How to Protect Your Home From Storm Damage

Did you know that there have been more than three hundred climate and weather disasters since 1980, with costs that have exceeded a billion dollars? You never know when a dangerous storm is going to hit your community. If you do not take the right steps to protect your home from storm damage, you’ll put your home and your family at risk.  We’ve put together a guide to help you understand what is important to do to protect your home from severe weather disasters. Keep reading if you want to find out more.  Secure the Roof of Your House If a hailstorm or

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Couch floating on water in flooded living room

Most Common Water Damage Issues and How to Fix Them

Water damage is more common than you may think, affecting about 14,000 people in the United States on any given day. The costs associated with this set American households back $20 billion each year. Few other types of household damage are as expensive to repair. Surprisingly, up to 93% of all water damage is avoidable. But even if preventing the damage in your home has proven difficult, taking prompt action at the earliest signs of water damage can help save you from expensive repair costs. So, what are the most common water damage problems Americans face? More importantly, how can you fix

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This is the sewage water damage recovery process in a residential home. The flooring is ripped off, and the rooms are sprayed with biowash. Industrial fans and dehumidifiers is placed in the room for the drying and restoration process. The process will last 3 days.

7 Imperative Steps to Take After a Flood

Inclement weather, natural disasters, or home water system failures can wreak havoc on your home because of flooding. If you are dealing with the impact of a flood in your home, you need to know what steps to take to protect yourself and begin recovery. Read on for seven steps to take after a flood in your home. Each step is of high importance, and time is of the essence. 1. Prevent Further Risk Your first concern when moving forward after a flood is to keep yourself and your family safe. Even if your home is in an area where flooding has ceased, check

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

What Are the Signs of Hidden Water Damage?

Between 2010 and 2018, the annual cost of flood damage was approximately $17 billion in the United States.  Severe weather isn’t the only reason for damage. Clogged gutters, leaking pipes, blocked drains, and leaking water heaters can be disastrous for your property.  But what does water damage look like?  While some water leaks are obvious, some can go unnoticed. Hidden water damage is particularly dangerous because it can cause serious harm before you even notice.  To avoid spending thousands on repairs, you need to know how to tell if a house has water damage.  Mold Growth Signs of mold are never a good sign. Mold is a type of

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Water Damage Restoration Specialist vs General Contractor: Who Should I Call?

Water will destroy a home and devastate a homeowner. Even the newest and most beautiful home is vulnerable to the destructive power of flooding and basic plumbing mishaps. Thus, you may think a general contractor who builds homes from bottom to top will work best to fix your water damage. After all, they understand all the inner workings of a house and have the right subcontractors for the job.  A restoration specialist will remedy water damage better than a general contractor. The restoration expert comes in with the eagle eye that can see the potential long-term damage. Even more important,

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Angry Bearded Senior Man Talking on Smartphone Near Plastic Wash Bowl at Home in the Living Room Because of Roof Leaking

How to Know if Your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy Covers Water Damage Restoration

Did you know that 98% of basements experience some type of water damage? The average home insurance claim for water damage is $11,098. You can end up dealing with anything from a simple $100 leak to a $100,000 contaminated water damage to the entire floor.  That’s why you have homeowners’ insurance to help protect you in these circumstances. Water damage is the second most common type of insurance claim. But does your policy cover restoration? We are here to help you understand what you need to look for in your insurance policies including exclusions and deductibles. Keep reading to gain some additional

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Smell Clean Again: How to Remove Smoke Odor After a Fire

There’s no denying or escaping the destructive power of fire. It’s one of the most dangerous and traumatic accidents to occur in any home because of how quickly fire spreads, and the lingering damage it leaves behind.  Not only does a fire ruin all the materials in your home — both structural and soft furnishings, but it can also decimate all of your personal, sentimental items, leaving very little behind.  Long after the extinguishing of a fire, the effects remain, such as harmful byproducts and smoke odor. If you’re wondering how to get that smoke smell out of your house

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summer rain with hail falls on the roof of slate

Hail Damage Roof Repair: What to Look For & What to Do

Hail damage in the U.S. between the years 2000 and 2019 averaged a whopping $8 to $14 billion annually. In some areas, hailstones measure up to 6 inches and weigh about 1.1 pounds. Roofs take a huge beating from hail storms, even minor storms. Sometimes the damage isn’t visible from the ground, meaning you’ll have to climb onto your roof to assess the situation. In any case, hail damage roof repair should be your first order of business, before the problem gets out of hand. Handling roof damage after a hail storm can be quite daunting, especially if it’s your first hail

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An Emergency Guide on Dealing With a Flooded Basement

One of the last things any homeowner wants to discover is a flooded basement. A flooded basement does not only mean hours of cleaning are ahead of you. A flooded basement is a sign of a water leak or plumbing issue of some sort.  If proper restoration isn’t conducted, then mold and mildew can quickly grow. For these reasons, it’s important to know exactly what to do after discovering water in a basement so you can act fast. We know just have frustrating and frightening it can be to find severe water damage in your basement.  In the guide below,

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