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Do’s and Don’ts When Dealing with Water Damage

You’ve just come home and found your basement or kitchen flooded with water, thanks to a burst pipe. Or perhaps it has been raining and the rain water has gotten inside your house and flooded it. Either way, dealing with water damage is nerve-wracking, especially when you do not even know where to start. Here are […]

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Why do electrical outlets need to be grounded?

Are these THAT necessary?  Many houses don’t have them, especially older homes.  So what’s the big deal?  The answer is: safety.  If the device you’re using develops a short inside it and allows the electricity to find an easier path than the neutral wire, it will take it – a lot of times, into YOU!  […]

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Clothes Dryer Fires – A Simple Prevention

A recent survey showed in a 4 year period 1 in 22 home fires involved either a washing machine or a dryer.  The dryer fires are really fairly easy to prevent with just a few simple steps.  We have them listed below… Clean out your lint screen Each Time you use the dryer.  It’s fast and easy.  Think […]

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Freeze proofing your pipes – and saving yourself a lot of trouble!

Did you know a burst pipe can cost more than $5,000.00 according to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety?  Every winter Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair will get several calls as a result of frozen pipes.  If not the winter, then spring when we tend to let our guard down.  If this […]

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Cleaning up after a fire

This past February, we had a major disaster at our home.  My 85 year old mother forgot to turn off a pot of turkey legs and then we left for church.  You can only imagine the smell and smoke!  I was so grateful we had a dog door because I’m sure the smoke would’ve killed […]

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How to Prevent Sewer Backup in your Home or Business

At one time or another you or someone you know will experience the (sometimes) horror and aggravation of a sewer backup.  You panic because of the sight of it all to begin with and then the worry about whether you can get things truly clean again!  Let’s first find out…  What Causes Backups? Wastewater can enter a home when […]

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Replacement Cost vs. Actual Cash Value Insurance – which?

When you first head out on your own, insurance isn’t always high up there on your priority list.  Many times you’ll look for the cheapest rate, doesn’t matter what sort of insurance it is.  Is that the smartest thing to do? It depends.  Educate yourself first and then make a decision based on your checkbook […]

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Can furniture be cleaned properly after a fire?

Can your furniture be saved after a fire? If you’ve been through the trauma of a house fire, you’re no doubt wondering if your furniture, among other things, can be saved.  After you see the results of soot and smoke everywhere, you may find yourself wondering if the fire should have just kept going and […]

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Do you have an Emergency Disaster Kit ready?

It’s storm season in the Plains!  Are you prepared for an Emergency?  Do you have a small kit in your car? It’s good to periodically check over what we have in store. Since natural disasters occur unexpectedly and can affect any one of us, it is wise to be prepared.  Some things we can do in […]

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Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Repair Water Damage Yourself

So you walk down the stairs into the basement and behold this horrific sight. After the screaming stops and you start breathing again, what do you do? Should you immediately grab your shop vac and call all family and friends who owe you a favor? Or is it safer, and in many cases, less expensive […]

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