• Asbestos in the Home

    November 25, 2020 by

    Even if asbestos is in your home, this is usually not a serious problem. The mere presence of asbestos in a home or a building is not hazardous. The danger is that asbestos materials may become damaged over time. Damaged asbestos may release asbestos fibers and become a health hazard. The best thing to do… Read more

  • Home Safety Tips

    November 16, 2020 by

    Loss of property, damage to your home, and the sense of loss can be traumatic. The good news is that there are several steps that can be taken to protect your home and your family throughout the year and provide a greater peace of mind when you get away to celebrate. Here are some home… Read more

  • Notorious November Hurricanes

    November 9, 2020 by

    November is not known to produce a high number of hurricane activity, even though it is technically the last month of the Hurricane season. By November, the warm ocean waters have begun to cool at the same time the winds change in the Northern Hemisphere, making the conditions less favorable for tropical development. But you… Read more

  • 7 Reasons You Should Never Hire an Unlicensed Contractor

    November 5, 2020 by

    Being a licensed contractor in Florida is a privilege. Many do not understand the difference in being licensed and unlicensed. Obtaining and keeping your contractor’s license in Florida is expensive and there are requirements you must meet. An unlicensed company is taking the easy and unethical approach to assisting those in need. Licensed or Unlicensed… Read more

  • Steps to Create a Home Inventory Checklist

    November 2, 2020 by

    After a fire, burglary or other event in which you have lost possessions from your home, it may be difficult to remember the details of every one of the belongings that you have accumulated over the years. In this situation, having a current inventory of your possesssions, including make and model numbers, may help you… Read more

  • Exploring Ozone Use in Odor Elimination

    October 31, 2020 by

    We have heard about how the ozone layer in our middle atmosphere protects the earth from harmful ultraviolet rays. Ozone is generated in electrical storms by bolts of lightning – that’s why it smells so fresh during and after a heavy storm. It’s also used in the cleaning and restoration industry. But what exactly is… Read more

  • Keeping Your Car Mold Free

    October 24, 2020 by

    When people think of mold, most of the time their thoughts turn to homes or other buildings. Older homes that are not well-maintained, basements that have flooded, as well as buildings that have been through natural disasters; all are at risk of having mold. Unfortunately, mold can also be found in many automobiles that are… Read more

  • Water Heater Leaks and Overflows

    October 15, 2020 by

    There is no doubt that hot water heater leaks or overflows will cause extensive damage to your home, but even a water heater pipe dripping or leaking slowly will cause major water damage over time. As the water becomes absorbed into the particle board and swells, it causes the floor to rot and decay. Moreover,… Read more

  • Don’t Forget Your Pets!

    October 8, 2020 by

    Just like other members of the family, pets need to be part of your disaster plan. If you must evacuate, do you know if pets are allowed where you’re planning to stay? If you’re staying home, what will your pet need if your family must survive with basic necessities after the storm? If you evacuate… Read more

  • Home Hacks to Withstand the Worst

    October 5, 2020 by

    From hurricanes to tornadoes, to an underestimated amount of rain, sever weather can seriously damage your home. According to the Insurance Information Institute, Superstorm Sandy caused $18.75 billion in insured property losses, and that’s excluding flood insurance claims covered by the US government. In the last five years floods have affected all 50 states. Around… Read more

  • What to Know About Flood Damage

    September 28, 2020 by

    Flooding is a serious threat. Flood damage can lead to severe damage to property and human life. Houses, cars, commercial establishments, basements are all potential candidates for flood damage. Flooding has an unpredictable nature, reason for more concern if you live in a high risk area. Flooding usually has natural causes. This is common for… Read more

  • House Fire Clean Up

    September 17, 2020 by

    When a disaster like a house fire happens, you may not know what to do next. Who do I call? Where do we go? What do I do now? These questions bay be among the many thoughts running through your mind. Home and business owners may be in shock from the initial devastation. It is… Read more

  • A Flood Can Affect Your Health

    August 24, 2020 by

    While a flood event can be dangerous and destructive, the moisture left behind can be harmful , as well. For this reason, it’s important to contact a water restoration company right away if you need emergency extraction. The water is not only harmful for your house, but for your own health. Bacterical Infections When water… Read more

  • Mediation For Denied Insurance Claims

    August 11, 2020 by

    A new rule has been put in place by the State of Florida Chief Financial Officer, that expedites the fair and timely handling of residential property insurance claims. The new rule allows you (the insured) the right to take part in a mediation forum with your insurer, to negotiate any dispute you have with your… Read more

  • Protecting Your Home Against A Hurricane

    August 3, 2020 by

    Anytime a hurricane approaches the coast you’re likely to see scenes of people wasting their time and energy “preparing” for the storm. In fact, you might have seen these images so often that you think the folks shown are doing the correct thing. If a hurricane is approaching, forget about: Rushing to a building supply… Read more

  • Dryer Lint Danger

    July 29, 2020 by

    Did you know that by not cleaning your dryer exhaust vent you run the risk of destroying your home? Truth! It is the leading cause of dryer fires. According to the National Fire Protection Agency survey. Americans experienced upwards of 16,000 dryer fires between 2010 – 2014. Lint accumulates in dryer vents and ducts and… Read more

  • Protect Yourself from Storm Repair Scams

    July 14, 2020 by

    We are two months into the six month hurricane season and – knock on wood – we’ve had uneventful storms, despite the recent passing of the sixth named storm. That being said, September tends to be the busiest and most dangerous month for hurricane season, so we can’t let down our guards. Forecasters have raised… Read more

  • The Dangers Of Lightning

    July 10, 2020 by

    What is lightning? Lightning is the flash of light produced by a discharge of atmospheric electricity that occurs within clouds, between clouds or between clouds and the ground. The spark can reach over five miles (eight km) in length, raise the temperature of the air by as much as 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit (27,200 degrees C),… Read more

  • How To Prepare An Emergency Kit

    June 24, 2020 by

    We are three weeks into hurricane season 2020 and though we started the season with record activity, it has been quite calm over the last few weeks. The fourth named storm, Dolly, was fortunately very weak. But we shouldn’t be lulled into complacency over this brief respite of tropical storm activity, remember September is when… Read more

  • Fire Prevention And Safety

    March 6, 2020 by

    Did you know that if a fire starts in your home, you may have just two minutes to escape? Did you also know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 pm and 7 am, when most people are asleep? The most effective way to protect yourself and your home… Read more

  • Hidden Places Mold Can Be Found

    January 31, 2020 by

    Information about how hidden mold in our homes can make us sick has been well documented by the media and contractors who make a living removing mold from buildings. We all expect that mold might be lurking in the moist and dark places in our homes, such as in basements or crawl spaces. But there… Read more

  • My First Blog Post

    October 24, 2019 by

    Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

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