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Spring Water Damage Prevention Tips

Spring is here and the warmer temperatures will bring melting snow. Spring can be refreshing and the warmer temperatures are welcome, but with the warmer weather right around the corner there a few things that Columbia SC homeowners need to take care of. When the snow starts to melt, water can wreak havoc on our […]

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Did you know that costs for water damage caused by toilets averages between $2,000 to $10,000 per incident. Seventy-eight percent of these were caused by faulty supply lines, toilet flanges, fill valve assemblies, or toilets that backed up and overflowed. The Institute for Business and Home Safety recommends homeowners conduct the following preventative maintenance. After flushing, […]

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Did you know  a burst water supply line caused half of all water damage incidents involving washing machines. On average, these incidents caused more than $6,000 in damage. Steps that homeowners can take to prevent water damages caused by washing machines include:  Turn supply valves off when not in use. Consider installing a lever-type valve […]

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Did you know that 73% of losses involving an icemaker were caused by the failure of the supply line hose and 10% of incidents involved new refrigerators and were linked to improper installation. The Institute of Business and Home Safety recommends homeowners check their ice maker lines to ensure no water damages occur. Proper installation […]

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Did you know that in the Institute for Business and Home Safety found that water damage from a sink averaged more than $7,000 per incident? The IBHS recommends that home owners should: Inspect plumbing beneath sinks every six months. Ensure connections are secure and there is no evidence of corrosion on the pipes. Look for […]

What to do if you have a water damage

It’s cold outside, you have prepared your home but your pipes break – what do you do? 1. Turn off your water supply — The first step is to turn off the water going into your home. Stopping the water from entering your home immediately will keep hundreds, if not thousands, of gallons of water […]

Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips

We would like to share some tips to prevent frozen and burst pipes that could save homeowners money and heartache during extreme cold weather. Frozen Pipe Precautions

What can I do to keep my pet from marking my rugs?

Aside from creating an unhealthy indoor environment, contamination in carpet and area rug fibers from pet urine can cause permanent damage to surfaces with which it comes in contact. The problem is twofold: bacteria and pH. When urine is first deposited onto a rug, it has a pH of about 5 or 6, which is […]

Protecting your home from water damage

According to research by the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety (IBHS) bursting pipes are one of the biggest risks homeowners face when temperatures drop. Their research showed a burst pipe can cause $5,000 in damages.  Fortunately there are some easy steps that can be taken to mitigate the changes of water damage occurring. […]