Understanding the Damage Caused by Water Leaks

Many property losses experienced by business owners involve water damage caused by leaky pipes. Water can be very destructive whether it seeps from a loose fitting or gushes from a ruptured main. Fortunately, many types of water leaks are covered by a commercial property policy. What’s Covered? Most commercial property policies cover damage to covered property caused

Frozen Pipes, Water Damage, Roof Damage: Tips for winter weather emergencies

When winter temperatures are at their coldest, the last thing you want to deal with is water damage or roof damage—or both. Yet the wintery mix of cold and freezing temperatures and powerful storms means that frozen pipes as well as flooding, or even a compromised roof, are very real possibilities. We speak from experience

How to Deal With Black Mold and Recover From Mold Poisoning

Black mold is nasty stuff. It causes chronic fatigue, mood swings, allergies, asthma, unexplained weight gain — even cancer. Mold contamination is also more common than you might think The geneticist and mold researcher Dr. Andrew Heyman explains why. “We estimate that 22 percent of the population is vulnerable to [black mold exposure],” says Heyman.

Why is mold growing in my home? | Mold Spores

Why is mold growing in my home? Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked