What Last Year’s ‘Mild’ Hurricane Season Could Mean for 2019 Forecasts

What last year’s ‘mild’ hurricane season could mean for 2019 forecasts At first, the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season wasn’t exactly one for the record books. Sure, it was an above-average period for tropical storm activity – producing 15 named storms, three more than what is typical – but it wasn’t nearly as destructive a stretch […]

Trying to Stay Dry? Learn How to Protect Your Home from Water Damage

Each year, 1 of every 50 insured homeowners in the United States files a house water damage claim with their insurance company. Some of those claims are for clean water damage, which is caused by leaking plumbing pipes. Another common cause of this water damage is rainwater. With the spring rainy season already in full swing, […]

Got Mold? Learn Learn How to Prevent Mold from Growing in Your House

Mold. The word strikes fear in your heart. Its scientific name, fungi, sounds even more frightening. Mold comes in several varieties including Acremonium, Cladosporium, Dreschslera, Epicoccum, Penicillium, Stachybotrys and Trichoderma. Try pronouncing those! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) isn’t too concerned about your pronunciation, but they do suggest you don’t allow mold […]

How to Remove Smoke Smell After a Fire

If you’ve had a house fire, you’re not alone. Believe it or not, there are over 355 thousand house fires in the U.S. every year. Every single one of them have had struggles associated with the fire, but there’s one that isn’t talked about as much. All of those victims had to figure out how to […]

What to Expect From the Atlantic Hurricane Season

What to Expect From the Atlantic Hurricane Season The summer will be heating up soon enough and so too will the Atlantic hurricane season. Over a six-month period – stretching from June 1 to Nov. 30 – business owners up and down the eastern seaboard hold their collective breath, hoping that a tropical storm won’t […]

Tarping a Roof and Other Emergency Repairs to Take Care of After a Storm

It seems like every day there’s breaking news about some sort of major weather event. From devastating hurricanes and tornados, to raging monsoons and bomb cyclones, people all across the United States are impacted by the wrath of Mother Nature.  Are you prepared for the next major storm? When a major storm rolls through, it […]

Flood Damage Restoration: Everything You Need to Know

Between Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the combined cost in losses was over $270 billion. And while 200 million Americans are at risk of flooding caused by nature, just as many floods occur as a result of household plumbing. Regardless of the reason, cleaning up the mess left on your floor is a time-sensitive process. If you’re […]

In the Calm After the Storm: How to Check Your Home for Storm Damage

When Mother Nature hits, your home is often in the path of destruction. Storm damage, however minor, can cause expensive long-term problems when repairs aren’t carried out quickly. High winds, heavy rain, flooding, and even lightning can all cause damage to your property. From water running down roof beams into the walls to debris damaging windows, […]

Saving the Memories: Fire Protection Tips for Your Valuables

No one wants to think about it, but it happens every day. The National Fire Protection Association said that emergency crews respond to more than 350,000 house fires per year, and more than 2,500 people die each year in the U.S. due to fires. Fire protection is crucial to your peace of mind and your family’s […]

How Small Space Heaters can be a Big Problem

How Small Space Heaters can be a Big Problem During cold weather months, space heaters are a great way to take the chill out of the air. Even though they may be small in size, they’re capable of producing large amounts of heat, sparing you from having to dial up the thermostat. Unfortunately, a newly […]