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?

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 see 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 …

How To Remove Smoke Smell from your Home

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Smoke smell is one of the most stubborn odors to remove from your home, whether the smoke is from a fire or from cigarettes. Exposure to third-hand smoke is a potential health hazard to you and your family, especially if anyone suffers from a respiratory condition. Smoke can permeate soft surfaces such as carpeting and furniture and can coat hard surfaces …

Common Causes of Winter House Fires

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

House fires of any kind are truly devastating. There are over 300,000 house fires each year, and unfortunately, more fires occur in winter than any other time. With more knowledge and preparation, most house fires can be prevented. Common Causes of House Fires in Winter Home fires increase during the cold weather months. In fact, insurance companies and fire departments actually …