Winter is just around the corner, which means the temperatures are about to take a dip. It's time to start winterizing your water pipes. Unfortunately, even with the best weatherization, your pipes could still freeze and rupture. If that happens, you need to be prepared to clean up the mess as quickly as possible. If your pipes rupture this winter, here are four steps you should take when cleaning up after the floods.
28 November 2016
If you have flooding in your basement, the baseboard molding is often the first thing that you will need to replace. But, changing your baseboard after flooding requires a few extra steps. This article explains how to remove water damaged wood or MDF baseboards and prep the walls before installing the new molding. It can be messy work, but it is a vital step in restoring your basement after a flooding problem.
27 May 2016
Your metal roof can give you 40 to 80 years of service if you maintain it regularly. A little attention each year can make it the last roof you'll put on your home. Annual inspections by a roofing contractor to identify and repair major issues is important. But there are a number of maintenance tasks that you can do to get the maximum life from your roof. 1. Remove debris from the roof that can trap water.
28 September 2015
If you are looking at properties that are listed on the market through bankruptcy or foreclosure and you see water lines on the basement walls, this means there was flooding. There are a few questions you want to ask before you purchase the home, and you need the advice of professionals. You want to know if the flooding or water in the basement was induced because of the bankruptcy or foreclosure, or because of other problems throughout the home.
27 July 2015
As a homeowner, there are a lot of threats to your home to fear. Fires, pests, and storm damage are just a few, but flooding is one of the biggest hands down. Even if you think that you are in an area that is safe from flooding, you never know when the weather can change and bring floodwaters into your home. As a homeowner, it is important to educate yourself about flooding.
15 July 2015