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How a Roof Inspection Can Save You Money and When You Might Need One

When it comes to the condition of your roof, ignorance is not bliss. Left unaddressed, almost any roof issue eventually morphs into a major expense down the road. Roof life expectancy as well as prevention of secondary damage from roof…

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How to Control Window Condensation in Your Home this Winter

In case you don’t have it marked on your calendar, window condensation season is coming up. As outdoor temperatures drop and furnaces begin cycling on, a common principle of physics is demonstrated. Because glass is an efficient conductor of heat,…

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Why Having Clean, Well-maintained Rain Gutters is Critical for Your Home

Just one inch of rain deposits over 1,200 gallons of water on the roof of a typical single family home. Unleashed, this volume of water can be a destructive force. Intact and properly maintained, gutters function to capture and divert…

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Common Fall Home Water Issues and How to Handle Them

Fall is a transitional time of year, which means water damage issues are also in flux. While the snow and ice of winter are still some ways off, the shift from summer heat to cooler autumn weather presents certain seasonal…

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Extending the Life of your Sump Pump

If your sump pump fails, you probably won’t know it until the worst possible time: after your basement incurs water damage due to flooding, a plumbing rupture or ground water infiltration. Because sump pumps are concealed inside a covered basin…

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3 Tips for Cleaning Up Water Damage After a Fire

Water damage is a crisis any time it strikes. When it occurs as the consequence of extinguishing a destructive household fire, however, more complexity is added to an already stressful event. Consider this surprising statistic: For a typical blaze in…

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Why Sewage Flooding in Your Home is a Ticking Time Bomb

Water damage is bad. Sewage damage is worse. Sewage may enter your house as part of generalized widespread flooding as water on the move becomes contaminated by the contents of swamped municipal sewer systems, overflowing septic tanks and other sources….

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When the Flood Is Over, the Damage Has Just Begun…

When it comes to water damage after a flood, it’s not over when it’s over. Flooding often delivers a one-two punch. First there’s the immediate initial damage to your home and possessions caused by submersion. Once floodwater recedes, however, the…

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3 Tips for Fall Storm Preparation

While hurricane and tropical storm season officially commences in June, peak activity tends to occur later during the fall, beginning in late August and extending through October. This season is most likely to produce severe storms that bring the threat…

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What to Look for When Buying a Sump Pump

A sump pump should be standard equipment for any home with a basement. Insurance studies show that the majority of residences with a basement will sustain basement water damage at some point during the lifespan of the house. Outdoor flooding…

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