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Client Testimonial: The Allen Family

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From Anne and Bill Allen:

A year ago last January when our state was in a deep freeze we received a phone call from our neighbor that we had a water pipe break. I did not understand the extent of damage 34,000 gallons of water could do until receiving pictures. Our insurance company contacted Reconstruction 380 out of Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, which was the best part of that horrible day! Immediately we were contacted by a 380 representative that had been to our house to begin the long process of drying out and trying to salvage items that could be saved. read more

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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

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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

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Spring Maintenance Checklist for Your Home

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“No winter lasts forever. No spring skips its turn.” – Author Hal Borland

We’ve weathered the snow storms, endured the cold and survived the woes of the calendar’s cruelest months. Even the notorious winter-loving Punxsutawney Phil has shed his shadow and is saying bring on spring. read more

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Great Winter Flood of 2016 Threatens Midwest Homes & Businesses

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Along the lower Mississippi River todays lies stunning, costly, heartbreaking and immensely painful images of the destruction and devastation floodwaters have inflicted on thousands of Midwest U.S. home and business owners, their families, employees and customers.

The Mighty Mississippi’s waters continue to rise to record levels in many low-lying areas in Missouri and Illinois as the overflowing river continues its push south, leaving scores of flooded and destroyed homes and businesses in its wake. The National Weather Service measured the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau, Mo., at an all-time flood record of 48.86 feet in early January. read more

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El Nino Bringing Sweet Energy Cost Relief for U.S. Homeowners

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Old Man Winter is the last person home owners expect to bring them a Christmas present, but this winter could actually bring sweet heating cost relief to U.S. households.

Homeowners should send thank you cards to El Nino.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates most American households can expect lower heating expenditures this winter (October through March) compared with the past two winters. In most areas, the decline in costs is related to the mix of warmer temperatures coming from El Nino and lower fuel prices. read more

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Carbon Monoxide (CO): The Silent Home Killer

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It’s often called the “silent killer.” Carbon Monoxide’s nickname is well-earned. It invades your home like an invisible man. You can’t see it, feel it, hear it or smell it.

CO is the No. 1 cause of accidental poisoning in the United States. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports carbon monoxide kills 450 people each year and is responsible for 20,000 emergency room visits. read more

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