Recent General Posts

April Showers bring Spring Cleaning!

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

Springtime To Do List!

  1. Inspect your roof; it is your home’s first line of defense against water damage.
  2. Clean your gutters; it directs the rain away from your roof and home
  3. Clean or replace HVAC filters; a dirty filter forces your heat, ventilation, and AC system to work harder.
  4. Check the washing machine fill hose; sometimes a leaky hose under pressure can cause water damage in a short period of time.
  5. Clean your dryer vent; a clean vent will help reduce the time your dryer has to run, while a plugged vent not only wastes money but could cause a house fire.
  6. Replace the batteries on your smoke detectors; you never know when you will need them.

Why do basements flood?

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

There are many possibilities on why your basement could flood. From burst pipes, sudden downpours, a copious amount of melting snow, broken gutters, leaky windows, damaged foundation to sudden removal of large trees near your home. Water flows downhill into the lowest areas and it can make its way through even the smallest cracks and openings. It depends on the age of your home and the region in which you live, your foundation is most likely either poured concrete or stacked concrete blocks. Sometimes the foundation is coated or shielded with a water barrier material, designed to keep water out. Over time homes settle and shift, sometimes compromising the structural solidity of the foundation. Small fissures form and can be a source for water to pour in. Another source of water damage is through basement windows, crawlspace vents, and overly saturated soil surrounding the home.  

Other contributions to basement flooding may be sudden changes to your home or the environment surrounding your home. For example, an earthquake can shift your home which can create cracks that were not there prior to the event. A foundation contractor will be able to assess specific issues. Plumbing can be another source of basement flooding. Water heaters, washing machines and other appliances are often located in the basement and frozen pipes or leaky pipes can lead to serious damage. 

If your Duluth home is affected by major water damage, give us a call day or night! SERVPRO of Norcross is always "Here to Help"! (770) 622-9411

When was the last time you reviewed your homeowner’s insurance policy?

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Homeowner’s Insurance Policy If you suffer damage to your home, call us at 770-622-9411.

When was the last time you reviewed your homeowner’s insurance policy?  Life changes fast. And when it does, your property coverage probably needs to change, too. If you’re carrying too much coverage, that means you’re overpaying. If you’re carrying too little, then you’re taking on too much risk.

Do you need to call your insurance agent?  Here’s how to find out if you’re properly covered:

  1. Did you purchase a new home?
  2. Did you remodel your home?
  3. Is your policy large enough to cover current rebuilding costs?
  4. Has it been more than 5 years since I have reviewed my homeowner’s policy?
  5. Are you covered for the actual cash value of your personal items, or do you have a replacement cost policy?

If you suffer damage to your home, call us at 770-622-9411.