Tips for Tackling Water Damage (that Many Homeowners Miss)
In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria, many American homeowners are struggling to learn how to cope with water damage restoration, meaning the technical processes needed to repair a home that has suffered a flood or other water-related destruction. However, water damage restoration is a complex business and it’s easy for laymen homeowners to miss important steps in the process during the rush to clean up. Even a burst pipe can cost […]
Impact of Rain Damage to Your Home
Spring season is typically known for rain – hence April showers bring May flowers. And rain water isn’t a huge risk to your home if there is not rainfall on a consistent basis. But, when the rainstorms are heavy and occur several days in a row, your home can be exposed to long-term rain damage. Roof Inspection Your roof is the first line of defense against most weather conditions, especially rain. Check your roof […]
Is Mold Growing in Your Home?
Schools, homes, apartment complexes, and businesses are all susceptible to mold and mildew growth. Mold grows off of water and survives on food sources (leaves, wood, paper, and dirt), oxygen, and temperatures between 40° and 100° Fahrenheit. So essentially, mold can be found anywhere. In your home, outside, and in almost any environment. Humidity and moisture in the air will invite mold into your home. And if mold spores land on a moist spot […]
Four Surprising Things Your Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover
Home damage and repair is never a cost we want to incur, however sometimes these costs cannot be avoided. And if you think you are covered under a standard homeowners insurance policy, you might want to think again. Here are four things that are surprisingly not covered by most standard homeowners insurance policies. Earthquakes Most basic homeowners insurance policies cover fire, wind, hail, theft, and lightning damages. However, they do not cover damages associated […]
Do I Need a Dehumidifier?
If there’s one place where you want to be comfortable, it’s in your home. But a high level of humidity can really lower your level of comfort. Depending on the amount of moisture in your home, a dehumidifier might be just what you need to fix those levels and get you back into the comfort zone. What’s a Dehumidifier? Put simply, a dehumidifier reduces the moisture in the air. When there is humidity in […]
Important Documents to Have Before a Storm
Disaster plans are not always top of mind for most homeowners until there is a threat of a natural disaster occurrence. And although your area may be less prone to a natural disaster, it is always good to be prepared with a plan. When creating your disaster plan, whether it be for a hurricane, tornado, or flood, you should always store away important documents in a safe place. Protect Your Important Papers and Documents […]
Signs of a Roof Leak
A stain or a wet spot on your ceiling is an obvious sign that your roof is leaking. But by the time you’ve identified ceiling damage, you’re already hundreds of dollars deep in damages. Wet spots form after a much longer process, starting with harsh weather conditions and shingle damage. A leaky roof can leave you with gutter damage, ice dam formation, mold and mildew, interior damage, and potentially the need for an entire […]