Protecting Your Property with Flood Barriers

A flood defense barrier in the doorway of a British house.

Floods are among the most destructive forces in nature, and they affect every state from coast to coast. Whether the result of torrential rainfall, broken dams, storm surges, or rivers bursting their banks, floodwaters can sweep through entire cities and relentlessly damage anything in their path. While many cities have flood control measures in place, you can take matters into… Continue reading

What Homeowners Can Do to Prepare for Wildfires

What Homeowners Can Do to Prepare for Wildfires

Wildfires are nature’s way of clearing out dead materials and making way for new growth. Unfortunately, wildfires are becoming increasingly common and expansive, threatening more and more homes every year. Consider the Boulder County, CO, fires at the end of 2021 that destroyed more than 1,000 buildings, killed two people, and caused more than $500 million in damages. As catastrophes… Continue reading

What’s the Difference Between Smoke and Fire Damage?

the Difference Between Smoke and Fire Damage_

You’re familiar with the phrase, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” This saying perfectly demonstrates how much more is involved with a fire than just the immediate urgency of the flames. Anyone who hasn’t experienced fire damage firsthand may assume that the destruction is limited to whatever the flames touch. However, anything in the vicinity, even on the other side of… Continue reading

Can Black Mold Grow on Carpet?

Can Black Mold Grow on Carpet_

One of the biggest headaches you might face as a homeowner is finding a mold outbreak somewhere in your house. Often appearing in the aftermath of a flood or plumbing leak, mold growth can occur where you least expect it, including the carpet. Where Does Mold Like to Grow? Mold has plenty of potential hiding places, especially after your home… Continue reading