Happy New Year! As we wrap up 2017 and look forward to a New Year, we’re gearing up here at Tri State HQ for a busy winter. As you probably know if you’ve stepped outside this week, it would appear that the dreaded polar vortex is back. Our area last experienced this phenomenon in the(…)
How Can I Prevent Storm Damage? The Washington DC Metro area, including suburban Maryland and Virginia, is no stranger to the power of sudden wind and rain storms. These storm events can contribute to devastating property damage all season long. Whether destruction from hurricane damage or wind damage from a cyclone, sudden storms can lead(…)
Does Your Home Have an Evacuation Plan? Does your family have a planned evacuation route in case of a fire? According to the National Fire Prevention Association, there were 2,380 civilian deaths caused by an estimated 365,000 home structure fires in 2012. Damage caused by fires can range from a few burnt walls to an(…)
How to Prevent Fires this Winter Is your home fire-proofed for the winter? More fires occur between December and February than at any other time of the year. Fires in the winter can not only produce a costly fire cleanup, but can also give your home water damage if the fire occurs when it’s snowy(…)
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For many, the clothes dryer has become a necessity in the home. However, with careless use and improper maintenance, the dryer can become a house fire danger waiting to happen, causing incalculable smoke and fire damage to your property and belongings.
Maryland weather brings with it high humidity levels and excess moisture that can lead to harmful mold growth if precautions aren’t taken. This makes proper moisture control imperative for homes and buildings in the area. And with winter approaching and the possibility of pipe freezing and ice damming becoming more likely, it’s especially important to(…)
When your basement floods and you’re standing in puddles of water, it’s pretty obvious you have a water damage problem on your hands. But water damage isn’t always so apparent. Hidden leaks can often be found in your walls, and the effects can be just as devastating.
The quality of the air inside your home or building can greatly influence your health and the safety of your indoor space. If you have asthma or allergies, you’re likely even more sensitive to poor indoor air quality and can often be faced with exacerbated symptoms. To protect yourself and your building, it’s important(…)
Infrared Camera Inspections Infrared camera inspections can give homeowners unique insight into problems that may otherwise go unnoticed in routine inspections—like leaks in the plumbing or holes in insulation, among other things. Problems like this can leave you susceptible to extensive water damage in the future, especially if there’s any inclement weather. With constant temperature(…)
Think you can get away with having no flood insurance? We have some facts that may make you want to reconsider: Flood losses are not usually covered by homeowners or renters insurance There is a 26 percent chance of experiencing flooding within a 30-year mortgage Floods are the most common natural disaster in the country