoloration,…
The Expert Guide To Biohazard Restoration and Cleanup
Biohazard restoration and cleanup is crucial in the safety and well-being of individuals and the environment. To protect yourself and…
From Crisis to Recovery: An Overview of Commercial Water Damage Restoration
After a disaster strikes, businesses are often left grappling with the aftermath of water damage. Whether it's due to a…
The Vital Connection: How Professional Restoration Aids Business Continuity Planning
In today's fast-paced business landscape, unforeseen disasters can strike at any moment, making business continuity more crucial than ever. From…
Uncovering the Hidden Dangers: Why Professional Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration is Crucial
In the aftermath of a fire, the visible damage caused by flames is usually the immediate cause for concern. However,…
The Ultimate Mold Remediation Guide for Commercial Property Owners in Lancaster, PA
If you own a commercial property in Lancaster, PA, you understand the importance of maintaining a safe and healthy environment…
Fire Hazards Alert: Don't Let the Festivities Turn Into a Nightmare
As the holiday season approaches, it's time to deck the halls and get into the spirit. However, amid the excitement…
Uncovering the Hidden Dangers: Managing Asbestos Concerns in Older Commercial Structures
As cities evolve and modernize, older commercial structures often stand as a testament to the rich history and architectural heritage…
Conquer Mold in Your Allentown Commercial Property: A Guide by Compleat Restoration
Mold is a silent threat to your Allentown commercial property. It can damage your building, harm your employees' health, and…
Who's Who in a Property Loss Claim?
Ask anyone who has ever had to file a claim for property damage today. Ask them how simple filing the…
Running on the Rails
We're Running on the Rails on Saturday, June 10 to benefit the Ephrata Public Library. The race, hosted by Knead…
It feels good to do good
Compleat Restorations is pleased to participate in the BIA Food Drive for the month of May. Employees, guests, and customers…
A New Chapter for a Library
The Ephrata Public Library is a community treasure.  Innovative programming, community resources, and large collections of mixed media make this…
Airplane Maneuvers
As restorers, we are called to help in an infinite variety of circumstances; each loss is unique because of the…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Sewage & Flood Damage
Raw sewage and flood waters contain bacteria and other micro-organisms which are extremely hazardous to human health. These can be…
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.…
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…
The Cardiologists of Construction
Restoration services, like cardiologists, are not something customers typically shop around for. Therefore, most customers do not know what to…
What the 'Hurri' in 'Hurricane' Should Mean To You
The eye of the hurricane is staring at us. This eye, from a distance, sees where we are vulnerable and…
Here's a Quick and Easy Way to Deal with Fire Damage
Fire damage in your home or business is devastating. You feel helpless. It feels like you can’t do anything except…
How to Find Fire Damage Restoration Companies to Get You in Your Home Fast
Recovering from a house fire can feel like standing at the foot of a mountain. Your life is disrupted by…
The Fire Damage Restoration Company that Won the Hearts of All
Fire damage restoration was the furthest thing from Helen’s mind. It was until Thursday before Easter, that she and her…
Fire Damage Restoration: Use the Attorney General to Avoid a Costly Mistake
Every so often, fire damage restoration contractors can leave customers in a bind. It’s important as a homeowner is to…
Advice to Homeowners Going Through the Fire Damage Restoration Process—From a Pro
When you’re looking at your fire torn home, you may be stunned to find what’s inside. As you step through…
Revolutionary New Way to Keep Hotel Fire Damage Restoration Impact Down
If you own or manage of the 285 hotels in Lancaster County or 169 hotels in York County, it’s time…
Real Fire Damage Restoration Costs that Can Rob You Blind
You’ve probably never thought about fire damage restoration costs before. Perhaps you think, “Fire damage will never happen to me.…
Fire Damage Restoration Companies: Tricks They Don’t Want You to Know
There's a sneaky little problem with some fire damage restoration companies. The fact is, some of these companies are fraudulent…
Smoke and Fire: What You’ve Always Wanted to Know
Smoke and fire ravaged your property leaving many questions behind. However, this isn’t the time to ask questions like how…
Fire Damage: Think Like the Pros
Fire damage is nothing short of a catastrophe. As a victim, you’re left looking at the black rubble left before…
Fire Damage: 3 Resources to Use When You Don't Have Insurance
Fire damage can be a nightmare if you don’t have insurance. You’ve lost your personal belongings, your home and your…
Answered: Your Most Burning Questions About Water Damage Restoration
Unfortunately, you need water damage clean-up.  First, we’re sorry for your property water damage. Moving on, it’s important that you…
M.O.L.D.: 4 Tips For Detecting Mold
Mold is certainly proving itself to be a long trending hot topic today. There are many reasons why this is…
Is Your Refrigerator Running?
