Category Archives: How to Guides

Helpful how-to guides that show you how to prepare for El Niño flooding, how to fix a water damaged drone, and everything in between.

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5 Signs That Your Sprinkler System is Leaking

a broken sprinkler headYour sprinkler system was installed to help you save time, money, and energy. So what happens if it springs a leak? How would you even notice since the main components of the system are buried under the lawn?

A leak can cost you a lot of money. Not only can it increase your water bill, but it may also cause damage to your lawn, landscaping, or concrete. To keep an eye out, it’s important to understand the signs that indicate a leak is happening. Here are the top signs that your sprinkler has sprung a leak and what you can do about it.
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Preventing Fire Damage to your Home

deadly fireHome fires are deadly. Within minutes, a fire in your home can damage your property, the structure, and threaten the lives of you and your loved ones.

While it’s impossible to completely prevent a house fire, there are plenty of ways you can drastically reduce the likelihood and potential damage to your home.

Without further ado, here are 5 of the best ways to prevent fire damage to your home.
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How Much Does Water Damage Restoration Cost?

a water damaged homeWhen you’ve had a natural disaster or accident in your home that’s led to water damage, you probably want to know how much water damage restoration services cost.

There are many factors that are included when estimating how much a water damage restoration project will be. Things such as the extent of the water damage, the number of rooms that are impacted, the presence of mold, and the category of water.
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Stucco Water Damage: Causes & Solutions

stucco houseA house clad entirely in stucco is a thing of beauty. There’s no doubt about that.

Many homeowners prefer cloaking their houses with this type of exterior because of its benefits. For one, stucco’s top-notch quality makes it last for a long time.

It is also excellent in hiding flaws, is fungi-resistant, and is naturally equipped with thermo-regulating properties – the house will stay cool during summer and warm come winter season.

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What Small Business Owners Need to Know About Natural Disaster Recovery

tornado destructionNatural disasters have a big impact on small businesses, especially cash-strapped start-ups.

Not only will the business suffer, but the livelihood of the employees will be jeopardized as well.

And what’s more, roughly 40% of small businesses that were affected by natural disasters will never reopen, according to the American Red Cross.

Your business doesn’t have to be a statistic. With a little preparation, you can make your business’s chances of recovering from a natural disaster dramatically higher. Here’s what you need to know.

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What to Do if Your Toilet Causes Water Damage

toilet water damage

In a perfect world, your toilet would never leak. Sadly, the world is not perfect, and toilets do leak. And when they do, it ain’t pretty. Toilet water damage can cost $5,000 and up (and that’s on top of the deductible). What’s worse is that one third of toilet catastrophes started with a clogged or overflowing toilet – something that can be easily avoided if proper toilet maintenance is performed. Continue reading

How to remove a shark from your flooded home

How to remove a shark from your flooded home

Please Note:

This post was originally published on April 1st, which may impact its factual accuracy. For example, very few sharks actually enjoy Billie Holiday.

If your home has recently been damaged by a flood, chances are good that may now have a new room mate. According to FEMA, over 23% of all homes with standing flood water will contain at least one shark, while 8% will contain two or more sharks.

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