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Preventing Frozen Pipes

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 8, 2020 10:11:01 AM posted in Damage Prevention, Water Damage, Frozen pipes, Pipe Burst, Home maintenance, DIY

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Frozen pipes can cause tremendous damage to your home.  When water in a pipe freezes, it expands and puts immense pressure on both metal and plastic pipes ─ and when the pipe breaks, it could potentially release a cascade of water into your home, causing mass amounts of structural damage. According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, claim payments by all insurance companies in the past decade for those kinds of losses have exceeded $4 billion.

 

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Preparing your Home for the Fall and Winter Seasons

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 10, 2019 12:07:13 PM posted in Water Damage, Home safety, Fire Safety, Winter Damage, Home maintenance, Winter home maintenance, Fall home maintenance

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With the official start of fall right around the corner and winter not far behind now is a good time to do some seasonal maintenance on your home. The shift between the seasons can be quick and unpredictable so it is important to prepare for both in order to avoid costly repairs and aggravation. Here are some tips for getting the interior, exterior, and garage ready for not only the fall but also the following winter months:

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Preventing Ice Dams

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2019 10:52:40 AM posted in Damage Prevention, Home Restoration, Water Damage, Home safety, Frozen pipes, Winter Damage, Ice Dams, Roof Damage, Home maintenance, DIY

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Ice dams are a common destructive roofing dilemma materializing during the winter months. Typically roofing concerns arise when snow melts, runs down a rooftop and refreezes near the edges. As a rule ice dams are created by having a warm attic space resulting in a combination of poor attic and roof ventilation. Ice damming can cause extensive damage to your roof, gutters, insulation and interior ice walls therefore it is imperative one learns how to prevent such.

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Cornerstone Appraisal and Restoration, the leading expert in water damage!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 7, 2019 10:51:28 AM posted in Damage Prevention, Cornerstone News, Water Damage, Winter Damage, Winter home maintenance, DIY

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The cold winter months can cause pipes to freeze and burst, which can lead to significant and costly destruction to your home. Check out this short video clip on how Cornerstone Restoration & Appraisal is the leading expert in water damage! 

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The Real Cost of Flood Damage: Protect Your Home Today

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 11, 2018 9:18:53 AM posted in Water Damage, Storm Damage, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricane Season, Flood Damage

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Among the many types of damages that can occur to your home, flooding is not only the most expensive, but is also the most commonly occurring natural disaster to affect homes, families and commercial properties within the United States.

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The Real Cost of Flood Damage: Protect Your Home Today

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2017 10:48:19 AM posted in Water Damage

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Among the many types of damages that can occur to your home, flooding is not only the most expensive, but is also the most commonly occurring natural disaster to affect homes, families and commercial properties within the United States.

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How to Maintain Washing Machine and Icemaker Hoses to Prevent Leakage

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 23, 2016 1:34:49 PM posted in Water Damage

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Water damage can wreak havoc on your home, causing some of the most substantial and expensive destruction. Water damage can destroy your belongings, as well as damage the structure and stability of your home. The big issue is that a lot of water damage comes from seemingly innocent places like leakage from common household items like washing machines and ice makers. 

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Types of Water Damage Commonly Covered by Insurance

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 21, 2016 12:24:30 PM posted in Insurance Coverage, Water Damage

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For many homeowners, the fear of discovering water damage somewhere in their home is among their top concerns. This is because water damage can happen quickly, and can be expensive and challenging to fix.

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