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Bad tenants are a landlord's worst nightmare and, unfortunately, too common. Learn about dealing with problem tenants after they move out of your property.

Bad tenants are every landlord and property manager’s nightmare. Property damage, unclean living situations, pet damage, broken appliances – all can cause major issues for a landlord after their tenant has moved out.

Unfortunately, every landlord and property manager will end up dealing...Read more

How do house fires start? Often, in the kitchen, and frequently as the result of an electrical problem. Learn about house fire stats, prevention and recovery.

House fires are a widespread problem in the US and Canada. In 2017, 1.3 million fires were reported in the United States alone, resulting in $23 billion in losses. The good news is that many house fires are preventable.

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Buying a home with fire damage may be risky. Learn what to look for when buying a home with damage, or buying a house renovated after a fire.

Purchasing a home with existing fire damage may be risky but may also be a worthy investment. Buying a house renovated after a fire should be handled with care. It’s important to know what to watch for when buying a house with fire damage and not get caught up in the real estate bargain you...Read more

Has your home suffered damage? Learn about the home insurance claim process and how to file a home insurance claim.

Chances are, when you purchased your home you purchased homeowner’s insurance. While homeowner’s insurance is typically mandated by the lien holder, homeowner’s insurance is more than just another bill to pay – it’s a safety net.

However, many households don’t know exactly what their...Read more

May is Building Safety Month! Learn how you can observe Building Safety Month 2020 at home and at work with tips for disaster planning, cleaning and more.

May is Building Safety Month – the perfect time to learn a few things about disaster prep, building codes and the latest innovations in building safety. Have you ever wondered if your building is as safe as it can be?

Read on to learn more about Building Safety Month and get the expert...Read more

Do you have a damage assessment plan? Learn how to create a post-disaster damage assessment plan and how to document damage to your property.

If you experience water damage, fire damage or other damage to your home or business property, it’s vital to have the right steps in place to help you complete a thorough damage assessment for your insurance claim. When a disaster strikes, it can be a confusing and chaotic time, which is why...Read more

A Disaster Protection Plan helps you prepare your business for a disaster. Learn why you need a DPP and how to build a disaster recovery plan for your business.

Does your business have a Disaster Protection Plan (DPP) to ensure your business is prepared for disaster? From fires and floods to earthquakes and biohazards, an unexpected disaster could potentially shut down any business’s operations and leave it struggling to recover.

By taking a...Read more

Uh-oh, is your basement ceiling wet? Basement water damage can be caused by a number of problems. Learn what is causing water damage to your basement ceiling.

You head downstairs and, to your dismay, discover that your basement ceiling is wet. How did this happen? Water damage to a basement ceiling can be caused by several different issues: Pipe and appliance leaks, improper upstairs window seals, poor home exterior water drainage or a sudden spill...Read more

Learn why you should skip renting a tile and grout-cleaning machine in favor of a professional tile and grout cleaning from a reputable company.

Think of grout like the sponge in your kitchen sink: it can get really gross quickly. Grout is a porous material. Over time, it absorbs debris, dirt and other materials from your home, dimming its appearance. Even if you regularly sweep and mop your floors, your grout will get dirty over time....Read more

Home fire suppression systems aren’t popular, but they should be! Learn about the pros and cons of a home fire sprinkler system for new and existing homes.

We often see fire suppression systems in commercial buildings, but fires aren’t exclusive to workplaces and stores. Why doesn’t everyone have a residential fire sprinkler system in their home?

Learn more about home fire suppression system regulations, the pros and cons of having a...Read more