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The Dos & Don’ts of Hurricane Preparation

As the fall months start to get into full swing, so too does the beginning of hurricane season! In order to protect your home and belongings from the costly water damage storms like these can bring, you’ll need to ensure that your home has the proper fortifications. You shouldn’t try to do this completely on your own! There are several mistakes that can worsen the extent of the damage once the dust has settled. We’ll give you our expert advice on what to do – and not to do – in terms...

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Can Too Much Humidity Cause Mold Growth?

Mold is known as one of the most common allergens in the United States! Its health effects on the general public can vary from person to person, but it’s an eyesore and a serious issue regardless of how you look at it. The best way to stop mold growth is to prevent it from happening in the first place, and that involves knowing what conditions cause it to thrive. So, how does humidity factor into this equation? We’ll explain more about the relationship between humidity and mold growth below! What...

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The Most Common Home Appliance Problems

Home appliances can make a significant impact on your quality of life. They make everyday tasks around the house significantly easier. In some cases, a household appliance is required for these types of tasks! However, home appliances aren’t foolproof. Many home appliances can malfunction, causing significant water or fire damage to your home. In order to prevent these worst-case scenarios from occurring, it’s important to understand the most common problems with appliances so you can work...

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Why Does Water Keep Flooding Into My Basement?

Water damage is one of the biggest pain points that a homeowner will have to experience. This is especially the case if floodwaters infiltrate your basement. Not only is it difficult to remove, but it can be confusing to pinpoint what exactly caused it. If you’ve had a recurring problem with basement flooding, it’s important to identify the cause to prevent future problems. We’ll show you how to identify the cause of basement flooding and take steps to prevent it below! Main Causes Of Basement...

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How To Recover From A Power Surge

{ "@context": "", "@type": "HowTo", "name": "How To Recover From A Power Surge", "step": [{ "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Reset Your Electronic Devices, Then Circuit Breakers" },{ "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Inspect For Damages" },{ "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Check Your HVAC Unit" }] } Do you know the biggest cause of power outages in your home? Many people would guess that they result from severe storms, but this is...

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Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Keeping your home in good health is a task that should be consistent all year long. The odd thing about home maintenance is it tends to change with the seasons. Different climates bring about different needs and problems to address. When it comes to the summer season, this is no different! In order to prevent costly water and fire damage to your home this summer, there are a few things you should do throughout the season. We show you how to keep your home healthy this summer below! Check Windows...

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What Are Mold Spores?

When it comes to the biggest issues you face as a homeowner, the problem of mold growth may arguably be the biggest. It’s one of the most common allergens out there, and even if you aren’t allergic to it, mold can still be detrimental to your overall health! The best way to stop the spread of mold is by preventing it from growing in the first place. This requires an understanding of how mold thrives and forms in the first place. Mold spores play a big role in their development, but what exactly...

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How To Keep Your Home’s Foundation Healthy

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The Homeowner’s Guide To Springtime Mold

If you were to ask homeowners what problem they feared the most, many of them would likely point to mold growth. After all, mold can be extremely dangerous! Many people are allergic to it, which can cause respiratory problems regardless of tolerance. This is why trying to prevent mold growth throughout the year is important. As spring gets into full swing, the opportunities for mold growth become much more abundant. We give you a guide to springtime mold and how to prevent its spread below! How...

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Signs That Your Home Has A Roof Leak

When it comes to the kinds of damages your home can suffer, water damage is among the worst of them! It can wreak havoc on your home and make your life all the more stressful while being expensive to remediate. Roof leaks can be a serious problem if they aren’t addressed quickly – the longer you wait, the more expensive it will become! It’s important to know the most telling signs of a roof leak so you can act on a whim if needed. We go over some of the most common signs of having a roof...

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How To Prevent Your Roof From Leaking

{ "@context": "", "@type": "HowTo", "name": "How To Prevent Your Roof From Leaking", "step": [{ "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Increase Your Attic Ventilation" },{ "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Conduct Regular Roof Inspections" },{ "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Keep Your Gutters Clear Of Debris" }] } Your home’s roof is more important to it than you might think! It’s an important line of defense between the inside and the unpredictable...

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How To Tell If You Have A Mold Problem Without Seeing It

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