Checklist: Preparing your home for Winter

  With fall officially here, prepping your home for winter is probably right up there on your to-do list with decorating for the holidays, busting out your winter blankets, and making sure you’re fully stocked with hot cocoa. Of course, we’d all...

IF YOU DON’T WANT A FLOODED BASEMENT THIS SPRING

TIPS O PREVENT SPRING FLOODING IN YOUR HOME Spring flooding is a problem that too many people suffer from. For instance,  the springtime brings heavy rains, melting snow  and rising creeks or rivers flooding  many areas of the United States. Just in 2019, spring flood...

Mice & Fires

Rodents can cause fire damage   Last week, Apke was called on a large water loss in the Blue Ash Area.  After initial inspections, Apke removed the heavily water damaged ceiling in the kitchen.   The toilet above leaked and flooded the first floor. Mice Damage...

How to Prevent Kitchen Fires

Did you know that according to NFPA on average there are over 170,000 house fires per year started by cooking? The result of the fires and smoke damage were over 500 deaths and more than a billion dollars in damages. A large portion of these fires, the ones who lost...

Ways to Prevent Water Losses in your Home

Know where the main water shutoffs to your home are located. Also, install water shutoff valves on water lines under sinks and toilets and leading to outside faucets.  This will minimize the amount of water in your flooded home or flooded basement. React quickly to...

Oriental Rug Care Tip

Oriental rugs are hand-knotted carpets made out of wool on a loom. Ornate designs are woven into them by knotted  Keep it clean Vacuum or sweep your rug regularly but be gentle! Only use the suction when vacuuming since the roller brush can pull out the fibers of your...