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How To Protect Your Pipes From Freezing This Winter Season

Broken pipes due to freezing can occur no matter what type of plumbing is installed. Copper pipe and PVC are both rigid and may crack due to pressure of ice formation. Even newer flexible PEX piping is not immune and…

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3 Main Causes Of Refrigerator Leaks

Refrigerator leaks can be quite small. Unfortunately, that means a chronic refrigerator leak can cause water damage to the floor underneath it or the wall behind it—areas not frequently inspected by most homeowners—before anyone’s aware of it. Mold growth in…

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3 Things To Look For When Choosing A Sump Pump

By the time you realize a sump pump failure has occurred, water damage is often already a done deal. A flooded basement, weakened structure, ruined possessions, mold contamination—the list of possible consequences is long. Because a sump pump typically spends…

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Prevent Water Damage Wtih These Basic Boiler Maintenance Tips

A leaky boiler is a common cause of basement water problems that lead to mold and rot. By staying on top of maintenance you can prevent leaks and protect your basement from damage. Monitor the Temperature and Pressure Excess temperature…

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3 Winter Storm Protection Tips

While wintertime can be scenic and charming, wild weather that frequently accompanies it requires winter storm protection. According to the Insurance Institute of America, damage from winter storms accounted for $30 billion in insured losses during the twenty-year period between…

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3 Causes Of Winter Home Water Damage

While water damage may occur at any time of year, cold temperatures and inclement weather can combine to trigger winter water damage such as leaks and water intrusion, particularly in residential structures. Another aspect of winter damage is the simple…

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Using A Sump Pump To Prevent Basement Water Damage

ion, forcing water upward into the basement. A common source of episodic basement flooding is water intrusion through basement walls during heavy rains. Pooling ground water saturates the soil surrounding the foundation, exerting hydrostatic pressure on basement walls and triggering…

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3 Tips To Keep Your Disposal Running Smoothly This Holiday Season

Kitchen leaks don’t take a holiday and a clogged or defective disposal is sometimes at fault. While today’s units provide reliable service life of about eight years, defects that develop in plumbing connected to the disposal or its sink mounting…

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What Window Condensation Tells You About Your Home’s Humidity

One way to tell if your home needs humidity control is to look out the window. Condensation on window glass in the form of droplets or fog can be a warning sign that indoor humidity levels are trending high. Water…

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Beginning To Recover From A Flooded Home

How do you recover from a flooded home? One step at a time. At this point, the task before you might seem overwhelming: flooded rooms, soggy possessions and related issues like mold contamination. So, maybe the very first step to…

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