ACS Building Services knows that flooding happens. Whether by natural disaster or manmade causes, the end result is often heartache, headache and an empty wallet. Mold begins to form after only 24 hours, and months of cleanup, financial burden, and negotiations with insurance companies usually follow. Luckily, My Alarm Center has developed this infographic to help you understand, and prepare for, the dangers of natural and manmade flooding. Read on to learn more, and don’t hesitate to call ACS with any of your flood-related needs. Source
Ice dams are thick ridges of solid ice that build along the eaves (bottom edges) of your roof. These dams can tear down gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up and pour into your home. When this occurs, paint begins to peel, floors become warped and ceilings stain or even begin to sag. Moreover, ice dams create soggy insulation in the attic, which eats into resale value and becomes a breeding ground for mildew and mold.
View the short presentation below, courtesy of Mike Otto owner and CEO of Fair & Square Remodeling, to learn more about how ice dams form, how you can prevent them from forming and how to quickly fix them if they’ve already formed. Source
Frigid temperatures are hitting the East Coast hard this year, so ACS Building Services wants to help educate homeowners on how to prevent bursting pipes. This month’s infographic, courtesy of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Houston, gives us a few quick tips on how we can get proactive and prevent frozen pipes from causing some serious damage this winter. Original Source