How to Thaw Frozen Pipes

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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 how to thaw frozen pipes. Why Your …

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Water Damage?

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Water can cause significant damage to your walls, ceiling, floors, and other parts of the house. While insurance may help you recover some of the losses, it does not always cater to all the damages. Here, we help you answer the question – Does homeowners insurance cover water damage? We’ll also discuss other common questions about this insurance and give …

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On the Road Again: Family Road Trip Safety Tips

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

Summer time is road trip season! Many things that can go wrong when traveling by car far from home. However, most emergencies can be averted or minimized with a little careful planning beforehand. The importance of planning for road trip emergencies becomes more crucial when you know that you are going to have your children with you. Here are some family …

Fall Fire Safety and Prevention

Jim Bauer Fire and Smoke Damage, Safety Tips

Statistically, home fires increase during the cold weather months. In fact, insurance companies and fire departments actually prepare for more fires during December, January, and February. To help keep you and your family safe when heating your home, it’s important to understand the basics of fire safety and know who to call after a fire emergency. Here are some common …

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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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 fall …

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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 …

Water Damage Restoration

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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 …