Blog Posts in Tips and Hints

Living close to water is extremely appealing. Who doesn’t want to look out their window and gaze out at a shimmering body of water? Or only have a few minutes’ walk to a beautiful beach?

But there’s a tradeoff to the beauty and convenience of waterfront or water-adjacent property. The...Continue Reading

Experiencing any type of house flood can be devastating. Not only can flood damage affect your home and property, but it can also be an extremely traumatic event to live through. The good news is that unless your home is completely wiped out (which is rare), your house and most of your...Continue Reading

Your home is your refuge, and your roof is the seal that keeps you, your loved ones, and belongings safe, warm, and dry. So, when your roof starts leaking, it can be quite overwhelming.

Rest assured that roof leaks are common, and even new roofs can leak. The important thing is to act...Continue Reading

If you have tile floors in your home, you might assume that water can’t damage them. Unfortunately, water damage doesn’t stop with tile. It might be one of the best floorings at minimizing damage, but tile is not completely waterproof. Modern tile applications take additional steps in the...Continue Reading

By now, we all know that certain kinds of mold have the potential to make us sick. We look for the first signs of mold in our bathrooms, basements, crawl spaces or any other moist, dark places in our homes....Continue Reading

Because of greater visibility, in part due to shows like A&E’s Hoarders, more people than ever are aware of the psychological condition commonly known as “hoarding”.  Hoarding is where someone compulsively saves items that other people may see as having no value. Someone with this disorder...Continue Reading

Becoming a landlord and renting out a few properties—like single family homes, duplexes, or condominiums—can be rewarding and profitable, especially to retirees. And while most of your tenants will take care of your property and work with you if something needs repair, occasionally you might get...Continue Reading

When landlords are asked what type of property damage they worry about the most, water damage is at the top of the list. Not only is it expensive to fix, water damage can cause long-term damage to your property if it’s not handled correctly. That’s why it’s so important, as a landlord, for you...Continue Reading

One of the hardest parts about recovering from a fire is deciding what you can salvage and what you must throw away. It’s heartbreaking to discard damaged items with sentimental value, and it feels like a waste of money to dump food exposed to smoke. However, the cost to restock your pantry and...Continue Reading

Electronics are delicate items, as there are various factors that cause them to quit working properly. Since many irreplaceable items are stored electronically, it’s important to be prepared for the worst. In the event of a fire, here is what you need to know about smoke damage and your...Continue Reading