Covid-19 Cleaning Guidance

The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly spread by respiratory droplets. When someone infected with COVID-19 coughs or sneezes, respiratory droplets that contain the virus are expelled and can be breathed in by someone nearby. Although the virus cannot enter the body through the skin, the respiratory droplets carrying the virus can get into your […]

How & When to Wash Your Mask

As COVID-19 continues to infect greater numbers across the United States, the Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone wear a face mask in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Disposable masks made from non-woven fibers, KN95, and N95 masks cannot be safely cleaned […]

Why Washing Machines Leak

Consider what washing machines do: They fill up with soapy water, jiggle around a lot, then drain all of that water and spin the laundry around at high speed. Then they fill up with water a couple more times, drain and spin. So in a way, it’s really rather amazing that washing machines don’t leak […]

Sewage Backup Health Risks

What is Sewage? Sewage describes raw sewage, sewage sludge, or septic tank waste. Raw sewage is mainly water containing excrement, industrial release and debris such as sanitary towels, condoms and plastic. Excrement is the major source of harmful microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses and parasites. Sewage treatment reduces the water content and removes debris, but does […]

Flash Flood Preparation & Safety

Flash flooding is the most hazardous weather disaster in the United States. Floods cause power outages, damage infrastructure, trigger landslides, and can be deadly. Heavy rainfall in a short period of time causes water to rise rapidly, elevating the risk of flooding. Flash floods occur with little warning, but flooding can also develop slowly after rain […]

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 […]

Maintaining Your Sump Pump

A sump pump is a key component in your home that helps prevent ground or rainwater from entering your basement. Water from under or around your home drains into a sump pump pit, and is then pumped out of your home and away from the foundation. As with any other system or appliance you may […]

Winterizing Your Home

If you’re heading south for the winter, there are several key things you can do to help protect your vacant home. Taking these steps can help protect your home from theft, water damage, heating or electrical system malfunctions and other possible threats while you are away for an extended period of time.   1. Make Your Home Appear […]