Did you know that there are over 400,000 different kinds of mold in the world? Mold can grow just about anywhere, including on food, clothing, soil, walls, floors, and ceilings. You have probably seen fuzzy bluish-green mold on expired fruit, but mold can also grow in places you can’t readily see. Mold especially loves dark, damp places like basements and bathrooms. If your basement has been flooded or you have a leaky basement, there’s a good chance you have mold in your house right now. It is important to repair your wet basement to prevent more mold from growing, as it can damage both the structure of your house and your health. Some molds cause allergic reactions like coughing and runny noses, while others may cause serious health problems such as cancer. Check out our infographic to learn more about household molds lurking in your basement and how they can affect your health.
Water is an essential part of life, but it can cause major damage when there is too much of it in the wrong place. Water damage can strike homes of all ages and sizes, so it is important to be aware of the common causes of water damage. If you have experienced water damage in your home, you’re not alone: 37% of homeowners claim losses from water damage, and it is the second-most often filed insurance claim in the U.S. Whether your water damage comes from an overflowing toilet, a leaking washing machine, or an Orlando thunderstorm, you will need the help of a professional water damage restoration company to make your home safe, clean, and dry again. Check out this infographic to find out what to do about water damage in your home. Please share to help fellow homeowners keep their houses safe and dry!
How do you define your home? Is it your castle, your sanctuary, your secure refuge from an uncertain world? Homeowner insurance companies certainly hope so, but too often they find that dwellings hide accidents–and costly policy claims–that are waiting to happen.
Keeping your home safe requires vigilance. If you take a careful inventory of your dwelling, including all living and storage areas, you’re very likely to discover potential hazards. Sometimes you may need to call in a specialist to correct the situation, but most of the time you can handle the job yourself. Remember, if you keep policy claims off your record, it can pay off with reduced rates the next time you seek insurance quotes. The infographic below highlights nine places where dangers may be hiding in and around your home.
Infographic courtesy of Insure.com
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Waiting too long to call cleanup professionals after a flood could leave you with much larger problems. Get the pros in right away to prevent structural issues and mold growth. Learn more in this water damage infographic.
Infographic courtesy of ServiceMaster by Disaster Recon