Fall To-Do List: Get to Know Your Gutter System

Gutters may not be the most glamorous feature of your home, but the damage-prevention purpose they serve is essential. Without a properly functioning gutter system, your home could be prone to basement flooding, roof damage, foundation erosion, landscaping washout, and more. Bottom line: Getting to know more about your gutter system now could be the knowledge you need to save you from costly home repairs in the future. (more…)

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4 Fall Remodeling Projects to Help Prevent Home Damage

When you think of home remodeling, your sights might be solely set on improving the form or function of a space or increasing your home’s resale value. As good of reasons to undergo a major home project as those may be, don’t underestimate the value some remodeling projects can have in keeping your house safe, secure, and stress-free. (more…)

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Are Your Appliances Just Water Damage Waiting to Happen?

No matter what the weather may be outdoors, indoor water damage is always a possibility so long as you have appliances. While appliances create everyday conveniences, that all goes away the moment it springs a leak. Even a small trickle of water can lead to costly and stressful water damage. Of course, we’re always here to help should a wet mess of a situation arise, but preventing a water problem caused by your appliance before it happens is an even bigger priority.  (more…)

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Must-Do Shingle Maintenance to Prolong the Life of Your Roof

Just because your roof is out of sight, doesn’t mean it should be out of mind. But so often, a home’s roof misses out on the attention it needs if for nothing more than the inconvenience the upkeep presents. The result of lacking maintenance is a roof that needs to be repaired or replaced before its time. With as big of an investment as a roof can be, it’s in the best interest of you and your wallet to make sure you provide the support your overhead support needs. (more…)

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Protect Your Home from Disaster before Leaving for Vacation

Warmer temps, kids out of school, and longer days make it easy to understand why summer is peak season for travel plans. Easy days lounging lakeside, sipping cocktails on the beach, touring new territories, or camping beneath a star-filled sky offer plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind from the usual busy schedule. When it comes time to return to “real life” after days away soaking up the sun and making new memories, the last thing you want to do is come home to chaos. (more…)

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Boost Your Backyard Safety

We are one week from the unofficial start of summer. This means the season when backyards become the place to be. After a long, cold winter stuck indoors, you and your family may see your backyard–or any lot of land surrounding your property–as an outdoor oasis offering fresh air and fun in the sun. True as that may be, like anything that’s sat virtually unused for months at a time, your yard could use your attention before beginning to barbecue with the neighbors or laying out the lawn games. (more…)

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Get to Know the Real Pest of Water Damage

Spring and water damage tend to go hand in hand, be it melting snow, falling rain, or rising levels of humidity. And seasons aside, there’s also man-made water damage due to burst pipes, leaky appliances, and inadequate ventilation. As soon as the water hits–whatever its source–the destruction begins, causing stains, odors, wood swelling and warping, drywall deterioration, and structural rot. Within hours, flooring, walls, and furniture can be ruined, and within days the integrity of your home can be compromised and your interior air contaminated by mold. (more…)

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Can a Home Energy Evaluation Save You Money?

Bills and expenses come with owning a home, but being house poor wasn’t likely your goal when putting a roof over your family’s heads. Instead, you probably planned on saving for retirement, stashing away money for your child’s education, and having a little extra to take a family vacation now and then. But if the end of the month has you seeing more red than black, it’s time to look for more ways to cut back. (more…)

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What’s Your Severe Weather Emergency Response Plan?

We’ve made it through winter and now are heading into spring storm season meaning localized flooding, heavy rains, tornadoes, and thunderstorms. Much of the Central U.S. and Midwest have seen record-breaking flooding already this year due to drastic weather changes. The chance for more instances like that only increase as we move further into spring. This is why it is critical for every company to have an emergency response plan.

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Get Your Commercial Building Maintenance in Check for Spring

The clocks have sprung ahead, which means a new season adds new maintenance tasks on your commercial property to-do list. Similar to residential maintenance, the spring commercial checklist typically involves cleaning and beautifying the property to wipe away the cooped-up feel following a long, cold winter. Additionally, there are quite a few areas that will simply need a checkup to make sure they’re still up to snuff after the havoc Mother Nature may have wreaked. And last, it’s an absolute must to get warm-weather based mechanicals in working order after having sat unused through the cold spell.

With so many things to address, are you floundering on where to start first? If so, try our handy task list to help lead the way. (more…)

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