Causes for Sump Pump Failures and What to Do

ServiceMaster Kwik RestoreWater / Flood Damage Restration

A sump pump installed in a basement of a home with a water powered backup system.

You don’t have to live anywhere near a body of water to experience a flooded basement. A heavy rainstorm and a sump pump that stops working at the wrong time can result in flooding in your home. Sump pump failure is a common problem for homeowners, but most people don’t realize it until it’s too late. Fortunately, most of the … Read More

How to Protect Your Property Against Spring Flood Damage

ServiceMaster Kwik RestoreWater / Flood Damage Restration

How to Protect Your Property Against Spring Flood Damage

The promise of warm spring weather and brighter days brings with it the risks associated with spring thaws. Winter snow that melts in the spring has the potential to run off toward your home, causing significant flooding. In fact, it takes just a few inches of water to cause tens of thousands of dollars in structural damage. It is important … Read More

Prevention and Repair Tips for Frozen Pipes

ServiceMaster Kwik RestoreWater / Flood Damage Restration

frozen-pipe

Frozen pipes are more than an annoying inconvenience; they’re a headache at the worst time of year. Unprotected pipes freeze when temperatures drop below 32 degrees, due to a combination of exposure, wind chill, and the duration of the cold temperatures. When the temperatures around pipes get too low, the water inside freezes and the ice expands, leading to burst … Read More

Water Damage Insurance Claim Process and Tips

ServiceMaster Kwik RestoreWater / Flood Damage Restration

Water damage is an inescapable problem for homeowners because it can happen in so many difficult to prevent ways.  A sudden storm might cause rain water to leak through a crack in your foundation that you didn’t know was there, or a pipe can burst behind your wall and cause gallons of water to spill into your home.  Once excess … Read More