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Lightning: The Underrated Threat

Every year we hear about local tragedies:  home hit by lightning causing a blazing inferno, person struck in boat or on a field and killed, house fire starts from an appliance, or the ever annoying… power outages across the Tri-State. 

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Haag Certified Roof Inspector

What is a Haag Certified Roof Inspector?  A Haag Certified Roof inspector is an individual who has been certified by Haag Engineering, a Forensic Engineering Firm.  Haag Engineering was founded in 1924 by Walter G. Haag, today they are the [more…]

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It’s Not About Us, It’s About you. . .

The best part of my job is the people I get to meet and the relationships I get to build with them. At Clarke Contractors, we take pride in helping families cope with tragedy’s that happen in their lives from [more…]

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Winterizing Your Home

When the mercury drops below 32 degrees, are you and your home prepared for the cold grip of Old Man Winter?  It is important to take precautionary measures to ensure your home will last through the winter months, especially if [more…]

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Completing Jobs on Time

From the day we sign the contract we are focused on the timeline.  Even while we are estimating the project, we are already doing things to make sure we can be efficient as possible.  On the larger fires there is [more…]

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Fire Safety Prevention Tips

Did you know that fire and burns were the third highest cause of injury and death in a household? The best way to avoid a household fire is prevention and education of everyone in your home.  Here are some areas [more…]

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Insulation

Insulating your home properly is one of the smartest investments that you can make. By insulating your home you actually improve your home in three ways.

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Preventing Water Damage in Your Home

First is to identify the most likely sources of water.  Here is a list of most common causes that I have seen in order of occurrences: toilet, sump pump, refrigerator (ice maker line), roof, dishwasher, sink, washing machine, showers, and [more…]

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The Customer, The Contractor, and The Adjuster

Sounds like a movie title doesn’t it? Let’s face it, the goal of the Insurance adjuster is to get the customer back to pre-loss condition as soon and as cost efficient as possible.  The goal of the contractor is to [more…]

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Know Your Policy

Here are just a few of the most  common things that I run into frequently that different insurance companies handle differently and can be very confusing unless you know your policy. 

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