living in flood-prine areas

4 Water Damage Restoration Ideas That Will Help You Make The Most Out Of A Bad Situation

Dealing with repairs after your home has been damaged by flooding is never a fun thing to deal with. The renovations can be long and stressful, but there are some things that you can do to make the most out of a bad situation and prevent future damage during flooding. Here are some water damage restoration ideas to make the most out of a bad situation: 1. Quickly Cleaning and Restoring Electronics That Have Been Under High Waters Read More 

What To Do While Waiting For The Plumber

The wait for a plumber to get to your home when you have a plumbing emergency can seem like it's taking an eternity, even when the plumbers are moving as fast as they can. Rather than wait, you can take some vital steps to keep your home in as good a shape as possible given the problem. Plumbing emergencies can obviously be contained to small areas; for example, if your toddler has stopped up a toilet with toys, that's not going to affect your ability to use your washing machine. Read More 

Three Mistakes To Avoid When Filing An Insurance Claim On Your Home

Your home is one of the largest investments you ever make. Although it is designed to protect you, it is important that you do everything in your power to also protect your home. One of the best ways to do this is by getting home insurance. This ensures that any damage that is done to your home is handled in a correct and timely manner. Even if there are no visual signs of damage, it is important that you have a professional come out to the home and check it out if you suspect damage. Read More 

Having Children Aid In The Damage Rescue And Repair Of A Home

A home getting flooded or being set on fire can be a traumatic event for a child. How the children remember the incident is also determined by the actions after the home damage happens. If you want to make sure your children stay abreast of any household changes and feel as if they have some level of control, you should have them help with the damage rescue. Here are some ways to have children help during the repairs and help them make sense of what happened. Read More 

My House Is Flooded! How To Clean Up Effectively And Safely

If you have just had a flood, leaving portions of your home underwater, you will need to work fast in getting the water out of the structure to avoid excessive damage. Depending on the severity and urgency of the issue, you may need to do the job yourself. Here are some tips to follow when trying to clean up after a flood on your own. Take Precautions If the flood water comes from an outside water source, such as an overflowing river or water from a hurricane, you must be extremely careful in making sure none of the water touches exposed skin. Read More