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What You Need To Know About Indoor Mold Exposure

Causes of Indoor Mold Humidity and Mold Growth As a homeowner, understanding the relationship between humidity and mold growth is pivotal. Mold spores thrive in humid environments, and a home with constant high humidity levels provides a conducive atmosphere for mold growth. It's not just the unsightly appearance of mold; the health implications are far-reaching too. Maintaining a balanced indoor humidity level, preferably between 30% and 50%, can significantly curb mold growth. Investing in a dehumidifier, especially in naturally humid climates or during specific humid seasons, can be a proactive step towards a mold-free home. Leaking Pipes and Mold Water… Read More

The Importance of Flood Insurance: Protecting Your Home and Belongings

As a homeowner, you've invested time, money, and love into creating a safe and comfortable haven for your family. However, the unpredictable forces of nature, particularly floods, can bring about devastating consequences that could potentially undo all your hard work. Understanding the importance of flood insurance is essential to safeguarding your home and cherished belongings from the ravages of flooding. Understanding Flood Risks Evaluating Your Property's Vulnerability One of the initial steps in protecting your home from potential flood damage is to evaluate its vulnerability. Take a comprehensive look at your property's location in relation to water sources like rivers,… Read More

Steps to Take Before, During, and After a Flood

Preparing Before a Flood Understanding Flood Risks As a homeowner, it is crucial to understand the flood risks specific to your area. Floods can be caused by heavy rainfall, hurricanes, melting snow, or dam failures. Research your location's history of flooding and check flood maps provided by local authorities or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These maps outline flood zones and help assess the likelihood of your property being affected. Once you have identified the flood risks, take proactive measures to mitigate potential damages. Consider installing flood-resistant barriers, such as flood shields or sandbags, around vulnerable areas of your… Read More

Indoor Flooding: Causes, Prevention, and Mitigation Strategies

Indoor flooding can be a devastating experience for homeowners, leading to extensive damage to their property and belongings. Understanding the causes of indoor flooding, implementing prevention measures, and knowing how to mitigate the damage are crucial for protecting your home. In this article, we will explore the common causes of indoor flooding, effective prevention strategies, immediate steps to take when flooding occurs, and the essential restoration process. Common Causes of Indoor Flooding Burst Pipes: Identifying the Culprit One of the most common causes of indoor flooding is burst pipes. This can happen due to various reasons, such as freezing temperatures,… Read More

Smoke Odors and How to Remove Them Following a House Fire

Smoke smells linger and can be difficult to remove, here are some ways to remove the smoke smell from clothes, carpets, and other household items. If you have a smoky smell in your home, the best thing to do is open the windows and doors for a few hours. If it's not possible to open up all of your windows and doors, then you should use a fan to circulate fresh air through your home. When it comes to furniture the first step is to find the source of the smoke smell. If it's coming from inside a couch cushion,… Read More

How Flood Damage Can Damage Your Foundation

How Flood Damage Can Damage Your Foundation Every year, the entire area of Florida experiences heavy rains and floods whenever there's a heavy storm or hurricane. Floods can damage your flooring materials, structural wood, and drywall. Or even worse, destroy your house's foundation. The most critical aspect of holding your foundation together is what secures and keeps it sturdy to withstand the test of However; flooding can shake its core, resulting in catastrophic damages.  It's therefore essential to be aware of flood damage and what it can cause to your foundation.  Cracks  Cracks are the most common problems any foundation… Read More

How To Detect Mold In Your House

How To Detect Mold In Your House Telling whether there's mold in your home is such an uphill task—it forms in hard-to-see areas, including ventilation ducts, inside the walls, and more. Yet it's an important thing to do. Mold is detrimental to your walls and your overall health. Mold can cause chronic fatigue, frequent headaches, breathing difficulties, and more.  So how would you know there's mold in your house? Most people use their sense of smell to check for mold in their homes. A damp smell in your home may indicate the presence of mold in your house. It's also… Read More

Do you have a home evacuation plan?

Living near the coast can be such an enjoyable experience but as we know sometimes the water doesn’t always stay on the beach. Sometimes mighty storms can kick in, destroying your property and putting your family and pets in danger. While your home may be far from the shore, strong winds and floodwaters can be pretty damaging.  That's why it's necessary to create an evacuation plan to enhance safety during and after a hurricane. Often, when authorities declare a mandatory evacuation, you'll have few days to prepare. It may not give you enough grace period to put everything in place.… Read More

What To Do When Your Toilet Overflows and You’re not at home

What To Do When Your Toilet Overflows and You're not at home Have you ever been away from home, then when you get back, you find a flood crisis at home? Well, this occurs. The toilet may overflow when you are away and cause a mess at home.  If you want to avoid such a situation or even to be prepared, it is paramount that you are well equipped. This article will offer suggestions on what to do when your toilet overflows, and you are not at home. Tips on what to do when your toilet overflows - First step… Read More

How to Protect your Home from Mold Damage

How to Protect your Home from Mold Damage Mold is destructive to valuable property. The damage resulting from mold isn’t typically covered by standard homeowner’s policies. It is important to learn how to combat mold. Mold grows on any surface Mold can grow inside or outside your home. In permanently damp conditions, it grows and spreads rapidly, all year-round. Mold is favored by places with high humidity levels, including kitchens, ceilings, basements and leaky walls in bathrooms. Your homeowner’s insurance policy won’t cover mold damage Mold is a maintenance issue that is not covered under standard insurance. In cases where… Read More