How to Remove Mold & Mildew Odors from Carpeting

When the carpeting in your residential or commercial property has suffered water damage, it can result in lingering odors. The smell can be an obvious nuisance, but it can also be a sign of a more serious problem. A Mold or Mildew Issue The presence of lingering odors from water damage can mean that there …

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How Smoke Damages Electronics

A fiery blaze unleashes smoke, and microscopic smoke particles can find their way into the inner parts of various electronics. The fragile circuitry of electronic devices makes them especially susceptible to smoke damage. Once soot and smoke permeate an electrical device, irreversible damage is possible. What is smoke? Smoke is an unavoidable outcome of fire …

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Safety Tips to Prevent Space Heater Fires

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With the severely cold temperatures that winter brings, keeping warm is a priority to stay safe and healthy. To protect yourself against the cold, you can bundle up with warm clothing, heavy jackets, and other winter accessories. When staying indoors, the best ways to stay warm are to turn on the heat or even cozy …

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Restoring Fire and Smoke Damage in the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most aesthetic and active areas of the home. It’s a place to entertain, cook, and even eat for some families. This room is essentially the heart of all homes, which is why a fire in this area can be the most devastating. Even small fires in one area of …

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Appliances that Commonly Experience Mold Growth

Many property owners may not realize it, but mold is everywhere, growing in all places where moisture is present. The reason they don’t know it is because the mold spores are too small to see. While minimal amounts of mold may not be enough to trigger health issues, high humidity levels allow for the spores …

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What Homeowners Insurance Won’t Cover

Many homeowners feel a sense of comfort and security when they have homeowner’s insurance. While no one wants a disaster or another unfortunate event to occur to their property, they at least feel better knowing they have insurance to help them out in such a situation. However, not all homeowners understand their policy and know …

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Mold Allergies: Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

Mold spores run rampant throughout the natural environment. Decayed leaves, rotting tree stumps, and various other natural debris are consumed by mold spores in the great outdoors. The moment mold spores latch on to indoor surfaces, people with mold allergies begin to adversely react. What is a Mold Allergy? Mold spores are present everywhere, indoors …

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How Homeowners Insurance Covers Mold

When you find mold growing in your home, it is a concerning issue for a variety of reasons. Exposure to mold can cause people to suffer from health problems, such as allergies and infections. Prolonged exposure always increases the risk of these health effects and can make them worse. If there’s mold growth in your …

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Prevent Water Damage by Keeping Your Home’s Gutters Clean and Repaired

The welcome, warmer climate of spring brings with it torrential rain. Springtime downpours fall straight into a home’s gutter systems, making a clean gutter essential. The balmy temperatures of spring allow homeowners to ascend to their rooftops and bring down the host of debris that has accumulated along the gutter throughout the frosty winter. A …

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How to Thaw a Frozen Septic Line

Septic lines are most often found in rural areas. When your winter cabin, for instance, is located out in the woods, the septic line is responsible for treating wastewater from the cabin’s bathrooms, laundry, and kitchen drains. In the countryside, centralized sewer systems are uncommon, giving the septic line importance. The septic line in a …

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