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Stop Mold and Mildew Once and For All (part 2 of 2)

We recently began a discussion on the unfortunate but all-too-common problem of mold within the home. More than an unsightly or smelly issue, mold can be very toxic and can cause significant damage to your health and property. After spending some time learning how to detect mold and understanding why it’s so important to address [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Do it Yourself, Mold, Residential|Comments Off on Stop Mold and Mildew Once and For All (part 2 of 2)

Stop Mold and Mildew Once and For All (part 1 of 2)

Mold is great for penicillin, but it’s terrible for your home. Unfortunately, mold is pretty sneaky and crafty, and it can grow just about anywhere. Whether it’s in or underneath your carpet, on the ceiling, inside your bathroom, behind your drywall, or hanging out in your basement, mold can present huge problems to your health [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Do it Yourself, Mold, Residential|Comments Off on Stop Mold and Mildew Once and For All (part 1 of 2)

Keeping Your Family Safe During a Tornado

Spring is here, and that means it’s time to start talking about tornado safety. Whenever the temperatures shift from cold to warm (or vice versa), the chances of a storm front that could produce a funnel cloud or a full-blown tornado increase drastically. And when you consider the serious damages to life and property that [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Residential, Specialty, storm, Water|Comments Off on Keeping Your Family Safe During a Tornado

Post-Fire Cleanup Duties

It’s often difficult to discuss the subject of a house fire in any capacity. Even if you can be thankful that there were no injuries, the idea of sifting through the resulting mess is something that most homeowners never want to think about. Unfortunately, even a small fire can cause a great deal of damage, [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Fire, Residential, Specialty|Comments Off on Post-Fire Cleanup Duties

10 Simple (and Awesome) Ways to Prevent Water Damage (part 2 of 2)

Last week, we explained that water damage is one of the biggest fears of any homeowner. Not only can it cost a great deal of money between damage to the home itself and items such as furniture and appliances, fixing the problem can be incredibly inconvenient. Depending on the severity, you could be looking at [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Do it Yourself, Residential, Water|Comments Off on 10 Simple (and Awesome) Ways to Prevent Water Damage (part 2 of 2)

10 Simple (and Awesome) Ways to Prevent Water Damage (part 1 of 2)

Ask any homeowner what his or her biggest fears are when it comes to damage to their beloved home, and you can bet that “water damage” will be at the top of that list. It certainly isn’t difficult to figure out why. Water damage not only wreaks havoc with the appearance of your home, but [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Do it Yourself, Residential, Water|Comments Off on 10 Simple (and Awesome) Ways to Prevent Water Damage (part 1 of 2)

A few good questions will help you avoid unnecessary repair bills in times of chaos.

The following story is a cautionary tale. A Minnesota couple is looking at $21k in repair costs when routine city maintenance caused toilets to overflow. In addition to these questions that you should be asking to ensure you hire a professional water restoration company, you also need to understand what is covered by insurance. Typically, [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|Insurance, Water|Comments Off on A few good questions will help you avoid unnecessary repair bills in times of chaos.

Tips to Avoid Water Damage in your Home

Water damage in your home is never expected but it can happen to anyone! This is a problem that is dreaded by a lot of property owners and renters.  The average cost of water damage is about $20,000 per 6 inches.  Keep in mind the damages to your home are separate to the items in [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|Do it Yourself, Residential, Water|Comments Off on Tips to Avoid Water Damage in your Home

Melting Snow and Ice Means Water … and Odor

Most Coloradans know well enough the dangers of the rugged state’s seasonal changes. Winter brings snow and ice and the potential for frozen, broken pipes. Spring brings the thaw, which can turn to flooding when seasonal rains get heavy and join forces with the melting runoff. But it doesn’t take a disaster to create odors. [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Mold, Water|0 Comments

Meth Labs Leave Behind Toxic Ghosts That Can Haunt Your Family or Business

“I have a family and rarely even have a glass of wine. What does methamphetamine have to do with me?” you ask. Any home could be haunted with toxic meth lab contamination.  The Devil You Don’t Know ... Unfortunately, when you move into a new home or commercial property, you could be exposed [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Commercial, Residential, Specialty|0 Comments