Dryer Fire Prevention Tips

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Everyone will need to use a washer and dryer at some point; gone are the days that we wash everything by hand. But keeping these appliances in good condition as well as maintaining the safety of your family and home are crucial. Here are some dryer fire tips to keep in mind to prevent the …

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Common Places for Finding Leaks

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Water damage is one of the most common disasters for property owners, due to the number of potential sources. But letting it go untreated is a big mistake; it won’t be long before it spreads and encourages mold growth, ultimately creating a bigger problem. Water damage can be costly to fix, but taking care of …

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What to Do If you Encounter an Unattended Death

If an unattended death has taken place on your property, you may feel overwhelmed, unprepared or unsure what to do next.  An unattended death can be especially shocking when it involves a suicide or the violent death of a loved one.  While the initial discovery may be difficult, you must remember that scenes like this …

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How to Remove Soot from Walls

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You don’t need to experience a large fire in your home or business to have soot on the walls and ceiling. Fireplaces and candles can leave dark, smoky residue on the interiors of your rooms, and years of cigarette and cigar smoke can turn light colored walls dull and dingy. Restoring Soot and Smoke Damage …

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How Much Does Water Damage Restoration Cost?

Torrential rains, violent storms, burst pipes, faulty appliances, leaky faucets, clogged toilets, foundation cracks, and leaking roofs can all result in severe water damage to a home. Yet, every water damage scenario is different – the extent and type of damage vary considerably from one situation to the next and so do the required mitigation …

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10 Summer Heat Safety Tips

The blistering summer sun is a boon after the seemingly endless months of a chilling, icy winter. Many people celebrate the arrival of summer days with outings to the beach, long road trips, and poolside gatherings. While the sun brings welcoming weather, the intense heat can be dangerous. Take extra precautions during the hottest months …

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13 Fireworks Safety Tips

People have used fireworks to celebrate special occasions and holidays like the 4th of July for decades. Currently, all states in the U.S. allow for the sale of some types of fireworks during the year, except Massachusetts. The types of fireworks available for sale vary by state; some only allow sparklers and other small ones …

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Flood Facts

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Nowhere on earth is safe from the catastrophic disasters of natural flooding. Rain falls onto every corner of the globe, making every nook and cranny of dry land vulnerable to a flood. Thunderstorms are not the only cause for flooding. Overflowing rivers, hurricanes, and rapid snowmelt are various natural causes of floods. It is important …

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How to Find Mold in Your Home

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Mold spores are common in the natural environment. The fungi are especially useful in the great outdoors, breaking down decomposing natural elements. Some molds are even used to make penicillin. Dangers of Mold When mold latches onto areas inside your home, however, the consequences are dire. Ill health effects, like sneezing, coughs, respiratory issues, skin …

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What to Do When the Sump Pump Isn’t Working

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The increase in rainfall in the spring and early summer has already been felt throughout the U.S.  Some areas have been dealing with wet conditions for weeks while others have experienced flooding conditions due to excess rain. If you live in one of these areas affected by rain, then you know that one of the …

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