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Sewage Clean-Up: Why You Must Get Professional Help

Experiencing sewage backup in basements of residential or commercial properties is never a good situation to be in. However, it doesn’t take much time for the bad situation to become much worse when it comes to sewage.  After heavy rainfall, flooding, or after a big spring thaw, water entering sewers and septic systems can quickly overwhelm them. That leads to …

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Storm Damage and Your Roof: What Kansas and Missouri Property Owners Need to Know

Do you keep an annual maintenance calendar for your property? Does it include one of the most critical parts of your home or business building? National Roofing Week (June 5-11 2022) is designated by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) as an important educational opportunity on preventative maintenance for homeowners, commercial property owners, and property managers.  According to the NRCA, …

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Are You Prepared for a Fire at Your Kansas City Metro-Area Apartment Complex? Six Things To Do Before And After A Blaze

As the owner or property manager of a multi-family apartment complex, one of the biggest nightmares imaginable is a fire. Destructive flames can quickly rip through a building, destroying the structure and residents belongings, and cause peril to those who live inside.  Disasters still occur regardless of precautions taken to ensure the building’s security and occupants safety.  Some scary statistics: …

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Hazard Insurance: What Kansas City Area Homeowners Need To Know

No matter where you live, natural hazards are a fact of life. Fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, snowstorms, and tornadoes can rip through communities, destroying structures and wreaking havoc on communities. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that in 2020, 22 weather or climate-related disasters each resulted in at least $1 billion in damages.  According to Frank Nothaft, chief economist at …

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How To Get Emergency Water Damage Help For Your School, College, or University

There’s a reason school districts limit snow days. Parents need to go to work and the curriculum needs to be followed. It can be detrimental when kids miss too many days of school.  It turns out, the melted version of snow can cause problems for schools as well. Water damage from weather, plumbing issues, and other emergencies can force facility …

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How Fires Can Damage Your Business or Commercial Property In Unexpected Ways

Structure fires caused over $12 billion in property damage in 2019, according to the Insurance Information Institute.  Fires are scary and sudden, they can damage your property in many ways you would expect. Things like personal belongings, paperwork, and furniture can all be burned beyond repair. Although, some of the most detrimental effects of fires are the damages they cause …

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How To Identify And Date Water Damage In An Older Home

Older homes can have immense character and charm; most are solidly built and are a great investment of your time and money.  But as with most things, age creates a specific set of concerns for older homes. Water damage is one of those areas to look for as you purchase an older home or manage your older home’s upkeep.  The …

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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 …