Do Centipedes in My Home Mean I Have Water Damage?

Certain insects thrive in environments where moisture is abundant. A centipede is one type of bug that seeks out water in addition to food and shelter. Wherever all three life essentials are plentiful, centipedes will flourish. A home with centipedes may be a home with water damage. Bugs of all varieties search for water. When a building offers pests a … Read More

What are Storm Surges and Why Are They Dangerous?

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From fires, to tornadoes, to storms, natural disasters of all kinds can be powerful enough to cause damage to your property. If you live near the ocean, then you are well aware of the dangers that hurricanes present. The strong winds and influx of water making its way inland are serious causes for concern. Furthermore, storm surges can be created … Read More

How to Clean Personal Items that Suffer Flood Damage

All cases of water damage are a cause for concern because of the harm the excess moisture can do. But the more water there is, the bigger problem it is. This is why floods can be devastating to your home or business. When a property has flooded, the large volume of water will quickly cause damage to many items all … Read More

Tips on How to Waterproof Your Roof to Prevent Water Damage

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The roof of your home or building is an integral part of its structure. It keeps precipitation and other outside forces from entering the property, providing you protection from the elements. Roofs also help keep a structure intact, which is why damaged roofing is a serious concern. Roofs are prone to harm because they are exposed to the elements. Many … Read More

What Causes the Most Damage During a Storm?

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In the United States, many types of storms tend to prevail, causing destruction ranging from minimal to massive. Falling precipitation has the potential to lead to serious water damage. Homeowners should be prepared by understanding what causes the most damage during various storms. Hail Storms Thunderstorms are capable of producing hail of all sizes. Smaller hail can devastate plants, cutting … Read More