What to do when lightning strikes and damages your home

The saying goes, “Lightning never strikes twice.” Yet, this is false. Lightning can strike twice and can even strike your home. Research shows that one out of 200 homes will be struck by lightning each year. This means that the odds of your home being struck by lightning are one in 280,000. Since this is somewhat of a rarity, here’s

Step-by-step guide: What to do when your house floods

Flooding is one of those disasters that you can’t exactly prepare for. Whether it’s a flash flood storm or your foundation allows water to seep into your home, flooding is not a joking matter. Keeping your family and possessions safe during a flood is key, here are the first steps to take.   Identify the water source Ideally, you’d like

The hidden dangers of dirty carpets

Vacuuming isn’t our favorite chore, but we know that it makes our home look well-kept and cared for. Often times vacuuming your carpets seems like a nonessential part of upkeeping your home, but there are actually numerous adverse health effects associated with dirty carpets. Here’s just the tip of the iceberg and why you should make sure to deep clean

Is your home suffering from hidden water damage? Your windows might be able to tell you

As children, whenever windows fogged over, we couldn’t resist the urge to draw a smiley face on the foggy pane. Like most things, the simple things have lost their charm as we’ve aged. Now, windows filled with condensation can cause homeowners distress. Condensation is one of the telltale signs that your home might be suffering from hidden water damage. Here

How to prevent your pipes from freezing while you’re on holiday

Temperatures start to plummet during the winter months, leaving your water pipes a hazard if left unattended. This can prove to be catastrophic if you are away for the holidays or on a vacation. Luckily, there are some precautions you can take while away to make sure your pipes do not freeze and burst in the sub-zero temperatures winter brings.

Mold removal: A DIY job that you should not take on

Set down those cleaning tools! When it comes to DIY projects, Pinterest and YouTube are your best friends for inspiration. Yet, there are some house projects that you should leave to the professionals, such as removing mold from your home. Removing mold is not an overly complicated process but is a process that should be handled by professionals to make

What’s that smell? Smells that indicate there’s a bigger problem

When it comes to maintaining your home, how your home smells is often neglected. As we live in our space, we become accustomed to the smells and odors that surround us. Here are a few lingering smells that could be tainted the air in your home and why you should get them looked at by a professional ASAP: Odors related

Signs of Hoarding in Loved Ones

Would you consider your loved one a pack rat? Trouble throwing away items, regardless of their value, is one of the telltale signs of hoarding. Hoarding can have serious consequences financially, physically, mentally and even emotionally. Hoarding negatively impacts an individual’s life by creating unlivable conditions due to the unnecessary clutter. Unfortunately, these problems are not usually addressed until disaster

The Long-lasting effects of not fixing smoke damage in your home

When your life is uprooted by a housefire, the first thing you want to do is return to your home. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Many individuals do not take into account the smoke damage that has affected their home. In addition, many want to skimp on clean-up costs because they are deemed unnecessary. This is far from the truth.