living in flood-prine areas

Three Mistakes To Avoid When Filing An Insurance Claim On Your Home

Your home is one of the largest investments you ever make. Although it is designed to protect you, it is important that you do everything in your power to also protect your home. One of the best ways to do this is by getting home insurance. This ensures that any damage that is done to your home is handled in a correct and timely manner. Even if there are no visual signs of damage, it is important that you have a professional come out to the home and check it out if you suspect damage. Read More 

Having Children Aid In The Damage Rescue And Repair Of A Home

A home getting flooded or being set on fire can be a traumatic event for a child. How the children remember the incident is also determined by the actions after the home damage happens. If you want to make sure your children stay abreast of any household changes and feel as if they have some level of control, you should have them help with the damage rescue. Here are some ways to have children help during the repairs and help them make sense of what happened. Read More 

My House Is Flooded! How To Clean Up Effectively And Safely

If you have just had a flood, leaving portions of your home underwater, you will need to work fast in getting the water out of the structure to avoid excessive damage. Depending on the severity and urgency of the issue, you may need to do the job yourself. Here are some tips to follow when trying to clean up after a flood on your own. Take Precautions If the flood water comes from an outside water source, such as an overflowing river or water from a hurricane, you must be extremely careful in making sure none of the water touches exposed skin. Read More 

Learn How A Water Damage Company Can Help Repair Your Water Damaged Home

Water damage can occur in a home when there is not proper drainage around the home. If the water has nowhere to drain, it will settle next to the home and begin to eat away at the structure until it is so damaged that parts of the building actually need to be removed and completely replaced. If you have started to notice water collecting next to your home when it rains, it is important to call a professional water damage company right away. Read More 

Tackling Common Questions Concerning DIY Black Mold Testing Kits

Even though there are always professionals in the field of black mold removal available, you may be tempted to try to figure out if what you have in your home is the real deal on your own first. Mold testing kits can be bought in just about any retail or home improvement store and they will likely be the first thing you reach for. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions concerning DIY black mold testing kits. Read More