What Does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover in the Event of a Fire?

Flames that explode into a raging home fire cause a staggering $6.7 billion in damages annually. Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires in the nation. Heating equipment is a close second as the origin of house fires. As kitchen equipment and heating appliances are the standard gadgetry found in all homes, as …

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7 Landscaping Tips to Prevent Basement Flooding

Especially during the summer time, planting flowers and even trees to make the yard look nice is a common hobby. But before adding to the garden, you should know that there are ways to direct water away from your foundation. Simply planting shrubs, flowers, and trees in the right spots, you can prevent groundwater from …

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5 Signs of Basement Water Damage

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Due to the number of factors, basement water damage is very common. The source and amount of damage can also determine the category and class of damage. Water Damage Categories There are three categories of water damage. Category 1. The water comes from a sanitary source and is not dangerous. Category 2. This is greywater, …

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What to Do After a House Fire

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Not many homeowners believe that a fire will actually happen to them. But when it does, not only are they not prepared, but they have no idea what to do after the flames are extinguished. Taking steps to recover from a fire can indeed be stressful, if not overwhelming. Simply deciding what to do first …

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Tips to Prevent and Repair Leaks in Commercial Buildings

When there’s a water leak in a commercial building, it can be expensive to address. This is not only because of the money that needs to be spent on any repairs and restoration for commercial water damage, but also because of how it hinders the function of your business. If the damage is severe enough, …

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How to Restore Flood-Damaged Electronics

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For many businesses, electronics play a central role in its operations. If a disaster occurs and ruins your electronics, it not only hinders your business from functioning, but it may also cause you to permanently lose your records. Such records are essential to your business and its function, so it’s important to do what you …

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Childproofing Your Home: Protect Them from Fires and Burns

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Every year, thousands of children are rushed to hospitals from playing with fire hazards around the house. But many of these accidents can be prevented, such as keeping matches away from their reach. Here are some more fire safety tips for parents to protect kids from fires and burns. Fire Safety in the Home Establish …

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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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