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Washing Machine Water Damage: Causes & Solutions

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; The most common causes of washing machine water damage how to prevent it. You’ll also learn; Situations to avoid. Solutions on how to fix washing machine issues. What to do if you already have washing machine water damage. So if you’ve ever wondered why you seem to always have water under the washer, …

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Ice Dam: What They Are & How to Prevent Them!

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; What an Ice Dam is, and how to prevent them. You’ll also learn; Where to find them. Solutions and Tips to prevent them. Ice Dam removal. Damage caused by Ice Dams. So if you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, you’ll love this post!Being a home or business owner definitely has its …

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Winter Water Damage: Top Causes and Preventative Tips

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; The top causes of Winter water damage, and how to prevent it. You’ll also learn; What happens if left untreated Tips and Tricks in preventing frozen pipes and ice dams So if you’ve ever wondered about water damage in the winter, and how to prevent it, you’ll love this post!You got the dreaded …

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9 Common House Fire Types and How to Prevent Them

In this comprehensive post, we’ll go over; The most common house fire types and how to prevent them. You’ll also learn; Fire prevention tips. Which fire extinguishers are used for certain fire types? What the fire triangle is. Fire alarm levels (2-alarm, 3-alarm, etc.). So if you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, you’ll love this post!A house fire …

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11 MOST COMMON PLACES TO CHECK FOR MOLD IN YOUR HOME

If you have allergies or a chronic lung disease like asthma, you’re probably very aware of the effect mold can have on your health. But even if you have a healthy immune system and no allergies, mold can cause a variety of health problems — coughing, wheezing, and throat, skin, and eye irritation, to name a few. Mold is everywhere …

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DON’T LET MOLD SPRING UP IN YOUR HOME THIS SEASON

Winter is coming to an end, and it’s time for spring! Spring is such a beautiful season because of the warm weather, the beautiful flowers that sprout up and the fresh air. While there are so many beautiful things to celebrate about spring, there can be some drawbacks to the season. Here in New York, we can still experience a …

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HOW TO PREVENT SEWAGE FROM FLOODING YOUR HOME

It may start off innocent – your sink drains a little slower than usual or you notice a strange odor in your bathtub. These seemingly harmless issues may be warning signs of a sewage backup. People generally wait until a huge problem occurs before they take action, says Dr. Sara Heger, a researcher, and instructor in the Onsite Sewage Treatment …

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HERE IS WHAT CAUSES MOLD IN SHOWERS

There’s nothing like taking a hot shower only to realize that you’re surrounded by icky mold. Gross! How does mold even grow in the shower, and how do you get rid of it? Rest assured, you’re not alone. According to recent statistics, more than half of all U.S. homes have mold. But you have to take action. Mold in shower …

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KEEP YOUR HOLIDAYS ACCIDENT-FREE WITH THESE SAFETY TIPS

Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays are soon to be upon us. This festive season provides a great opportunity to celebrate with family and friends and partake in delicious food, but it also provides an opportunity for accidents to happen. With the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s easy for things to get out of control, we know we’ve seen …

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WHAT HOMEOWNERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DEALING WITH HURRICANE DAMAGE

With the National Hurricane Center warning that Dorian could inflict destructive storm surges and dangerous winds along the coasts of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas, billions of dollars in damage could be caused to homes and other property in its path. If you can, it is important to have or get a disaster plan in place! Insurance industry experts say …

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DEALING WITH WATER DAMAGE

A pipe burst, your washing machine broke or it rained a little too much, and suddenly you have your own personal pond down in your basement. Water problems are a nightmare for homeowners, especially when those problems lead to significant flooding. Dealing with water damage or a flood is time-consuming, expensive, and isn’t always covered by homeowners insurance. Depending on …

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ASBESTOS

Asbestos. The name has it’s origin in the Greek word for inextinguishable. A highly-effective and inexpensive fire-retardant material and thermal and acoustic insulator, asbestos was used extensively in home construction from the early 1940s through the 1970s. However, we now know that prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to lung disease. When disturbed, tiny abrasive asbestos fibers are easily …

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HOW TO QUICKLY ASSESS AND RECOVER FROM AN INDOOR FLOOD

Indoor flooding can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home, and it’s a nightmare to clean up. Here’s what to do when you notice water damage and how to safely begin the process of remediation. The longer water is allowed to stand, the more severe the damage will be. You must respond to a flooding crisis quickly …

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PROTECT YOUR HOME BEFORE A FIRE SPARKS

Are you someone that has a fire safety checklist? Do you get the fire extinguisher checked when required? Are you confident that your home is 100% fireproofed? Does it have a cord? Does it have a flame? Are the outlets protected? Is it flammable? Are you questioning your confidence after the last three questions? Do not worry, you have come …