What’s Your Company’s Tornado Resilience Plan?

What’s Your Company’s Tornado Resilience Plan? Tornado alley encompasses portions of South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and other states. This region has been coined ‘Tornado Alley’ for obvious reasons – as it is the part of the country where twisters occur frequently. Contrary to popular belief, living outside of tornado alley doesn’t exactly entail safety […]

Why 2019 Could be a Record-Setting Year for Flooding

Why 2019 could be a record-setting year for flooding When it comes to flooding, there’s no off-season. Floods can strike at any time, almost anywhere, and only increase in threat with the onset of hurricane season. This may explain why every state in the continental U.S. has experienced some form of flooding over the past […]

Best Way to Protect Your Home from Water Damage

The national average cost to remediate and restore a basement that has suffered water damage is $2,700. That doesn’t even begin to account for the cost of water damage to a roof or other parts of your home. If you live in a flood zone, you should be particularly wary, but water damage can occur anywhere and at […]

Prevent Damage from Storms to Your Home with These 7 Simple Steps

We can’t control Mother Nature, but we can do some preventative things to help keep her out of our homes during storm season. When storms rage, we can feel like we’re at the mercy of wind, rain and hail. Florida gets hit hard at different times of the year. In 2016, losses from storms set a […]

Where Does Mold Come From? The Main Causes of Mold in Homes

Believe it or not, more than half of American homes have an active mold problem. When left untreated, that mold can lead to severe upper respiratory issues, putting your family at risk. Though it’s possible to clean and remove mold once and for all, it’s far better to prevent it in the first place. But you can’t […]

How To Ensure Fire Safety for Your Home This Summer

Throughout the western US, especially in California, widespread damage from catastrophic wildfires has increased in both frequency and scale in the past 10-15 years. Whether attributable to climate change or other factors, it’s undeniable. The fall of 2018 was particularly bad, with the horrific Camp Fire killing dozens and leveling the entire community of Paradise in northern California. Life will […]

Why you should fear floods if you’re unprepared

Why you should fear floods if you’re unprepared If you’ve paid attention to the news lately – or if you live in one of the affected regions – you know the Midwest has received massive amounts of flooding. In Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota, among others, farmlands have been destroyed and cattle tragically swept away […]

7 Best Practices for Building a Hurricane-Proof House

Over the past several years, Americans have witnessed some of the most devastating hurricanes to ever hit during many of our lifetimes. In 2017, Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the United States territory of Puerto Rico, claiming the lives of over 2,900 residents. The storm knocked out power to the entire island and destroyed thousands of homes […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Mold Remediation Process

What is that musty smell? You ask yourself this while crinkling your nose when you walk into your bathroom. This smell didn’t exist a few weeks ago. The truth is that this scent usually indicates a mold problem. If it’s just a small amount of mold you may be able to take care of it […]

5 Factors That Affect Water Damage Repair Costs

Water is a force of nature to be reckoned with and has the amazing power to both create and destroy anything in it’s path. It created the Grand Canyon, it keeps us alive, and unfortunately, it can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home. If you live in a snowy, but affordable city like […]