flood damage

Home Water Leaks Peak in Summertime for Easily Avoidable Reasons

Water is simultaneously vital and infuriating. We can’t survive without it but it’s tough to control. This is particularly true in homes during the summertime. Residential water leaks are one of the most common causes of house damage, costing insurers a hefty $11 billion USD a year. Sixty[...]

Why Transparency Significantly Eases Commercial Business Owner Distress Following Fire or Flood Damage

Business owners are usually in control of employees, inventory, schedules, decisions, budgets. That vanishes the moment disaster strikes. “They suddenly feel powerless. That’s an intensely uncomfortable emotion for proactive, motivated people to handle,” says Scott Hill, Director of[...]

How Commercial Property Managers Can Avoid Dangers From Contaminated Flood Waters

When a commercial property floods, owners are alarmed, upset, keen to act and full of urgent questions. How much water? What areas are affected? Will this harm my business? How can we remove it fast? Few pause to wonder what “colour” the floodwaters are. Colour? What does that matter? “What[...]

Drying Water-Damaged Concrete Slabs Should Be Easy, But It’s Not

When a broken water main flooded the strip mall, the property owners knew clean up and restoration would take time. And it did: six weeks of mopping up, refurbishing contents, removing soaked drywall and flooring, and replacing building materials. The stores gleamed after restoration, shoppers[...]

Paul Davis Rescues Flooded ‘The Degree of Honor Building’ In St. Paul, Minnesota

One hundred and forty years ago, the wives, sisters, daughters and mothers of U.S. rail workers formed a women’s auxiliary organization to help create better lives for their families. Years later, the then thriving group, calling themselves the Degree of Honor, built its 10-story granite[...]