Restoration News & Information

Is Flooding Insurance Required in Florida?

An animation of a person standing in front of their house with clouds above and rain falling. Both person and house are under an umbrella with the text "Flood Insurance" written on it, depicting that both are covered

Living in Florida, I’ve come to understand the unique challenges posed by our beautiful yet unpredictable environment. At J&R Restoration, we specialize in helping homeowners recover from water damage and other disasters that can strike without warning. Today, I want to discuss an important topic: whether flooding insurance is required in Florida. Is Flooding Insurance … Read more

Black Mold on Wood Deck

Black mold growing on an outdoor wooden deck of a home.

If you live in South Florida and have a wood deck, you’ve likely faced the challenge of dealing with black mold. This stubborn fungus not only mars the beauty of your outdoor space but can also pose serious health risks and structural issues if left untreated. As someone who understands the importance of maintaining a … Read more

Is there a Paint that Kills Mold?

painter painting over mold on a wall inside a home with white paint

As professionals in the mold remediation field, we are frequently presented with interesting queries reflecting the persistent struggle against household mold. Perhaps one of the most intriguing propositions is, “Is there a paint that can kill mold?”. At first glance, it sounds almost too good to be true, doesn’t it? An innovation like this could … Read more

Bathroom Mold and How to Prevent It

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Imagine a warm, relaxing bath after a long day’s toil. Sounds heavenly, right? Unfortunately, this serene experience could be marred by an unwelcome presence lurking in your bathroom: mold. As a long-term associate of a South Florida mold remediation company, I’ve seen countless homeowners battle this common yet stubborn issue. But why does mold appear … Read more

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

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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