We all understand basic science, which tells us that when water freezes, it expands. If water freezes in your pipes, can you imagine what a disaster that would cause? Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and with Minnesota approaching its coldest month of the year, it’s time to review tips to ensure your pipes don’t freeze this January and cause
Do you have mold lurking in your home? If you do, don’t panic just yet. There are different types of mold that aren’t necessarily harmful to you and your family. However, especially if you have water damage in your home, mold growth can be harmful and should be remediated immediately. Let’s talk about a few of the most common harmful
When disaster strikes, we strike back. That’s a motto here at Royal Renovations, and one we have especially used during the COVID-19 pandemic. With COVID rates soaring again, businesses are doing double duty to make sure that their businesses are disinfected. The same should go for your home. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the disease can spread
Have you ever heard of a protein fire? A protein fire is the result of significantly burning a protein source or another food source. While no fire is a walk in the park, a protein fire appears to be far less serious initially than they truly are. The smell is worse than other fires and restoration may be tricky.
It might seem a little too early to be preparing for winter, but Minnesota has already seen snow in October, so it would appear that winter is already making its slow descent. Midwesterners know all too well just how brutal and damaging winters can be on homes. Before winter is here to stay, you need to make sure your home
If you own a home or a business, odds are fires are on the lists of your biggest fears. Fire damage can cause colossal problems to a building. They can even cause continuing issues that last for years after the last flame went out. Cleaning up after a fire is about more than just replacing lost items and opening a
Cleaning up after a natural disaster is tough enough. Once you remove the damage and replace your belongings, you’ll have to worry about lingering odors. Removing odors is sometimes the toughest portion of the cleanup process. And the last thing you’ll want to do is replace the icky smoke or mildew scents with a chemical stink from cleaners or bleach.
A sewage backup is a nightmare for homeowners. More than just a mess, sewage backing up into your home or yard will end up causing thousands of dollars in repairs, potentially damaging floors, walls, electrical systems, furniture, and other belongings. Summer is a common time when sewer systems experience failures. Get to know the common causes of sewer backups
In Minnesota, the weather is infamous for turning on a dime. The warmer is the seasons are perhaps more notorious for potential danger, but being prepared against mother nature is a year-round task. This goes for people and their pets. Did you know that July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day? In honor of the occasion, we have outlined
With the rising temps of summer, it might not be in your mind, but water damage threatens your home year-round. In the summer, water damage most often threatens a home that is ill-prepared for a severe storm or flood. Other culprits can be leaky pipes, outdated appliances, or faulty HVAC systems. Check out some of the DIY home improvements you