Protect Your Home from Strong Winds

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Wind is one of the most destructive forces on the planet, and spring is known for its severe weather bringing large storm systems, heavy rain and dangerous winds. Whether you live in Tornado Alley, a hurricane region, or somewhere prone to windstorms, follow these tips to protect your home from strong winds. Trim Your Trees Be proactive and arrange to… Continue reading

Protect Your Home from Snowmelt

Protect Your Home from Snowmelt

Snow is beautiful to watch while it’s falling, but it can prove problematic once it lands. After all, no one enjoys shoveling sidewalks or plowing streets. Once the snow starts to melt, it leaves behind slush, ice, mud and water. Snowmelt can even damage your roof, foundation and basement if those are not adequately protected. How to Protect Against Melting… Continue reading

DIY Moisture Control

Condensation on window

Do you see condensation on your windowpanes? Are you bothered by a constant musty odor? Do your allergy or asthma symptoms worsen at home? These are all signs of high humidity. Fortunately, you can restore the optimum humidity level to reduce the risk of water damage and mold growth with do-it-yourself moisture control. What is the Ideal Indoor Humidity? Indoor… Continue reading

Where Does the Water Go?

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Water can seep through any crack or crevice, no matter how small. Porous objects also absorb it and become soggy, rotten, and moldy over time. To make matters worse, water damage is often hidden from view, occurring behind walls or under floors. Detect structural damage before it’s too late by checking these places where water likes to hide. Under the… Continue reading

Mold—Removal vs. Remediation

Black mold in the corner of room wall

If the mere thought of mold makes you recoil in disgust, you may be appalled to find fuzzy, slimy, or powdery mold growth throughout your house. Should you take steps to simply remove the mold, or is remediation the better choice? Learn the difference between the two so you can combat your mold problem correctly. Understanding Mold Mold growth may… Continue reading

Different Categories of Water Damage

Flooding rainwater or floor heating systems, causing damage, peeling paint and mildew.

A flooded home is never a good thing, and can cause serious damage if not treated immediately. The steps you must take to clean up the damage though depend on what category of water has infiltrated your home. Category 1: Clean Water Flooding from leaky appliance hoses, faulty toilet tanks, melting snow and rainwater can lead to Category 1 damage.… Continue reading

Choosing a Restoration Contractor

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If your home is damaged in a fire, flood, or natural disaster, the restoration contractor you hire can make all the difference during the recovery process. Follow these tips to help you choose the best company for the job. Seek Recommendations Start by asking friends and neighbors about the restoration contractors they have used in the past. If you file… Continue reading

Outdoor Winter Activities to Help You Stay Active When It’s Cold

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When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, it’s easy to go for a run or do laps in the neighborhood pool. Things aren’t so simple during the doldrums of winter, especially when the coronavirus pandemic still has many indoor pools and gyms closed. This may have you wondering—what outdoor winter activities are available? Here are some ideas… Continue reading

Winter Safety in the New Year

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As you ring in the new year, remember that winter will be around for another few months. Are you ready for sudden storms, cold temperatures, and potential power outages? How’s how to prepare your home, vehicle, and family for the remainder of winter. Prepare Your Home for Winter Staying indoors is no guarantee of safety. First, make sure your heating… Continue reading

8 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Fires this Winter

Christmas disaster

The winter holiday season is a time for family and togetherness. Unfortunately, many family holiday traditions increase the risk of house fires. Protect your family and property by following these eight holiday fire safety tips. Check your holiday lights for frayed cords or broken plugs. Don’t use any that appear damaged. Also, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for how many strands… Continue reading