I never knew the extent of damage that hail could cause to a home. Of course, I realized that windows could break, but I never imagined my roof getting damaged, the siding getting destroyed and the gutters nearly being taken off the side of the house. After our neighborhood was hit by a storm that included golf-ball sized hail, I quickly learned how devastating those little ice-balls can be. If you are going through the same repairs and clean-up efforts, visit my blog. My blog includes tips that can help you identify hail damage and learn what to do to repair it.
23 August 2018
The crawlspace under your home may be necessary, but it doesn't have to be exposed. There are many options to protect your crawlspace, but encapsulation is the best way to keep the outside world from invading your home. With crawlspace encapsulation, polyethylene sheets create a barrier along the floor and walls of the crawlspace. If you aren't sure if crawlspace encapsulation is really the right choice for your home as you look into various crawl space waterproofing methods, check out these five benefits.
28 March 2018
Does your property have water damage caused by flooding, broken pipes, or other reasons? Your first instinct may be to call a professional to have them fix the damage, but you can also try to fix it yourself. This can save you a lot of money in the long run. It is important to note that if you are dealing with mold that you will need to make sure you can remove it or you will need to call in a mold remove specialist since it is so dangerous to leave in the property.
4 October 2016
If you're away from your home when water damage occurs, whether it's because you evacuated for a hurricane or because your pipes decided to spring a leak while you were away, you need to educate yourself about the damage remediation process. Typically, water damage remediation specialists should be called in as soon as major damage occurs. But even if your water damage seems minimal at first glance, there may be hidden consequences already.
10 May 2016
If you want to keep your home in good condition, you need to do maintenance. Part of this maintenance includes making sure your basement is waterproofed and checking the foundation periodically. Below is some more information about these two things so you can see why it is important that you do them. Basement Waterproofing If your home has a basement, you should waterproof it. This can even raise the value of your home, and prevent you from having to pay very high repair bills.
1 July 2015
You've just walked into your vacation home and the carpet is mysteriously soaked. Obviously, there was a flood somewhere on the property while you were away--and now you need to know if the carpet is ruined. Mold Growth Happens Fast Water damaged carpet can become moldy in as little as 48 hours after a flood. Since this is your vacation home and not your normal residence, very likely your flood happened a while ago without your knowledge.