National Weather Service Forecasts Spring Flood Relief for Iowa

It’s almost safe to go outside, for at long last, it’s springtime again in America.

Alas, for weary Iowans suffering from a 106-degree case of cabin fever, this is no time to let your guard down against severe weather threats to your home and family. For as we’ve learned the hard way the last few springs, being the heart of the Mississippi River Valley puts Iowa in the crosshairs of potential severe flooding.… Read the rest

How Your House Can Survive A Bomb Cyclone

Let’s face the cold, hard, inescapable, miserable truth: So far, the winter of 2018 has felt like winter in the coldest, harshest northern regions of Westeros. Stephen King isn’t cruel enough to dream up anything as harsh as what January has already dealt us. If you’re not an avid ice fisherman, this winter has been for the birds, well, the birds not smart enough to fly south months ago.… Read the rest

Does Your Home Have a Sinking Feeling?

Des Moines. Cedar Rapids. Burlington. Dubuque. Interstate 80. Out of nowhere and without warning, sinkholes are appearing all over Iowa and often swallowing everything in their path.  And you thought teenagers had a bottomless appetite.

This is no horror movie plot. This is reality for thousands of unsuspecting Midwest homeowners. As hundreds of evacuated homeowners in Fraser, Mich., discovered in December, sinkholes can strike anywhere.… Read the rest

Big Roofing Maintenance Mistakes Lead to Big-Time Roofing Problems

It’s the important home roof maintenance decisions we don’t make that come back to haunt us the most.

Our home’s first line of defense against the outside elements needs educated, fiscally-smart, attentive care to allow it to effectively do its job and stand up against nature’s often harsh wrath.

Performing regular roofing maintenance can extend your roof’s life by many years and enable to better protect the most important investment of your life.… Read the rest

The Most Expensive Home Repair Issues

On any given day, the average American home faces numerous potential damage and potential costly repair threats.

That means on any given day, the Average American homeowner faces numerous potential damage or costly repair headaches that can’t be fixed by a 1000 milligrams of Excedrin.

Keeping your home defended from the many threats it faces on a daily basis is an impossible task, but being aware and alert to the most common and likely threats your home faces can give you some peace of mind, and a ready response plan for when disaster strikes.… Read the rest