What to Do and What Not to Do When Dealing with Mold

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Discovering mold growth in your home can be concerning, and it is important to act immediately to prevent it from becoming a greater problem than it already is. Mold growth typically appears if there is a moisture issue in the home because the spores thrive in moist environments. The spores will attach themselves to surfaces it can use as a … Read More

Safety Tips to Protect Yourself from Mold

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Although mold is a natural substance, it is one that can be hazardous to your health and your property. Mold takes hold on common building materials like wood and drywall because they contain cellulose that mold uses as food. When there is a high level of moisture, these surfaces are an ideal spot for mold to begin growing. As the … Read More

5 Fire Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

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The holidays bring warmth, togetherness and cheer. During this festive time of year, home fires also spike. Flammable materials become suddenly abundant, including ample decorative lighting, candles, cooking gadgets and indoor Christmas trees. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that from 2012 to 2016, firefighters battled an annual 170 house fires that were sparked by Christmas trees. Not only … Read More

Home Checklist to Prevent Water Damage

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Water that seeps into homes and saturates valuable household items results in disastrous water damage. Water-drenched furniture, electronics and appliances are expensive messes to clean up and restore. While water damage is ruinous, homeowners can take steps to prevent the calamities caused by the seemingly harmless agent—water. How Does Water Damage Affect the Home? Severe structural damage is the number … Read More

Step-by-Step Guide for Filing a Water Damage Insurance Claim

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Fort Wayne Custom – Guide for Filing a Water Damage Insurance Claim Experiencing property damage is a stressful situation to deal with but having insurance coverage can help make things a little easier for you. Insurance will cover repair and restoration costs to address the damage that your property has suffered; however, for such costs to be covered, you need … Read More

Effective Fireproofing Tips for Your Home

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With the amount of damage they can cause, fires have the potential to be one of the most destructive natural disasters. According to Insurance Information Institute, 4.5 millions are at high or extreme risk of wildfire. Not only do a fire’s flames consume everything in their path, but a fire also emits smoke and leaves behind corrosive byproducts that can … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to DIY Water Damage Repair

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The Ultimate Guide to DIY Water Damage Repair

Every year, floods kill more people than tornadoes and lightning combined. They can also inflict serious damage to homes and businesses, destroying walls, ceilings, floors, and other furnishings. When water makes contact with the drywall in your walls and ceilings, it can cause them to bulge and become discolored and it might weaken the material until your walls collapse and fall apart. … Read More

Types of Flood Water: Greywater and Blackwaste

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One of the worst things a homeowner can find in their home is a couple of feet of water.  Water damage is the most common type of property damage that homeowners experience and indoor flooding in particular can cause very extensive structural damage and lead to the presence of mold and mildew. When people discover flooding in their home, it … Read More

Mold Removal Costs and How to Save Money

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Even the smallest mold problem can grow into an overwhelming situation if it isn’t treated right away. But if you catch it in its earliest stages, you can save lots of time and money by removing it yourself. But unfortunately for others, the damage has already spread too far to use home remedies. These cases will require a mold removal … Read More

What to Do When Your Water Damage Claim Gets Denied?

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Insurance Claim Denied

So, you live in Northeastern Indiana, you renew your home owner’s insurance every year and hope you’d never have to use it. However, accidents happen – your Fort Wayne home suffered a water damage, you filed a claim with your insurance company and they denied it even though you did everything by the book. You filed a claim as soon … Read More