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When is Hurricane Season?

June 1, 2024

When is Hurricane Season?

Navigating Hurricane Season Hurricanes are one of nature’s most devastating events, bringing high winds and storm surge that can cause loss of life and severe property damage.   We’re delving into when peak hurricane season starts, how hurricanes form, and what you can expect if a hurricane strikes your property – and who you can turn to for help.  When is Hurricane Season? Peak hurricane season typically varies depending on the region. In the Atlantic ...

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How Long Does It Take Water to Damage Wood Floors

May 15, 2024

How Long Does It Take Water to Damage Wood Floors

Water damage is a nightmare for any homeowner, especially when it comes to wood floors. Whether it's a burst pipe, a leaking appliance, or a natural disaster, the consequences of water damage can be devastating, and it’s important to address it quickly.  Let’s take a look at how long it takes water to damage wood floors, and what you should do about it if it happens in your home.  Understanding the Vulnerability ...

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Understanding the Dangers of Black Water

May 1, 2024

Understanding the Dangers of Black Water

Black water, also known as Category 3 water damage, refers to water that has been contaminated by fecal matter, urine, sewage, or other harmful substances. It poses significant health risks to humans and animals due to bacterial contamination, parasitic infections, disease transmission, chemical pollutants, and environmental damage. Let’s look at the impact Category 3 water damage can have on your home and health, and how we address it.  Understanding Category 3 Water Damage and ...

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What Does Hail Damage Look Like on a Roof?

April 22, 2024

What Does Hail Damage Look Like on a Roof?

Mother Nature can be as dangerous as she is unpredictable. Severe storms are not only personal safety hazards – these weather emergencies can seriously damage your home or business. While tornadoes and hurricanes get the most publicity, hail storms can be a major concern as well. Let’s talk about the damage hail can cause to your roof, and the steps you should take if that happens to you.   Understanding How Hail Damage Happens During a ...

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What to Do After a House Fire

April 12, 2024

What to Do After a House Fire

A house fire can be overwhelming and traumatic.  Beyond the physical damage to your property and the resulting losses, the emotional toll can be immense. However, in the aftermath of such an event, you need to take prompt and decisive action to ensure the safety of yourself, your family, and your property.  We’re sharing our comprehensive guide on what homeowners should do after a home fire. Step 1: Immediately After a House Fire Safety ...

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Filing an Insurance Claim? You Don’t Need to Use Your Insurance Company’s Restoration Partner

March 4, 2024

Filing an Insurance Claim? You Don’t Need to Use Your Insurance Company’s Restoration Partner

If you’re dealing with something catastrophic, like a house fire or flood damage, you’re likely going to be working with your insurance company to file a claim so you can recoup your losses and restore your home.  Your insurance company may refer you to a restoration company they partner with for these types of situations.  The reality is, most insurance companies work with preferred contractors to save money, because the contractors agree to ...

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How to Get Rid of Mold in the Attic

March 1, 2024

How to Get Rid of Mold in the Attic

Mold in your attic can go undetected for a long time, leading to potential health hazards and structural damage if you don’t address it quickly enough.  Let’s talk about some of the causes of attic mold, plus why it’s important to remove it promptly and what the mold remediation process looks like. Understanding the Causes of Attic Mold Numerous things can cause attic mold, including: Poor ventilation: Inadequate ventilation in the attic ...

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What is a Good Humidity Level for a Home?

February 27, 2024

What is a Good Humidity Level for a Home?

When you think about humidity, you might think of how the air feels outside. We tend to think of humidity as a problem in the summer when the weather is hot and sticky. But as uncomfortable as outdoor humidity can be, indoor humidity can be an even bigger problem. Let’s look at what is a good indoor humidity level for a home. Why Indoor Humidity Levels Matter Your indoor humidity levels matter for a ...

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How Dangerous is Asbestos?

February 23, 2024

How Dangerous is Asbestos?

If your home or business hasn’t been renovated since the 1980s, there’s a good chance there are asbestos-containing materials within the building.  Once commonly used across the world as a building material, asbestos is now associated with several health conditions. But how dangerous is asbestos? We explore the origins of asbestos, the health risks, and regulations surrounding use of this mineral.  The Origins of Asbestos Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has ...

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Vacation Preparation Checklist

January 22, 2024

Vacation Preparation Checklist

Planning a vacation this year? Getting your home ready should be part of your preparation! We've teamed up with our sister brands One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, Mister Sparky Electric, and Screenmobile to put together this handy Vacation Preparation Checklist! Schedule an HVAC tune-up. This ensures there are no surprise HVAC disasters while you are gone. Ensure all vents throughout your home are open and clear so no part of the ...

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