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5 Basement Remodeling Ideas to Add Fun and Value to Your Home

Most basement remodeling plans focus on how to make the basement more functional. Fewer people think about how they can add fun and value to their basement. If you’re looking for basement remodeling ideas that will increase your living space and create a fun place for friends and family to hang out, this article is for you! We’ll…

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Get Professional Help for Smoke Damage in Seattle

In 2020, the Seattle Fire Department responded to 80,316 calls for help. Of those incidents, 22% were due to fires. Imagine the insurance claims for smoke damage repair!! Victims of residential fires may feel like they can take care of smoke-damaged walls and furniture on their own. After all, doesn’t a little bleach and some elbow grease fix…

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Uncommon Causes of Fire Damage

Dealing with a fire damaged house is something that no homeowner wants to experience. However, fire damage doesn’t always occur from conventional causes. We’ve put together a guide that details some of the most uncommon culprits behind fire damage in the home. Let’s get started. Overheated Electronic Devices Interestingly, many people are unaware of the…

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Small Closet Remodeling Ideas

You love your home. You’ve put hours of work into making it your own, but maybe your storage space leaves something to be desired. During your busy schedule, you find that your closets get cluttered and disorganized. To help you get more storage space, here are 12 closet remodeling ideas for every room in your…

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Potential Problems when Remodeling Old Houses

Remodeling old houses can be fulfilling and profitable work. That said, catching problems in old houses before you buy them is an essential part of the process. Many people have lost large sums of money buying a house they only thought was good. To help our readers learn how to renovate an old house, we’ve put together…

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Help! There’s Water in My Crawl Space

You’re doing some cleaning up, maybe a little bit of DIY for the weekend. So you go down into your crawl space, and horror of horrors, it’s full of water. You’re not alone – water damage accounts for around $13 Billion each year in the US alone. Water in the crawl space can be a sign of…

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Drip, Drip: 5 Causes of Commercial Water Damage

Water damage in the workplace can not only disrupt business but also jeopardize employee health and safety. Therefore, it’s critical to respond quickly if you see indications of commercial water damage. For commercial water damage repair, a more extensive strategy is necessary. The size and design, the damage, the usage of space, and the number of…

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What Does Asbestos Look Like?

Builders used asbestos as an insulator and fire retardant in both commercial and domestic buildings for a very long time. If you live in a house built more than a few decades ago, it’s entirely possible you’ll encounter some when you’re renovating your property. What Does Asbestos Look Like? Asbestos comes in several forms. Some…

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The True Cost of a Bathroom Remodel

Zhuzhing up an outdated, poorly designed, or ill-functioning bathroom is one of the most gratifying experiences for a homeowner. Going from a drab, displeasing bathroom to your dream commode can be a challenging process, though.  There are many known and unknown costs associated with major remodel projects, with the national average bathroom remodel cost at $10,811….

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How to Troubleshoot a Ceiling Leak

Water dripping from the ceiling is a sure-fire indication that you have a water leak. If this is the case, then you must act immediately to stop the leak. This will minimize the risk of ongoing and serious damage that could cost thousands to fix. There is also a risk of mildew, mold, or structural damage…

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Flood Damage in Seattle

If you live in Seattle, you know that the area is prone to flooding. The city is vulnerable to three distinctive flood hazards: riverine, coastal, and urban. Our area’s residents are more than aware of the devastating impact a flood damage in Seattle can have on their homes and their lives. However, taking several steps…

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Should You File an Insurance Claim For Water Damage?

Water damage is a leading cause for homeowners filing a home insurance claim. In fact, an estimated 31% of claims were linked to water damage last year.  That said, filing an insurance claim for water damage may not be the right move for you. In fact, it may not even be possible under your coverage. How do…

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