Signs of Water Damage on Your Foundation

Brad LackeyWater Damage, Water Damage Prevention

Home Foundation Water Damage

Water damage to the foundation can be very costly for homeowners. Whether it is caused by storms, heavy rainfall, or something else, it is very important to recognize the signs of water damage to your foundation so that you can react before it gets worse. There are also actions you can take to prevent foundation damage. What Causes Damage to … Read More

Why is My Dishwasher Leaking Underneath?

Brad LackeyCleaning Tips and Checklists, Water Damage

Woman Looking At Repairman Repairing Dishwasher

Household appliances that use water, like the dishwasher, can malfunction and cause a serious case of water damage. A homeowner will spend significant time and money in repairing not only the leaky appliance, but the resulting water damage to the kitchen floors. A standard dishwasher uses up to three gallons of water in a single load. Older dishwasher models, such … Read More

How Hard Water Damages Pipes and Appliances

Brad LackeyWater Damage, Water Damage Prevention

Faucet aerator with limescale

Although we would like to have appliances that lasts us a lifetime and never have to worry about it again, but we all probably had to dealt with some broken appliances. A broken washing machine, leaky dishwasher, or a water heater that suddenly stopped working. Not only do you have to replace or fix the appliances itself, but there could … Read More

5 Reasons Behind Sump Pump Malfunction

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A flood can happen to any homeowner, and the last line of defense is often the sump pump. A sump pump is a device that sits in a small inground well in your basement. Its purpose is to pump water away from your property once water around it gets to a certain level. Sump pumps can fail or malfunction at the … Read More

The Difference Between Mold and Mildew

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this mold is darker than mildew

The terms mold and mildew are frequently used interchangeably. Sometimes people refer to mold related smells as ‘mildew’ and the substance itself as ‘mold’. Outside of these colloquial habits, however, there is a scientific difference between the two. Put simply, both mold and mildew are different types of fungus. Mildew is lighter in color, appearing as a white or light-yellow … Read More

How to Respond to a Sump Pump Overflow

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sump pump overflow in warsaw indiana

Water damage can occur in your property as a result of various sources. There are natural causes like heavy rainfall and the flooding it can cause, and there are also internal property issues like pipe leaks and sewage backups. Your basement, in particular, is one area of your home that is especially prone to water damage — both due to … Read More

What to Do About Water Damage from an Upstairs Neighbor

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What to Do About Water Damage from an Upstairs Neighbor indiana

Water damage to a townhome, condo or apartment can occur due to an upstairs neighbor’s negligence. Serious disputes are not only possible, but likely. Nevertheless, the renter’s insurance must be notified immediately. Here is what to consider when a unit is impacted by water damage from an upstairs neighbor: What types of water damage can occur? Careless water damage occurs … Read More

Shower Leaking Through Ceiling | How to Narrow Down the Cause

Brad LackeyWater Damage

shower leaking through ceiling

When you discover water leaking through the ceiling under your bathroom, you might be facing major water damage and even mold growth. In some cases, this means your shower is causing a leak through the ceiling downstairs. Be sure to take a leaking shower seriously, especially if it’s on the 2nd flood as this can cause water damage in the … Read More