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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Zhuzhing up an outdated, poorly designed, or ill-functioning bathroom is one of the most gratifying experiences for a homeowner.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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5 Common Signs of Water Damage

Water damage costs homeowners over $13 billion each year in the United States. Are you one of the 14,000 Americans per day encountering water damage in your home or at work? Water can be more detrimental than just surface level damage. The water can damage the structural components of your house, or ruin your most prized possessions….

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7 Tips for Choosing a Mold Removal Service

Around 70% of homes have mold. Meanwhile, almost 30% of people are predisposed to mold-related health issues. If you have mold in your Redmond, WA home, it’s important to get help right away. Don’t try to handle the issue on your own. Instead, find a reliable mold removal service in Redmond. By hiring the pros, you’ll have…

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How Much Does Kitchen Remodeling Cost?

The kitchen is the heart of the home. If it’s not functioning well, then the heart might need some TLC to keep the home happy and healthy. Any HGTV fan can tell you that kitchen remodeling costs can grow unexpectedly. Once you start opening up walls in a house, you’re likely to find something that…

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Meet the Fischer Family

For more than 40 years, the Fischer family of companies has proudly served the greater Seattle community. We started with Fischer Plumbing in 1977, and added Restoration, Electric, and Heating & Air divisions over the years.  In addition to sharing a common name, the business lines share the same Fischer commitment to providing an excellent customer experience each and every house…

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