How to Deal with Water Damage in Your Home
Water damage to your home can occur from many sources- floods, heavy rains, faulty sump pumps or appliance overflows. These disasters require fast action to repair the damage and prevent further problems. If you experience water damage in you home, here are some helpful tips to reduce damages and increase the chances of a successful water damage restoration.
Before The Storm Hits....
Hurricane season has begun and we know that where there's a hurricane, there's definitely water damage and the need for emergency services to mitigate the damage and restore homes and businesses. Many home and business owners think that they are prepared because they have insurance.
Fire Safety Tips
According to the U.S. Fire Administration and FEMA, more than 3,500 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 18,300 are injured. Deaths from fires and burns are the third leading cause of fatal home injury. An overwhelming number of fires occur in the home. Statistics from the CDC note that about 85% of all U.S. fire deaths in 2009 occurred in homes and most victims of fires die from smoke or toxic gases and not from burns.
Having a water emergency in your home is bad enough. But often one of the worst problems is that your important papers, pictures, personal photos, and books may have been damaged also.
The soft glow of lights from a cozy home can sure take the chill out of winter.
And it's definitely the season for central heating, fireplaces, wood stoves, and electric blankets, as well as the delights of home cooking and holiday baking. It is also the time to be even more vigilant about fire prevention. As noted by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) most residential fires occur during the winter months.