Making Your Home Flood Proof

Approximately 90 percent of all natural disasters that have been declared in the United States have had to do with flooding. 2015 has already seen some severe floods occurring in states such as California and Texas and as the effects of the El Nino weather system become more widespread; these floods are expected to continue even into the winter months. While the federal government offers some insurance protection against flooding, it might pay to be more proactive rather than reactive when it comes to preparing for flooding and reducing flood damages.

Four Places Black Mold Can Be Taking Over In Areas You Didn't Expect

Black mold is a hazardous fungus growth that is often associated with water damage. You do not have to have your home flooded to have a black mold problem. Anywhere there is moisture is where mold can grow. When this happens without your knowledge, it can be a real danger to your health. Here are some places that black mold may be hiding and how to know if there is a problem:

Cleaning Your Basement after a Water Heater Break

If your water heater recently broke and left water all over your basement, you will want to act fast in getting the area cleaned up to avoid damage. The longer water sits, the higher risk of mold growth. Here are some steps to take when dealing with a water heater leak so you can get your basement back into usable condition in a jiffy. Take Safety Precautions A water heater leak usually happens when one of the fittings corrodes, causing a gap where water can leak out of the vessel.