Disaster Relief: How to Become a Red Cross Volunteer

The Red Cross organization has become a household name in the aftermath of disasters. Whenever disaster strikes, they are one of the first organizations on the scene. With a strong hurricane season looming ahead, not only do you want to make sure that your home is taken care of, you also want to be in […]

How Do Floods Form: The Science and Dangers

There are very few areas in the world where flooding isn’t a concern. Not even mountainous regions are resistant to the devastation of floods. Where there is rain, floods can easily follow. Floods are among the leading causes of global deaths. Flash floods can hit without warning, taking thousands of lives and costing nations billions […]

Is Black Mold Dangerous? The Truth Revealed

Have you ever heard about or even experienced mold infestation in your home? Do you know the risks associated with mold? Black mold is extremely dangerous and has the potential to occur in any home. Recent research by organizations such as the World Health Organization and Unicef, have linked mold exposure to upper respiratory tract […]

Tips for Salvaging Flood Damaged Photos

The beginning of the rainy reason marks the beginning of the constant fear of threats of floods and leaks. Experts predict at least five to seven hurricanes to hit the country this year alone. With hurricane chances that high, protecting your home from water damage should be a top priority. Torrential rains can pose many different […]

After a Quiet 2018, Tornado Activity Ramps Up in 2019

After a Quiet 2018, Tornado Activity Ramps Up in 2019 The weather in 2018 was fairly mild, especially when it came to tornadoes. Less than 1,000 twisters touched down in the U.S., according to AccuWeather. That number may shock you, but in actuality, it was significantly less than the years before. So much so that […]

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 […]