Category: How to Guides

  • How to Tell if Water Damage is New or Old

    How to Tell if Water Damage is New or Old

    Has that water damage always been there? Or did it just happen? It’s wise to figure out if water damage is new or old, so that you know how extensive the damage may be, and what you need to do to stop the water intrusion.

  • Hardwood Floor Water Damage: Causes and Solutions

    Hardwood Floor Water Damage: Causes and Solutions

    Hardwood flooring is a beautiful, modern flooring option that almost all home owners prefer. Unfortunately, these floors are also vulnerable to water damage. In order to keep your flooring in top condition, to protect your investment and home value, you need to prevent water damage to your hardwood floors actively.

  • Home Disaster Prevention: Things to Do Before a Vacation

    Home Disaster Prevention: Things to Do Before a Vacation

    When you’re heading out on vacation, all set to relax for a few days, a week, or more, the last thing you want to worry about is something happening to your home while you’re gone. While you can’t completely prevent disasters, you can do your best to protect your home during vacation. Here are some…

  • How to Maximize Your Water Damage Claim

    How to Maximize Your Water Damage Claim

    Everyone should know how to maximize a water damage claim. When your plumbing springs a leak or the ceiling starts dripping, you may thank your lucky stars that you have homeowners insurance. You’ll be covered for all of the damage when you make a water damage claim—right?

  • 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…

  • Preventing Christmas Decor Fires

    Preventing Christmas Decor Fires

    Holiday décor is an absolute must in the Christmas season to make your home feel joyful. Unfortunately, many of our décor choices increase our risk for fires. According to the American Red Cross, over 47,000 home fires occur each holiday season, causing thousands of injuries and claiming more than 500 lives. It’s critical to protect…

  • What Happens If You Paint Over Mold?

    What Happens If You Paint Over Mold?

    From black mold to mildew, no mold problem looks pretty. Green, black, and even brown spots can gross you out, and ruin your room’s looks. Many homeowners are tempted to simply break out a can of paint and cover the problem up. Unfortunately, this doesn’t keep the mold covered for very long.

  • Roof Water Damage: Causes, Solutions, and Prevention

    Roof Water Damage: Causes, Solutions, and Prevention

    Water damage from a roof leak might first appear as discolored spots on your ceiling, rings of mold growth from the moisture. If not handled quickly, a leaky roof can turn into a major problem, even as serious as a roof cave-in. We’ll guide you through what you need to do to fix the roof…

  • Black Mold on Your Bathroom Ceiling? Read This First

    Black Mold on Your Bathroom Ceiling? Read This First

    If you smell a sour odor in your bathroom, the solution may be above you. Bathroom ceilings are, likely, the first place your home that will develop mold. Few people notice and act on the mold immediately, which gives it the opportunity to spread to your tiles and grout. By the time you notice it,…

  • Crawl Space Water Damage

    Crawl Space Water Damage

    A crawl space is like that cabinet where you store your tax information. There’s important stuff in there, but you never take a look inside. Further, because you’re so rarely in your crawl space, a problem inside can cause significant damage to essential parts of your home before you notice that anything is wrong.