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Water and Ice: How To Prevent (and Clean Up After) A Winter Disaster

Jan 29, 2018

Plumbing accidents, such as burst pipes, can leave a huge and expensive mess. Here in the Hudson River Valley, temperatures that constantly hover above and below the freezing mark challenge the most diligent homeowner to review prevention techniques. To prevent water pipes from freezing: Improve air circulation by opening cabinet doors under sinks located on […]

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4 Common Smoke Damage Hazards

Dec 21, 2017

After the immediate damage caused by a fire, the lingering smoke damage is one of the most damaging effects of a fire. Smoke damage can discolor your walls and carpet, make your home smell terrible, and cause you serious health problems. Below are some of the specifics of 4 of the most common hazards posed […]

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6 Ways to Get Your Home Winter-Ready

Nov 17, 2017

Parts of the Midwest have already seen snowflakes flying this fall, and as we all know  – Hudson Valley won’t be far behind! Before it gets too frigid and snowy, there are some things you can do to make sure your home is ready to withstand another winter and another potential water damage emergency. The […]

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Crawlspace Water Damage

Oct 14, 2017

No one is going to be thrilled to come home to a wet crawlspace. Crawlspace flooding, or crawlspace water damage, can manifest itself in many ways, from a broken pipe, natural disaster, or faulty appliance, if you have water damage, you have a problem. Water damage can cause major damage to your property and could […]

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4 Fire Damage Myths Debunked

Sep 15, 2017

Fire can cause catastrophic amounts of damage to your home or business, you may even call it the ultimate annihilator. Fire consumes almost everything in its path and what it doesn’t consume it damages. The path left behind fire usually consists of the charred, sooty, and oily residue of what used to be there. As […]

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Flood Damage Cleanup Checklist

Aug 15, 2017

Do you know what do to when your home or property floods? Hudson Valley Contracting & DKI has compiled a simple flood damage cleanup checklist that you can follow to minimize water damage and property loss during or after a flood event. Minimizing Damage Do you know where the water is coming from? It is […]

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3 Common Questions about a House Flood

Jul 19, 2017

As a homeowner, it’s not uncommon to make the occasional call to a local plumber, electrician, or handyman for a few small projects or issues around your house. However, when it’s time to call a restoration company, you know there’s likely a bigger problem present. At Hudson Valley Contracting & DKI, we realize many people […]

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Water Damage Prevention: Common Reasons Why and What to Look For

Jun 15, 2017

After finding water damage in their home, most people’s first reaction will be to ask how this happened, and how to prevent it from happening again. If you aren’t sure how the water damage in your home was caused, start looking at the three most common causes of water damage. Flat Roof It’s pretty obvious […]

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Fire Damage Prevention Tips

May 17, 2017

Fire can break out in residential homes at any time, on any day of the year, and with little warning. Just last month Gardnertown Magnet School was temporarily evacuated when a small electrical fire broke out I the basement. Luckily, local firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading and no one was injured. […]

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Fire Damage Repair in 5 Easy Steps

Apr 03, 2017

Knowing How Is Half The Battle Knowledge is power. When a disaster happens, it’s easy to feel beat down and overwhelmed. But, this can be avoided. By understanding what steps to take in the event of a fire disaster, you can step in and get the repair process started so that your life can get […]

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4 Simple Ways to Protect Your Carpet

Mar 16, 2017

Carpet is a significant investment, so ensuring it lasts as long as possible is a worthwhile endeavor. If you want your carpet to have a lengthy life, cleaning and caring for it is essential. Here are five simple steps from Hudson Valley Contracting & DKI you can take to keep your carpet looking pristine throughout […]

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