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How To Clean your Washer and Dryer

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

When’s the last time your to-do list included a reminder to clean your washer and dryer? These two standard household appliances get a lot of use, yet are often overlooked when it comes to regular upkeep. Each has its specific maintenance requirements that will prevent issues like washer leaks and dryer fires. Some of what’s needed to clean your washer and …

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Choosing an Emergency Restoration Company

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

Choosing an emergency restoration company isn’t the sort of thing most people plan to do. That’s because the events that make that choice necessary tend to be very unexpected: water damage, fire-related damage and associated events such as mold contamination are out-of-the-blue, catching us off-guard and unprepared. However, statistics show that two of the most common claims on homeowners insurance …

What is Water Damage?

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’re seeing surface signs of water damage, the chances are that it’s worse the deeper you get into the unseen structure of the house. What is water damage? So, what’s your best bet? Knowing …

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How To Prevent Frozen Pipes in Winter

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

While the winters in northern Texas can be mild, our area is prone to sudden drops in temperature that can put your pipes at risk of freezing. We have seen this a lot this year! Water damage clean up and repair from frozen pipe damage can be messy and expensive. The pipes that are most likely at risk of freezing are: …

Don’t Be Drafty

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

With cooler weather around the corner and heating bills on the way, now is the time to make sure that your home is well sealed from drafts. Do a thorough inspection of your house. If you find drafty places, weather stripping your home is a must. Weather stripping your home can save you as much as 20 percent on your utility bills …

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Senior Safety During the Holidays

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

Whether your loved ones or neighbors are getting older or you’ve reached that 65 years-or-older milestone yourself, senior citizen holiday safety is imperative. Winter brings an increased chance of home safety issues with the addition of decorative lights and heating challenges. Depression and the chance for slips and falls can also be unfortunate side effects of the season. How can you keep yourself or a …

Have You Met your CE Course Requirements for 2017?

Jim Bauer Company News

Fulfilling the state requirement of 30 continuing education credits every two years can sometimes be challenging for insurance professionals. Squeezing in a three-credit continuing education class while working full-time previously meant long drives to distant hotel conference facilities. At PuroClean’s operations center in Frisco, Texas, insurance professionals can tap into industry expertise conveniently and locally. To date, PuroClean McKinney Frisco …

Stop, Drop and Roll

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

With the arrival of cooler temperatures, you’ll be spending more time indoors and beginning to use your heaters and vents again. Before you turn up the heat, it’s important to review your fall fire safety strategy to keep you and your family safe during the colder fall and winter months. Replace Batteries in Smoke Detectors Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors …