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5 Tips to Prevent Mold in Winter

As the winter months approach, many home and business owners think mold issues will disappear. After all, household mold is most commonly discovered during hot, humid months. You may be surprised to learn that mold can thrive in colder months. But why does mold grow in the winter? And how do you prevent mold in […]

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Holiday Fire Hazards: Staying Safe This Season

The holidays are a wonderful time of year! From festive decorations to gathering around the table, the season brings happiness, cherished memories, and cheer to many families. Chances are your holiday traditions include a warm fire in the fireplace, or twinkling lights on a tree, or a day of cooking in the kitchen. Some holiday […]

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How to Remove Smoke Odor After a Fire

 According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are more than 350,000 house fires a year. For homeowners who have experienced a loss due to a fire, the cleanup and recovery can be challenging. Smoke residue can build up and leave a lingering unpleasant odor and if left untreated, can be hard to remove. […]

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Frozen Pipes

5 Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

As we head into winter and cold weather arrives, it’s important to understand ways to prevent frozen pipes in a home or business. Frozen pipes can become a nightmare for homeowners, and if not addressed, can burst and cause water damage. Frozen pipes can cause thousands of dollars in damages, but the good news is […]

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Do You Have an Emergency Response Plan for Your Business?

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, it is estimated that nearly 40% of businesses never reopen after experiencing a disaster caused by a fire, flood, severe storm, or another extreme event. And of those that do, 25% will shut down within two years. Those are startling statistics, but business owners that have an emergency […]

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Top Causes of a House Fire

According to the National Fire Protection Association, every 24 seconds a fire department in the United States is called out to respond to a fire. In 2019, fires caused more than $14.8 billion in property damages. While scary, most house fires are preventable. The first step in fire prevention is understanding what causes home fires […]

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How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Even though Fall has just arrived, now is a good time to start preparing your home for winter weather. Falling leaves, plunging temperatures, and winter storms can cause issues for homeowners, so be sure to take time to get ready for winter now.  With some planning, you can minimize damages to your home as well […]

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How to Prepare for a Tropical Storm

Tropical storms can bring heavy rain and wind to our region causing widespread power outages, flooding, and damages to homes and businesses. Even though the hurricane and tropical storm season began on June 1, it doesn’t appear to be dying down soon. In fact, in September alone, there were five tropical cyclones active at once […]

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mold spores

What Types of Mold Are Common in a Home

There are thousands of different types of mold found in both indoor and outdoor environments. Molds like black mold and toxic mold can be harmful and cause damage. A mold like penicillin can be useful in things like antibiotics. For a home or business owner, the discovery of mold can be frustrating. Dangerous and toxic […]

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Wind Damage: How Wind Speed Can Impact your Home or Business

Summer storms can have a severe impact on a home or business, especially when accompanied by strong winds. Wind can tear off shingles from roofs, uproot trees, peel away siding from a structure and even decimate a building. According to research from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), expected annual economic losses from wind and storm-related […]

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