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Water damage prevention

Flood Prevention and Recovery

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Effects of floods may be costly to remove but not doing so can lead to health problems and further home damage. If you have just experienced a flood or think you may in the future, there are a few things you should know.
Flood Damaged Home

Steps to Take after Water Damage

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One of the most damaging and devastating things you can ever experience is flooding in your home. There are many causes of household flooding. This can be a time of great confusion as to what to do concerning safety, cleanup and even how to pay for all the repair and restoration.
Soaring Eagle Award

Soaring Eagle Award

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On behalf of Jenkins Restorations in Fredericksburg, VA, Joe Jenkins accepted the 2015 Soaring Eagle Award from USAA during the annual conference in June.
Mold in a Cellar

Proper Mold Remediation

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Mold is an important issue and there are two important things to remember: it needs to be prevented by doing things right the first time and when mold is faced; and it needs to be take care of it immediately. Jenkins Restorations’ warranty team follows a process for mold remediation and takes care of the latter, but here are some quick tips:
Jenkins Storm Damage - Lightning

Wind Storm Damage Prevention Tips

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Severe weather is always on everyone’s radar, especially this time of the year. With severe weather comes strong winds, thunderstorms and even hail. No matter the season, it never hurts to be aware of the damage that high winds can do to your home or business.
Smoke Alarms at Home

Smoke Alarms At Home

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Of home fire deaths between 2005 and 2009, close to two-thirds were from fires in homes with either no smoke alarm or no working smoke detectors. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. A properly installed and functioning smoke alarm cuts your family’s risk of dying in a reported fire in half, says the National smoke-alarms-at-homeFire Protection Association (NFPA).
Residential Flooding and Water Damage

Water Damage Tips

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Water damage can cause major structural damage by affecting at the core strength of your house and it is the #1 culprit that weakens home foundation. Just think about it - damp wood is weak, it is easier for termites and carpenter ants to attack it and it also causes mold and mildew.

What's That Burning Smell?

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When the heater is turned on for the first time in months, it is quite common to smell musty, dusty, or burning odors. While these burning odors are not necessarily a fire hazard, they are unpleasant and can be irritating to people with asthma or allergies.