Blog : Water Damage

How Can I Prevent My Pipes from Freezing and What Should I Do if They Do Freeze?

How Can I Prevent My Pipes from Freezing and What Should I Do if They Do Freeze?

We don’t get as much cold weather as they do in other parts of the country.  Most of us who live here in Florida live here because we like the warm weather.

We joke about palm trees and wearing shorts and flip flops in December, spending the holidays on the beach and having only one day of Winter.  We tease our friends and family in colder climates about our warm weather.

Also, because we are accustomed to the warmer weather, we tend not to spend as much time preparing our homes for Winter as those in colder, more northern climates are accustomed to spending.

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Should I Repair or Replace My Roof?

Should I Repair or Replace My Roof?

The short answer is you should replace your roof. Yes, it can be argued whether to repair or replace a roof depends on the extent of the damage. Some insurance companies even say that if most of your roof is still in good shape, you may be able to repair the damaged spot.

The reality is that if your roof has been compromised as a result of windstorm or hail event then you’re only placing a Band-Aid on the problem and will likely have additional roof issues in the near future. Additionally, when there are signs the roof is wearing out, or if it is close to the end of its expected lifespan, you are always better off replacing it.

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What To Do When A Hurricane Is 18-36 Hours From Arriving

What To Do When A Hurricane Is 18-36 Hours From Arriving

Bookmark your city or county website on your computer for quick access to storm updates and emergency instructions.  You might also want to consider downloading apps for your local television or radio stations to your smart phone.

The City of Jacksonville has a website which allows you to register to be notified of emergencies via phone call or text and an app called “JaxReady” which tells you which zones are currently being evacuated, the weather threat level, whether you are in an Evacuation Zone, and also provides shelter information.

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