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With very cold temperatures in the forecast for Michigan, unexpected disasters in and around your home or business can occur if you are not prepared.  Frozen pipe bursts or ice damming to your roof can both lead to extensive water damage. You can minimize the headaches and expense by taking these basic precautions:

As with most types of disasters, the damages from a fire may vary widely and depend upon building and situation-specific circumstances. However, in many cases, the series of response and restoration steps that immediately follow a fire are similar from incident to incident. Here are some of the common steps along with brief explanations for why they are important.

Safety Assessment

The first step after any fire is conducting a building safety assessment. Experts need to look for structural issues along with other dangers, such as asbestos or chemicals that could harm people re-entering the building. They also need to determine if anything in the building requires special disposal.

As cooler weather drives us indoors, a fireplace sets a calm ambiance for gathering as a family to chat, read stories, and appreciate its glow. Of course, even though the fireplace invites tranquility, as parents and caregivers of small children, we all know that fire is dangerous. The following tips can help families prevent fireplace damage or injury by promoting safety.

When an outdoor sewage spill occurs, it’s important to know what actions to take. It is never a convenient time to experience an outdoor sewage spill, but what matters the most is how you act. You need to evaluate the situation quickly, get your personal protection ready, and secure the area. Let’s review these steps in detail.

When electrical power is disrupted, the potential exists for costly damage. Whether it’s lightning from a thunderstorm, the strong winds of a tornado or the heavy snows of a blizzard, powerful storms can cause blackouts, brownouts, and other electrical disruptions.

While you can’t control the weather, you can safeguard your valuable appliances and electronics against the threat of a power disruption. Following these tips can save time and potentially expensive replacement costs.

Here's a list of ten common home renovation mistakes made by homeowners:

While summer is a great time to enjoy much-needed rest and relaxation, it also is a good time for completing house projects – especially if you have upcoming travel plans. Taking time to complete maintenance on your home can prevent damage if severe weather conditions occur while you’re away from home. Here are four essential summer home check-ups:

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