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How to Detect and Remove Mold in a Crawl Space

When mold remediation professionals search for the origin of contamination inside a house, the crawl space is usually a prime suspect. Cool temperatures, moisture, absence of ultraviolet sunlight and ample food sources like cellulose in exposed wooden structure make that…

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How Do You Safely Get Rid of Water in a Flooded Room?

The sight of a flooded room in your house can be panic-inducing. Standing water definitely doesn’t belong here and your first overwhelming instinct is to get it out. The consequences of water influx sufficient to flood a room generally require…

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The Two Most Common Types of Winter Weather Home Damage and What You Can Do to Prevent Them

According to the Insurance Information Institute, homeowner’s insurance claims related to winter weather and freezing have increased substantially in recent years, now amounting to nearly 25% of all claims.  Leading the list are burst pipes due to freezing and ice…

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The 6 Areas of Your Home Most Likely to Have a Water Leak

Water on the move inside a structure often seeps far from where the leak actually occurred. While no room is therefore totally immune to water damage, some spaces are definitely more leak-prone than others. Here are six locations most likely…

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Effective Ways to Prevent Flooding in Your Home’s Garage

A typical house sits atop a raised slab or foundation that positions it above the level of accumulating groundwater during inclement weather. The garage, however, is generally several inches lower and nearly even with ground level. In times of heavy…

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Why Even Minor Water Leaks are an Immediate Problem

Minor leaks in household plumbing often don’t stay minor. Pipe ruptures which seem to come as a surprise frequently exhibit advance warnings such as dripping and seepage at joints. These red flags can be easy to miss—or simply dismiss as…

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3 Ways to Prevent Water Damage to Your Home While Traveling

It’s a homeowner’s nightmare scenario: Returning from a vacation or even just a weekend getaway to find your house inundated by catastrophic water damage. A quarter-inch crack in a water supply line releases more than 250 gallons in only a…

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Is Green Mold in My Home Toxic or Dangerous to My Family?

Green is among the rainbow of colors that growing mold may display, depending on the type and the environment where it grows. However, color alone is not a reliable indicator to identify mold. Experts say that literally thousands of mold…

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Why Standing Flood Water is Dangerous for Your Home and Family

The primary causes of flooding severe enough to inundate a home are bad enough: violent weather such as hurricanes, overflowing rivers, dam ruptures, etc.  However, a secondary effect presents a double-whammy of danger: Standing water inside a house after flooding…

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How Does Mold Affect Your Lungs?

Chances are, you’re inhaling mold spores this very minute. Will they cause lung or respiratory illness? It depends on several variables. Airborne mold spores are suspected in a number of health-related problems in susceptible individuals including allergic reactions as well…

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