Repair Water Damage, Important Home Repair Info

Flood Damaged HomeWhat should you do when you need to repair your home from water damage? Below are some ideas for when property damage occurs.

Important first assessments:

Allow natural ventilation and evaporation if possible.

Safety first. Do not assume the power is off. Turn off all the main power to your home.

Santitize & Protect. Protect eyes, mouth, and hands, and use disinfectants to wash hands.

Hire a professional assess it. If you feel uncomfortable or over whelmed, it is OK to hire a professional to help with your repairs to give you knowledge for the best course of action.

Things to know about water damage:

  • Water causes damage to wood, electrical, and other building components. If not fixed properly can become a fire hazard and a structural issue.
  • Floodwater is more damaging than rain water. But, both are unhealthy & dirty for occupants to if not properly cleaned up and sanitized.
  • Dampness causes the growth of mold and must be addressed to prevent long-term structural problems, and occupant health problems.

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The Before You Claim Team and Featured Providers

Before You Claim helps when homeowners have water, fire, or other property damage to assess it before they claim it. Local service providers on line right now!

BYC is also an online guide that connects people to the right service providers and gives information to allow informed choices prior to filing an insurance claim for property loss.

Are you an urbanite or an artisan?

service repair knoxvilleGuide for Home Repair Service, Water Damage, Fire Damage, Property Damage Repair Knoxville writes about paint colors that are most popular for 2013!

Below are the popular color schemes for 2013:

Are you an urbanite or a coastal type? Combining the colors below in your decorating will create beautiful home decors! The choice is which one is the best fit for your style!

Urbanite Gray, Cream, White Beige, Yellow 

New Traditional Peach Pink, Gray White, Beige, Yellow Beige, Navy

Coastal Sea Foam Gray, Yellow, Gray Teal, White, Green Gray

Artisan Yellow Cream, Gray Brown, White Beige, Gray Green, Copper Brown

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The Before You Claim Team and Featured Providers

Before You Claim helps when homeowners have water, fire, or other property damage to assess it before they claim it. Local service providers on line right now!

BYC is also an online guide that connects people to the right service providers and gives information to allow informed choices prior to filing an insurance claim for property loss.

Do You Love Pears!

Pear over whiteWe thought instead of just writing about property damage repair, maybe something delicious would be good?…Did you know that Pear Trees are perfect trees for planting in Tennessee?

Before You Claim is your guide when having property damage. But we know that there may be other things as well you are interested in around your home and garden if your not experiencing property damage.

This post is about all the fruit trees our Tennessee client loves. These include pears, plums, apples, cherries, grapes and persimmon trees.

Apples are grown in orchards as well as just personal use. A popular apple orchard is Apple Valley Orchards in Cleveland Tennessee. They have over 25 different varieties of apples and over 12,000 apple trees. Beginning in August they have open ‘orchards’ with a gift shop and orchard tours for your enjoyment.

Speaking of a different fruit tree, Pear Trees…

Did you know the top 5 health benefits of pears?

  • Protect Our Hearts
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Control Diabetes
  • Hypoallergenic Fruit

Don’t forget about the health benefits of cherry trees (these trees are specifically suited for Tennessee climate, especially the tart cherry trees)

  • Antioxidant rich
  • Vitamin C & D
  • Good for your heart
  • Reduces the discomfort of arthritis
  • Boost energy levels and helps in weight loss

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Landscape Magic

home landscape home repair knoxvilleGuide for Home Repair Service, Water Damage, Fire Damage, Property Damage Repair Knoxville writes…talks about landscaping tips that are sure to make your neighbors full of envy!

Did you know? The average homeowner spends about $3,502 for landscaping and another $1,465 on a designer, according to the American Nursery and Landscape Association. Your average return on a well landscaped yard is 100% when you resale your home as well!

There are some things you can do on your own that will have your thumb as green as an emerald:

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Free Interior Decorator…

Service Providers Knoxville for Property DamageGuide for Home Repair Service, Water Damage, Fire Damage, Property Damage Repair Knoxville writes…about a cool free online home decorating tool for selecting colors for your home!

This interactive tool allows you to pick from a rainbow of paint & color options for your bath ideas, kitchen, living rooms, foyers and more. You will love how this application actually acts like your own personal interior ‘decorator’…Based on your main color choice the program will pick 3 other accent colors that match perfectly!

This tool makes it easy when going through the process of re-painting your home. Hope you enjoy this free tool as much as we did.

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Save Money for Your Utility Bills!

Window box flower arrangement, Burgundy, FranceGuide for Home Repair Service, Water Damage, Fire Damage, Property Damage Repair Knoxville writes…talks about windows that save you money!

How do you keep your utility bills low? With good insulation, energy conservation with your air/heat, and finally good windows.

Things you can do to make sure your heat/cold air does not leave or enter your home:

1. Install Window Awnings. They can reduce solar heat by up to 65% in the summer.

2. Exterior Window Blinds. These are usually made of wood, steel, aluminum, or vinyl. They can be mounted above the window, As well, these can be raised completely out of the way to allow the sun in on those great temperature days if you so choose.

3. Black out Curtains. Did you know not only will these curtains block out the light, but block out up to 40% of outside noise as well?

4. New updated windows. If you have older windows that are not double paned, replacing your home windows can be a great investment that will save you tons on utilities!

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-The Before You Claim Team and Featured Providers

Before You Claim helps when homeowners have water, fire, or other property damage to assess it before they claim it. Local service providers on line right now!

Property Damage, isn’t the only thing needing repair

property damage knoxvilleGuide for Home Repair Service, Water Damage, Fire Damage, Property Damage Repair Knoxville writes… about something that might not need emergency clean up and repair services from our listed providers, but when you have hot dog mustard on your tie, it’s a close second.

Real tips that work to get that stain out:
1. Scrap off the excess mustard
2. Use cold water, not hot
3. Rinse from ‘the back’ to get all the mustard out from the deep down fibers
4. Add liquid laundry detergent to the rag you are using for spot dabbing
5. Dried on mustard stains, soak for 30 minutes in cold water and detergent
6. Last but not least, wash that garment
7. Repeat all steps above if it’s still stained

Reference this link for the exact details!

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-The Before You Claim Team and Featured Providers

Before You Claim helps when homeowners have water, fire, or other property damage to assess it before they claim it. Local service providers on line right now!