Category Archives: Prevention and Maintenance

Why your Allergies could be Caused by the Mold in your Home

If water has gotten into your home and stood in the walls, under the floors, or in the ceiling, it can lead to the growth of mold or mildew. There are a number of different dangers that this mold can …
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How Clogged Gutters Cause Water Damage to your Home

If you have gutters, you know that they require periodic cleaning. They collect leaves, dirt, debris, and even things like dead animals throughout the year, which is why many people clean them out at the beginning of every spring and …
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How to Prevent Drain Clogs and Back Ups

Having your drains clog or get backed up is no fun, especially if it means you have to call a professional plumber and have the entire line dug up and fixed. That can be very expensive, especially since some homeowner’s …
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Tips for Organizing your Basement to Keep your Belongings Dry

If your basement floods, one of the worst sights in the world can be that of all of the treasures you were storing damaged beyond saving by the water. Many people keep old items from their parents or their childhood …
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The Importance of Check Valves for Drains

A check valve is a special type of value that only allows liquid to flow in one direction. That’s why it’s sometimes also referred to as a one-way valve, a non-return valve, or a clack valve. These valves are very …
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How Spring Rains Cause Sump Pump Failure

The spring is here, and for those in many areas, that means rain. While those April showers might bring May flowers, they can also bring flooding and water in to your basement. That means your sump pump may need to …
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Sump Pump Preventative Maintenance

If you have a sump pump in your basement, the last thing you want is to need it after a flood only to find that it doesn’t work. Flooding can occur unexpectedly, so if you haven’t had your sump pump …
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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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