When you think about water damage, what comes to mind? For many, it’s the images on the news show complete devastation to homes after hurricanes such as Harvey and Katrina. The unpleasant experience of a home water damage is a very real risk to property owners in the DMV – and not just for(…)
Something people love about living in and visiting the Mid-Atlantic region is our diversity of seasons. We have mild springs, balmy summers, crisp autumns, and frigid winters (sometimes all in a single week!). However, one thing that tends to be hit-or-miss in the region are hurricanes. We avoided disaster after the terrible hurricane season of(…)
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It’s that time of the year! With hurricane season looming (June 1 – November 30), we already have a good idea of what’s shaping up for our storm outlook in 2017 and how it’s compared to recent summers past. According to The Weather Channel, we can look forward to a slightly busier than average hurricane(…)
All About: Indoor Flooding It’s a nightmare for any property owner: coming home to a wet floor. There’s no shortage of incidences that can lead to indoor flooding, including but not limited to: broken or burst pipes, clogged drains, tropical storms, runoff from snow melt, sump pump failures, broken water heaters, roof leaks, malfunctioning appliances(…)
Winter Survival Kit With winter well underway, it’s only a matter of time before snow, ice or blizzard conditions make your life more difficult. Hopefully, you’ve already followed our helpful guide for winterproofing your home, but if you haven’t yet– fear not. Below is our essential guide for putting together a winter survival kit that(…)
Purchasing a new home is an exciting experience. It can also be a scary time if you’re not sure of what to expect. Between picking a dream home, negotiating with sellers and their realtor, and haggling with mortgage lenders, the stress can quickly mount before your closing date. However, there are important steps you can(…)
Regardless of the situation, damage to your home and property can quickly become an unexpected nightmare. The stress of dealing with homeowners insurance claims and policy red tape often feels like adding insult to injury. Damage can happen unexpectedly from tropical storms and hurricanes, blizzards, flooding, or even a pipe backup or overflow; if you(…)
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(…)
The impact flooding can have on your home or building can greatly vary based on the class and category of water damage you have. And so can the restoration techniques we use to address the situation. In fact, determining the categories and classes of water damage is the first step in our assessment of the issue and can help us decide which steps to take next. So how severe is your water damage?
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.