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What Homeowners Insurance Won’t Cover
Insurance Tips

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 what coverage it provides. This can make property damage especially troublesome, because you may not have the means to resolve the issue without insurance. That said, it’s imperative that homeowners know what is and is not included within standard homeowners’ insurance so you and your home can be properly protected in case of any disasters or emergencies. That way you can get any additional coverage that is necessary for you and your home. Continue reading to...
How to Thaw a Frozen Septic Line
Frozen Pipes, Sewage Cleanup

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 winter lodge occupied for a few months of the year, for example, is likely to freeze due to disuse. Normally, the septic line functions well, even under frigid temperatures—if the plumbing is in regular use. Routine draining and flushing of the home’s plumbing system ensures moving water. Immobile water can freeze and block the septic line. If your winter getaway features a septic line, and it freezes in the bitter temperatures of February, you ...
Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing with These Tips
Emergency Tips, Water damage restoration

Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing with These Tips

When temperatures sink into the 20’s and below, the chances of your pipes freezing are much higher. In fact, one of the most common disasters during harsh winters is frozen and burst pipes, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. Preventing Frozen Pipes The pipes at the highest risk for freezing include those that are in unheated areas, like in attics, basements, and garages. Also keep in mind that the pipes that run through the walls and ceilings are also at risk of freezing. On the other hand, there are some steps you can take to prevent this from happening. Preventative methods like pipe insulations are one of the best ways to avoid this disaster. They are an inexpensive investment and are more than worth it when it comes to protecting your property structure and surround...