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How do I detect water damage during spring cleaning? Spring cleaning is an annual ritual taken on by most of us to clean out the dust and clutter from being indoors during frigid winter temperatures. As we prepare our homes for summer, the annual spring cleaning is a great time to inspect your home for…

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Home Fire Damage

Top 5 house fire accidents and how to prevent them It might go down as every homeowner’s worse nightmare—coming home to find their house up in flames or waking up to a blaring smoke detector in the middle of the night. There are an estimated 400,000 house fires every year according to the National Fire…

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Keep Emergency Home Repairs from Wrecking Your Finances Ever notice how issues with your home seem to spring up at the worst moments, such as busted pipe before out-of-town guests arrive or an A/C outage right in the middle of the hottest week of the year? These sudden home repairs can cause you a lot…

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smoke detector

When You Should Change Batteries in Your Smoke Detector The smoke detector is one of the most important tools we own. It keeps our families, pets, and home safe. We notice it when it’s chirping because of a low battery, or when it goes off because we went a little overboard in the kitchen, but…

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prevent pipes from freezing

Pipes Freezing in Winter: Why they Freeze, How to Prevent it, and What to Do if they Burst No one wants to deal with a burst pipe. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) estimates that burst pipes can cause in excess of $5,000 in water damage, and that says nothing of the…

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water damage in attic

5 Ways to Prevent Water Damage in Your Attic Most homeowners understand that they must be diligent when it comes to preventing water damage in their home. When leaks and the accumulation of water goes unchecked, it can lead to costly repairs and a great deal of inconvenience when the damage is severe. The attic is one…

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spring cleaning

Spring Cleaning – Don’t Forget These Fire Safety Risks It’s the middle of the spring season and you know what that means – spring cleaning! While most people look at spring cleaning as a chance to remove dust from hard-to-reach places, throw out old food sitting in their cupboards, and go through boxes stacked in…

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pipe freeze, burst pipe

Frozen Pipes? Here’s what you should do… What could be worse than a huge home maintenance problem? How about several big maintenance disasters all at once? This is exactly what can happen when your home’s water pipes freeze. As water freezes, it expands, solidifies and hardens within your pipes making it impossible for water to…

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water damage

How to Prevent a Water Damage Disaster Maintaining a home can be quite expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Savvy homeowners know how important it is to stay on top of minor household problems so that they don’t grow to be major headaches. In fact, Consumer Reports recommends that homeowners make it a point…

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Moldy carpet being pulled up from the floor Abbotts Cleanup and Restoration Colorado

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.…

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