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How to Prevent Dryer Fires

Laundry day comes around at least once a week for most of us. Yet, we often neglect the necessary upkeep of our dryers. You may be surprised to know that many fires at home start with dryers. The U.S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association report that each year, clothes dryers are the […]

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What to Do After a House Fire

Thousands of people suffer injuries and fatalities each year in house fires in the U.S. How do these fires start? From a gas leak to defective electricals, laundry appliances overheating, or an accident with an outdoor barbecue, there are countless ways a fire can begin. If there has been a fire, you will probably find […]

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What Damage Can a Leaking Roof Cause?

Have you noticed signs that your roof might be leaking? Sometimes, by the time you see water coming through or spot missing shingles and stains on your ceiling, the leak has been there for a while. This can expose your home to considerable water damage. If you don’t address it, it can cause property damage, […]

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What to Do If Your House Floods

If you live in Seattle or anywhere around the Washington area, you know the geography places you squarely in the path of three major flood risks—rivers swelling beyond their banks, surging coastal tides, and the urban sprawl disrupting natural water drainage. In a typical cycle, about every five years, this area endures what locals have […]

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How to Tell If a Drywall Is Water Damaged

Have you noticed something odd on your wall? Maybe it looks a bit swollen, or perhaps the paint is not looking right? This might indicate that your drywall has sustained water damage. Drywall is the primary material your walls are made of, so it’s typically quite sturdy. But one thing it is extremely vulnerable to […]

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How Long Does It Take for Water to Damage Wood Floors?

Wooden floors have a timeless beauty, but they are quite vulnerable to water. Even a small amount of standing water can start the warping process and alter the smooth, flat surface of your wood floors. If your home or basement has been flooded, you need to address the issue within the first 24 hours to […]

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What Is The Best Fiber-Cement Siding For My Home?

Fiber-cement siding offers a durable and low-maintenance solution for residential exteriors. When considering the best option for your home, it’s essential to understand the different types available, their advantages, and potential drawbacks. In this blog post, we will explore the various fiber-cement siding choices available, their advantages and disadvantages, and guide you in selecting the […]

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What Causes Water Stains On Your Ceiling And Walls

Water stains on ceilings and walls can be more than just unsightly – they can indicate underlying issues that need attention. Whether it’s a small discolored spot or a larger, more noticeable stain, understanding the causes is the first step for effective remediation. In this article, we’ll explore common reasons behind water stains.  Discover the […]

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Is It Safe to Paint Over Lead Paint?

Lead-based paint is known to be dangerous. If you suspect that your home has lead-based paint, you should confirm it first. Then you can take steps for lead paint removal. Many homeowners wonder if it is safe to paint over lead-based paint. Before you grab a few cans of new paint, it is best to […]

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How Dangerous Is Dry Rot?

Every homeowner in the Pacific Northwest should know the signs of dry rot. Dry rot and wet rot both wreak havoc in the homes in this region. Unlike wet rot, dry rot does not need as much moisture to spread throughout your home. Wood rot can quickly ruin the look of your home, pose health […]

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