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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 […]

What to Do After a House Fire: 6 Important Steps to Follow

What to Do After a House Fire: 6 Important Steps to Follow You bought this house thinking you would spend decades there. The last thing you anticipated was losing everything in a house fire.  But that’s what happened–in what felt like the blink of an eye, all of your worldly possessions and precious memories went up […]

7 Important Ways Smoke and Soot From a Fire Can Affect Your Home

7 Important Ways Smoke and Soot From a Fire Can Affect Your Home Smoke and soot from a fire can affect your home – and it isn’t just by the smell. Here are 7 important ways your home can be impacted and how to make repairs. In 2016 there were more than 350,000 home structure fires reported […]

What is water damage cleanup?

Water Damage Cleanup Process One of the most overwhelming problems a property owner may faces is water damage. Rapid response is key to lessen further damage from occurring and can minimize the need for addition repairs. Water damage can be as minor as a leaky pipe, to severe as a community-wide flood. Although the water […]

Storm Damage Restoration: Important Steps to Take After The Storm Has Passed

 Steps to Take To Ensure Your Safety & Start The Restoration Process After The Storm Has Passed The damage your home withstands during a storm can be devastating, leaving you feeling lost and overwhelmed. Here are some important steps to take when faced with storm damage restoration. Texas is no stranger to severe weather. Even […]

How to Prepare your home for Winter Weather

How to Prepare your home for Winter Weather Winter weather brings unique challenges, such as strong winds, extreme cold, snow, ice and even blizzards. If you’ve ever lived in an apartment in a city like Chicago or perhaps smaller Milwaukee, you know how this feels. Protecting your home against these elements are crucial in preventing damage […]