The first sign of mold to look out for is the smell. Now I know your husband or your kids probably make a lot of pungent smells, but this one’s different! If you consistently smell something (typically a musty odor) in the same area, even if you don’t see anything, you might have mold.
Once upon a time, in the middle of one of those beautiful Arizona monsoons, you suddenly realize, hey it’s raining inside too. Unless you’re starting a new trend of homes without roofs, then it’s pretty safe to say you’ve sprung a leak! Yikes. Of course, not every leaky ceiling results in “raindrops”, other signs of water damage to your ceiling/roof include: good ol’ water spots, dark spots, sagging, etc. However, it is important to note that if you experience ANY of the above signs it is very imperative that you take immediate action.
Water damage emergencies come in many shapes and forms. There are the expected damages from a flood or a burst pipe, but more often than realized, the cause of extensive water damage is not so apparent. For example, something as “small” as a dishwasher leak can actually have devastating effects if not treated properly. And unfortunately, and fortunately (misery loves company am I right?), it happens to the best of us.
Did you know that cooking fires are the leading cause of house fires here in the valley? Unfortunately the majority of these fires are caused due to thoughtless actions (or inactions). Fortunately, this means that the majority of kitchen fires can be avoided by following these preventive cooking fire tips.
Last week Arizona experienced some pretty crazy weather. Like it was so crazy that I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who woke up wondering when they moved to Seattle! Anyway, all this rain had me thinking about how many of us Arizonians are probably entirely unaware of what to do if there is ever a flooding emergency in AZ. Well worry no longer, because we’re going to get down to the nitty-gritty of it all right here, right now.