Monthly Archives: March 2014

5 Common Problems Leading to Indoor Flooding

One of the worst problems leading to flooding is Mother Nature herself. We certainly don’t open the door and invite her in, but she seems to have a way of making her presence known whether we want a visit or not. Often times, her grand entrance into our homes comes through flooding caused by heavy rainfall, which leads to saturated soil and overflowing springs, creeks or rivers. According to the FEMA website’s ‘Flood Facts’ page, in the past 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods and most homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. You may want to check out more surprising facts at: https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flood_facts.jsp Putting nature aside, let’s take a look at the following, more common problems in regard to flooding. Full Septic Tank/Clogged Drain Pipes Debris Filled Rain Gutters Leaking Water Heaters Clogged Sink Drains Faulty Washing Machine Hose...

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How to Deal with Frozen Pipes to Minimize Water Damage

The mercury is quickly approaching zero as the wind whirls around the outside of the house, making it feel 10-20 degrees colder than the thermometer is registering. Wind chill of this nature is no friend to your water pipes and can cause a great deal of damage. Many of us have felt that sick feeling in our gut when we’ve turned on the tap, expecting a flow of water to fill our cup, but only see a trickle escape the faucet. The pipes are frozen and we need to act fast before they burst. Here are a couple quick tips if you are dealing with this problem, that may at least help you to minimize flooding and loss from water damage. The Hair Dryer vs Frozen Pipes – the Heat Is On Many reputable insurance agencies will suggest using a hair dryer to thaw the...

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