Holiday Hazards

A structural fire is a disaster at any time of the year, but especially during the holidays.  Unfortunately, this time of year is prime time for house fires.  Between frying turkeys, dried out Christmas trees, and burning candles, there are

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Water Damage On Wood- From Watermarks To Repairs

Quality wooden furniture can last for generations, or it can be ruined by careless housekeeping, broken pipes or flood waters. Maintaining fine furnishings  after water damage is a goal of Rumsey Construction of Columbia.  Watermarks These water stains are often

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Pets During Restoration

You’ve experienced a fire or water damage in your home.  Your house is still standing, everyone is safe, and restoration is underway.  Don’t forget about your furry (or scaly or feathery) companions. Do you know what to do with your

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Protecting Your Home From Water Damage

As a young kid, few things are scarier than dark basements. As an adult, few things are scarier than flooded basements. Insurance industry numbers show that 97% of basements will end up sustaining some type of water damage (YIKES!).  Since

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Things Your Insurance Agent Didn’t Tell You

Things Your Insurance Agent Didn’t Tell You  Most homeowners and renters know they need to have insurance coverage.  Unfortunately, most don’t know what their policy covers or doesn’t cover as is usually the case.  From drainage issues to mold to

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Sump Pump It Up

Do you know about your sump pump and its importance in your home? And do you know if you’re covered by your insurance if you run into issues with your sump pump? If you live in a home that is

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The Three Water Types

There are few things worse than water damage. That being said, we at Rumsey Construction can’t stress enough that water damage that is properly handled, is monumentally better and easier to handle than water damage that is left untouched or

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When Appliances Attack

When Appliances Attack The washing machine is leaking! The dishwasher has overflowed! The icemaker is spewing water across the kitchen! Walking into your home or business to see water covering the floor can be a truly horrific experience, but it

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Watch for Water Damage In the Bathroom

Of all the rooms in your Columbia home, the bathroom is by far the most vulnerable to water damage. Over time, this can lead to extensive damage to walls, floors, sub-floors, and wood cabinets. Even minor leakage can lead to

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