How to Spot Water Damage in Your Home

A pipe that bursts under a sink or a continual dripping from a roof leak is an easy clue that you have water damage; but, water leaks are not always that obvious. Here are some more subtle signs that you may have water damage in your home.

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Tornados and Your Safety

Hurricane Irma’s onslaught to Florida threatened the entire southeastern United States with the potential of devastating tornadoes. A strong hurricane often spawns tornadoes in its outer rain bands due to the intense vertical wind shear and the likelihood of interaction with unstable air. In 2004, Hurricane Ivan caused an outbreak of 117 tornadoes within a three day period. North Carolina residents are vulnerable to hurricane-spawned tornadoes because of our location, which often sees the effects of the outer edges of a hurricane.

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Post-Hurricane FAQ

In the event of a catastrophe, like the hurricanes Harvey and Irma, loss of loved ones and property damage can be devastating, and recovery takes time. It’s always good to be as prepared as possible. Property owners that have been affected, need to take measures to prevent additional damage to their homes after a hurricane by contacting their flood and home insurance companies to begin the insurance claim process.

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What To Do If Your Home is Flooded

Water damage emergencies in your home or business can be extremely traumatic. Every year, flooding from hurricanes and tornadoes cause death and destruction to property. All it takes is a few inches of water to cause extensive damage to your home’s structure and furnishings, creating electrical hazards and promoting the growth of dangerous mold. Understanding how you should properly prepare for a flood can help keep your home and family safe.

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Make Your Home Hurricane Ready

The hurricane season unofficially starts in June and ends in November. This window of time spotlights the propensity for damage during the Atlantic hurricane season, where the East Coast of the United States is bombarded with weather activity. For homeowners, the dangers of a hurricane are much too familiar, especially with storms like Hurricane Matthew causing more than $4 billion dollars in damages during the 2016 hurricane season.

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Bedroom Fire Safety: Protecting You and Your Family

A bedroom is a sacred place where you and your family should feel safe, but the ongoing fear of a fire in that area can make sleeping peacefully difficult, especially if you have young children. The anxiousness caused by this concern is not an unreasonable one; 25% of fires start in a home bedroom. The nighttime hours are listed as the most dangerous: one in five home fires start between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. and are the cause of nearly half of home fire deaths. Although these statistics are grim, there are precautions that you can take to help protect your family from the dangers of bedroom fires.

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