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9 Essential Practices to Storm-Proof Your Home

If you live in a place that experiences frequent storms, you understand how destructive they can be for both homes and businesses. In 2019 alone, the U.S. has already experienced one billion dollars in losses due to storms and climate disasters, and the storms seem to be increasing in frequency and strength each year. Luckily, […]

7 Most Common Causes of Residential Water Damage

About 40% of all homeowners have experienced a loss from water damage. It can spread contamination, ruin your paint and damage your wood. The good news is that 93% of all water damage could have been prevented with the right knowledge. How can you protect your home from residential water damage? Here are seven ways […]

5 Tips for Getting Rid of Smoke Smell in a Home

When you’ve had a fire in your home, there are immediate and lasting impacts. You’ll be concerned about the health of everyone in your home, the damage to your property and what to do in the aftermath. One of the more unfortunate lasting impacts of a fire in your home is the lingering smell of […]

What Are the Most Common Causes of House Fires in America?

To help avoid a devastating house fire, you have to know what causes them. In 2019, there were nearly 400,000 residential fires in America causing nearly 4,000 civilian deaths and just over $7 billion dollars in damage. Household fires are by far the most prevalent type of fire in the US, and one of the […]

Identifying the Root: What Causes Mold in Basement Areas?

Are your allergies getting worse? Do you feel like your eyes, nose and throat are always itchy and watery? These symptoms may be common seasonal allergies, or they may be the effects of growing mold in basement areas. Even if your basement appears clean, mold could be growing in hidden areas, wreaking havoc on you […]

How to Naturally Get Rid of Smoke Smell After a Disaster

Throughout the United States, fire departments responded to a fire every 24 seconds in 2017. The 1,319,500 total fires that occurred that year resulted in $23 billion in direct property loss. Once a fire is out, there will be a major cleanup to deal with. Smoke tends to stick around. Don’t wait to get rid […]

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 […]