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Grease Fires: Prevention, Action, and Clean Up

House fires can be extremely terrifying and damaging, especially if they involve grease. While it’s impossible to prevent all types of fire incidents in the home, there are a few steps you can take to reduce your risk. One of the easiest ways to prevent a grease fire is by keeping up with regular kitchen […]

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What to Do in an Electrical Fire

When an electrical fire starts in your home or business, it can be a frightening and dangerous situation. Electrical fires are different than normal fires and require a different approach to extinguish. It is important to act quickly but safely to limit the damage as much as possible before professional help arrives. To know what […]

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What Causes Sewer Backup?

A sewer backup is one of those things a homeowner wants to avoid at all costs. Not only is it unpleasant and a real mess to clean up, but it also poses a health risk to both humans and pets since it contains contaminants and viruses. It can also cause thousands of dollars in damages […]

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How to Prevent Your Sump Pump Line from Freezing

Sump pumps are one of those things you never really think about as a homeowner. When installed properly, they just do their job and help prevent basement flooding. During the rainy spring and summer months, they easily pump water away from your home and help prevent flooding from rainwater seepage. The winter months, however, can […]

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Measuring Wall Moisture After Water Damage

Whether an overflowing appliance or a deluge of rain, water damage is a common occurrence for both home and business owners. Wet carpeting, wood floors, cabinets, furniture, and especially drywall can take days or weeks to dry out, and that’s just what you can see with a visual inspection. Measuring wall moisture is one way […]

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What Is Soot and Is Soot Dangerous?

As a homeowner, you likely face many challenges with keeping up and maintaining your home. Black soot is one of the issues you may encounter over time. Common sources of soot include candles, fireplaces, and even stoves. Is soot dangerous though? Black soot from a fire can not only be unsightly, but it can also […]

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How to Tell if Water Damage is New or Old

For home and business owners, discovering water damage is never good news. With most types of water damage, whether old or new water damage, it’s important to take action quickly to avoid extensive damage to your home or business. How can you tell the age of water damage? There are key signs to look for […]

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How Hard Water Damages Plumbing and Appliances

A home is one of the biggest financial investments you can make so it’s no surprise you want everything in the home to operate smoothly, especially your plumbing system. Between burst pipes, aging hot water heaters, and leaking faucets, water damage is a real risk. One of the silent risks many homeowners never think about […]

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What to Do After a Fire at Your Business

Fire can be catastrophic for a business owner. In addition to structural damages that can rack up thousands of dollars in repair and restoration costs, a business that experiences a fire may have to close for days, weeks, or even months, resulting in lost revenue. If you own a company, do you know what to […]

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Is Water Damage Covered by Insurance?

Homeowners insurance is one of the costs of owning a home you likely never think about until you have to. A standard homeowners insurance policy is designed to protect you financially from unexpected events that cause damages such as fire, smoke, theft, vandalism, falling trees, and weather events such as hail, wind, and lightning. Not […]

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