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When is Tornado Season?

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You are probably familiar with terms like “tornado season” and “Tornado Alley,” but do you know exactly what they mean? Understanding the most likely time a tornado may strike your home—and whether your area is prone to such severe weather—can help you take the appropriate steps to protect yourself, your family, and your home. When Does Tornado Season Begin? The… Continue reading

How to Prepare for Tornado Season

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Tornadoes most commonly occur between March and June, meaning tornado season has officially begun. Whether you live in “Tornado Alley” or not, everyone should prepare for severe tornado weather this spring. After all, tornadoes have hit every state in the country, and they’re most likely to catch people off-guard and cause more damage when they occur in unexpected places. So… Continue reading

How to Stay Safe During Tornado Season

How to Stay Safe During Tornado Season

Nothing is more important during tornado season than ensuring the safety of your family and property. The key to preparing for a tornado is to know when tornado season is, understand the difference between tornado watches and warnings, and make sure you receive alerts when severe weather is forecast in your area. When is Tornado Season? Be aware that tornadoes… Continue reading

What Counts as Severe Weather?

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Have you ever seen a severe weather advisory, watch, or warning pop up on your favorite weather app? These alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS) help you prepare to protect life and property when severe weather is on the way. Watch vs. Warning vs. Advisory A “Watch” means conditions are favorable for severe weather to occur—start preparing now. A… Continue reading

Signs of Tornadoes and Other Severe Weather

Signs of Tornadoes and Other Severe Weather

Spring is almost here, which means severe tornado weather is right around the corner. Do you know how to spot signs of a tornado before it arrives? And do you know what to do if your neighborhood is hit by severe weather? Use this guide for help. Severe Weather Tornado Signs Aside from a funnel cloud forming in the sky,… Continue reading

How to Prevent Ice Dams and Roof Damage

How to Prevent Ice Dams and Roof Damage

The icicles hanging from your roof may look pretty, but they could indicate that an ice dam has formed. Learn more about ice dams and implement some easy ice dam prevention tips to stop them from forming. What are Ice Dams? Heavy snowfall causes snow to accumulate on your roof. The top layer of snow stays intact when it’s cold… Continue reading

6 Common Types of Winter Water Damage

Frozen water in the rainwater drain pipe.

Water damage can happen any time of year, but winter weather is notorious for causing leaks, floods, and ruptured pipes. Consider the six most common types of water damage that occur in the winter and how to avoid them. Frozen Pipes Water expands when it freezes, meaning a frozen pipe is liable to burst under the pressure. To prevent frozen… Continue reading

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

It’s common to set self-improvement goals when the new year rolls around, but have you ever thought of setting resolutions for your home? From keeping up with maintenance to preparing for emergencies, here are six things you should do every year to keep your home in good shape. Give Your Home a Checkup By cleaning and maintaining your home’s major… Continue reading

How to Remove Water Damage from Your Home

How to Remove Water Damage from Your Home

Water damage comes in many forms. If floodwater or sewage enters your home, you shouldn’t attempt to clean it up yourself. Water originating from weather events or the sewer system may contain dangerous pathogens or toxins that can threaten your health and safety. Such contamination is categorized as black water. On the other hand, if the water damage in your… Continue reading

What to Know When Buying a House with Water Damage

What to Know When Buying a House with Water Damage

House hunting can be an overwhelming project, especially in this market. If you stumble upon a beautifully landscaped home in a safe neighborhood with all the features you’re looking for, you may be tempted to make an offer right away. But if the asking price seems too good to be true, look closer—the home could have hidden water damage. Upon… Continue reading