Tag Archives: Water Damage

Are You Prepared For A Hurricane? Part 2

   The next step to your preparation plan is to routinely check your home to make sure it is as safe as possible. In the event of a storm where you may need to evacuate knowing your house is as fool proof as you could have possibly made it could help you in the long run. Some quick tips for keeping your home ready for an upcoming storm are: • Clear your yard. Make sure there's nothing that could [...]
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Getting A Claim Approved: Behind The Scenes!

While going through an insurance claim for home damages, there are a lot of things taking place behind the scenes. We would like to share some insight as to how this is handled, and why AAWR is the best at what we do! 1)      We fax in the Contract, W-9, & Business License when the job begins, and start the follow up process immediately. We also send in Supporting Documentation, including: Risk [...]
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Water Pipes Freeze as a result of Soaring Cold Temperatures!

With the polar vortex coming through, it has affected millions of Americans throughout the US. Temperatures in some areas were recorded even colder than Anchorage, Alaska!  The wind chill in cities like Dayton, OH, dropped to -45° F.  With the arctic freeze, one of the problems that it can cause is a burst water pipe.  Water expands as it freezes, just like if you leave a coke in the freezer and [...]
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Renovating Floors Part 2: Wood/Laminate Surfaces

Do you have soaked wood floors?  Do you have bubbled laminate floors?  You must of had a leak of some sort, right?  Water Damage on a hardwood or laminate floor can be a calamitous sight.  Whether it happened due to  a leaky hose on a washing machine, a leak under your sink from a broken or leaky pipe, or even a water cooler that went bad and spilled the entire five gallons of water overnight [...]
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Small Leak? It can take a big turn!!!

A few months ago, I noticed that my drywall and baseboard were bubbling, and they were completely soaked!  I asked myself, "Where is this water coming from?" After checking it out, I couldn't see where the water was coming from and ignored it for a few more days. Consequently, the water damage became worse! I decided to do a more thorough search, and realized that I must have punctured the [...]
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Renovating Floors Part 1: Tiled Surfaces

  Some of you might think that if you have any tiled surfaces (whether it is, your bathroom, kitchen, entryway, basement etc.) and you encounter even a small leak, flood, or fire damage, that mold and mildew might not develop under all of that adhesive that holds the tile in place? WRONG!  In the case of water damage to tile, with even the smallest leak, water can seep underneath the [...]
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Common Causes of Water Damage – Part 4 – Weather & Natural Disasters

Rain, Rain, Go Away… Unfortunately, we do not have control over natural weather patterns and occurrences. Flash floods, sudden storms, and hurricanes can all cause building damage. Furthermore, water buildup will cause problems quickly and quietly. You can, however, take preventative measures to best protect your home and family from natural disasters. After inclement weather, inspect your attic [...]
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Common Causes of Water Damage – Part 3 – Faulty or Malfunctioning Appliances/HVAC

For our third installment of “Common Causes of Water Damage,” we will be covering faulty or malfunctioning appliances and HVACs. When these problems occur, damage can be incurred quickly. The most common culprits of appliance damage are washing machines and water heaters. Dishwashers and refrigerators are also common contributors. As appliances grow older, their pipes begin to rust and crack. Hoses [...]
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Common Causes of Water Damage – Part 2 – Pipes & Plumbing

Welcome to our second installment of “Common Causes of Water Damage.” Today, we would like to bring to light a very common culprit of water damage: Pipes & Plumbing. There is a lot of plumbing throughout your home! The most common problems occur at or near fixtures such as sinks, toilets, and tubs. Causes of pipe damage include: -          Weather: Pipes can leak, sweat, or freeze, [...]
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Common Causes of Water Damage – Part 1 – Stucco Cracks

How can water damage result from stucco damage? Stucco is the surfacing on your walls or moldings that transforms your unsightly drywall into an architectural decoration. When applied stucco hardens, it becomes a very dense and strong solid. Despite its strength, stucco can and does develop cracks and decomposition over time. Cracks around the edges of doors, windows, and other sensitive areas are [...]
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