Take Precautions Against Electrical Fires

In March, six people in Winston-Salem lost their home to an electrical fire. After a shorted electrical outlet, firefighters were called in to tame the blaze. However, the fire consumed most of the home and left the owners temporarily homeless. On a larger scale, the U.S. Fire Administration reports about 25,000 electrical fires each year, […]

Removing Mold After Water Damage

Few disasters are more stressful than water damage in your home. There are so many things to take care of, like removing the water, drying everything out, and then replacing damaged materials. We at Restoration 1 of Winston-Salem know it’s a pretty large task to properly restore your home after water damage, and on top […]

Laundry Rooms And Mold Potential

Mold is destructive to the structure of your home and can jeopardize the health of your family. Certain molds can even cause illnesses and allergies. Unfortunately, one room in the middle of your home can become a perfect breeding ground for mildew and mold. If you smell a musty smell, inspect your laundry room: Washing […]

Why Should You Hire A Professional Water Damage Company?

If you have ever had water damage in your home, you know how frustrating it can be. With water damage restoration companies, you will not have to stress about what you should do, how you should clean up the water, and if the work was done properly. Water damage can come at the worst times […]

Preventing And Restoring Home Fires

What Starts Fires? Some people find fire fascinating to watch. It provides warmth on cold days and can be used for cooking. Though fire can be desirable and useful, it can also be very destructive. Home fires can cause stress and panic, understandably. There are many ways home fires start. Fires can be caused by […]

Potential Water Damage  From Inside Your Home

Of course, you expect some trouble to your house when facing a historic hurricane, severe storms or epic floods. However, you are more likely to experience water damage from a more mundane source within your home. Any appliance whose pipes with a water line has the potential to develop blockages or spring leaks. Common household […]

Dealing With the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Winston-Salem

Hurricane Michael hit North Carolina as a tropical storm on October 11, blocking roads, knocking down trees and wreaking havoc in its wake in the Winston-Salem area. Families were evacuated from heavily affected areas and taken to shelters in dry land. North Carolina’s Governor, Roy Cooper gave a press conference, saying that “inland hurricanes and tropical storms […]

Preparing for Hurricane Florence in Winston-Salem, NC

Hurricane season 2018 is set to include the worst, most-damaging storm in North Carolina’s history. Hurricane Florence, a storm that started quietly forming in the Atlantic on Monday morning has already reached Category 4 status. It is expected to hit South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.Before Florence, Hurricane Hugo, a Category 4 storm that […]

Home Restoration After a Storm: Step by Step

Storm damage can occur at any moment. It’s likely that you’ll have some warning from local radio broadcasts and news stations. However, the extent of the damage cannot be foreseen until it’s over. Heavy rains will lead to flooding and strong winds may cause roof damage, and then property damage is two-fold. But it’s not […]

The Home Fire Problem in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Every 90 seconds in the United States, there is a home fire. That’s an almost unbelievable statistic, yet many people are unaware. That’s why Restoration 1 has decided to educate community members in Winston-Salem, North Carolina about the causes of home fires, and ways to prevent future fires. This helpful infographic highlights some of the most […]