Most Common Causes of Basement Flooding

Unfortunately for homeowners, some types of basement flooding are quite common.  Basements are very vulnerable to floods.  This is mostly because they are built underground which makes them prone to water intrusion, especially when there is lots of rainfall or thaw.  However, weather is not the only common reason for finding a couple feet of […]

How to Stop Your Sump Pump Line From Freezing

Your sump pump is vital in preventing water intrusion in your home.  You want to be sure that it is properly taken care of so that it is working when it needs to be, otherwise you could end up with a water disaster in your basement.  In the winter months it is possible for the […]

Preventing Grease Fires

Grease fires are one of the most common types of kitchen fires.  They can occur either in the cooking pan, oven or under the burner in the drip pan if it has not been properly cleaned out from the previous use.  Grease fires can get out of hand very quickly and cause a great amount […]

What is Black Mold?

Black mold refers to a species of mold known as “stachybotrys chartarum.”This species is toxic due to mycotoxins that are released into the air which are then inhaled.  Mycotoxins are naturally occurring toxins that are produced by some species of fungi.  The effects of inhaling this toxin can be severe so black mold should be […]

Winter Roof Preparation

The winter season is fast approaching and it is wise to get your roof ready for the extreme weather.  If you have any signs of roofing problems, you can get them fixed before the ice and snow cause them to become serious.  Some problems from existing roofing issues can include ice dams which can cause […]

Water Damaged Hardwood Flooring

Many homeowners now put hardwood flooring in their homes.  It has become extremely popular and so people commonly ask if they are able to dry and save their hardwood if they have had flooding.  Hardwood can be very expensive so it would be a major blow to have to completely replace it.  Hardwood flooring may […]