Posts tagged with «water damage»

Stay on Track with These 6 Key Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Summer is the perfect time for cookouts and vacations, but if you let things go on the home maintenance front you could wind up with expensive repairs that could leave you stuck at home. Read on for key tips on solving 6 issues that crop up during the summer, from deck problems to leaky basements, so you can get back to having fun! 1: Wet Basement All of those summer thunderstorms can lead to a […]

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Homeowners Beware! Roof Moss Can Spell Insurance Cancellation

Some homeowners see moss on their roof as nothing more than an eyesore. But did you know that you could lose your homeowner’s insurance if there’s moss growing on your roof? More and more folks have been learning that when they get a surprise letter from their insurance company telling them to clean up or else. Read on to hear one homeowner’s story and to learn how to get rid of moss the easy way! […]

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4 Reasons you Can’t Afford to Ignore that Musty Odor in your Home

Sometimes everything can look okay around your home, but your nose may be telling you something different. A musty odor can be a sign of a few different problems that can lead to very costly home repairs, or even health issues for your family. Read on to see the 4 reasons why you can’t afford to ignore that unpleasant smell! 1. Mold and Health A musty odor in your home most likely means that mold […]

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Check your Home for Hidden Storm Damage and Protect your Investment

It’s that time of year when some pretty violent storms come rolling through a lot of the country, sometimes causing devastating flooding or even tornadoes that tear out trees and level buildings. But even homes that seem to come through things pretty much unscathed can have damage that goes unnoticed and can lead to problems down the road. If your home developed a water leak or a rain gutter problem during the last storm, leaving […]

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5 Key Tips to Avoid a Water Damage Disaster in Your Home

It’s every homeowner’s nightmare. Ryan S. was relaxing in his favorite chair one evening with a bag of chips and his favorite TV show, waiting to put a load of laundry in the dryer. He suddenly heard water splashing and ran into the bathroom to find filthy water flowing out of the bathtub drain and pouring out of the toilet, rushing towards the lovingly-refinished hardwood floor in the hallway. A clog in a drain pipe […]

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6 Keys of Roof Inspection to Avoid Costly Leaks

Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against water damage, which can put a real dent in your finances. A damaged or worn-out roof can lead to extensive damage to your home’s attic, ceilings, and even the walls and floors. It’s easy to see why, according to the Insurance Information Institute, the average water damage claim is a wallet-crushing $7,000. The North American Roofing Association recommends inspecting your roof at least twice a year to prevent […]

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6 Roof Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Home

Your home is by far your largest and most important investment. If your home’s roof isn’t protecting it, however, your investment is in serious danger. Roof leaks lead to much more than ugly spots on the ceiling: water can cause extensive damage to floors and walls, create a health hazard by encouraging mold growth, and even contribute to electrical fires. Use these 6 steps to keep your roof in top shape and protect your home. […]

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