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 …

Hoarding and New Year Organization

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

At the start of the new year, millions of people set goals to make changes that impact their health, job, finances, family, home and lifestyle. For many people, their New Year’s resolutions include home organization and a promise and commitment to clean up their house and get rid of clutter. For others, the issue of runs a bit deeper and …

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Winter Storm Emergency Preparedness

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

Even in North Texas, a bad winter storm can come on without much warning and cause damage to your home, leaving you and your family in a difficult and potentially dangerous situation. By preparing for the worst, you will improve your chances of getting through dangerous weather conditions without a catastrophe. Here are some things you can do now to …

Upgrading Your Home During Emergency Restoration

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

If you are a homeowner, you probably have a wish list full of changes or upgrades you would eventually like to make on your home. This is common for those who purchase older homes. It can even be the case for buyers of new homes. Unfortunately, being a homeowner also means dealing with unplanned problems or emergency situations. In the …

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, …

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What is Emergency Restoration?

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

By definition, emergencies are unplanned events, usually accompanied by the stress of handling many difficult issues at once. Emergency preparedness is a big deal for families. In some cases, it’s just a matter of knowing who to call first. If you have smoke or water damage in your home, it can be overwhelming. Before a fire or water crisis strikes …

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Things To Know: Water Damage and Insurance

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

If your home has received water damage, it’s always helpful to have some knowledge under your belt when it comes to dealing with water damage and your insurance company. Knowing exactly what is covered and how to get the help you need will prevent delays, and lessen your time frame as well as stress level when dealing with an insurance claim. Here are …