How to Protect Your Home From Rain Damage

Heavy rain causes major damage to homes nationwide every year. How do you protect your home from rain damage? Our resident Emergency Moving Expert, Joe Geary, offers up the following tips on preventing water from coming in, preparing for a rain emergency, protecting your belongings, and what to do in case of damages. If you’ve ever had the experience of having water in your home then you know the stress and inconvenience it can cause. In fact, “inconvenience” is most likely an understatement. In most cases, heavy rain is the culprit when it comes to water invading your home and

Spring Maintenance Tips & Information

Whether your current home is on the market, or you are just settling into your new home - Spring Maintenance should be far more than just cleaning. Follow our Spring Maintenance Checklist to avoid costly home repairs and disasters. Exterior Inspection Examine your home's roof. Pay close attention to any damp spots or lost/damaged shingles. Inspect the chimney for any loose or cracked bricks. Check all gutters. Be sure they are not loose and are free of debris. All downspouts should drain away from the foundation. Inspect all windows. Tighten or repair any loose or damaged window frames. Check

Avoid A Winter Emergency Move With These Easy Maintenance Tips

Whether you have your current home on the market, or are just settling into your new place - avoid spending your holidays handling stressful Winter-related disasters with a bit of preventative maintenance. Indoor Prep - Start inside your home, where properly working equipment, maintaining heat, and preventing pipe bursts are of utmost importance. Schedule annual maintenance checkups of your HVAC, heating system, fireplace, and chimney by licensed contractors. If you use oil heat, check the fuel level and schedule fuel delivery early in the season. Monitor fuel level and usage throughout the season. Set thermostat no lower than 55