Repairing and Maintaining Outdoor Spigots as the Cold Weather Goes Away

As the weather starts to warm up, it is time to begin watering your outdoor plants and garden. However, springtime is also when people notice an issue with their outdoor faucets. Hopefully, last autumn you turned off the shutoff valve, capped spigots, and checked for leaks. If you took preventative measures, your outdoor spigots should be just fine this spring.

Why You Need Sewage and Sump Pump Insurance in Your Plan

No one wants to wake up or come home and find that their sump pump has failed or their sewage has backed up. When they fail, they often bring water into your home and can cause a lot of damage. These failures can cause damage to floors, walls, furniture, and personal belongings. Luckily, there is a form of insurance homeowners

What Homeowners Should Do After a Sewer Backup

Of all the maintenance issues your home might face, a sewage backup is possibly the most dangerous. According to the IICRC S500, sewage contains many fungi, bacteria, and viruses, that can lead to diseases and health complications. It can be especially dangerous for the very young, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. Aside from your health, a sewer

Spring Mold Growth: Causes and Prevention in Your Home

Spring is here again, and as with any year, homeowners are keeping an eye on a potential danger: mold. Whether hiding in the attic or basement, mold can quickly spread form one small area of your house to the entire ventilation system, making you and your loved ones sick. Mold growth can lead to health problems, exacerbate allergies, and affect

Monitoring your Home for Winter Damage

The last thing you want is to come home after a long day at work and discover that a pipe burst or an ice dam is causing a back-up into your home. That gorgeous powder can cause some major damage inside and outside and leave you scrambling to repair your home. You may even be left with some costly repairs

Does My House Insurance Cover That?

Navigating your homeowner’s insurance can be tricky. Does it cover a fire? Does it cover a flood? Does it cover the snow that melts from your roof into your home? If you have a ton of questions on your list, you aren’t alone. Plenty of homeowners are also confused about what their house insurance policy does and does not cover.

Preventing Ice Dams

Ahh, it’s that wonderful time of year when snow and ice is coating the ground. It’s a great time of year if you love ice fishing and snowmobiling, but it might not be so great if you have an old home with a leaky roof. In order to prevent your home (or business) from a winter disaster caused by an

Monitoring your Home for Winter Damage

The last thing you want is to come home after a long day at work and discover that a pipe burst or an ice dam is causing a back-up into your home. That gorgeous powder can cause some major damage inside and outside and leave you scrambling to repair your home. You may even be left with some costly repairs

Prepping Your Pipes for January Temperatures

We all understand basic science, which tells us that when water freezes, it expands. If water freezes in your pipes, can you imagine what a disaster that would cause? Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and with Minnesota approaching its coldest month of the year, it’s time to review tips to ensure your pipes don’t freeze this January and cause

Types of Mold and Levels of Severity

Do you have mold lurking in your home? If you do, don’t panic just yet. There are different types of mold that aren’t necessarily harmful to you and your family. However, especially if you have water damage in your home, mold growth can be harmful and should be remediated immediately. Let’s talk about a few of the most common harmful