home damages from winter storms

How to Protect Your Home from a Winter Storm

Steve VanDenBerg Blog, water damage

Much of the US is under blankets of snow. Along with accumulations of heavy snowfall are ice dams and powerful wind gusts that can do significant damage to a home. Taking steps to protect the home from winter storms should be at the top of a homeowner’s to-do list. While western states, like California, rarely expect frigid winter storms where …

Burn Marks on Laminate Countertops

How to Fix Severe Burn Marks on Laminate Countertops

Steve VanDenBerg Blog, fire damage

Upon cooking up a feast, pots and pans fresh from the oven may be accidentally placed on the laminate countertop. Unsightly burn marks will be the inevitable result. Surface burns can be easily fixed, but deeper ones require extra physical effort. Here’s how to fix burn marks on laminate countertops. Setting a scorching pan on a laminate countertop will burn …