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The Doll

Our warehouse manager Angie has family friends that had a fire earlier in the year. They were under the impression that they had to use the restoration contractor their insurance suggested and did not realize they had options and could decide to go with another company. After several weeks Angie… Read more »

Better Ways to Store Flammables at Home

Better Ways to Store Flammables at Home

We all have flammables in our home, but do you know how to properly store them when they’re not in use? Many people do not. When stored improperly, flammables can have devastating consequences including poisoning, fires, and explosions. So if you keep gasoline, propane or other flammables in or around… Read more »

How Smoke Permeates a Home

There’s no question that fires are deadly. In 2016, over 1.3 million fires took place in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). These fires caused 3,390 civilian deaths, 14,650 civilian injuries, and $10.6 billion in property damage. We all fear fire’s flames, but smoke from… Read more »

Take action if you suspect a gas leak

Take These Actions if You Suspect a Gas Leak

You might not realize how much you depend on natural gas. From our hot water heaters to gas stovetops, natural gas is everywhere. And as gas lines tend to be buried below the surface of the ground, it’s easy to forget they’re there. That is until you smell the tell-tale… Read more »

Protection Against Indoor Flooding

Protection Against Indoor Flooding

Flooding of a home or business property is a calamity that no one wants to experience. Even in the U.S. where flood prediction and mitigation is quite advanced, flood damage occurs all too often, amounting to over $6 billion worth of damage and contributing to the deaths of about 140… Read more »

Annual Mold Inspections Might Be Smart

Annual Mold Inspections Might Be Smart

Mold can cause big problems for your home or business. And with the unusually wet year we’ve had, mold has been given ample opportunities to grow. It’s not always easy to spot, though. That’s because mold not only grows in obvious places—like on your shower curtain—but it can also appear… Read more »

Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Winter weather conditions can cause water lines and pipes to freeze, which can lead to significant damage to homes and businesses. Here are some tips about what to do if water pipes burst: The first step after discovering water damage is to turn off the water supply if you can… Read more »

Signs of Water Damage in Walls

Signs of Water Damage in Walls

No one wants to deal with water damage, and it can be especially disheartening to find water damage in your walls. This is because there are a number of things behind your walls that can be causing the damage—and finding the source of the problem can be costly. Unfortunately, in… Read more »

What is the average cost of water damage claims?

Most water damage claims are typically caused by “non-weather” related events.  In fact,  19% of all property damage claims come from “non-weather” water damage (compared to 11% from weather related water damage). Some examples of “non-weather” water damage are leaking toilets, water heater failure,  broken ice maker water lines, pipe… Read more »