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The 5-Point Checklist For Preventing Indoor Water Damage

The 5-Point Checklist For Preventing Indoor Water Damage

Water Damage is a serious problem here in the Northwest. With all the wind and rain fall brings our homes really take a beating! It can be easy to forget how water can damage the inside of our homes as well. The appliances we use every day can cause serious problems, often costing thousands to repair. Here’s a simple list of ways to prevent costly damage. And if you do find yourself in need of repairs or restoration give us a call. We are water damage experts and here 24/7 to assist you! 1. Inspect pipes, hoses, and faucets. Each year, it’s vitally important to go out and check all […]

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3 Ways To Help Prevent Frozen Pipes

3 Ways To Help Prevent Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes are one big, expensive, mess for any homeowner. The cold weather has already hit us, but it’s not too late to take some preventative steps toward keeping your pipes thawed throughout the winter. Here are 3 ways to prevent frozen pipes this winter in your home: 1. Regulate Heating It might make for a higher heating bill, but making sure you keep the house relatively warm while you’re away will save you a big hassle in the long run. We advise our clients to never let the temperature of their house get under 55 degrees during the winter, even while the house is empty. google down We also […]

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How To Properly Water Your Lawn Without Damaging Your Home

How To Properly Water Your Lawn Without Damaging Your Home

When you read that title, we know what you were thinking: “How incompetent do you have to be to mess up watering your lawn?” But sure enough, every year, homeowners file insurance claims involving neglected sprinklers and moldy basements. Sprinkler heads can be fussy contraptions and if you are away from your house all day, unpredictable things can happen to even the most responsible homeowner. If you are away on vacation, the chances that an overactive sprinkler system could destroy your property or basement without you noticing are even higher. Moldy basements and leaking roofs If the watering of your lawn isn’t taken care of properly, the most common problems […]

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Water Restoration Case Study: The Leaky Dishwasher

Water Restoration Case Study: The Leaky Dishwasher

A leaky dishwasher is one of the more common situations we run into here at OHI Construction. First, let us set up the situation: You are out in the backyard playing with your kids and an hour or so has gone by. You come back inside to realize something’s gone wrong with your dishwasher and now your wood laminated kitchen floor is covered in water. The bottom of the cabinets are wet as is the floor undeath your stove and refrigerator. We call this situation a minor water restoration job and a leaky supply line break to your dishwasher is one of the more common culprits. Every restoration job we […]

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Water Damage: Know Your Categories

Water Damage: Know Your Categories

As the winter season gets into full swing, questions about water damage in your home are likely to enter any responsible homeowner’s mind. But whether it’s an overflowing dishwasher, a leaky roof, or bursting pipes, the first questions we always get here at OHI are “How bad is the damage?” and “Will I be covered?” Knowing the classes of water damage is the first place to start for homeowners and insurance agents alike. Only once you know what kind of water damage you have will you able to determine what kind of coverage you have and how protected your home is. But before we get to categories of water damage, […]

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