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A tree just fell on my house. Now what?

tree fell on the houseWhether the tree that just fell on your house was caused by a natural disaster or a man-made one, a thoughtfully prepared aftermath recovery process is very important.

This includes checking for any injured persons, assessing the extent of the damage to your property, and if the unfortunate incident is part of your insurance coverage or your homeowner’s insurance policy. If you’re a renter, check out this insightful article.

So, how to survive a tree falling on your house? Follow these helpful tips:
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Guest Post: 5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Severe Winter Weather on the West Coast

severe weather on the east coast

The west coast experiences more severe winter weather than nearly any other area in the nation. During the winter season, the western area of the United States can be dealt a nasty hand of flooding, harsh winds, and mudslides. Although snow isn’t necessarily a large issue, there’s more to winter than frozen rain. Below, are the five things you can do to prepare your home on the west coast for the upcoming winter weather. Continue reading

5 Go Bag Essentials You Forgot to Pack

backpacks go bag

It’s important to keep a Go Bag in your home so that in cases of emergency, you’re ready for the worst to happen. When building a disaster kit, there are some basic necessities that immediately come to mind like food, water, blankets, and medical supplies. While those items are all critical to include in your kit, it’s also important to think beyond the bare necessities – especially if you are in a situation where you are displaced from your home for the long term. So, without further ado, here are five Go Bag essentials you forgot to put in your kit, and the reasons why you’ll want to include them.

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The 5 Most Common Causes of Water Damage in Your Home

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As a homeowner, you need to be aware of all the possible things to protect your home against. Storm damage, earthquake damage, wind damage – and, most frequent of all, water damage. We don’t like to think of our homes being ravaged by the elements, but it happens, and when it does, we need to be prepared. Instead of being reactive, we can try taking proactive steps to safeguard our homes and protect our belongings (plus save a bunch on costs). Below, we outline the five most common causes of water damage in your home in the hopes that this information will help you avoid damage to your home.

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Water Damage from Dishwashers: Causes & Solutions

water damage from dishwasher

Are you one of the unfortunate homeowners dealing with dishwasher water damage? It’s a scene that has played out in countless movies, usually in a comedic fashion. Kid puts regular soap in dishwasher, dishwasher explodes with bubbles, and we all have a good laugh at their expense. But when you’re actually dealing with water leaks from your dishwasher, you need to know how quickly water damages can occur, why they happen, and what to do about them.

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Refrigerators and Water Damage: How a Leak Can Damage Your Floor

water leak fridge

Water damage is a scary thing, especially since often times we don’t even know that there is water damage happening until long after the fact. Take, for example, water damage caused by a leaky refrigerator. Because the fridge blocks your view of the wall and floor behind the unit, you won’t notice water damage is occurring unless the leak creates a visible puddle.

What can we do about refrigerator water damage? We’ll walk you through what to expect when facing water damage caused by your fridge, how to repair it, and whether or not insurance will cover the costs. Continue reading

What’s in Your Dog’s Bug Out Bag?

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Natural disasters are no laughing matter, and when faced with one, you are often left with only two choices: evacuate the area, or buckle down and prepare for the storm ahead. That preparation hopefully includes setting up “Bug Out Bags” for each member of your family–including of course, your dog. Unfortunately, very few people know to do this– so we have compiled a list of thirteen essential items you should include in your dog’s Bug Out Bag, and the reasons why your canine companion might need them.

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How Does Water Ruin Electronics?

smartphone poolWe should all know by now that water and electronics just do not mix. Many of us have learned this lesson first hand, from the tragic experience of jumping into a pool with your phone, to the dreaded spilling of coffee onto a laptop, or even having to live through water damage to your hard drive. Regardless of your situation, we can all agree that water is bad for electronics. Not all of us, however, understand why. How does water ruin electronics? Continue reading to find out several of the consequences of wet electronics, along with the chemistry behind it.

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Water Damage from Air Conditioners: What You Need to Know

air conditioner repairWater damage is never fun to deal with. It can take weeks or even months to notice, but by the time you do, it’s usually too late. To make matters even worse, your home’s air conditioning unit also has the potential to cause water damage to your home, if not properly maintained. Under normal circumstances, your A/C should never leak water into your home, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t happen (Believe us, we’ve seen it all). By neglecting to take proper care of your air conditioner, you’re leaving your home vulnerable. Continue reading to discover some of the most common causes of the leakage, how to prevent A/C water damage to your home, and whether or not your insurance will cover the repairs.

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