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Understand upgrades to avoid an unpleasant money surprise

Posted by on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 in Damage Repair Upgrades, Homeowner's Insurance

Even a relatively minor ceiling water leak repair can call into question the issue of upgrades. In many cases, insurance will cover repair and patching in the immediate affected area. This isn’t always adequate, as some patch jobs will only partially blend—leaving an unsightly spot on the ceiling and a bad taste in the owner’s […]

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Make it a policy to check your insurance policy

Posted by on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 in Homeowner's Insurance

The time to confirm the level of your insurance coverage is NOT when water is gushing into your property, flames are leaping or other catastrophic events are occurring.  Know ahead of time what your policy does and does not cover. While the fine print can be difficult to understand or interpret, there are several key […]

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As mold gets old, it becomes more bold

Posted by on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 in Mold Remediation

Mold will grow on you—not in a good way. While familiarity can breed contentment in some areas, mold only will breed contempt and possibly health issues. That said, however, there are acceptable (translate “normal environmental”) mold levels of certain varieties. Much like bacteria, we will need to continue to co-exist with mold. Also like bacteria, […]

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Property damage emergency expectations should be high

Posted by on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 in Mold Remediation, Property Damage Assessment, Water Damage Restoration

Where there is property damage, emotions and expectations both run high. Addressing expectations quickly and confidently can help keep emotions in check and everyone on the same page. When a property crisis occurs, owners and managers should count on immediate response and professional assessment of the areas involved. This means both addressing the physical problem […]

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The Calm Before the Storm?

Posted by on Friday, December 30th, 2011 in Water Damage Restoration

As Mary Corton and her husband helped their youngest move into her new dorm room, Hurricane Irene moved ever-closer to their home six hours away. Anxious to preserve water supplies because of shutoffs after previous storms, the couple asked their 22-year-old to fill tubs and sinks. In his zeal, he forgot to turn off the […]

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