The season is changing, and we’re feeling the first chilly days of Fall. During the long, hot days of summer, the furnace is often forgotten. It’s likely that no maintenance has been done to this vital piece of equipment during the past few months too. When the cold weather ends, many people don’t realize that they must continue to maintain their furnace, even when it’s not used.
Furnaces are one of the most common causes of house and business fires. To prevent fire danger, check out these items on your unit to make sure it is ready before the cold weather starts:
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Inclement weather can be scary and unpredictable. Storms certainly aren't an exception. If you've just been through a major storm, you need to make a point to meticulously assess your residential or commercial property right after the fact. You never know what kind of damage may have taken place.
Also known as evaporative coolers, swamp coolers are popular ways to keep homes and businesses cool in desert states like New Mexico. It is important to winterize units during the fall before cold weather arrives. Proper maintenance helps avoid flooding, protects building interiors, and extends unit life. Our technicians see it all too often with damaged pipes or improper winterization of equipment.
As we get closer to those cold weather months it is important to re-evaluate your residential or business heat source. You may be unaware of the potential fire dangers of furnaces and portable heaters that are lurking in your home or business. At American Restoration, we want to ensure you are safe and warm this coming winter, so we have compiled a short list of tips to prevent common fire dangers.
An unexpected fire is devastating, can happen in an instant and you could lose everything you own. In the fire you might lose personal and private property, your home or even your business. But what’s worse, is the emotional loss fire can cause. The toll on your family, your finances, and the overall loss can be crippling.
With all of the monsoons this season brings, it’s easy to spring a leak in your home. These warm, damp areas can lead to an infestation of mold. Mold is a type of fungus that is formed from tiny spores and can be quite damaging to your residence. Knowing where to look for mold can help save you a lot of money and headaches when it comes to home restoration.
You go on vacation, having a great time. However, back at home, there’s trouble brewing. Your corroded water hot and cold-water lines have plans to wreak havoc. American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC understands, this is a common cause of residential flooding.
American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC is pleased to announce an exciting new client offer for our new customers—up to $500 off* your first qualified appointment with our company. New Customers will be pleased to know that American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC offers the following expert services:
Most of the time, the signs of water damage are easy to spot-- however, sometimes those elusive leaks are quite hard to detect when you’re shopping for a new home. Although prior water damage should always be disclosed, there is nothing wrong with being aware of what to look for and observing potential new homes for signs. Here are some of the things American Restoration Water & Fire LLC recommends you look for:
Home insurance policies are something that most homeowners don’t give much thought to until they need them. In New Mexico, with monsoon season approaching, many homeowners can expect to experience water damage to their roofs. Understanding your insurance policy before disaster strikes can help you to be prepared for whatever comes your way. At American Restoration Water & Fire LLC, we are always here to help. Here’s a breakdown of what the different types of homeowner’s insurance cover. (We haven’t covered HO-4, HO-6, or HO-7 in this blog, this is focused on the typical Albuquerque and Rio Rancho home.)
It’s swamp cooler season and that can mean trouble! Those of us who use swamp coolers to cool or homes and businesses know the issues surrounding swamp cooler season. Anytime you combine water with your roof, pending disaster looms. American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC has some valuable tips to help you avoid expensive home repairs.
Monsoon season in New Mexico is coming up, and although this isn’t a state most people associate with flooding and heavy rains, every year, thousands of homes are damaged by floods. At American Restoration Water & Fire LLC, we help many homeowners pick up after flood damage, and interestingly, in most of those cases, some simple precautionary property maintenance could have helped reduce damage - or prevented it altogether. One step that homeowners can take to protect their home is to check their parapets for cracks.
At American Restoration Water & Fire LLC, we work with homeowners and business owners who have suffered tragic losses to their property, whether as a result of fire, flood, or something else. We understand that in this situation, our clients have a lot on their minds, so we try to make the process of rebuilding after a disaster as easy as possible. We interviewed Kimberly Cubett, our Content Division Manager to give you a closer look at our process and answer some common questions, so you know what it’s like working with American Restoration:
According to the American Red Cross, cooking is the chief cause of home fires. As you teach your children how to prepare meals, it’s prudent to start out with basic home fire safety principles. The team at American Restoration Water & Fire LLC cares about the welfare of each of our customers just as if they were members of our own family, so we encourage you to address this home safety matter with your family sooner rather than later. Here are some reminders from the Red Cross about fire safety in the kitchen: