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What to Do After a Flood

If your home has flooded, you may feel overwhelmed and emotional at first. If the flooding was really bad, you may have water standing in your house, your furniture may be damaged beyond repair, and some of your most precious …
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Your Insurance and Water Damage

If your home is water damaged, you’ll obviously be concerned about getting the water out of your home and starting to dry everything out. But once those immediate concerns are out of the way, you’ll need to contact your insurance …
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Mistakes People Make that Cause Sewage Back-Ups

Sewage back-ups can be one of the worst things that happen to your home. Besides the inconvenience of not being able to use your toilets, you have to deal with the cleaning up a giant mess and paying to have …
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The Bacteria that’s Left Behind from Sewage Back-Ups

No one wants to experience the messy inconvenience of a sewage backup incident. They are unplanned mini-catastrophes that leave behind more than an unsightly mess (not to mention the smell). Sewage floods can also leave a trail of bacteria and …
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Why you Shouldn’t DIY for Flood Damage

If your home has flooded, you know how horrible the damage can be. Water can seep into every little crack and hole, and even an inch of it in your basement can destroy things you’ve saved for years. Carpet may …
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Health Dangers from Mold

If you have mold growing in your home, you have a very dangerous situation that you need to take care of quickly. Mold can cause a number of serious health issues, and symptoms may start showing up fairly quickly, especially …
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Common Causes of Sump Pump Failures

When a sump pump fails, it can mean a flooded basement, destroyed property, and much more. And, while these pumps are designed to be durable and last for years, there are some things that can cause them to fail. Here …
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How Tree Roots Cause Sewer Blockages

Trees are beautiful and can make a yard look gorgeous, but trees planted too close to water pipes can become a nightmare. When tree roots get into the pipes, they can lead to sewer blockages, backups, and huge repair bills. …
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Damage from Ice Dams

You know those pretty icicles that form on your roof during the winter? They may look harmless, but the same condition that causes these to form also causes ice dams. Not so pretty anymore, right? What is an Ice Dam? …
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Frozen Pipes and the Damage They Cause

Frozen Pipes and the Damage They Cause

The Farmer’s Almanac weather summary has already predicted that the Ohio Valley will have colder than normal weather temperatures beginning now (Nov. 2014) and lasting all the way through October 2015. The coldest temperatures being throughout the months of December …
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