Preventing Summer Water and Pipe Damage

Summer Water and Pipe Damage

It’s not something homeowners typically worry about once the cold weather subsides, but your plumbing may be in danger in the summer just as it is during the winter.  Sure, it’s important to take special precautions in the winter to prevent our pipes from freezing and busting, but what could possibly cause a major plumbing issue in the summer?  

Fire Pit Safety: Securely Installing and Enjoying Bonfires at Home

home bonfire Fire Pit Safety

As spring turns into summer and certain travel restrictions are still in place, more people are enjoying spending their evenings in the yard relaxing by a fire. If you are considering installing a fire pit in your yard–permanent or portable–there are a few fire pit safety tips you should familiarize yourself with first.   Preparing the Space A fire pit

DIY Home Improvements That Will Protect Your Home

DIY Home Improvement Projects

Since the coronavirus outbreak, people have been taking the time to finally get to that ‘honey-do’ list of home remodeling projects and DIY home improvements. While some of these upgrades are a great use of any extra time you have at home, others actually cause damage to a home if not properly installed or maintained. After all, some projects are

How COVID–19 Might Be Affecting Your Household Plumbing

Household Plumbing

Amidst all this Coronavirus madness, there’s one thing you may not have thought about: your plumbing. Even if you don’t have a delicate or outdated system in your home, these last few weeks (and who knows how many more are to come) have no doubt been rough on your home’s plumbing.   Everyone’s at Home at the Same Time You

Disinfecting Your Home or Business Against Coronavirus

Disinfecting Products

At Royal Renovations, we like to say, “When disaster strikes, we strike back”. This year, however, has hit us all with a problem never before seen in our country. The Coronavirus has left us all wondering what we should do, how we should prepare, and how we are going to clean up afterward. Our company has heard a variation of

4 Tips to Prepare Your Pipes for the Warmer Weather

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You’ve heard all the tips to prep your pipes for potential damage in the winter–clean out excess water, insulate where needed, turn off exterior faucets– but did you know that you should also go through a checklist when transitioning to the warmer weather?   Check for any Winter Damage It’s always a relief to get through a cold snap without

April Showers Bring Mold Spores: Preventing Mold Growth in the Spring

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Spring in Minnesota means melting snow, rising riverbeds, and in some cases, flooding basements. It can also means mold growth, if you’re not careful to pay attention and take preventative measures. While it’s not possible to mold-proof your home, you can make it mold resistant and fight to prevent any growth this spring.   Identify Any Potential Problem Areas Bathrooms

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