Most water leaks in your home won't cause this much flooding. Trust me, you never want to deal with this situation. As I'm living through a flooded house right now, I can definitely say it's not fun. But there's a lot we can learn by understanding the water damage repair steps you go through to …
Home emergencies happen. Once you become a homeowner, you get to deal with these emergencies, big and small ... so we want to help you get ready.
Some problems you can fix yourself. Others you'll need help with, including learning how to successfully manage an insurance claim.
With the right preparation before hand, many small emergencies will be easy to resolve. Our tips will help you:
- Prepare for home emergencies that can happen anywhere, some small and those covered by homeowner's insurance.
- Tips for identifying and handling smaller emergencies yourself, like shutting off the water when a pipe bursts.
- Nature's disasters - how to prepare for them and stay safe during and afterwards too.
- Create an emergency fund so when you're HVAC system fails, you already know which one to buy and how you'll finance it.
Note: Many of these home emergency articles were first published at HomeTipsforWomen.com following my first real home emergency. My house flooded, mold developed and I learned how difficult it is to fight/win against an insurance company. This motivated me to create this website dedicated to helping homeowners handle emergencies and the resulting homeowner insurance claims.
Flooded House & What I’m Learning
We see and read about homeowner emergencies all the time. We just never imagine it happening to our house ... until one day, it happens. Last week it happened to me when I got a phone call about a flooded house, my brand new house in Florida. While I was in Maine helping my sister, neighbors called …
10 Easy Fire Safety Tips for Your Home
Hopefully the only fire you'll ever see in your home is one you start in your fireplace. But sadly the fire statistics in the US remind us that we need to stay focused on fire safety tips to keep you, your family and your home enjoying the lifestyle you've worked so hard to achieve. There's a …
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Home Repair After a Hurricane
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Hurricane Preparedness Checklist
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