4 Ways to Be Safe From Fire Hazards In the New Year

As we turn the page on another year, many of us are looking for ways to make our homes safer and more secure. One big hazard to be aware of is fire. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe from fire hazards in your home this New Year.

  1. Have a fire extinguisher available

When it comes to keeping your home safe from fire, don’t skimp on the basics. A fire extinguisher can help you put out any pesky flames before they spread and cause more damage or hurt people with smoke inhalation symptoms that may not be reversible!

2. Keep holiday candles from any combustible objects

Keep the candles safe by moving them away from anything that can burn, like glass or paper products.

If you’re going to use them in your home make sure they don’t get too close together because if there is ever one spark it’ll spread quickly through an open container of volatile liquid – which means serious consequences!

3. Don’t leave your fire disregarded

When you leave a fire unattended, there’s the risk of it getting out of control.

The best way is prevention! Make sure that anything flammable has been put away before leaving so nothing can be picked up by accident (especially if children are around). Be careful about where things like candles end up because they also pose their own risks; don’t let them get too close in either direction from any source that might produce sparks – including fireplace lips!

4. Utilize outside lights responsibly

You can bring the Christmas spirit outdoors with lights, but be careful. You don’t want your cords getting caught or tangled in something which might start a fire!

Make sure they are well away from any combustible materials like plants and bushes before installing them so you won’t damage these items as well in case of an accident  

Securely tie down individual strings if possible (or get someone else to do this task) because winds pick up quickly at nighttime

Generation Contractors can help with fire damage recovery in Christiana, TN. We will help bring your property back to normal. Contact us today!

5 Tips to Keep Water Out of Your Basement After a Flood

A flood is one of the worst things that can happen to a home. Not only does it cause extensive damage, but it can also lead to water seeping into your basement. If you want to protect your home from future floods, follow these five tips.

1. Install a sump pump and make sure it’s working properly

It’s important to install a sump pump and make sure it is working properly in order to keep water out of your basement after the flood has passed. 

You will know if you have one because they are usually blue or black pumps that can be found under sinks near wet areas like washing machines, toilets, etc., They should also come with instructions on how often maintenance needs updating as well specific information about what type would work best for where installation might take place

2. Make sure your gutters are clean and draining properly. 

It’s a good idea to have your gutters cleaned and draining properly after heavy rain. This will help water from entering into the basement of an empty home or business, which can cause extensive damage due in part to mold growth because it has no natural ventilation system for air circulation–only trapped moisture on furniture weighs this building down!

3. Seal cracks and holes in the foundation or walls of your basement.

The most important thing that you need for protection against water-related damages in the event of a flood is an expert waterproofing company with experience repairing basements after major flooding events such as hurricanes or storms that cause rivers and streams to overflow their banks; this includes sealant application around cracks/holes where rainwater may enter so it doesn’t seep into interior surfaces below ground level fills up instead!

4. Put down a waterproof membrane on the floor of your basement. 

In the wake of a flood, it is imperative to put down an impermeable surface in order for water from coming into your basement. A waterproof membrane will do just that and more! With these materials at hand, you can create any size or shape needed so long as they are joined together with seamstress joints along all edges before installation begins.

5. Raise your appliances off the floor with pedestals or stands.

After a flood, it is important to keep water from entering your basement by raising all of the appliances on pedestals or stands. This will help prevent any damage and may give you enough time before repairs need making!

If you want to decrease the odds of a flood in your home, then it’s important that you take these precautions. You should also know that if there is a problem with any one of these things and water gets into your basement, we’re here to help! So call us today at 615-625-8667. We hope this blog post has helped give you peace of mind when it comes to flooding in your house.

How to Pick The Right Roof For Your House

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It protects you from rain and snow, blocks out the sun’s harmful UV rays, and insulates your home to help keep it cool in summer and warm in winter. That being said, choosing a new roof can be stressful if you don’t know what to look for or who to trust. This blog will walk through some of the factors that go into picking a new roof so you are armed with knowledge when shopping around! 

1. Consider the size of your roof – what are you trying to cover

It is important to consider what size roof you have for the climate in your area. For example, if it’s hot all year round and there are very heavy downpours then a larger pitched roof may be better suited than one with less coverage or more louvers which will let rainwater pour through into peoples’ homes during storm season

A home’s residential structure can affect its sheltering potential from severe weather events like hurricanes by affecting how well they resist wind uplifts kinetic energy when impacted directly at ground level; as well these aspects might influence where on-site construction work needs to be done inside a protected environment.

