What To Do When Water Has Damaged Your Home

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Just the mere thought of water damage is every property owner’s nightmare. If you are unfortunate enough to experience water damage in your home, then you know how frustrating, possibly dangerous, and costly it can be to rectify the situation and repair any damages. There are multiple reasons as to why and how water damage can occur. We’re going to walk you through the most important steps that you need to take if you have experienced water damage in your home.

 

1.STOP THE WATER FLOW & TURN OFF ELECTRICITY

 

The first step is to stop the flow of water altogether. For safety reasons and to prevent any other damage, you want to do this as soon as possible. There is a valve, usually in one’s basement that will cut off the water supply to your entire house.

If the water damage is due to some sort of damaged or busted pipe, you may still see water coming out of certain areas for a few seconds. This is normal, it’s just the pipe clearing out the water that was already in the pipe.

 

2.CALL A PUBLIC ADJUSTER

 

Now that the threat is under control, after turning off the water source, call a public adjuster immediately. It’s best if they see your home in the exact condition that the water damage left it in. Do not clean up and do not move or remove anything.

 

The adjuster will explain the entire process to you in detail and let you know what the next steps are. They will make sure that everything is professionally handled from here on.

 

I know that this can be a stressful time, but there’s no need to worry. Your adjuster is highly trained in this area and qualified to walk you through the entire process of water damage restoration.

 

3.COLLECT EVIDENCE

 

You will need to keep records and documentation throughout the entire process. Begin to take photos all around your house, and of any damages that have occurred. Even if there are “wet spots’ ‘ without any visible damage, still take a picture. That wet spot that seems unsuspicious not can actually lead to mold and/or structural damage and will help professionals determine the exact formula for water damage restoration that you will need. There is no such thing as taking too many pictures. Take as many photos as possible. Everywhere that the water has even grazed, take a picture. Double check with your claim’s adjuster, just in case there is anything that you have missed, as far as pictures are concerned.

 

4.REMOVE ALL VALUABLES

 

After you have taken all of the pictures and assessed the situation with your adjuster, remove anything that is of any value as to prevent any damages from occurring to them. Although we mentioned that you should not remove anything from the home before the adjuster has time to make an assessment, we understand that some things may have to be removed such as birth certificates or cherished pictures. Just try your …

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Professional Landscaper Tips To Bring A Tropical Vibe Indoors

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The winter blues are real and often people who live in cold weather climates want to bring a bit of summer into their home during these dreary months. There are several things you can do around your home that will give it a tropical ambiance all year round.

 

Create A Tropical Vibe By Including:

  • Diffuse tropical scents
  • Incorporate pops of color that are common in warmer climates
  • Add tropical plants to your home

 

These three tricks will make your home feel like your favorite vacation spot. You can easily achieve a summer vibe in every room of your home. No matter what style you have a few shades of sand, coral or turquoise will remind you of beaches and warm water. Diffuse some essential oils to help purify the winter air in your home and add a tropical scent or burn a few tropical scented candles. Incorporating plants from Manuel Diaz Farms Inc. is one of the best ways to bring a bit of summer into your space. Plants will naturally purify the air and give you a fun hobby over the boring winter months.

 

Homeowners do not have to be avid gardeners to keep some tropical plants in their homes. Anyone who has visited a local greenhouse has probably seen the Cordyline. These plants are commonly found in Hawaii and are very low maintenance. They have spear shaped leaves that come in vibrant shades of purple, yellow, green and red. Cordylines are unique because they can be grown outside on patios in pots or inside. This is a plant that any homeowner can easily move from indoors to outdoors as the seasons change.

 

If you enjoy a summer vibe but not a strictly island vibe, then you may enjoy incorporating a palm into your home. Palms are another fantastic plant that can be relocated from indoors to outdoors. The palm does have a few stricter care requirements than the cordyline. Palms must be maintained in sunny and humid areas. A palm would do best in the warmest room of the home that receives the most sun. Palms typically remind people of California, Florida, Arizona and other coastal regions.

 

When you are creating a tropical plant collection that can be moved from indoors to outdoors make sure you incorporate birds of paradise into this collection. These flowers are known for their heartiness and ability to do exceptionally well in pots. These are extremely popular patio plants and do well indoors in a window. The birds of paradise flowers are crane-line and orange. This feature makes them appear similar to a bird and the height they offer gives them complexity and dimension in any landscape design.

 

When purchasing these flowers there are a few things you will want to be aware of. Make sure you visit a reputable greenhouse or speak with a professional landscape company. Manuel Diaz Farms Inc. will be able to answer any questions about these plants and the proper care instructions to keep them thriving. Tropical plants …

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