Mar 25, 2017

Troubleshooting Low Water Pressure

Low Water Pressure Home Piping

If you’ve owned or even rented a home for very long,  you’ve probably run into the problem of low water pressure at some point. While often times the problem is an easy fix, it is important to assess the issue quickly to prevent the problem from escalating into something worse. We thought it would be a good

Read More

Feb 25, 2017

Winter Repairs Update

Barn Window

If you’ve been in Oregon the past few months, you know Central Oregon has had the most snow in one season in more than twenty years. Due to the out-of-the-ordinary conditions, many buildings throughout the area have experienced significant damage. School gymnasiums have collapsed, food market ceilings have crumbled, and homes have been victim to leaks,

Read More

Jan 11, 2017

A Brief Guide for Home Buyers

1ddol8rguh8-scott-webb

New Year New Me! Many of you may be thinking “Hey, 2017 is the year I make the transition from renter to homeowner!” As every homeowner can tell you, this big step comes with a lot of responsibility that one must be prepared for. There’s no longer going to be a landlord you can rely

Read More

Dec 15, 2016

Cause/Prevention of Common Holiday Home Disasters

holiday_season

Top Disasters That Can Hit Your Home While On Vacation Holiday season is a time of community and enjoyment. Traveling this time of the year is on its peak. If your leaving home, be sure to to the below preventatives precautions to minimize your chance for a home disaster while out and about. House Fire

Read More

Nov 1, 2016

Turkey Day: Safety First; Then Family

turkeyday

The weather is getting cooler, the homes are getting warmer, and the families are coming together. You know what this means, it’s the holiday season! As the weather changes and Thanksgiving approaches, it’s important to remember to take the correct safety precautions to protect yourself from any unexpected issues and to ensure an enjoyable and

Read More

Oct 1, 2016

Protect Yourself From Electrical Fires This Holiday Season

Cabin in the Woods

Happy October! As we enter into the cold weather and holiday season, we must remember that safety is of utmost importance. Few things can ruin a holiday season faster than an unforeseen disaster. One of the most common disasters that occur during this season is an electrical fire. Here are a few nationwide statistics about

Read More

Sep 1, 2016

Bend’s Beautiful Snow History

snowcity

Living in the high desert has its benefits. You get to enjoy the beauty of four seasons in all kinds of different terrain. Whether it be the mountains, lakes, valleys, or rivers, Central Oregon is able to offer us a vast, fluctuating playground to appreciate. While these perks are gratifying, they come with a dangerous

Read More

Aug 17, 2016

Correcting Water Damage with Disaster Restoration Services

Water damage - Disaster restoration services

Water damage can come in many different forms and often take you by surprise. Flooding after a major rain storm may be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about home water damage, but there are several more common issues that prompt the need for disaster restoration services. Disaster restoration services may sound

Read More

Aug 3, 2016

Prepare Your Property for Wildfire Prevention

wildfire prevention

Living in Bend, wildfire prevention is an important and necessary action to take, especially in hot, fire-prone months like August. It’s not uncommon to walk the streets of downtown Bend and not be able to see the mountains due to a large amount of smoke in the air from wildfires burning miles away. Many Central

Read More

Jul 20, 2016

Prepare for Central Oregon Severe Summer Weather

Severe summer weather

In Central Oregon, you have to be prepared for any type of weather, without a moment’s notice. While Central Oregon is known for it’s hot and sunny summers, it’s also infamous for changing before you’ve even gotten off of the river during your latest float trip. Be prepared for Central Oregon severe summer weather and

Read More

Referral Program

Coming Soon…

More info about our referral program will be coming soon. Please check back later!

Summer is in full swing, and it’s time to make sure your home can handle the heat. These quick fixes don’t take much time, but they can have a big impact on your home the rest of the summer and throughout the year.

Check your gutters. When summer storms hit, your gutters need to be able to take the pressure. If anything appears loose or bent, have a professional repair it.

Test for pipe breaks in outside faucets. Open the tap and put your finger over it. If you can stop the water, it is likely that there is a leak or break somewhere in the line. Even if you’ve already used your outside faucet, test it – it might be leaking and you might never know it!

Clean, repair, and install screens. Check that everything is in good repair, and patch or replace as needed.

Consider options to lower your energy bill. When the temperature goes up, so does your energy bill. Check out options like reflective film and specialized curtains and blinds to help keep the outside heat out of your home, cutting down your costs.

Clean and service your AC and heating. Have a technician come out for a quick clean and service to be sure everything is ready to go for summer use.

Dispose of any hazardous materials in your garage or workroom. If you were doing projects over the winter, make sure you don’t have anything dangerous hanging around! Follow manufacturer instructions on all chemicals.

Do maintenance on your refrigerators and freezers. Your fridge and freezer need a little bit of TLC, and not just so that they can keep giving you cold drinks all summer! Left unchecked, fridges and freezers can be a common source of leaks.

Take a quick trip around the inside and the outside. Look for anything out of the ordinary – new cracks, wood that seems a little too soft. Be as observant as you can!

Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Make sure everything is working, and change the batteries if needed.
Check your roof. Do a walk-around inspection and look for any loose shingles or obvious, visible damage on the roof. A missing shingle now could lead to a leak later!

All of these tips are quick and easy, but they can save you a lot of headache and hassle in the future. And remember – if you do have any kind of flooding from a leaky roof, a broken outside faucet line, or anything else, give CODR a call. We’re experts at handling water damage, and we’ll be on site and ready to start work fast. You can reach us on our 24/7 emergency hotline at 541-318-7853. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
Latest News