Category: Floods

  • Landlord Responsibility for Flood Damage: What You Need to Know

    Landlord Responsibility for Flood Damage: What You Need to Know

    If you rent a property in a flood zone, you probably want to know about your landlord’s responsibility for flood damage. And if you own property, you need to know what you’ll be responsible for if the property ever floods in a storm or as a result of a plumbing leak. What happens in your…

  • Why Flood Insurance is a Smart Investment

    Why Flood Insurance is a Smart Investment

  • Why is Fast Flood Response So Important for Flood Clean Up?

    Why is Fast Flood Response So Important for Flood Clean Up?

    There’s a few reasons why experts recommend that you begin flood clean-up within 24 hours. The first is simply about your safety. Waterlogged homes are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, mold and pathogens. Twenty four hours after a flood, toxic mold can begin to grow that puts your health and the health of your…

  • How to File a Flood Insurance Claim

    How to File a Flood Insurance Claim

    Floods are one of the risks of home ownership, and the damage they do can be costly. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey last year, Texas residents filed over 80,000 claims, resulting in 670k in insurance payouts. A working knowledge of how to file a claim should this tragedy strike you is valuable, and can…

  • What Small Business Owners Need to Know About Natural Disaster Recovery

    What Small Business Owners Need to Know About Natural Disaster Recovery

    Natural 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…

  • 5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Severe Winter Weather on the West Coast

    5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Severe Winter Weather on the West 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…

  • What’s in Your Dog’s Bug Out Bag?

    What’s in Your Dog’s Bug Out Bag?

    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…

  • Water Damage vs Flood Damage: What You Need to Know

    Water Damage vs Flood Damage: What You Need to Know

    Flood damage is just another kind of water damage, right? When it comes to water damage vs flood damage, flood damage poses higher health risks, can require additional insurance coverage, and can cost more to repair. But what exactly constitutes flood damage, what constitutes water damage, and why does it matter? Let’s start with the causes.

  • Does Flood Insurance in San Diego Make Sense?

    Does Flood Insurance in San Diego Make Sense?

    With the current El Niño season underway, it makes sense for you to wonder about flood insurance in San Diego. What exactly are the benefits of flood insurance? Should you purchase flood insurance for your home or business? If you live in San Diego or anywhere near the Southern California coastline, then you already know…

  • Flood Safety Tips: How to Stay Safe in Flood Conditions

    Flood Safety Tips: How to Stay Safe in Flood Conditions

    Flood safety is serious business. Even a minor flood can cause massive damage and serious injury. If you want to prepare yourself, your home, your family, and your finances against a flood, follow these flood safety tips: