Flooded Basement? Look Outside to Avoid Problems Inside.

March 14th, 2018 3:39 pm

Landscaping to avoid a flooded basement

Spring is around the corner, and those notorious spring showers are a sure bet. One great way to make sure they don’t end up as a puddle–or a river, or a lake–of water inside is to take a proactive approach outside. There are several landscaping tips and tricks that can help prevent water damage and a flooded basement in spite of what Mother Nature has in store for us.




Six Ways to Reduce Stress When a Weather Disaster Occurs

February 23rd, 2018 4:47 pm

Your home or business has been damaged by a storm or weather disaster. You thought it would never happen to you, but it did. In the aftermath, it’s hard to feel like things will ever be right again. It’s only natural to feel anxiety and stress in the face of the damage. You’re overwhelmed. You want things to get back to normal, and you don’t know where to start.

Here’s a list of six things you can do to take care of yourself and those around you while you head down the path back to normalcy. You’ll be there before you know it. 



Ice Dam Damage From Winter Weather

February 8th, 2018 2:03 pm

Ice and icicles are a part of winter, and they can be beautiful as they catch the sun or create interesting formations. However, winter weather damage from snow and ice accumulating on your roof or hanging off your gutters and eaves is downright dangerous and can cause major damage to your roof. Winter storm damage can even result in leaks coming into your home, through ceilings, walls and insulation.

In order to avert disaster, it’s important to know how winter weather and storms can damage your home. Snow and ice that build up on the eaves of your home cause a barrier between the warmth of the interior of your home and the cold air around it. This causes the insulated snow between the layers to melt, and that water flows down to your eaves and gutters where it freezes again, forming ice dams.


Add Your Holiday Purchases to Your Homeowner’s Insurance

January 15th, 2018 1:03 pm

We’re well into 2018 and the holidays are a pleasant memory. Hopefully, Santa brought your family everything they asked for. The big question now is, are all of those new toys, jewelry and electronics covered by your current homeowners’ insurance policy? Your policy should include personal property coverage for everything inside your four walls. Valuables such as jewelry, artwork and musical instruments should be listed on separate line items, on a document called a personal property schedule.




Furnace Maintenance: Don’t Take Your Furnace For Granted

January 5th, 2018 8:06 am

Winter has us firmly in its grip now and the new year is off to a frigid start. Unless we can escape to warmer climes, bundling up and dreaming of spring are our only options. With the thermometer plunging to record lows, it’s certainly no time to take your furnace for granted, and furnace maintenance is key. 

It’s easy to forget about your furnace as it chugs away in the dark corners of your basement. (more…)