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Fire damage in your home or business is devastating. You feel helpless. It feels like you can’t do anything except stand back and watch the tragedy unfold. You feel the heat on your face; you can hear the hissing, pops and bangs of the fire singeing...
Mold
Mold is certainly proving itself to be a long trending hot topic today. There are many reasons why this is so. Health concerns, real estate transactions, and general media buzz have the public asking questions such as, “Do I have mold?” and “How bad...
Water damage caused by Ice maker line leak
'Is your refrigerator running?' The world's best known prank phone call may also be one of the best pieces of advice before you leave for vacation. Not necessarily for leaving your refrigerator plugged in, but the water line that feeds your ice...
Running on the Rails 5k and 10k
We're Running on the Rails on Saturday, June 10 to benefit the Ephrata Public Library. The race, hosted by Knead It Massage & Bodyworks , is on the Ephrata Linear Park Trail and has 5k or 10k option. Compleat Restorations is pleased to be an...
Compleat Restorations participating in the BIA Food Drive
Compleat Restorations is pleased to participate in the BIA Food Drive for the month of May. Employees, guests, and customers are welcome to help with food donations all month. All food donations from Compleat will stay local through Ephrata Area...
Compleat Community Service Project
The Ephrata Public Library is a community treasure. Innovative programming, community resources, and large collections of mixed media make this library an anchor in the Ephrata area. The Book Store (Books N Stuff) is a valuable source of income for...
Home-built ultralight airplane in fire damaged garage
As restorers, we are called to help in an infinite variety of circumstances; each loss is unique because of the customers we service. Some projects, however, are particularly memorable because of the contents. On April 2, 2017, a townhouse fire...
Stay connected, Stay Safe.
Stay Connected. Stay Safe. Did you know that you carry a life saving device in your pocket? Your smartphone is potentially the item that can save your life and the lives of loved ones in an emergency . Taking a few moments to download these could be...
Who's Who in a Property Loss Claim?
Ask anyone who has ever had to file a claim for property damage how simple filing the claim is and you are bound to get a variety of answers. Many will tell you that it becomes confusing at times. Understanding the insurance policy is daunting in...
Are you prepared for the call of survival?
What if you had to leave, NOW! Could you do it? By William L. “Bill” Harvey You are sitting in your home, perhaps reading a book. There is an emergency responder rapping upon your door telling you to evacuate the premises immediately, could you do...
Equipment set to dry out one of many water damaged hallways at a Comfort Inn.
On January 10, 2017, Compleat Restorations responded to a vaguely familiar water loss on an evening when icy roads seemed to make the notion of an emergency response almost impossible. A hotel in northern Harrisburg had the worst kind of disaster...
Water damaged ceiling
Water damage arises from fire damage, broken pipes, blocked drains, malfunctioning appliances, storms and other causes. The appropriate treatment depends on the nature of the damage. Some water carries contaminates and should be considered hazardous...
Myths About Renter’s Insurance
It can be a good feeling to get through life with the confidence that nothing bad will happen unexpectedly to you. That’s also the dilemma that the insurance companies work hard to overcome to provide adequate coverage in the market. It’s also the...
Soot damaged teddy bear
It is difficult to think about how the impact of a fire in your home would affect your life. Those who have experienced this will tell you about the little things that they did not consider at first. The fire is out, and your family is safe...
Microbial growth in ceiling of basement
Mold is potentially harmful depending upon the age and health of the persons exposed to mold, and the type and quantity of mold present. Mold exists everywhere in nature, but it grows indoors due to high humidity and water intrusion. Do. . . . Call...
Raw sewage and flood waters contain bacteria and other micro-organisms which are extremely hazardous to human health. These can be transmitted by touching contaminated items or by tracking them into uncontaminated areas on shoes. Children and pets...
After smoke and fire damage it is natural to want to jump right in and clean the building and contents. Timely action can be a great help, but incorrect action can jeopardize or impede satisfactory restoration. When fire or smoke damage happens to...
Many have never heard of a puff back. A puff back occurs when an oil burner backfires, sending soot throughout your home or business. It can happen all at once (like a balloon popping) or more gradually (as if someone was holding the end of a...
Restoration services, like cardiologists, are not something customers typically shop around for. Therefore, most customers do not know what to expect since we perform in emergency circumstances. In many ways we are like the cardiologists of...
The eye of the hurricane is staring at us. This eye, from a distance, sees where we are vulnerable and many times will steer directly to where it can do the most damage. That is how it feels when we experience the devastating effects of the wind and...
The Importance of Sump Pump Coverage We share these basic steps you can take to reduce your risk exposure this spring: 1. Check your gutters and drains – Malfunctioning gutters and drains tend to be the number one issue for wet basements in our...