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Causes & Solutions For Ice Dams

The winter season tends to cause a lot of problems for homeowners! Without the proper preventative measures, you could end up paying a lot more than you anticipated for repairs from water damage and ice. One of the biggest pain points for homeowners during the winter is ice dams. If these end up forming, they can be expensive to remove and cause serious damage if allowed to grow. The best way to stop ice dams is to prevent them from happening altogether, which means understanding the causes of...

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What Causes Burst Pipes?

Water damage is a problem that no homeowner wants to deal with, and this is especially the case when those damages occur within your home’s structure! Burst pipes can be a disaster for homeowners, leading to devastation within your walls, leaking, and even mold growth. So, how can you deal with this problem? In order to avoid the worst-case scenario, you should have good familiarity with the most common causes of burst pipes. We’ll go over what can lead to this problem occurring so you can enact...

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Preparing Your Home For Winter

The key to having a successful winter season in your home is to plan well in advance for it. Believe it or not, many of the issues brought about by the winter months can be avoided if you properly prepare for it. However, getting this practice right is easier said than done! You only get one shot at doing it right before the season catches on. So, what can your home do to avoid costly property damages and repairs this winter? We give our expert advice on preparing for the seasonal challenges...

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2023 Fall Maintenance Checklist

Proper home maintenance during the fall months doesn’t necessarily revolve around the current season! Because fall is one of the milder seasons in terms of climate, it’s a great opportunity to prepare your property for the harsher seasons ahead. Especially in an area like the Northeast, winters can be especially brutal. Making sure that your home is prepared for the challenges that lie ahead is paramount. But what tasks should you be focusing on this fall to give your home the best protection...

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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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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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A basement flooded with water. You can see a couch, nightstand with lamp, and potted plant afloat above the water.

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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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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How To Keep Your Home’s Foundation Healthy

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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

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What Causes Appliance Malfunctions?

Your home’s appliances are essential to your everyday life. They help you to accomplish far more tasks than you realize, from cooking your meals to keeping your clothing clean and everything in between! However, like most things in life, appliances aren’t perfect. They have the potential to break down and malfunction over time, which could potentially lead to costly damages that you’ll need to repair. The best way to avoid these types of damages is to learn what causes appliances to malfunction...

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