Spring Storm Damage Prevention

They say April showers bring May flowers, but they may also bring damage to your home. You might be more prepared for the crazy thunderstorms common in the summer, but spring storms can take us by surprise. You’ll want to take any and all precautions to prevent flooding, siding damage, hail damage, and more. Spring is the perfect time to

Does My Insurance Cover Basement Flooding?

It’s the first big rainstorm of the season and your basement floods. What do you do? Will your homeowners insurance cover all the damage? Flooding is an ambiguous issue because there are so many potential causes. Some flooding issues may be covered by insurance while others are not. All policies are a little different, but let’s talk about what’s covered

Preventing Basement Flooding

Spring is on its way! That means flowers, warmer weather, sunshine, and new summer activities! It also means slush, mud, and the potential for basement flooding. With the combination of melting snow and spring rain showers, you have increased potential for a flooding disaster. If you’re worried about a basement flood, read on for tips to avoid the stressful situation.

Winter Storm Damage Prevention and Repair

With the polar vortex hopefully behind us, you’ve probably heard a few crazy stories about the sort of damage the frigid temperatures have caused. Of course, there are some silly and fun things happening where people have made the best of the below freezing temperatures by throwing coffee or boiling water in the air and watching it turn to snow,

Fire Recovery

A fire can occur in your home no matter the time of year. You might not associate fires with winter because it’s so cold out, but a winter fire is not out of the question. A stove goes unattended, a toaster gets left plugged in, a portable furnace is running too long, a heated blanket is left turned on and

Cold Temperatures are Deadly When it Comes to Pipes

Last month we talked about pipes bursting in the winter and how to prevent that cold weather nightmare. Sewer leaks can also be a problem in the frigid temperatures. You may associate sewer leaks with warmer spring and summer seasons because flooding is more common then, but winter is not exempt. The causes are numerous, from tree root blockages and

Glossary of Services Provided by Royal Renovations (Part 2)

This month we continue our discussion on the emergency services Royal Renovations offers. Our team is certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) in water damage restoration, renovation, microbial remediation, odor control, fire and smoke restoration, and carpet cleaning, upholstery, and fabric cleaning. We’re also experts in content processing, content cleaning, and pack-outs.   24/7 Claims

Glossary of Services Provided by Royal Renovations (Part 1)

We get it: fire and water damage is scary. Natural disasters are devastating, sewer and drain back-up is gross, and mold growth is shocking. These things can also feel embarrassing if they happen to you, but we’re here to tell you that it shouldn’t. These problems happen to the best of us through no fault of our own, which is

Winter Water Damage

You may be happy about winter because you can indulge in a slew of your favorite activities, like ice fishing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing. You might not be so happy about the frigid temperatures though. We’re talking about the ones so cold that you can walk outside and get frostbite in just minutes. Your pipes won’t be too happy about

Primary Classifications of Water Damage

Just like there are many causes of water damage—a flooded basement or the result of putting out a fire—there are specific water categories and classes. Knowing the source of the damage and when it occurred will help the experts determine what steps need to happen to make sure damage is cleaned up properly, leaving you with fully restored, good-as-new items.