Winter Prep Tips

Winter Prep Tips

It’s coming. For some, it may already be here. The looming arrival of winter, for many in colder climates, means it is time to think of preparing the home for the invasion of frigid temperatures, gripping winds, icy rains, heavy snows, and all the other issues that...
Guilty! (But it will be OK)

Guilty! (But it will be OK)

DID YOU KNOW that the devastation of spilling something like grape juice, Kool-Aid and other fruit drinks doesn’t have to be that… devastating? So you have kids, grandkids, or some other kids come over, and they want something to drink. They surely don’t want water...
A Weekend Lost

A Weekend Lost

You work hard all week and look forward to the weekend, a time to relax and enjoy family and friends (but you still have to mow the grass!) But, sometime during the week, you look down. You aren’t happy with the condition of the carpet. So you make a decision to rent...
The Imminent Arrival of Old Man Winter

The Imminent Arrival of Old Man Winter

It may just be the fall season right now, but that’s about to change soon, into… winter. And getting ready for winter is important, with several aspects regarding your home and protecting what’s most valuable to you. Obviously, winter is outside, but it will want to...
Candles and Scents

Candles and Scents

There’s nothing more inviting than the smell of delicious cookies, cakes or other tasty foods being prepared in the kitchen. Your nose can’t help but lead you to the source. There are other smells in many homes that are inviting as well… those nice fragrances from...
Clean It — Don’t Cover It

Clean It — Don’t Cover It

Odors. They are everywhere. When pleasant, we might call them “scents.” When not-so-pleasant, we might call them malodors. Odors are caused by a variety of sources. Some odors are pleasant, welcoming, such as from a fresh-cut batch of flowers or a nice, home-cooked...
Three Steps for Drying Out

Three Steps for Drying Out

There are many causes of water damage to homes and buildings, ranging from heavy rains, leaky roofs, broken pipes, failure hot water heaters, sewage back-ups and more. The cause of the damage must be considered when drying out a home or building. If it is “fresh”...
How to Prep Your House for Bad Weather – Part 2

How to Prep Your House for Bad Weather – Part 2

Previously, we provided some practical tips on inspecting windows, roofs and gutters — and making sure they were all in good shape. Why? Because winter and bad weather is coming! Being prepared for cold, windy, rainy and snowy weather is important. Preparation means...
Prepping the House – Part 1

Prepping the House – Part 1

When the weather turns bad, it’s time to turn against the weather. Prepping your home for storms that are either predicted or that can occur at any time is the best defense against wind, water and related storm damages. Without proper Fall and Winter preparation of...
It’s Not ‘Just the Carpet’

It’s Not ‘Just the Carpet’

Many water damage pros have been called by good people just like you who need help “just sucking up the water from the carpet.” This can be water from an overflowing sink, toilet, maybe a washing machine that got a little ambitious during the spin cycle… or it could...