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What type of water damage does your homeowner’s insurance cover?

Homeowners Insurance Cover Water Damage

As a homeowner, it’s extremely important to have a homeowner’s insurance policy as it really is the best way to protect your home from potential damages. Every insurance company offers different types of policies and different terms of coverage, so make sure you know what type of coverage you’re receiving and compare policies before you […] Read More >

Warning Signs of a Sewage Backup

sewage backup

Whether it’s after a backpacking trip through the mountains where there’s not a bathroom in sight or after having to use a porta-potty at an outdoor festival, it doesn’t take long to be reminded of the glories of indoor plumbing. The sewer lines in your home carry away all the waste from your sinks, tubs, […] Read More >

10 Tip-Offs of Possible Water Damage in Your Home

Water Damaged Ceiling

Water damage can be one of the costliest repairs for homeowners. And while this damage sometimes comes in the form of flooding from a major storm or water shooting through your home from a burst pipe, most of the time water damage comes in a much subtler, much less noticeable form. But just because the […] Read More >

Storm Damage: Large Hail, Broken Windows

Large Hail Hits Fort Collins

Last week Northern Colorado was hit with severe thunderstorms. Many towns received golf ball sized hail including Fort Collins, Windsor, Loveland, Frederick, Longmont, and Greeley. Mother Nature has the capacity to do some serious damage to windows, siding, gutters, and landscaping when large hail hits. Other states such as New Mexico and Wyoming are often […] Read More >

Frozen Hose Bibs: Why they happen and what to do next.

frozen pipes cause flooded basement

Winter is over and you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and bring your home’s landscape back to life! You turn on your outside faucet…and are met with little to no water coming out of the spigot. As you wonder what’s going on you wander back inside your house only to find an unwanted pool […] Read More >

7 Ways to Protect Your House’s Foundation From Water Damage

Foundation

A house is only as strong as its foundation. So to keep your house strong for years to come, it’s important to protect your home’s foundation from water—both from the outside and from the inside. Foundation water damage can cause cracking to occur, which can ultimately weaken your foundation, compromise the safety of your home, […] Read More >

RESTORING WATER DAMAGED CARPET

Water Damaged Carpet

Water and carpet do not belong together. So what do you when you find yourself squelching across a soaked rug? First, and most obviously, assess the source of the water damage and make sure the water has stopped. In able to clean and save the carpet, it’s important to know that the unwanted water came […] Read More >

Emergency Water & Fire Damage Restoration

Fire Water Damage

First Steps after a house fire or flood When the unthinkable happens, such as a house fire or major flooding, the immediate reaction for most of us in regards to our home and the aftermath would be an overwhelming feeling of anxiety accompanied by the question, “Where do I even begin?” Because the damage caused […] Read More >

Marijuana Farming Clean-Up

Marijuana Cleanup

Whether you’re for or against it, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has had unintended consequences, and for many landlords, damaged property due to the illegal farming of marijuana has become an all-too-common problem over the last several years. Everything from single family homes to townhouses and apartments have been vandalized and altered to become […] Read More >

Don’t Give Mold a Home

mold removal

Mold. It’s a word no one ever wants to hear…especially in connection to your own home or business. Many types of mold aren’t bad—in fact, mold spores are everywhere, both indoors and outdoors and all around us in the air we breathe, they’re just invisible to the naked eye. However, the mold that grows as […] Read More >

3 Things to Know About Sump Pumps

Sump Pump

If you live in a rainy area, at the bottom of a hill, or in an area with a high water table—such as parts of Weld County in Colorado including Windsor and Greeley—there’s a good chance your house has a sump pump. A sump pump is a small pump installed below the lowest part of […] Read More >

Frozen Pipes: How to Keep the Icicles Outside

Frozen Pipes Burst

You’re headed out on vacation to escape the frigid winter weather in Wyoming or Colorado (Sometimes even New Mexico!) and wondering what to set your thermostat at. You don’t want your pipes to freeze, but you also don’t want to pay for your house to feel like the tropics when no one is there to […] Read More >

The 5 Most Common Causes of Washing Machine Leaks

Flooded Laundry Room

If you’ve ever had to use a laundromat or a community laundry room, you know just how convenient it is to have a washer and dryer in your own home. That is, until the washing machine decides to leak and cause water damage. And because washing machines use an average of 15 gallons each cycle—with […] Read More >

Leaking Refrigerator

Leaking Refrigerator

Puddle Trouble A puddle discovered by the refrigerator can mean only one of two things…an ice cube or two that may have fallen and melted, or worse, a leak. Thankfully, there are only a few common causes of refrigerator leaks and they can be checked in a quick process of elimination. One of the most […] Read More >

What’s Causing My Water Softening System to Leak?

Water Softner

It’s estimated that nearly 90 percent of U.S. homes have hard water—water containing high levels of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. While hard water doesn’t pose serious health risks, it can create a plethora of issues around your home, including: Water that tastes “off” Dry skin and dirty hair from the shower Soap […] Read More >

Radiant Floor Heating and Water Damage

Radiant Floor Heating

Winter has arrived in the West. For our neighbors in Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico, that means heaters have clicked on. Many people have turned to radiant floor heating. It has emerged as a popular heating trend over the last several years for both new house construction and homes undergoing renovation. And it’s with good […] Read More >