preparing for the restoration process of your home

How Water Damage Affects Electric Attic Fans And Ceiling Light Fixtures

Sometimes the first signs of water damage are not the discolored patterns you see in your ceilings. Water damage can be more covert, sneaking in under your roof and disrupting other systems in your home. Electric attic fans and ceiling light fixtures may be the first indication that you have a leaking roof and some possible water damage. Here is how these items are affected by a leaking roof and how to verify that it is water damage causing the problems with these electrical fixtures. Read More 

Recovering Items from a Household Flood

You wake up one morning to find water in your basement. Knowing where the flood water came from and how long your personal items have been sitting in the water will help you decide which items you can safely recover. Here is what you need to know about a household flood and what you can do to save your personal belongings. Where the Water Came from Is the Primary Factor Read More 

Four Wood Siding Maintenance Tips To Prevent Damage And Costly Repairs

If you want to have an attractive look for your home, wood siding can be a great investment. It can also be a headache if maintenance is overlooked. With regular maintenance, your siding will last for years and need fewer repairs. Some of the things that you will need to do include cleaning and sealing the siding. Here are some maintenance tips to help you get the most out of your wood siding: Read More 

Ho, Ho, Help! Getting Your Gutters Ready For Santa’s Arrival

When contemplating the coming season and the inevitable arrival of Santa Claus, you may have overlooked something that could seriously put a kink in Kris Kringle's plans- your gutters. The gutters of your home serve a very distinct purpose: to guide water from precipitation, snow, and run-off from the roof and away from the house. This helps to prevent roofing issues later on, and curbs the risk of water damage to your home. Read More 

Slate Roof Woes: Signs Of Wear That Homeowners Should Never Ignore

Unlike most other roofing materials, slate roofing tiles are often capable of spanning an entire century or more. But this long lifespan can come with a price, especially if it lulls homeowners into believing their slate roof is impervious to wear from aging or damage from the elements. In fact, much like other types of roofing, slate tiles should be inspected periodically to ensure that they remain in good repair and are not allowing moisture to penetrate the home. Read More