water drainage issue

How to Divert Water Away from Your Home

Do you have a lakefront property without the actual lake and view? If your yard is a soggy mess after a rainstorm, you likely have a water drainage issue. While it may be easy to ignore, damp, wet landscapes can lead to damp, wet basements and bigger problems like water damage and a mold outbreak. […]

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smoke alarm

Top 10 Reasons Your Smoke Alarm Goes Off Randomly

Smoke alarms are a critical part of a fire safety plan for a home and can alert you quickly of a potential fire hazard or risk. A false alarm however can be annoying, especially with the high-pitch chirp going on and on. What causes a faulty smoke alarm? Let’s take a look at the top […]

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attic mold

How to Prevent Attic Mold

Attic mold can take a homeowner by surprise, especially since the attic is a space in a home that is most likely to be ignored. After all, out of sight, out of mind. Homeowners rarely spend time in their attic, aside from a few times a year to store decorations or other household items. When […]

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How to Prevent Garage Flooding

How to Prevent Garage Flooding

 While most people think of flooded basements, bathrooms, and attics as the main culprit for flood damage, flooded garages can cost just as much to remediate and repair. When severe storms hit, or plumbing fails, garage flooding can cause extensive water damage. Flooding is one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in the United […]

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basement flooding

How to Prevent Basement Flooding

Basement flooding is one of the most frustrating experiences for a homeowner. Basement flooding can cost thousands of dollars in damages, create days and weeks of water remediation and restoration, and in some cases, even dislocate families. As a homeowner, it’s important to take preventative measures to stop basement flooding before it starts. How can […]

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what is white mold

What Is White Mold and Is It Dangerous?

There are many molds that can be found in a home or office, including white mold. White mold isn’t actually a specific type, however, but is rather a broad term that includes many different species. Common white mold includes aspergillus, Cladosporium, and penicillium. White mold looks white and powdery and can appear on many different […]

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Water Damage in a Commercial Building

Water Damage in Commercial Buildings

Commercial building water damage has a greater impact than a water loss at a residential property. Office building water damage is more complex not only because of the size of the property but also because of the complexity of the mechanical systems. When a water loss strikes, the consequences of water damage in a commercial […]

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water mitigation

Water Mitigation vs. Water Damage Restoration

Flash floods. Burst pipes. Tropical Storms. Leaking dishwasher. Sooner or later you may experience water damage and need both water mitigation and water damage restoration services. But what is the difference between the two? While both services share some similarities, water damage mitigation is typically the priority after a water loss as it safeguards the […]

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homeowner's insurance claim

How to Document Damages for an Insurance Claim

Immediately following a fire, flood, or another disaster, you understandably will be feeling stress and frustration. After all, your home is now in chaos, and it can be hard to imagine how to get your home back to “normal”. The important thing after a loss at your property is to know how to document damages […]

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DIY mold removal

Why It May Be Dangerous to DIY Mold Removal

Many homeowners are naturally DIYers and are well versed in home projects like installing new flooring, repainting rooms, and even installing plumbing fixtures. When a mold issue arises, DIYers may be tempted to attack the problem themselves to avoid hiring a professional mold remediation company. In some cases where a mold issue is minimal and […]

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