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Avoid Frozen And Burst Pipes This Winter

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Winter can be an enjoyable time. Blankets of pristine snow covering the treetops can create a magical atmosphere, but winter also has a downside. If you live in a northern climate, you already know that winter can be be downright freezing and poses some common problems for your home. Frozen and burst pipes are one of them. According to State Farm Insurance, a quarter-million U.S. homes suffer from water damage from burst pipes each year. Read More»

Staying Safe During A Flood Once The Storm Is Over

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Most people have the common sense to stay out of flood water while it is still rising. The unpredictable currents and visible debris are generally enough to keep people out. However, once the storm has passed and the water starts to go down, it is still important to take steps to keep you and your family safe. If your home is flooded, there are several rules you should follow to ensure everyone comes through the event unharmed. Read More»

4 Signs Of Carpet Mold After A Flood And How To Prevent Fungal Growth

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If your home has recently experienced flooding, your damp carpets are highly susceptible to mold and mildew growth. Mold produces allergens and irritants which can cause allergic reactions in some sensitive individuals. It also contains potentially toxic substances referred to as mycotoxins that can cause a variety of allergic responses, such as runny nose, sneezing, red eyes, and skin rash. In research conducted by the Institute of Medicine, there was sufficient evidence that linked indoor mold exposure to upper respiratory tract symptoms in otherwise healthy individuals. Read More»