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How to Prevent Your Home from Being Burglarized

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a burglary takes place about every 18 seconds in the United States. This equates to nearly 200 per hour and approximately 4,800 every day. But knowledge is the most effective tool in helping to protect your home and family from burglary. The following… Read more »

Identifying and Repairing Wood Rot

Wood is a versatile, durable building material that easily shapes to nearly any form. Warm and beautiful to look at, it insulates well, accepts surface treatments and lasts a long time. Wood does have one notable Achilles heel: rot. A serious condition caused by fungus, rot bleeds the structural integrity… Read more »

Protecting Businesses Against Cyber Attack

Multinational cybercrime could ring up an eye-popping $6 trillion bill annually by 2021, a shocking figure that would be the biggest wealth transfer the world has ever seen. Because cyber attacks are enormously profitable, every business is at risk for electronic mischief like viruses and ransomware, web jacking, denial-of-service attacks,… Read more »

What Time of Day Do Most Home Burglaries Occur?

On a shimmering summer day, four people park a landscaping vehicle –  name and logo emblazoned on the side – outside a residence. Two, clothed in matching shirts, busily mow the grass and neatly trim the edges. The others empty the home’s valuables. Within 15 minutes, they’re gone. Neighbors had… Read more »

Be On the Lookout for Unqualified Remediation People

After a fire, flood, or other severe damage strikes your home or business, panic can set in. What should I do? Who can I call? How fast can I get a remediation company to clean up the mess and repair the damage? Be careful! Unqualified and unscrupulous companies, who have… Read more »

Staying Safe Should a Home Washing Machine Flood Occur

One of the most dependable day-to-day appliances in many households can also become our home’s biggest headache when it fails. And when it breaks or, worse yet, floods the laundry area, problems mount quickly. So what can you do if your washing machine floods? We have a few solutions below.… Read more »

Tornado Season Ahead – What To Do Now?

Many of us look forward to warmer springtime weather as the winter cold starts to fade. Gentle springtime showers, however, can also be displaced in many regions by more severe thunderstorms. For much of the country, this often translates into dangerous weather like flash flooding and even tornadoes. According to… Read more »

When Water Damage Goes Undetected

Water damage is one of the greatest remediation and repair expenses encountered by homeowners or commercial property owners. Sometimes these situations are easy to spot—but all too often a water leak goes undetected. At a minimum, trapped moisture due to undetected water can cause odors. Plus, as the water continues… Read more »