Burn After Reading: A Note On House Fires

A house fire is one of the worst things that could happen to any homeowner, potentially losing all of your belongings and memories. Not to mention the house itself could be completely compromised. An interesting fact about house fires is that most of them occur during summer months. The following are common causes of fire […]

Stachybotrys chartarum : Do You Have Mold?

You may have thought that itchy eyes, sneezing, and coughing were just an allergy, but what if I told you it was due to the presence of mold. Most people have concerns about finding mold in their homes. It’s scary to imagine that there may be something living in your home and affecting your health [...]

The Heat Which Gives Life to the Storm

Do you live in Southeast Michigan? Then you must be aware that we are in a ring of fire’. The heat wave is intense. Hitting records above 96° F. Now that’s super uncomfortable, right? It is a tough stretch for everybody. And with storms in the forecast, things might get messier. The heat wave seems to […]

Bring the Cat Inside! Wind Advisory in Full Affect

Many people don’t realize that the spring season brings about the worst of storms.  Although Michigan isn’t located in tornado alley, we sure aren’t safe from severe weather and the storm damage that results. Over the past few days Southeast Michigan has been under a wind warning, with speeds being recorded as high as 65 […]

Go Green! Eco-Friendly Cleaning Made Simple

Spring brings to mind two things for us here at Maxwell New growth and blossoming landscapes It is time to clean, clean, clean! So why can’t those two things live in harmony? When you call on a water damage restoration company, you want to make sure the products they are using are sustainable and biodegradable! That’s […]

Spring Cleaning: Exterior Edition

With the warm weather on the horizon, people are itching to be outside, but who wants to be surrounded by grunge and grime left by a messy winter? The ever famous spring clean-up doesn’t have to be daunting if you break it up in sections and tackle it weekend by weekend.  A great place to start is […]

Sump Pump Failures | Top Tips for Prevention

Sump Pump Failures:  Most homeowners forget about the sump pump in the corner of their basement; working hard day and night.  When groundwater around the home is high, this pump will move the water away from the home. This is only successful when the pump is working! When the sump pump is not working, water […]

Ice Dams & Water Damage

Ice Dams If you have ever had an Ice Dam on your house than you should know the damage it can can cause to your roof as well as the interior of your home. Yes the icicles are pretty to look at, but they are a sure sign of pending destruction. First, what is an […]

Preventing Christmas Tree Fires | Fire Restoration Pro Tip

Facts about home holiday fires One of every four home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems.Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious.On average, one of every 32 reported home Christmas tree fires results in a death compared to an average of one […]

How To Prevent Sewage Backup: Flood Restoration Pro Tip

Sewage backups and flooded basements can be prevented! Flood Restoration Pro Tip Category 3 (CAT 3) water or black water is what we in the industry refer to as sewage water. MAXWELL follows strict guidelines in many aspects of restoration projects. Our guidelines are set by the IICRC and this is their definition of CAT […]