Do Insurance Policies Cover Water Damage?

It’s the $10,000, $50,000, $75,000 question: “Am I covered?” Southwest Iowa and Northwest Missouri have seen powerful storms and devastating floods in recent years. And, there’s always the potential for a broken water pipe during sub-zero, winter weather. Nature of the emergency Will your insurance policy cover water damage cleanup, restoration and replacements? It depends […]


What is Meant by Water Damage?

A variety of mishaps could lead to water pooling in your home. I’m often asked by homeowners and by insurance agents whether water spills and pools should be cleaned up by homeowners or by a qualified water damage restoration services company. My answer is Yes, if the water discharge amounts to a Category 2 or […]


Plumbing Survival Tips

With extra guests in the home and big family meals, December is a busy month for most home plumbing systems. Last year, ABC’s “Good Morning America” interviewed an expert who provided these plumbing tips: For the kitchen: Don’t pour cooking oils and fat down the drain. Don’t put stringy or fibrous material such as potato […]


Seven Tips for Rebuilding Soon after a Disaster

Have you been ravaged by flooding after a river exceeded its banks? Did a thunderstorm release flash floods where you live and work? Did levees surrounding your town give way? If so, you’ll want to begin repairing and rebuilding your property quickly. But to begin, you need to file a claim. Filing correctly, the Insurance […]


5 Things to Know about Mold

1.    Everyone is exposed to mold. Thousands of species of mold, a fungi of varying colors, grow both indoors and outdoors. Molds produce microscopic spores that spread through the air we breathe. Often a musty odor indicates the presence of mold. 2.    Most indoor mold comes from the outside. Microscopic mold spores in the air […]


Ready for an Emergency? Get a ‘Go Bag.’

In August 2011, the area experienced a series of vicious thunderstorms with high-velocity winds, heavy rain and hail that leveled crops, broke windows and caused severe damage to houses and other structures from Omaha’s Eppley Airfield to Maryville, MO. “In College Springs, the chain saws started buzzing at daybreak Friday, and they were still going […]


News: Bedford-Area Restoration Company Busy After Recent Storms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rob Villars, President Advanced Restoration Services (712) 523-2057 BEDFORD-AREA RESTORATION COMPANY BUSY AFTER RECENT STORMS Advanced Restoration Services’ active water damage “project board” jumped from a typical 3 to 5 jobs a week to 54 jobs due to widespread hail and high winds BEDFORD, IOWA — Responding to calls after a […]