Two Signs That It's Time To Clean Your Rain Gutters

Posted on: 7 November 2016

Although your rain gutters are very important, they can often be one of the most overlooked parts of your house.  Rain gutters help to funnel water away from the structure of a home so that you can avoid water damage in the lowest parts of your home's foundation.  However, unless you mark it down on your calendar, you may miss the signs that it's time to clean your rain gutters.  Use this information to learn more about the telltale signs that it's time to pull out that ladder and clear the debris from your rain gutters.
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Five Tips For Helping A Neighbor Or Friend Who's Suffered Water Damage

Posted on: 4 November 2016

If you've ever experienced a disaster like fire or water damage in your home before, you know how uprooted and fragile the experience can make you feel. Now that someone you know is going through the same thing, you may wonder how you can best help them weather the damage and come out strong on the other side. Here are some common sense tips to help you help them without being insensitive or making a nuisance of yourself.
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Wet Basement Causes And Solutions

Posted on: 3 November 2016

Water in the basement represents a potentially serious problem, one that can lead to everything from rot, to mildew, to outright flooding. Fortunately, it may not be as difficult as you assume to eliminate some common causes of unwanted moisture. If you have a wet basement that has been causing you anxiety, read on. This article will discuss two common causes—and solutions. Landscaping Runoff The land around your home plays what may be the single largest role in your basement's relationship with moisture intrusion.
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Window Wells And Flooded Basements

Posted on: 3 November 2016

Nothing strikes fear into the heart of the average homeowner quite like the thought of a flooded basement. Yet, for many, the ways in which water penetrate a home remain shrouded in mystery. If you would like to help protect your home against flooding by learning more about vulnerable parts of the basement, read on. This article will discuss how window wells can provide a point of entry for unwanted water.
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