THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT SMALL LEAKS

THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT SMALL LEAKS

Imagine you are in the middle of cleaning and organizing your basement. In the middle of the project, you spot a small spider in the corner of the room. You aren’t bothered and continue working. But when you turn around again, the spider has grown to the size of a...
WHAT’S YOUR SEVERE WEATHER IQ?

WHAT’S YOUR SEVERE WEATHER IQ?

Around the Quad Cities, severe weather is a fact of life – especially during the spring and summer months. From heavy winds and tornadoes to strong rains and thunderstorms, these weather disasters can wreck havoc on your family and home. And this severe weather can...
7 MOLD FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

7 MOLD FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Mold can be a four-letter word to many homeowners. And if you find mold inside your home, it can be a pretty terrifying discovery. But knowledge is power. Check out these facts about mold – including what to do if you find mold in your home. How many did you already...
SUPPORTING TRAUMATIC BURN SURVIVORS IS A HOLE-IN-ONE

SUPPORTING TRAUMATIC BURN SURVIVORS IS A HOLE-IN-ONE

In the aftermath of a devastating fire, traumatic burn injuries can lead to a long road of pain and healing for survivors. That’s where St. Florian Fire and Burn Foundation comes in. The organization provides support activities for burn survivors in the region....
ARE YOUR KIDS DISASTER-READY?

ARE YOUR KIDS DISASTER-READY?

Summer is right around the corner. And that means that for many families, kids are spending more time at home. And for older kids, this may mean more time spent by themselves. But would they be prepared if a disaster happened? There are plenty of potential problems...
ADD THESE 9 THINGS TO YOUR SPRING-CLEANING CHECKLIST

ADD THESE 9 THINGS TO YOUR SPRING-CLEANING CHECKLIST

It’s time to open the windows and refresh your home for spring. For many of us, that means it’s time for deep cleaning inside and outside our home. But think beyond the basic spring-cleaning list this year. While you are scrubbing and vacuuming and wiping away the...
THE NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO SUMP PUMP PROBLEMS

THE NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO SUMP PUMP PROBLEMS

It’s officially spring in the Quad Cities – a season that brings rain along with thawing snow and ice.  That means water – and lots of it. For many homeowners in the Quad Cities, now is the time to ensure your home is ready to face the challenges that water can...
6 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT 1-800-BOARDUP

6 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT 1-800-BOARDUP

For nearly two years, 1-800-BOARDUP has been a much-needed service for victims of fires right in the Quad Cities area – helping to secure properties and support people after these disasters happen. But you may not know how 1-800-BOARDUP works or why it’s so important...
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM COLD WEATHER DISASTERS IN THREE STEPS

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM COLD WEATHER DISASTERS IN THREE STEPS

With winter weather here to stay in the Quad Cities, the risk of home disasters doesn’t hibernate. There are a variety of increased risks that homeowners face in the snowiest and coldest months of the year.  Help protect your home and family all winter with the...
FAMILY FIRST: SECRETS TO SUCCESS AT WERNER RESTORATION

FAMILY FIRST: SECRETS TO SUCCESS AT WERNER RESTORATION

It’s no secret that Werner Restoration has grown a lot in 28 years. In 1988, Founder and President Ken Werner opened this business with one other employee and a desk in the family’s dining room. “I had no idea it would become this,” Ken explains. “I thought I’d have a...