April Showers Clogged Your Downspouts? Get Them Ready for Summer

Although you may not give them a whole lot of thought, gutters and downspouts are actually an integral part of your house’s overall well-being. They direct and control the flow of rainwater as a means of protecting your roof, walls, foundation, and even your landscape. While many homeowners take the function of their gutters and [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Do it Yourself, Residential, Specialty|Comments Off on April Showers Clogged Your Downspouts? Get Them Ready for Summer

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)

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)

Winterization Checklist: Avoid Costly Water Damage

The Denver Metro Area continues to enjoy above average temperatures for October and November. These unseasonably warm temperatures can lead some homeowners to procrastinate their fall winterization. Unfortunately, La Nina is expected to visit colder temperatures upon the Denver area – much colder than last year – throughout December and January 2017.  Harsh winter weather [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Do it Yourself, Water|Comments Off on Winterization Checklist: Avoid Costly Water Damage

Fire Prevention Week 2016

Abbotts Fire & Flood is a proud supporter of Fire Prevention Week. As the old saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the notorious blaze in October 1871 that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|Do it Yourself, Fire|Comments Off on Fire Prevention Week 2016

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

10 Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

When temperatures plummet, take steps to protect your property from water damage that can result when frozen plumbing ruptures. Winter has stormed into Denver and most of Colorado, bringing snow, ice and plummeting temperatures that can wreak havoc on plumbing. A ruptured water line can cause extensive, costly damage and disrupt your life [...]

By | February 23rd, 2016|Do it Yourself, Water|0 Comments

10 Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Winter has stormed into Denver and most of Colorado, bringing snow, ice and plummeting temperatures that can wreak havoc on plumbing. A ruptured water line can cause extensive, costly damage and disrupt your life or business. Worse, floodwater can pose numerous safety and health risks, ranging from electric shock to illness from waterborne pathogens or [...]

By | December 20th, 2015|Do it Yourself, Water|0 Comments