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A disaster preparedness plan (DPP) is an important step in business continuity planning. Learn how to write a disaster preparedness plan for your business.

A top priority for any business should be the ability to weather an emergency or natural disaster with its employees safe and its property and intellectual assets protected. Knowing what a disaster preparedness plan (DPP) is and how to implement it can take some time, but an effective DPP gives...Read more

Moving into a new home? Whether it’s new to you or new construction, learn what you should clean and about move-in cleaning services to consider.

Few things are worse than moving into a new home only to find it dusty and dirty. In a perfect world, a new construction home or new-to-you house would be clean and ready for you to take possession of the property. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

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What is a 100-year floodplain and why does it matter? You may be surprised to learn its definition! Learn about 100-year floods and floodplain management.

A 100-year flood may sound like a new action-adventure movie from Hollywood, but it is, in fact, a real-life flood event that has a slightly misleading name. 100-year floods are strong, damaging events that often come with little to no warning.

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A floodplain is a low-lying area where a waterway may overflow. Learn about floodplain zones and the difference between a floodway and a floodplain.

Is it risky to live on a floodplain? (Possibly!) What should you do if you do? (Buy flood insurance and more.) How were floodplains created? What benefits do they offer to the natural world and its inhabitants? If you have questions about floodplains, you’ll find your answers here.

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Damaged stucco? A crack can become a conduit for water damage and a leak is even worse! Learn about stucco water damage and how to repair water-damaged stucco.

Stucco is an attractive, durable building material. It’s available in a variety of finishes and colors and is resistant (though not impervious) to many threats. In fact, a stucco finish can last as long as 100 years! But, like all materials, stucco is susceptible to...Read more

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