Lingering water can cause structural damage to your house and creates an environment for mold to thrive. Learn how to dry out your walls after water damage.
There is still quite the laundry list of duties that need to be taken care of as you prepare for autumn home maintenance activities.
Ready.gov recognizes September as National Preparedness Month. The overarching theme this month focuses on disaster preparation.
You are finally making that special trip! Now you should know the proper steps on how to prevent water damage while you are on vacation.
Your house survived through the cold winter, and your pipes held strong through freezing temps, but pipe bursts can still happen in the summer.
We can be thankful to have a roof over our heads, but let’s not take that same roof for granted. Homeowners should be sure to prevent a leaking roof from damaging their home’s structure or attic by taking action early, before disaster strikes.
As the classic proverb says, “April showers bring May flowers.” But April showers can also spell disaster, as potential heavy rains during the spring season can cause unwanted water damage and sewage backups in your home.
While February’s flood waters have receded, and the initial flooded basement cleanup has been completed, it’s important to be aware of any changes that may appear in the next few weeks or months.
If you’re one of the thousands of West Michigan families affected by the early thaw and subsequent flooding, be aware that even small amounts of water can cause significant damage. The most obvious question after a flood isn’t always “How to remove wet carpet” but it should be a top priority.
Icicles hanging from a snowy rooftop may seem picturesque, but they are a sign of something far more severe. Ice between your shingles and along your gutter rail can block the flow of melting snow off your roof and damage your roofing, resulting in water seeping into your home, making ice dam damage repair a necessity.
Mold needs three things to survive – warmth, moisture, and food. Because Michigan has cold winters, we don’t tend to worry too much about water damage and mold in the winter.
With advance preparation and planning, in addition to regular maintenance in the fall, you can sometimes avoid winter storm damage.