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Mold Removal: When To Hire A Pro And When You Can Do It Yourself

Mold. Just mentioning the word can cause many property owners to start to panic, and rightly so. Mold can cause serious health issues. It grows quite quickly and many times in areas of buildings that are not visible, making it even harder to remove it from your property. Cleaning up mold on your own can be dangerous and difficult.  However, …

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What type of Insurance Should Kansas and Missouri Contractors Have?

Summer provides some of the busiest months when it comes to home and business repair and remodeling. If you have plans to spruce up the homestead or your business, chances are you are shopping around for a reliable contractor that is going to turn your plans into reality. As you look around for that contractor, one thing you may not …

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5 Tips to Prevent Summer Storms from Interrupting Your Business

The only thing predictable about summer storms is that they are going to pop up at some point during the season. Summer storms can be severe – thunderstorms, tornadoes, and the chance of flooding are all things that can cause extensive damage to your home or business. As a business owner, you don’t have time or money to deal with …

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Water Disaster Restoration and Historic Homes: What You Need to Know

What Is a Historic Home? Although it’s easy to declare that an older and much-loved home is historic, the actual accepted definition is far more exacting. According to the National Register of  Historic Places, a home is only considered to be historic if it meets the following criteria: It must be more than 50 years old (with one or two …

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How to Prevent and Restore Fire Damage in Historic Properties

What Makes a Building Historic? Although it’s easy to declare that an older and much-loved home or commercial building is historic, the actual accepted definition is far more exacting. According to the National Register of  Historic Places, a building is only considered to be historic if it meets several criteria: It must be more than 50 years old (with one …

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What Is Water Damage Restoration, and Why Is Professional Help So Important?

Water damage comes in all different forms. Sometimes the damage from water is caused when a small leak goes unnoticed. It may take weeks or even months before the damage finally shows up to signal damage to your property’s structure and surfaces.  Then there are the times when a pipe bursts from the second floor or a dishwasher hose breaks, …

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5 Dangerous Myths About Water and Sewage Damage Restoration

With the introduction of indoor plumbing came the most common types of water damage to a building. Whether you have a broken dishwasher flooding your restaurant or a burst sewage pipe backing up into your basement, water and sewer damage requires a quick and effective response.  There are a few misconceptions that can lead to severe long-term damage to your …

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How to Safely Handle Meth Use at Your Rental Property

No property owner or manager wants a meth situation on their hands. It’s a major hazard and can pose health and safety risks for you and your residents. However, as hard as you try to keep your property safe and clean, it can still happen. Methamphetamine cooks are quite clever and have learned ways to go undetected. Fortunately, there are …

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Storm Chasers: Why You Should Avoid Them and How to Spot Them

When your home or property has sustained damage from severe weather, the last thing you need is a scam or a shady deal from unqualified and unreliable contractors just out to make their next buck. Unfortunately, there are many dishonest and unethical businesses out there on the hunt for homeowners and property managers to take advantage of.  Knowing how to …