2. Consider how much rain/snow it will need to withstand

When choosing a new roof for your home, it’s important to think about how much rain and snow the building can handle. You may need something with superior durability or longevity in order to protect all those living spaces from harsh weather conditions like high winds that could cause damage without adequate protection

The best way of knowing this beforehand would be asking yourself these questions: “Do we ever have storms here?” If so then look into roofs made out of durable materials such as metal rather than PVC plastic; also consider getting one that has been recycled instead

3. What style do you want for your house and neighborhood

The first thing you need to think about when picking out a roof is what do YOU want for your house? Do Not be afraid – every style has its benefits and drawbacks so make sure that any decisions will work well with both aesthetic preferences as well practicality. There’s no perfect answer here since everyone values different things in life: some may prefer modern innovation while others like a traditional charm; one person might value curb appeal over energy efficiency but another could not care less about either because they’re happy just living on his/her own terms regardless of how it looks! The key lies within finding a compromise where possible by considering all angles before committing yourself completely.

4. How long does it take for a new roof to settle into place before looking its best

It can be anywhere from a month to two before your roof settles in and looks great. It all depends on the weather, how old it is (the younger ones need more time) and even if there are nails sticking up where people walk or drive over them

5. How many colors can be used on the outside of my home’s roof 

The selection of colors for the outside of your home’s roof is a personal preference. Some people like to use bright and bold hues, while others prefer more subtle shades that blend in better with nature’s palette.

Warm tones are often chosen because they reflect light well which helps prevent ice buildup during cold-weather season.

We make the process of picking the right roof for your house easy. Contact us today and we can help you choose a new, beautiful roof that will add curb appeal to your home while also protecting it from the elements. With our expertise in all aspects of roofs and with many years in business, we can guide you through this decision-making process with ease. Call or email us today – then sit back and relax knowing that when it comes to selecting a new roof and change for your home, you’ve found an expert who knows what they are doing!

Mold Clean up DIY?

  • Can you clean up mold yourself at home. SURE you can.
  • Will the mold return.  YES More than likely
  • What is the solution:  MOLD Remediation

 When I was an insurance adjuster for more than a decade I would tell homeowners they could easily clean up the mold themselves with a little bleach or head to Home Depot or Lowes and grab some antimicrobial/ mold killer and spray it on. Then scrub it off.  

Will that kill and treat the mold? It will.     Will the mold come back?  It will.

  • Find the Source of moisture!

I wish I had known then what I know now and what the older men in my family told me many times through their decades and decades of experience…. You can treat the MOLD but you have to find THE SOURCE of the mold. You may kill it today, but it WILL BE BACK. This makes the entire process of DIY mold removal much more involved than most give it credit.

  • Son, “there are no shortcuts in life”.
  • Gravity and imperfect framing mean the water source is often far from the mold and hard to locate.

I still hear the voice of my grandfather, “Son, there are no shortcuts in life”. And he was right as always. I now routinely visit homes to inspect mold, pull out my moisture meter and after sometimes hours of frustration, finally locate the source of moisture that allowed the mold growth. Often, the water source is no where near the mold itself but either a floor or multiple floors higher or lower or a room over. Gravity and imperfect framing members eventually took the water to that room where you now have mold. Knowing this, we check the areas between the water source and the mold and often find additional mold between the walls, ceilings, and/or between the floors that would have not been treated with a quick DIY fix.  If you so choose to treat the mold on your own, please at the very least call a professional to locate the actual source AND check the areas between before thinking your family’s health is no longer at risk.

Be Safe and Stay kind to each other

Cody Allison

Generation Contractors

How to shut off the water supply to your house.

Is a broken pipe flooding your house? STOP the damage by follow these simple steps to shut off the water supply to your house and prevent water damage to your home:


Locate the City Water Meter

(Normally located in your front yard near the street; It may be covered in dirt or grass)


Open the meter box and locate the water valve.

(The valve may be covered in dirt. You may have to dig it out by hand a bit)


Turn the valve 1/4 turn to have the holes line up.

(It may take a crescent wrench or pair of plyers to get it turning)

You have successfully shut off the water supply to your house! ONE MORE STEP to STOP water damage from getting worse.

Next, turn on the outside water hose faucet to take the pressure off of the broken pipe. Taking the pressure off will help to quickly drain the water from the pipes inside the house and clear the water from the broken pipe. Lastly, call a local water damage restoration company to quickly extract the water and dry out the areas of your drywall or flooring that might be damaged. The faster you ACT, the less damage there will be to your home. There is a process to properly dry out your home. A local water damage contractor should have IICRC trained professionals that know how to effectively pull the moisture from your flooring and walls without causing further damage.