'Is your refrigerator running?'  The world's best known prank phone call may also be one of the best pieces of…
You Can Overcome Daunting Fire Damage Clean Up—If You Follow This Simple Plan
Fire damage cleanup is a complicated process in part because it’s challenging for victims to know what to do. After…
Commercial Restoration and Compleat’s Four Pillars
Commercial restoration differs from a property disaster in a home. When the damage is in your home, it is emotional…
Fire Damage Clean Up Techniques Work on Puff Backs
Fire damage cleanup techniques are not exclusive to house fires. During the winter months, when we use our home heating…
10 Steps to Infection Control in a Complex Commercial Loss
Infection control is the aspect that most people overlook during a commercial loss. Instead, business owners focus on damage costs,…
Infection Prevention Case Study at a High-Risk Facility
On, Saturday, August 19, 2017, Compleat Restorations received an unusual emergency call from one of its healthcare partners. There had…
Manufacturing and Restoration Emergency Response Plan Partnerships
The manufacturing industry can be very delicate. Manufacturing plants are designed like machines and in many cases, if one thing…
Case Study: Three Myths About Renter’s Insurance
It can be a good feeling to get through life with confidence. Confidence that nothing bad will happen unexpectedly to…
The Best Time to Deal with Commercial Property Damage is Before It Happens
How Will You React? How will your business react to a property disaster such as a flood, fire, hurricane, or…
Riding the Wave of Commercial Property Damage
Commercial property loss such as fire damage, water intrusion, microbial or other environmental issues can make you feel like you’re…
The Right Tool to do the Right Job - STARC Case Study
A Commercial Kitchen Restoration Case Study On January 22, 2019, a sprinkler head burst in the ceiling of a commercial…
Commercial Asbestos Abatement - Removing an Unseen Hazard
What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring, fibrous mineral that was used as a building material between the 1950s…
The Sweet Smell of Success - Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
The Stink of Despair After Commercial Fire Damage Part of your commercial fire damage recovery will be putting the fire…
Top 10 Places Mold Likes to Hide
Mold is sneaky, and it might be lurking in your house in some unexpected places. Here are 10 of the…
4 Tips for Summer Storm Damage Prevention
Summer storms are unpredictable and tend to target neighborhoods rather than entire counties. If you are unfortunate enough to be…
CPR in the Doctor's Office - A Healthcare Water Damage Restoration Case Study
A heart-stopping moment happened in May 2019. It is when a busy medical practice experienced a flood of water from…
Your First Call For Commercial Water Damage Restoration
Who's Your First Call for Commercial Water Damage? When a commercial property loss such as water damage strikes, you may feel overwhelmed…
Walking You Through Disaster Planning
What’s your emergency plan doing for you? Does your business emergency plan sit on a shelf gathering dust? Do your…
The Heart of Restoration
Helping People Recover Helping people recover from fire damage, storm damage, water intrusion, and other unforeseen property catastrophes is highly…
Compleat Containment Solutions - STARC
We are proud to be the exclusive services provider for STARC Systems, the industry’s most innovative temporary containment system. The…
Red Tape Compliance with Red Carpet Treatment - Healthcare Solutions
What's the Red Tape of Healthcare Water Damage Restoration? Healthcare water damage restoration projects present a sticky, but necessary roll of…
When Your Business is Under Water - Literally
When Your Business is Under Water - Literally Water damage from storm, appliance failure, mechanical malfunction, or human error can…
3 Restoration Service Menu Offerings You May Not Know About
Other Restoration Services Menu Offerings and Why You Need Them Everyone knows that Compleat Restorations is the industry leader in…
How To Survive Commercial Property Large Loss
Commercial property large loss is a facility manager’s nightmare. The sudden occurrence of water damage from a burst pipe? The…
What is Asbestos? The History and Danger Behind Asbestos
We’ve all heard the word “asbestos” before, but not many of us know about the history and danger behind it.…
Stop Illness from Making Your Business Sick
Seasonal flu, MRSA, and isolated illnesses can make your business sick. A contagious, infectious disease affects employees and customers, wreaking…
How to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home
How to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home Water damage in your home is dramatic, devastating, and destructive. You and…
What to Look for in a Water Damage Restoration Company
For many people, knowing what to look for in a water damage restoration company is a brand new experience -…
How Asbestos Went from Common to Hazardous
Depending on who you're asking, we can define asbestos in a couple of ways. Is asbestos hazardous? But one of…
When to Get Professional Mold Removal
Mold is a dangerous toxin that can affect your home’s air quality. It might be present in your home and…
A Homeowner’s Guide: What’s Covered by Water Damage Insurance?
You’ve Bought a New Home - But Inherited a Water Damage Problem What could be more stressful than buying your…
Feeling Safe After Sanitization: A Guide for Employees Returning to Work
What is your current role? For sure, you may or may not be attempting to continue work. This is a…
How to Protect Your Home From a Flood
Did you know that, despite common misconceptions, most homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood damage repair? While surprising, this…
Mold and Mildew: Simple Moisture Fix or Serious Problem?
Regardless of the season, you can probably think of at least one time  where it was cool and damp on…
Cleaning and Sanitizing Services: When Do You Hire a Professional?
There’s no denying that COVID-19 has drastically changed the lives of everyone in our country. Now, more than ever, it’s…
Black Water: Category 3 Water Damage
The most dangerous type of water damage is category 3, or black water. Much more contaminated than category 2, black…
Gray Water: Category 2 Water Damage
Suffering damage due to mildly contaminated, or gray, water is a difficult position to be in as a homeowner. In…
Classes and Categories of Water Damage
When it comes to water damage and restoration, it’s important to be aware of the classes and categories of water…
Fire Damage Restoration: Defining Fire Damage
Fire Damage Restoration Fire damage restoration is the process of repairing damaged property and products, which were a result of…