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Oct 29
Top Bugs and Insects You Might Find in Your Home This Winter

Top Bugs and Insects You Might Find in Your Home This Winter

To quote US Magazine: Bugs! They’re just like us! Okay, maybe they’re not frequenting the Starbucks on Hollywood Boulevard but they want to stay alive just as much as us, and winter is coming. It turns out insects and other pests do a lot of weird things to stay alive when it gets cold. Like the snowbirds, they head south to warmer climates. Some of the freakier ones go dormant in a stage called “diapause,” a form of […]

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Oct 15
How to Think Differently About the Best Green Cleaning Products

How to Think Differently About the “Best” Green Cleaning Products

Every year, household magazines haul out a list of the best green cleaning products, especially since buying eco-friendly products has never been more popular. Unfortunately, many people don’t take the time to think critically about what products to use in the home, or fail to educate themselves about ingredients and key phrases. This year, we took a different approach to selecting green cleaning products. Here are few new ways to better rationalize your choices for eco-friendly cleaning products […]

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Oct 01
Five Things You Should Have in Your Home Before Winter Hits

Five Things You Should Have in Your Home Before Winter Hits

As they say, winter is coming, and even as we get kids back to school and cozy up to autumn rituals, it’s important to be prepared. Many people don’t stop to take account of what we have on hand, so we don’t really think about what we might need when winter weather and other storms hit. Here are five categories of things you could need in the event of a winter storm. 1. The Necessities This […]

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Sep 17
How to Make Your Home Fire-Wise

How to Make Your Home Fire-Wise

As evidenced by this summer’s rash of wildfires raging across America, fires are a scary phenomenon. Wildfire, in fact, is a natural phenomenon that is somewhat predictable; the U.S. Fire Administration reports that more than 1.3 million fires that aren’t due to wildfires kill more than 3,000 people each year, cause more than 15,000 injuries, and cost nearly $15 billion in losses. Let’s take a closer look. What Causes Fires? If we understand what causes fires, […]

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Aug 20
Let’s Explore Earthquake Readiness for Homes

Let’s Explore Earthquake Readiness for Homes

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), there have been more than 20 “significant” earthquakes in 2018 alone including a 7.9 magnitude earthquake southeast of Kodiak, Alaska and a string of quakes up to 6.9 on Hawaii. When we talk about the “Big One,” most people envision disasters in coastal California or amid the rainy streets of Seattle, Washington, but the truth is that an earthquake can happen anywhere. Between climate change and man-made interventions […]

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Dec 04
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What is a Nor’Easter?

It’s a word bantered around by meteorologists regularly, one delivered with a strong New England accent in the region: the “nor’easter.” It’s one of weather’s wackiest weather terms, but these storms are no joke. These infamous storms can combine torrential rains, strong storms, and fierce blizzards into one ferocious package that can knock New England out of power for days, sometimes weeks. But what is a nor’easter, and why is it so unique in the North American climate? Let’s […]

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Feb 27
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Navigating Your Claims Process: Seven Simple Steps

As the weather gets increasingly more intense, the risk of damage to your home because of a natural disaster increases. As a homeowner, navigating the tricky and often time-consuming process of negotiating with your insurance company and contractors can be frustrating. That’s why Storm Guard Restoration Services has distilled our process down to seven simple steps to make your home repair as simple as possible. All Storm Guard services are available 24 hours a […]

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May 11
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Factors to Consider When Painting Your House

Have you ever taken the time to think about what goes into painting the exterior of your home? You might want to take a seat because there’s probably more to it than expected. Whether painting your home due to the wearing of paint or your home just needs a fresher look, there are several factors to consider when beginning the painting process. Let’s examine why there is more that goes into painting than what […]

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Apr 13
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Spotlight: Why Is Storm Guard in Apex, NC So Successful?

Storm Guard has been and continues to be a strong brand. It is a unique business model with many driving forces contributing to its continued growth and development. Successful franchisees are a major aspect of the driving forces that make the brand stronger. Storm Guard Restoration’s unit in Apex, NC has been having great success since beginning operations in 2013. With its solid company culture, hard work ethic, and mentality for doing the right […]

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Mar 30
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Spring Cleaning!

Nothing says goodbye to cold snowy weather like spring cleaning! Spring is a great time of year to work on the exterior components of your home. The weather is the perfect temperature, where it’s not too hot and it’s not too cold, and the snow is typically all melted away. When you begin your spring cleaning endeavor, there are certain tasks you should do to avoid issues down the road. Debris Clean Up After […]

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