Does Flooding Affect Home Values?

Friday, 10 July 2020 by

The simple answer to that question is yes. Flooding and the risk of flooding both decrease the value of a home. How both of those things, damage and risk of damage, affect a home’s value will differ quantitatively, geographically, and subjectively. In a way, a home’s value after a flood is like the opposite of

It’s common for homeowners insurance to cover personal property that has been damaged or stolen during crimes or natural disasters. In fact, most policies are known to fully cover many conditions, ranging from theft and fire damage to some forms of storm and water damage. It’s easy to think that if insurance policies cover these

Every home has unique smells, many of which can be due to pets, foods, and environmental factors. Oftentimes, we don’t even recognize these smells because we’re used to them. They’re a normal part of our household and therefore go unnoticed. What happens when the smells are not normal, though? Sometimes, there are distinct odors in

What to Do When Your Basement Floods

Monday, 09 March 2020 by

Flooding can cause a real mess. As you wade through the water looking at all of the damage done, you might feel confused and scared about what to do. This is normal for anyone. However, try not to panic. When your basement floods, there are things you need to do right away to reduce your

With the holidays over, it’s time to get back into the swing of things for the year ahead. That means getting all the decorations put away properly until it’s time to bring them out next winter.  While everyone has their own process when it comes to taking down holiday decorations, there’s one thing we should

Trying to be prepared for winter storms this coming season? We don’t blame you. In Montana, the snow is beautiful. It’s also dangerous if you aren’t prepared for it. That’s why we are sharing some of our top winter storm preparation tips below. If you follow these tips, you and your family are sure to

Everyone knows that germs cause illness, but most people forget about the other culprits. Among many, the most common causes of allergies and illness also include dust, pollen, and mold. Yes, you read that right – mold. Especially during wet and cold months, mold can wreak havoc on your home and your health, leading to

How to Identify Black Mold in Your Home

Sunday, 01 December 2019 by

With the winter season about to settle in, homeowners should be preparing for the side effects. No, we don’t mean the belly aches from Christmas cookies – we’re talking about weather effects on homes and businesses. More specifically, water and mold damage. As the cold, wet weather prepares to take us by storm (pun intended,)

Owning pets is a true blessing but every once in a while, accidents happen. Are you struggling to keep up with the pet stains on your carpet? If so, you’re definitely not alone. Pet urine is not only odorous but it can damage the carpet in your home if left untreated. Want to know how

Winter is almost here and that means homeowners need to start thinking about prepping for the cold season ahead. If you are ready to start preparing for winter but you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry. Below, we’ll share our easy, step-by-step winterization checklist to help you get ready for the chilly season ahead!