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After The Flood: The Rules For Returning Home After The Damage

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on After The Flood: The Rules For Returning Home After The Damage

If you are like most homeowners, an impending flood and rising waters will mean an evacuation of your property, which could potentially mean you will not be able to return to assess the damage for several days. When it is safe to go back to your home and the floodwaters have subsided, you may be eager to step inside your house, roll up your sleeves, and get started. However, there are a few things you must consider before you go back to your home for the first time after a flood. Here are a few simple rules to keep in mind when you initially...

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2 Tips Buying Bedding And A Bed For Your Toddler

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Tips Buying Bedding And A Bed For Your Toddler

When your child can climb in and out of her crib on his/her own, it may be time to think about buying a new bed. In buying a new bed, you are also going to need to buy new bedding. If you’ve never bought a toddler bed or toddler bedding before, you may not know where to start your search. Hopefully, these two key tips will help. Tip #1: Go For Something Easy To Wash The complicated, intricate, frilly bedding may look nice when you make your toddler’s bed, but the last thing you want is something that requires several extra steps...

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2 Possible Reasons Why Your Basement Is Always Damp

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Possible Reasons Why Your Basement Is Always Damp

A damp basement is more than just a nuisance–it often represents a problem that over time will lead to expensive forms of structural damage. The good news is that, in many cases, it isn’t as hard as you might think to eliminate the source of that dampness. If water is causing unwanted problems for your basement, read on. This article will discuss two possible problems, both associated with ground water runoff. For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from Do-All Contracting. Ground Water Runoff This...

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2 Causes Of Water Damage And How To Prevent Them

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Causes Of Water Damage And How To Prevent Them

Water damage can wreak havoc on a home and result in a large cleanup bill, as well as lost personal items. Below are two causes of water damage and what you can do to prevent them. Rain Water damage is the second most frequently filed insurance claim by homeowners in the United States. If your home has water damage from rain, it can cause damage to your home’s foundation as well as the interior. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to prevent this from happening to you.  Gutters The first thing to look at is...

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Answers To Common Questions New Homeowners May Have About Mold

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Answers To Common Questions New Homeowners May Have About Mold

There are a number of problems that your home can encounter over the years that you own it. In particular, mold can be a problematic issue that can strike your home. For those that have limited experience dealing with mold problems, it can be easy to be unsure of how to proceed with this issue. If you have recently discovered that mold is in your home, you might need to have the following three questions answered so that you will be better prepared to address this potentially serious problem. Why Is Mold In A Home Dangerous? Mold may not seem...

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Water Leaks And Carpeting: 3 Steps To Help You Prevent Mold

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Water Leaks And Carpeting: 3 Steps To Help You Prevent Mold

Anytime water leaks into your home from a faulty pipe or ceiling, there is the potential for your carpets to become saturated. Removing water from wet carpets is an essential part of the restoration process, and your focus should be on preventing mold. Here are three steps you can take to ensure that mold growth doesn’t become a problem after your carpets get damaged by a water leak in the future. 1. Remove water from the carpets as quickly as possible. The first step in preventing future mold damage after a water leak is to remove...

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Learn How To Create Custom Window Screens For Your Unique Windows

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Learn How To Create Custom Window Screens For Your Unique Windows

Having windows that are oddly sized, can make it difficult to find screens for them. You can have the screens custom made, but that can be very expensive and time consuming. If you want to save money on your window screens, consider creating the window screens on your own. Use the guide below to learn how to create custom window screens for your home. Determine the Size and Shape of Your Windows The first thing you need to do is to create a template for the window screen that you need to create. Hold a newspaper against the window that you...

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Tips On How You Can Prevent Water Damage From Severe Rainfall

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips On How You Can Prevent Water Damage From Severe Rainfall

In many parts of the country, the late spring and summer months bring with them the potential for torrential rains. Such weather extremes make flooding possible, and this can lead to extensive residential water damage. If you live in an area that’s prone to summertime storms and flooding, you can minimize the chances that you’ll have to foot the bill for expensive water damage in your home with the following four tips: Have your chimney inspected every year The bricks that make up a chimney can develop gaps over time that allow...

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Designing Your Dream Deck

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Designing Your Dream Deck

You’ve wanted a functional and attractive deck on your home to entertain friends and relax with your family. Now you’re ready to plan that ideal home addition. Here are a number of items to consider when putting together the plan, so your deck will be safe and a neighborhood conversation piece. 1. Use modern construction materials so you’ll spend less time maintaining and more time enjoying your deck. Traditional wood deck materials fade and turn gray in the sun. Areas kept in the shade can stay damp and allow algae and moss...

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Salvaging Personal Items After A Flood

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Salvaging Personal Items After A Flood

After you get over the shock of coming home to find water in your house, you’ll begin the tedious process of recovering what personal items you can. Some items can be washed off easily and used again. Others may require extensive disinfecting to make them safe to be used. The disinfecting process can damage some items beyond repair, so it won’t be possible to salvage them. The type of flood water and how long an item was wet determine how easy it is to save an item. Here is how those two factors play into your decision as to...

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