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 …

Water Damage: Tips for Drying Out Your Home

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

Taking fast action after water damage has occurred is vital for preserving your home and its contents. Your efforts will prevent the development of mold and mildew, preserve your indoor air quality, limit the destruction of building materials, and ensure that your property retains its value and overall integrity. Here are 7 steps you can take to dry out your …

Emergency Drying Tips for Documents with Water Damage

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

If important documents or books somehow get wet, there’s no need to throw them away. There are actually several different methods you can try that will help minimize the water damage to your documents. Some of these methods you can do on your own, but with some you might need the help of a property restoration company. Removing Mud and Soot If there is mud or soot …

Emergency Preparedness 1-2-3

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

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. Having some basic emergency preparedness information can help make an overwhelming situation easier and less overwhelming. 

How Long Will My Water Damage Repair Take to Complete?

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

Regardless of the type of water damage your home may have received, it will create an unsettling time for your family. Foremost in your mind is the nagging question of how long it is going to take to perform water damage repair and get your lives back to normal. One thing to keep in mind is that every case has its …

What You Should Know About Water Damage Restoration

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

Water damage is not always obvious because it can seep into a structure’s cavities and create pockets of moisture. In many cases, the only way to detect this kind of water damage is by using sophisticated moisture detection equipment. Water damage restoration involves more than just drying out a water-damaged property with blowers. At the very least, water damage will cause …

Mold Remediation for the Fabric In Your Home

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

From clothing to upholstery, homes are filled with fabrics of all kinds. While fabrics can give a home a feeling of warmth and comfort, they can also be the most frustrating items to deal with when mold is a problem in the home. Below, we will share some tips that will help you deal with the mold remediation process of your …

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Jim Bauer Home Maintenance and Repair

Going through a home maintenance checklist should be an annual or semi-annual ritual in every household. This Fall home maintenance checklist will help keep your home safe from potential water or fire hazards. It is also great for keeping your home running efficiently, keeping it warm in the cooler months, as well as saving money on utilities by reducing energy usage. In …

Mold Remediation: Why It’s not a DIY Project

Jim Bauer Insurance Restoration

Once mold gets hold of a home, it can be difficult to thoroughly remove. Mold remediation should always be left to the professionals, as the presence of mold can pose a danger to the health of a home’s inhabitants. Why Is Mold Dangerous? Mold spores can cause a wide variety of health problems, from nasal irritation and wheezing to more severe …