Restoration News & Information

Mold on Outside of House

A side-angle view of a white house with some mold growing on the bottom corner.

As part of a team dedicated to restoring homes to their prime condition, I’ve encountered numerous challenges that homeowners face. One recurring issue is the unsightly and potentially harmful presence of mold on the outside of houses—a problem often underestimated in its ability to affect both property and health. Through this blog, I aim to … Read more

Is Black Mold on Bathroom Ceiling Dangerous?

A modern bathroom with a stand-alone tub in the center and white curtains on the side. The walls and ceiling are mostly tile, and there is a bit of black mold growing on the ceiling.

In the warm, humid embrace of South Florida, homeowners often face a hidden adversary lurking in their bathrooms: black mold. This unwelcome guest finds sanctuary on ceilings where warmth and moisture meet, posing not just an aesthetic issue but potential health risks as well. Through this exploration, we aim to unravel the mysteries of black … Read more

The Reasons Insurance Companies Deny Fire Claims

An insurance agent, on the left, holding a clipboard and talking to a disgruntled homeowner, on the right, in front of her house

In the aftermath of a fire, navigating the insurance claims process can be as daunting as dealing with the damage itself. As someone who has seen countless homeowners struggle with this challenge, I’ve come to understand deeply why reasons insurance companies deny fire claims are not just bureaucratic hurdles but significant obstacles in recovery. Through … Read more

How to Secure a Tarp

A worker installing a tarp on the roof of a house

In South Florida, where the weather can turn on a dime, knowing how to secure a tarp on a roof is not just handy—it’s essential. As part of our daily operations at our restoration company, we’ve mastered this skill through countless emergency calls post-storm. Our experience has taught us that proper preparation and technique are … Read more

How to File a Homeowner’s Insurance Claim

a stack of documents on a desk. depicting filing of a homeowner's insurance claim

Understanding how to file a homeowner’s insurance claim is crucial when facing unexpected damages such as mold, water intrusion, or fire in your home. At J&R Restoration, we recognize the stress and confusion that can arise during these challenging times. That’s why we’re dedicated to guiding South Florida homeowners through the claims process with ease … Read more

Remodeling a Historic Home: A Guide

Historic home in Florida, beige facade. The outside is under construction, materials are on the ground. Area is surrounded by trees and greenery.

Remodeling a historic home presents an exciting opportunity to breathe new life into a piece of history while crafting a space that meets modern living standards. At our South Florida restoration and remodeling company, we understand the unique blend of challenges and rewards that come with transforming these timeless structures.  Table of Contents Understanding the … Read more

Hardwood Floor Water Damage

Hardwood floor water damage depiction. Water scattered on a hardwood floor, bottom of closed door in distance

Hardwood floor water damage can be a homeowner’s nightmare, striking unexpectedly and leaving behind a trail of destruction. It compromises not only the aesthetic appeal of your flooring but also its structural integrity, making swift action crucial. Understanding how to navigate this challenge is key to restoring your floors to their former glory while preventing … Read more

Water Damage Cleanup in 4 Steps

Flooded basement, suitable for contractors or basement renovation specialists

Water damage cleanup is a critical process that homeowners and property managers may face after incidents such as floods, leaks, or pipe bursts. It involves more than just drying out the affected area; it requires a thorough approach to prevent mold growth and structural issues. Understanding the steps involved can significantly mitigate potential long-term damages, … Read more

What to Do If There’s Mold in Your Apartment

black mold in the corner of the apartment

Mold — it’s the uninvited guest that can creep into your apartment, bringing with it a host of problems. From unsightly spots on walls to potential health hazards, mold is something you should never ignore. But fear not! Recognizing and dealing with this pesky intruder is key to maintaining a healthy living space. In this … Read more

What to Do if You Find Mold in Your Air Ducts

mold on air ducts

Mold lurking in your air ducts isn’t just a nuisance; it’s a potential health hazard that can spread unseen throughout your home. When you discover mold in these hidden passages, swift and decisive action is needed to protect the quality of the air you breathe every day. In this blog post, we’re diving into what … Read more