Water Damage Effects on Your Business

By Rachel Wheeler,

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The usual suspects, appliances (water heaters, refrigerators, and air conditioning units), clogged or stopped up pipes and drains and damaged roofs can cause major water damage to a business and even halt business operations.   … Continue reading

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House Hunting: The Red Flags That Indicate a Home Restoration

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Avoid Home Restoration Tips

Don’t make the mistake of assuming everything in your home will be perfect because it is new, or new to you. Issues with a home can be hidden from the average eye. It may take a closer inspection to identify these possible issues to avoid home restoration in the future. … Continue reading

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Storm Damage Restoration for Rental Homes

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Rental Home Storm Damage

Renting a property can be a great source of income but it is important to keep in mind most places are subject to at least one kind of natural disaster (earthquake, hurricane, tornado, flood, wildfire, tsunami, drought, landslide, sinkhole, blizzard, etc.). … Continue reading

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Cobb County Home Destroyed in Fire

By Rachel Wheeler,

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Fire Damage after Small Plane Crash

 

On the evening of Friday March 24th, a small Cessna Citation I plane crashed into a suburban home in Marietta, Georgia. … Continue reading

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Historic Home in Need of Water Damage Restoration Atlanta

By Rachel Wheeler,

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Historic Homes

It is important to your home’s health to understand the needs of a historic building. A home is considered historic by the National Register of Historic Places or a local historic board if it has a signature architectural style, captures the essence of a given time period, is associated with famous people or events from the past or is deemed architecturally significant. But when making the decision to buy a historic home there are some major considerations, especially when it comes to water damage restoration in Atlanta. … Continue reading

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Water Damage Information

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Water Damage Infographics

Most of the common home owner’s insurance claims involve water damage. Here are the top five most expensive water damage repairs you may have to deal with and the top 7 causes of water damage in your home. … Continue reading

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10 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Siding to Avoid Water Damage

By Rachel Wheeler,

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Water Damage Due to Siding Issues

Your home takes quite a beating during the rainy season. Siding’s purpose is to protect the exterior walls of your home, meaning it is supposed to prevent the elements from getting through to the inside of your home. Functional siding is important for the health of your home. … Continue reading

How to Prepare for Tornado Season

By Rachel Wheeler,

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Tornado Season

About 1,200 tornadoes touchdown in the United States every year and they can strike with little notice. Destruction and injuries can be greatly increased unless you take the proper steps to prepare yourself and your home for a tornado season disaster ahead of time. … Continue reading

Who Dunnit: Indoor Allergy Edition

By Rachel Wheeler,

Indoor Allergy

Most people like to think that their home is an escape from allergens. Although all the pesky outdoor allergens don’t follow you home, there is a whole other set of indoor allergens you’re exposed to within your home. … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Water Damage this Rainy Season

By Rachel Wheeler,

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Water damage is the second most frequently filed insurance claim in the United States.  It causes $11 billion in damages annually and for those living in the metro Atlanta area, rainy season is coming, so it is important to get our homes ready. … Continue reading

First Responders Train for Bus Accidents

By Rachel Wheeler,

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Photo courtesy of Eve Guevara – Tifton Gazette, January 30, 2017

School buses transport the most precious cargo imaginable, our children. Yet first responders are seeing more and more of these vehicles involved in bus accidents. … Continue reading

Candles: Red Hot Romance or Danger?

By Rachel Wheeler,

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Romance Them with Fire Safety. 

The most romantic holiday of the year is days away and you’re planning for the perfect evening. Of course you have to set the mood with some luxurious candles but, make sure the only thing your igniting this Valentine’s Day is romance. … Continue reading

More Storm Damage for Southern Louisiana

By Rachel Wheeler,

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14,000 Left Without Power.

Tornadoes are popping up everywhere lately. Southern Louisiana was struck by several tornadoes in multiple storm fronts on Tuesday. It was confirmed by the National Weather Service that at least three tornadoes touched down leaving 14,000 without power across the state and massive storm damage. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Odor Elimination

By Rachel Wheeler,

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Let’s Not Linger.

It is bad enough that you have fallen victim to a disaster, don’t let it linger in your home for longer than it should. Odor elimination is an important step in the recovery process, but is often overlooked. … Continue reading

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Storm Damage Dangers Weeks after a Storm

By Rachel Wheeler,

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You’re Not Out of the Woods Yet

Weeks after storm passes trees can still be at risk of falling and causing damage. It is important to assess any storm damage to the trees on your property in a timely manner to avoid the falling weeks after the storm. … Continue reading

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Sump Pumps can lead to Sewage Damage

By Rachel Wheeler,

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The Risk of Backup

One might not think that sewage damage could occur regularly in a home, but it does for a multitude of reasons. One of the most common reasons being “sump pump” failure. If your home uses a sump pump you make be at risk for flood, water, and sewage damage.
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The Fire Safety behind Fire Pits

By Rachel Wheeler,

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Fire Pits Make the Season

Most of us are enjoying the mild winter this year. The warmer than usual temperatures are making it bearable to spend time outside this winter, but as the sun goes down so does the temperate and now it’s time to light that fire pit you have in your backyard, but beware of the fire damage it could cause. … Continue reading