• Family Life
    Flooding
    Bailing Things Out After a Flood
    Bailing Things Out After a Flood After a flood, it's important to get the water out of your house as quickly as you can. If it isn't too deep, you might be able to mop it up. If it's lapping up past the soles of your shoes, whether in the basem...
  • Family Life
    Water Damage
    Repairing Water-Damaged Interiors
    Repairing Water-Damaged Interiors Water leaks typically cause some interior damage, ranging from stains to structural problems. Some repairs are fairly easy to do. Others, especially if damage is extensive,are best left to experts. As detailed i...
  • Family Life
    Water Damage
    Sump Pumps
    Sump Pumps Sump pumps need some care and attention from time to time to keep them in good working order. This includes… Checking the pump. Every so often, take the cover off the tank. Slowly pour water into it. This will make the float rise and...
  • Family Life
    Water Damage
    Maintaining a Good Grade Around Your House
    Maintaining a Good Grade Around Your House How your house is sited—where it sits on its lot and how the land slopes around it—is important in keeping basements dry. Improper grading—that is, ground that doesn't correctly slope away from t...