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Uh-oh, has your ceiling sprung a leak? Water leaking through a ceiling is never ok! Learn how to stop water from leaking through the ceiling.

Is water leaking through the ceiling? That’s a problem no homeowner should ignore. If you’ve noticed drops of water coming through the ceiling or even just a wet spot, take immediate action. Left untreated, ceiling water damage can lead to more than just some unsightly stains. It could result in...Read more

Noticed water damage on your home ceiling? Learn how to determine if it's caused by water damage from a leaking roof and how to locate roof water damage.

Worried about water damage from a leaky roof? Maybe you’ve recently looked up at your ceiling and wondered how long a suspicious damp patch has been there—or you’ve noticed your roof itself is looking a little worse for wear. Roof water damage is common, and it's not something that should be...Read more

Some types of water damage may be eligible for coverage by homeowners insurance. Learn what is covered and check out our water damage insurance claim tips.

Your home is valuable, and homeowners insurance is a great way to protect that asset. But not all homeowners insurance is created equal and even the top-shelf policies might not cover all types of water damage.

Read on to learn more about what types of water damage homeowners insurance...Read more

Sick dog, sick kid, sick employee – it doesn’t matter who’s sick, someone needs to clean it up! Learn how to clean up vomit and what removes vomit smells.

We’ve all been there. Whether you had a crazy night out (hello, St. Patrick’s Day!) or a crazy night in (your kids came home with a bug), we have everything you need to clean up vomit without puking yourself. If you’re reading this without an immediate need– good for you! Set up a...Read more

Not sure the best way to clear smoke out of the house? If you've burned popcorn or forgotten to open the fireplace flue, learn how to clear a room of smoke, fast.

Fire alarm shrieking in your ear? Your home can fill up with smoke in an instant from something as simple as a closed flue or burning popcorn. Cooking skills aside, if you notice that your home is frequently inundated by smoke, it’s time to get serious about ventilation. Poor ventilation...Read more

Summer means tick and flea season. Learn how carpet cleaning can kill fleas and how to get rid of fleas in carpet and on other soft surfaces.

Summer is here! You can look forward to good weather, good times … and the occasional unwelcome house guest. That’s right—it’s flea and tick season. Whether you find these pests on yourself after a hike or if Fido brings them into your home, remember, the key is acting quickly. And as always, an...Read more

There are many questions surrounding condo repairs: Who is responsible for what? Learn about condo repairs responsibility and what you may be on the hook for.

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments we’ll make in our lifetimes. For some of us, that home will be a condominium. One of the perks of owning a condominium is knowing that a portion of the upkeep will be taken care of by the Homeowners Association, or HOA.

As a condo owner...Read more

Extreme weather isn't limited to tornadoes and hurricanes. Learn about the lesser-known effects of extreme weather, including melting siding and wind damage.

We’ve all seen the damage that tornados, hurricanes, or a polar vortex can do to a home or business. But extreme weather isn't limited to these types of weather systems. Did you know that lesser-known types of extreme or severe weather can also cause significant damage to the exterior of your...Read more

Stop basement leaks and floods with basement waterproofing. Read on to learn how to waterproof a basement and how much it costs to waterproof a basement.

No homeowner wants to discover a wet basement … again! The dampness, the musty odor, the ruined carpet and flooring. Even worse, after you’ve dealt with the issue, you discover there’s more rain in the forecast.

Before you get stuck in an endless cycle of water damage, consider basement...Read more

Straight-line winds can pack a wallop, but aren’t well-known or understood. Learn about straight-line winds as we compare straight-line winds vs. tornadoes.

When you think of damage from a storm, a tornado may come to mind.

Tornados are well known and discussed in the news frequently – they even star in movies! But did you know that there’s another wind-based storm you should have on your radar?

Read on to learn about straight-line...Read more