Client Testimonial: The Panoch Family

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From Mike and Kelly Panoch:

When one walks into their 2–story home, the last thing they expect to see is water coming from every light fixture in their kitchen.  When this does happen, the emotions are so overwhelming that one is almost in a state of shock.

After shutting off the water, I made a phone call to my insurance agent, and they suggested calling Reconstruction 380 because they are a preferred company of my insurance.  A call was made, and they arrived quickly.  They began diagnosing the damage, and brought in the equipment needed to dry out all 3 levels of our home. read more

How to Cap Your Home’s Energy Losses This Winter

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Winter has a bad habit of sucking the life out of everything, including your home’s energy savings.

The calendar’s coldest month can put a deep freeze on your home’s energy efficiency. And with El Nino cooling off and the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expecting temperatures to be much colder this winter – 17 percent chillier in the U.S. Midwest alone (which equates to an average of $49) – it may be extremely hard for American homeowners in the Heartland to mine energy savings this winter. For homes heated by natural gas, residential natural gas prices are forecast to average $10.37 per thousand cubic feet – an 11 percent spike from last year. read more

CO Alarms Our Only Fair Warning Against The Silent Killer

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No fair warning, invisible to human senses, no mercy on unsuspecting families.

The vicious traits of carbon monoxide make it one of one of the most ruthless and dangerous threats to American families. Known as the invisible killer, CO is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil and methane, burn incompletely. A natural byproduct of many household appliances including hot water heaters, grills, furnaces, fireplaces, stoves and room heaters, CO can strike unsuspectingly in kitchens, in garages and in living rooms and kills in minutes. read more

Don’t Roll the Dice on Your Home’s Smoke Detectors

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“It ain’t want you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” ~ Mark Twain

Don’t sleep on uncertainty, especially when you could be waking up to the very real and smoky nightmare of your home in flames.

A home smoke alarm only works when it is properly installed and regularly tested. And the cost of not regularly checking the batteries in your home’s fire protection system is often deadly. read more

Survival Guide for Iowa Floods of 2016

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Iowa is under siege from rising, raging rivers and thousands of home and business owners are wondering how they are going to survive the floods of 2016.

A deluge of rain storms have pummeled the Eastern half of the Hawkeye State and have Iowa’s rivers overflowing their banks and invading towns and cities from Decorah to Iowa City. Greene alone became a floating city after being ravaged by 14 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. Disaster declarations have been declared in 13 counties in Iowa and Wisconsin. read more

Can Solar Power Work Financial Wonders For Your Home Or Business?

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There is no greater energy source in the solar system than the sun, which makes it the perfect energy savings force for homes and businesses.

Millions of American home and business owners have turned to the natural power of solar energy, but just how much savings can solar energy bring your home or business? PV Solar panels offer clean, green energy with none of the harmful emissions produced by traditional energy sources like gas and electricity. read more

Get To Know Your Water Heater Before It’s Too Late

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Under-appreciated, but a priceless ally in the war against cold showers, water heaters rarely get the love they deserve.

And unfortunately, time is not on the side of aging, tired and worn water heaters. Alas, unlike a fine wine, most water heaters don’t get better with age.

And if you’re noticing water welling up near your water heater or carpet in the room next door, it’s already too late: Your water heater can’t be saved. read more

Lightning: The Unpredictable Home & Property Threat

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Lighting can strike anywhere, anytime. And if there’s one constant about lightning’s remarkable unpredictability, its timing is rarely good.

Unless you’re Marty McFly and Doc Brown trying to find a way to get back to 1985 in “Back To The Future,” lightning strikes rarely deliver good news. And when lightning strikes your home or property, it can produce not just a scary light show, but shockingly expensive damage. read more

Insurance Only Safe Ground Against this Spring’s Heavy Rains

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April 28, 2016: An estimated 140 billion gallons of water pour down on Houston’s Cypress Creek, Spring Creek and Adicks watersheds in a mere 14 hours.

“So this is what Noah felt like.” – Many a flood-weary Houston homeowner this spring

This spring, the rain just won’t go away.

From the drenched Eastern Seaboard to the soaked Midwest to Marshy Plains to flood-ravaged Texas and storm-battered Gulf Coast, much of the mainland United States has been swamped by relentless rain that just won’t quit. The poor folks in Houston received an incredible 75 inches of rain from April 18 through May 17, 2016. read more