What To Do If Your Pipes Freeze

If you open a tap and water doesn’t come out, or if you flush a toilet and it doesn’t refill, chances are you have a frozen pipe. Fortunately, you can still take measures to prevent or minimize damage. Turn off your water: If you suspect you have a frozen pipe, your very first course of action […]

Who To Expect After a Flood

After a flood disaster such as a hurricane, expect multiple visitors who will want to either assist you with aid or offer their services. It’s common for multiple visitors to perform damage assessments on your home. No matter who may be knocking, always ask for identification and the purpose of the visit. Never give out […]

Protect Your Business From Water Damage

Whether it’s caused by a flash flood or a burst pipe, water damage is often unpredictable. And as a business owner, it can seriously impact your day-to-day operations and bottom line. But in many cases, there are proactive steps you can take to prevent critical delays or destruction to your property. Here are seven tips […]

Controlling Excess Moisture

Keeping moisture out of a home reduces the chance for structural deterioration, mold growth, and air quality problems. Bolster your home’s moisture resistance with these tips. Identify Red Flags Identifying and remediating issues quickly will naturally minimize damage to your home. Common signs of unwanted moisture include: Excessive, continuous condensation around windows Musty smells Standing […]

Sick Building Syndrome

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a term commonly used for non-specific symptoms that are temporally related to occupancy of a particular building. When building-related symptoms are characteristic of a specific clinical entity, they are called Building Related Illness (BRI). These illnesses are varied, and include Legionnaires’ disease, building related hypersensitivity pneumonitis, building-related asthma, and others. […]

Identifying Mold on Carpeting

Just because mold is not immediately apparent or visible on a carpet’s surface does not mean that mold growth is not in progress. In fact, mold will probably only be visible on the surface of carpets in unusually severe cases of growth, such as carpet damaged in flooding that has remained wet for some time. […]

4 Reasons to Add Water Backup Insurance

If you asked homeowners to create a list of situations they hoped to never have to deal with at home, a sump pump failure would likely rank just underneath having a fire. Why? It’s a disaster. Typically, when a sump pump fails it causes water to backup into your home, sometimes bringing all kinds of […]