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3 Helpful Ways To Get Your Home Ready For Fall

Ready or not, fall is right around the corner! The crisp air, the pumpkin aromas and the falling leaves are everywhere. Fall is a beautiful time of year—and it’s also the perfect time to get your home ready for the cooler months ahead. It’s important to know the top 3 things you can do now to get your home ready for Fall—so you won’t find yourself unprepared.

  1. Make sure your pipes can handle whatever weather lies ahead.
    As the cooler weather approaches, your pipes can freeze and burst more easily. A burst pipe means a flood in your home—and no one wants that. To help ensure your pipes are prepared for Fall and Winter, it’s a good idea to call a professional who can make sure that your pipes are strong enough and well-prepared enough to take on any impending weather.
  2. Don’t forget to have your air ducts cleaned.
    Having clean air ducts isn’t just good for your home’s air quality—but dirty air ducts can also be a fire hazard. As the cooler months sneak up on us, it’s important to make sure your air ducts are as clean as they can be—for the sake of you and your entire family.
  3. Make a good impression at holiday parties with clean carpets.
    With lots of holiday parties coming up this Fall and Winter, it’s the perfect time to get your carpets cleaned. Clean carpets not only look and smell great—but they also set the tone for the rest of your house. Clean carpets in your house means happy guests in your house!

Ready to begin preparing your home for Fall? At Calloway Cleaning and Restoration, we specialize in pipe examination, air duct cleaning and carpet cleaning. We’re ready and waiting to help your home become the safest, cleanest home around—just in time for the cooler months.

Give us a call today at 513-505-4656!

If you’re one of the many people who has experienced a failed sump pump, you know how frustrating this can be. But before you lose your cool, take a deep breath and simply keep reading. You’ll learn all about what’s going on and how you can get it fixed quickly and easily.

What is a sump pump?

A sump pump is a pump that’s used to remove accumulated water in a water-collecting sump basin, most often found in the basement of a house. Sump pumps eliminate moisture and prevent flooding.

Although not all houses have sump pumps, houses that are likely to flood usually have one. If you live in a city that’s prone to heavy rains or you live in a low area (like at the bottom of a hill), a sump pump is a particularly good piece of equipment to have in your house.

What causes a sump pump to fail?

There are four main reasons that a sump pump can fail.

  • Power failure: The most common reason that a sump pump fails is because of power failure. Some sump pumps have a battery backup, which is especially helpful when the main power is out for an extended period of time.
  • Switch problems: Another reason a sump pump can fail is due to switch problems. This happens when a sump pump moves out of its position inside the basin, which makes the float ineffective. The float ensures that the on/off switch operates correctly. Without the switch and the float arm mechanisms operating effectively, a sump pump won’t work.
  • Improper installation: The third reason that a sump pump fails is because of improper installation. If the manufacturer’s instructions aren’t followed to a T, severe water damage can happen. There are three things that most manufacturers require: (1) a check valve installed on the discharge line, (2) the drilling of a small air relief hole in the discharge line and (3) that the sump pump pit is not set in dirt or gravel. If these three rules are followed during installation, sump pumps usually work well.
  • Lack of maintenance: The final reason sump pumps can fail is due to lack of maintenance. Many manufacturers recommend that the pump is run at least every two to three months, and that this is always completed just before the rainy season hits. When testing your sump pump, it’s important to go outside and make sure that it’s releasing water. When the motor is running, listen for any unusual noises. It’s also important that the battery on the backup sump pump is replaced every two to three years. This maintenance is usually super-easy and helps you save money in the long run by either letting you avoid replacing your sump pump or allowing you to avoid an expensive project due to water damage.

If your sump pump does fail and the water level rises too high, many sump pumps have a simple, battery-powered water alarm that goes off to let you know.

What should you do if your sump pump fails?

If your house has suffered water damage due to a failed sump pump, our experienced team at Calloway Cleaning and Restoration is here to help. Before water can wreak havoc on your home and belongings, give us a call.

At Calloway Cleaning and Restoration, we know that reaction time is critical and that we must act quickly to best minimize any damage. That’s why our expertly-trained technicians are on call 24/7. First, we’ll contact you within 15 minutes of your call, let you know what to do until we arrive and then quickly be on our way to your house with our powerful, state-of-the-art equipment that extracts the water from your house. Plus, we’ll help you get your sump pump back up and running like new.

Don’t let a failed sump pump ruin your day! At Calloway Cleaning and Restoration, it’s our mission to help. Give us a call any time at 513-505-4656

Flooded basement. Burst pipe. Failed sump pump. Overflowing toilet, bathtub, sink or drain. There are so many things that can happen to cause water damage in your home. And no matter how water damage happens, one thing’s for sure: It’s a stressful situation for any homeowner.

If water sits in your home too long, it can permanently damage your belongings or lead to mold buildup. That’s why reaction time is critical. To minimize the damage, water removal must happen very quickly—and it must be done by an expert. Read on to learn two simple steps for how to best handle water damage, just in case you ever find yourself in this unfortunate situation.

  1. Turn off the main water supply. If you find that a pipe has burst, your toilet or sink has overflowed or your refrigerator, washing machine, hot water heater or dishwasher has leaked, it’s important to turn off the main water supply. This will ensure that any appliances that use water will no longer work until the water is turned back on, and that any repairs can be done.
  2. Call Calloway Cleaning and Restoration. At Calloway, we specialize in this! No matter how much or how little water damage you find in your home, we’re here to help restore your home back to its original condition. We have more than 25 years of experience in water restoration with numerous certifications. Our friendly water technicians are experts in water removal. Even better? They’re on call 24/7. That means that any time you call, we promise you’ll get a call back within 15 minutes so we can properly assess the situation. And, our water removal experts will advise you about how to minimize the water damage until they arrive, which is always in three hours or less. Once they arrive, you can feel confident, knowing that our trained technicians always have the most powerful, state-of-the-art equipment to extract the maximum amount of water from your home. Best of all, we handle everything. If a plumber is needed, we’ll help you get in touch with one. If an insurance claim needs to be filed, we’ll work directly with your insurance company to make sure you’re taken care of.

Next time you find yourself tackling water damage in your home, take a deep breath and give us a call. This is our specialty, so let us take care of the mess! Simply call Calloway Cleaning and Restoration any time at 513-505-4656. You won’t be disappointed! 

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About Calloway

At Calloway, we specialize in making your home look great, feel amazing and be healthy for everyone who lives there. That’s why we focus on five types of cleaning—carpet cleaning, air duct/vent cleaning, furniture cleaning, tile/grout cleaning and odor removal—as well as five types of restoration—water/flood damage, fire/smoke damage, mold remediation, biohazard/crime scene/trauma cleanup and wind/storm damage.

We happily offer 24/7 services in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio (both Cincinnati and Dayton). When you work with Calloway, you can rest easy, knowing that we’re a committed leader in the service industry. Quality service and superior customer care are just the beginning! Experience the magic of Calloway today.

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