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

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

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 …

PuroClean: Experience That Makes a Difference

Jim Bauer Company News, Home Maintenance and Repair, Insurance Restoration

With more than 20 years of experience in property mitigation and water-damage restoration services, PuroClean Restoration Specialists has earned a reputation as “The Paramedics of Property Damage.” We service the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and surrounding areas, offering aid and assistance amidst disaster recovery, knowing behind every loss is a homeowner who needs consolation or a business owner who’s struggling to …

How to Recover from a Natural Disaster

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness, Home Maintenance and Repair, Insurance Restoration

Recovering from a natural disaster can often be more difficult than living through it. Most disasters are quick, over in a few minutes, hours or days. But it can easily be weeks or months of work trying to put your life back together once it has passed. Regardless of which kind of disaster strikes, chances are that your home is …

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 – tornadoes, flash floods, hail storms – are also the most difficult to predict. From March through June, people and property are …

Frozen Pipes and Warm Weather

Jim Bauer Blog, Insurance Restoration, Water Damage

As the temperatures rise and North Texas enters the spring season, homeowners often head outdoors to prepare their yards for warmer weather. The thought of frozen faucets is likely far from their minds. And with highs in the 70s, it would seem the risk for burst pipes is long gone. However, it’s possible that the real damage from arctic temperatures …

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 …

How to Prevent and Thaw Frozen Pipes

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair, Water Damage

For just about every homeowner, it’s one of their worst nightmares. The temperature plummets and before you know it, your pipes are frozen. It can be a stressful situation. Frozen pipes can burst, causing a surprisingly large amount of water damage, and nobody wants that headache! Here are some suggestions for identifying and fixing the situation before it causes extensive …