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5 Common Places Mold Can Grow in a Home

Approximately 600,000 children, age five and below, die from indoor and outdoor air pollution-caused diseases. In developed countries, the numbers are significantly lower, but it remains a grave concern. Mold is a trigger of both allergic reactions and asthma attacks. If left alone, mold can grow into a severe problem for your house. Don’t forget […]

How to Recover From Home Water Damage

Nearly 40% of homeowners in the U.S. have incurred losses caused by water damage. Most of these problems are caused by leaky roofs, faulty plumbing, broken washers and water heaters. Natural catastrophes such as massive flooding and hurricanes also ruin houses with different scales of severity. During a water damage disaster, many homeowners feel helpless, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Playing Defense: 9 Tips to Protect Your Home from Water Damage

Water damage is one of those home repair issues that can start small but become far worse over time. Here’s how to keep it out of your home in the first place. Water damage is one of the most common and expensive insurance claims. It may only be a matter of time before it strikes your home, […]

Dampness Danger: 9 Things to Know About Black Mold

As a homeowner, the words “black mold” are probably terrifying. Why is black mold so dangerous? Where does it come from? Here’s what you need to know. You work hard to keep your home clean and safe, but black mold is still a worry. That’s because mold can grow in places that are out of sight. […]

How to prepare your home for spring storms

How to Prepare Your Home for Spring Storms Spring means warmer temperatures and blooming flowers, but it can also mean unpredictable weather. During spring, cold air from the north clashes with the humid, warm air from the Gulf of Mexico setting the stage for intense weather. With high winds, flooding, hail, tornadoes and thunderstorms, spring […]

Why You Should Consider Water Restoration Services

Why You Should Consider Water Restoration Services What’s the most destructive force on Earth? The whipping winds of a tornado? The searing flames of a wildfire? Devastating though both may be, they’re not as common – nor as damaging – as water. From the burst pipes caused by extreme cold, to the flooding that destroys […]