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The Dishwasher Is Leaking! Do This First…

A dishwasher leak can be an intermittent event that happens only when the appliance is in use. Or, it can be ongoing even when the unit is turned off. If you feel immediate action is necessary due to the severity…

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How To Tell If Your Washing Machine Hoses Need To Be Replaced

A ruptured washing machine hose is the most frequent cause of household water damage originating in the laundry room. According to a spokesman for a major homeowner’s insurance company, a broken cold or hot washing machine hose can inundate the…

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Tips to Extend Your Water Heater’s Life

How much water damage can water heater leaks really cause? Consider the news report two years ago about a standard 30-gallon water heater in a state government facility that ruptured and released thousands of gallons, damaging 12,000 square feet of…

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3 Common Home Water Leaks And How To Prevent Them

When it comes to home water leaks, there aren’t a whole lot of surprises. Generally, the same leaks occur from a few common sources inside a house and resultant water damage follows a fairly predictable pattern. Here are three of…

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3 Common Causes of Bathroom Flooding And How To Prevent Them

Because a bathroom typically contains more fixtures utilizing running water than any other room in the house, bathroom flooding is an all-too-common occurrence. Bathroom flooding can be particularly problematic because bathrooms are often located on an upper level. Water may…

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What Is The Difference Between Mold And Mildew?

What’s the difference between mold and mildew? They’re both fungi, after all, and both tend to occur under similar circumstances inside the house. However, the tendency to spread and contaminate wide areas, the potential for physical symptoms due to exposure…

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Flood Cleanup: Professional Content Drying And Cleaning Methods

Content drying and cleaning technology have raised water damage mitigation to a science. Today, a trained specialist armed with advanced methods makes recovery a precision process guided by exacting measurements with specialized equipment. This eliminates guesswork and produces a consistent,…

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How To Deal With A Flooded Crawl Space

Because they don’t call it a “crawl space” for nothing, venturing into the claustrophobic confines of a dark, flooded crawl space probably isn’t a appealing DIY project for most homeowners. Definite hazards exist in the saturated conditions such as unsafe…

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When Air Sampling For Mold Is Needed…

Air sampling for mold spores is conducted when there’s some valid reason to suspect that a home may be contaminated by growing mold. The Environmental Protection Agency states that if growing mold is already visible and identified, air sampling may…

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Protecting Your Home From Storm Surges

When a hurricane or tropical storm strikes, storm surges accompanying it may be the most damaging event when it comes to property loss. The term refers to a combination of wind and surging floodwater that sweeps across a coastland area,…

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