Spring Cleaning

Done With Winter? Some Things You Can Do Now to Prep Your House for Spring

Clean Rain Gutters Wind, animals, and gravity bring sticks, leaves, and other organic matter into your rain gutters, and chances are yours have accumulated their share of detritus over the winter. That’s bad news for your home: When downspouts are clogged, rainwater can spill out of your gutters and around the perimeter of your house, Read more about Done With Winter? Some Things You Can Do Now to Prep Your House for Spring[…]

plumbing leaks

Avoid bursting pipes (and costly repairs) this winter with these simple tips

According to the insurance company Chubb, homeowners are more likely to experience water damage during the winter than any other time of year. “In the wintertime, the water in the pipes gets cold; it freezes,” Jim Magliaro, Risk Consulting Technical Leader at Chubb says. “Water goes everywhere.” Insulate your pipes. You can buy simple insulation for Read more about Avoid bursting pipes (and costly repairs) this winter with these simple tips[…]

Oregon flood concerns rise as memory of 1996 disaster lurks

  “With the heavy snowfall we got last week, added to the heavy rain we’re expecting, the potential for impactful flooding is high,” If you lived in northwest Oregon in 1996, this week’s weather and the forecast of what’s to come may feel ominously familiar. In late January of 1996, just like last week, heavy Read more about Oregon flood concerns rise as memory of 1996 disaster lurks[…]

Disaster Restoration

Skull image of Hurricane Matthew spooks the Internet

A Monster Image for a Monster Storm This week, Haiti, the Bahamas, and Florida have begun to experience the wrath of Hurricane Matthew. With strong winds and rain, Matthew has caused a serious amount of destruction to everything in his path leaving people injured and homes lost. Hurricane Matthew is a monster storm and now has a Read more about Skull image of Hurricane Matthew spooks the Internet[…]