Winterization on Cape Cod: Still Not Too Late ?

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You can prevent water damage to your home or business by draining and turning off your outside water faucets. The cold can freeze any residual water in outside faucets and pipes or in faucets in non-heated areas such as a basement or out-buildings. The freezing will result in pipes bursting inside your walls. It’s still not too late to winterize your outside faucets and vulnerable pipes. This simple step is cheap insurance against a major problem down the road. Call ...

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Frequently Asked Questions On Water Damage & Flooding on Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard

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We’re frequently asked questions by panicked home and business owners as to what they should do before our professionals are able assist them with their water problems. Below is a compilation of the most common questions we’ve received over the past several years.

Q: I have a broken pipe that is spilling out water from a second floor bathroom. What should I do?

A: Immediately locate the shut-off and stop the source of water. Remove as much water as possible using a ...

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Cape Cod Home & Flood Insurance Rates On The Rise

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Interesting article in The Cape Cod Times last week profiling Rogers and Gray Insurance and owner Chuck Robinson. Robinson is a veteran of the local insurance industry and his insights merit our attention.
According to Mr. Robinson, homeowners on the Cape and other nearby coastal areas are about to experience significant increases in their homeowners’ insurance rates due to reclassification of federal flood zone areas. The federal government has been involved in a study of coastal areas, to assess the ...

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Tips On Handling Smoke Damage After A Fire

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In the course of a lifetime it is likely that at some point you will experience a fire or other event that may cause serious smoke damage to your home or business. While Home Depot’s advertising reassuringly states: “you can do it we can help”, when it comes to fire and smoke it is best to leave the cleanup and restoration to professionals. Otherwise, you may be wasting your time or creating further damage.

If unfortunate circumstances do befall you, immediately ...

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Disaster Damage To Cape Cod Homes

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gallery_5-180199_185x185It has been over 20 years since the Cape’s last hurricane – Hurricane Bob. Still there continues to be the annual Nor’Easter than in many respects has been more harmful than the occasional hurricane or super storm similar to Super Storm Sandy that impacted New Jersey and New York last year. Typically, the major storm damage is wind-related from trees falling on ...

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