Home on Low Land? How to Keep it From Flooding

If you've recently purchased a home located on land that sits lower than the surrounding area, then you need to be concerned about flooding. Even if the home has not flooded in the past, a big storm could cause water to drain into the low-lying land and then into your home. Snow melts in the spring could wreak havoc on your home, too! If you don't want to wake up to inches—or even feet—of water in your basement, then take these steps to prevent your home from flooding. [Read More]

Lead Paint: Dangers Untold and Abatements Unnumbered

Lead paint was once thought to be quite safe. Cars, toys, walls--you name it--were painted with lead paint. In 1979, it became very clear that lead paint did really awful things to the developing bodies of infants and children, and it certainly was not good for adults either.  If you have been informed of possible lead paint in your home, you may need all of the following information (and then some) on lead paint and lead paint abatement. [Read More]

Cleaning Up Your Home After A Flood

When you know that you have had flooding in your home, you may be anxious to get in your home to assess the damage and start making repairs, but you need to make sure that you put your safety first. If you do not know what to look for, you may be needlessly putting yourself in harm's way. A trained eye will help you locate potential hazards so that you can avoid injury and focus on getting your home back in order. [Read More]

Several Myths Concerning Fire Damage Debunked

A fire can cause extensive damage to your home in a matter of seconds, and it is a reality that this is a problem that many homeowners will have the unfortunate luck of having to address at some point or another. This requires you to be vigilant and well-informed when it comes to this threat. Therefore, you may need to have a few ideas about residential fires debunked. Myth: Sprinkler Systems Cause Extensive Water Damage To Put Out Small Fires [Read More]