Water Damage Restoration

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

Water removal can be expensive, but the cost of not doing it can be much higher. The risk goes deeper than just a few unsightly stains. If you see surface signs of water damage, chances are it’s worse the deeper you get into the unseen structure of the house. But what exactly is water damage? What do you look for? …

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How to Handle a Power Outage

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Brief electrical blackouts are typically not an issue, and with spring storms on the horizon, North Texas homeowners may start to experience them. But occasionally a severe storm or other disaster causes the power outage to last for an extended period of time. These are of greater concern, especially when it comes to determining the safety of food and water …

Preparing Your Home for Spring Storms

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness, Home Maintenance and Repair, Safety Tips

Spring brings plenty of showers and wildflowers to North Texas, but locals know to brace for more than just rain. In this part of the country, spring means storm season, and some of the most severe weather events we experience. Preparing your home for spring storms whether they be tornadoes, flash floods, or hail storms can protect your family and …

What is Large Loss?

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair, Insurance Restoration

A disaster has hit your home or business and left behind an excessive amount of damage. In the blink of an eye, you’ve lost your property and belongings. You’re also potentially looking at spending a large amount of money and time on repairs and renovations. Because of the extent of the damage, you will most likely be looking at a …

Insurance Restoration Guide

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

You never know when a disaster will cause damage to your home. In fact, most homeowners think it will never happen to them… until it does. Home emergencies can happen at any time and without warning, leaving you to wade through the twists and turns of the insurance restoration process on your own. Whether your home suffers damage from a …

Water Damage – What to Do and Not to Do

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration, Water Damage

Water damage to your home can be debilitating, causing a shift in your everyday routine and potentially costing you a lot of money. But how you handle the aftermath of a water emergency is just as important as knowing what to do to prevent it. Do you know how to handle a water damage emergency? Here’s what you need to …

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

Going through a home maintenance checklist should be an annual ritual in every household. Regular maintenance on your home can help keep it safe from potential water or fire hazards. It also helps keep your home running efficiently, keeps it warm in the cooler months, and helps you save money on utilities by reducing energy usage. When creating your checklist, …

Fall Fire Safety and Prevention

Jim Bauer Fire and Smoke Damage, Safety Tips

With the arrival of cooler temperatures, you’ll most likely be spending more time indoors and beginning to use your heaters and vents again. To help keep you and your family safe this holiday season, it’s important to understand the basics of fire safety and know who to call after a fire emergency. Common Causes of House Fires in Fall and Winter Statistically, …

National Preparedness Month – Preparing for an Emergency

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Each September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors National Preparedness Month. This event reminds the public that disasters, both natural and man-made, can happen at any time both with and without warning. Heavy rain or flooding can not only cause water damage to your home, but can create a very dangerous situation for you and your family. In order …

How to Prevent Water Damage In Your Attic

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair, Water Damage

Most homeowners, admittedly, don’t go up into their attics very often. For many, it’s a place to store out-of-season holiday decor, old kids clothes, and keepsake boxes filled with photos, artwork, and macaroni necklaces. With such sentiments comes the need for protection from the elements. Unfortunately, because of the low-traffic nature of the space, early warning signs of attic water …