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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

House Fire

How To Handle Smoke Damage After a Fire

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

A house fire can destroy memories, irreplaceable objects and cause significant damage to your home. If you’re lucky, the fire will be contained and under control before any heavy structural damage happened. While many things might have been lost or damaged, you still have your home. Your best defense if this happens is to know how to handle smoke damage …

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Benefits of Hiring a Restoration Contractor

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

Traumatic events can cause a huge amount of stress. When an event has happened to your home or office, the added hassle of having your space compromised comes into play. In order to save you from headache and heartache it is important to know who to call when disaster strikes. Whether the damage was caused by a burst pipe in the …

Flooded House

How to Clean Floors and Rugs After a Flood

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

A flood can cause very serious water damage to your home. Whether the flood was caused by severe weather, a burst pipe, or a broken appliance, the results can be destructive. The best chance that you have to restore your home to its original state is to get the floors clean and dry, quickly. How you should go about cleaning …