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How Long Does It Take to Dry out Water Damage?

Anyone affected by it wants to know how long it will take to dry out water damage. Quite naturally, they want their home and their daily routine back, ASAP. We get it. However, exactly when a house is “dry” by…

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3 Cs of Water Damage Prevention

Effective water damage prevention is always preferable to dealing with the expensive consequences after the fact. Insurance claims for home water damage now average over $10,000 per incident and a typical home is seven times more likely to incur losses due…

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Water Damage: What Is Restorable?

Water damage affects a structure on many levels, from the very conspicuous damage you can’t miss to more subtle effects you can’t even see. In some cases, building materials are restorable after water damage, depending on the source of water…

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Dealing With Water Damage: Document Drying

Among the most permanent consequences of water damage to a home is the potential loss of vital documents. From insurance policies and tax records, to legal papers like wills and property titles, to irreplaceable keepsakes like handwritten letters from loved…

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How to Prevent Water Damage When Defrosting a Freezer

To prevent water damage while defrosting a freezer should be a simple procedure if everything goes right: Unplug the unit, leave the door open to allow the ice to melt, and monitor water as it gradually flows through the drain…

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Does Water Damage Worsen With Time?

When baseball legend Yogi Berra famously remarked, “It ain’t over until it’s over,” he wasn’t talking about water damage. However, he could have been. Water damage inside a house is an active, ongoing process that continues to worsen until intervention…

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What Does Water Damage Look Like?

Water damage may not always look like you expect it to. Certainly, a cascade through a downstairs ceiling or a wading pond in the basement is unmistakable evidence of water damage. However, the signs may be more subtle at other…

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What Causes Refrigerator Leaks?

Refrigerator leaks probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of kitchen water damage. A busted water supply line under the kitchen sink or an overflowing dishwasher seems to be a more likely suspect. While refrigerator…

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Assessing After a Storm

The process of assessing storm damage to a home is among one of the (many) priorities facing homeowners after the weather clears. Issues affecting the house or its contents should be documented with written details and photographs to provide an…

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Repairing a Water Damaged Bathroom Floor

Though bathrooms are built to be water-resistant, a water damaged bathroom floor is still not uncommon. The sink, bathtub, shower stall, toilet, and associated pipes and connections are usual suspects if and when it happens. If the water damaged bathroom…

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