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How To Cope With Unexpected Property Damage

How To Cope With Unexpected Property Damage

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It’s always tough seeing property you care for damaged, be that in the wake of a tough fire, or flooding, or just general mismanagement over the years. It might be that you’re a landlord and your prior tenants were all-too-happy to cause damage before they left, or it might be that your home was unfortunately in the wake of wildfires that seem to be more commonplace. Whatever the reason, figuring out a way to restore what you have could be an essential component of recuperating its value, but also settling this emotionally turbulent time and finding some closure – which no one could blame you for seeking.

But how can we cope and rebuild following unexpected property damage? Surely, we just need to write off the loss and try not to think about it too much? Well, that may not be the best option going forward. In this post, then, we’ll discuss a few measures you can use to recuperate this value, to take responsibility, and to possibly soothe the worries you’ve been experiencing, be that related to a home or business.

Identify The Scope Of The Damage

It’s important to identify the scope of the damage first and foremost. The recuperative strategies required against flood damage are much different to that of fire damage, and namely, a fire damage restoration service will require some basic information to know what the scope of the job is. To the degree that you can, outline this carefully, but be careful not to enter the property or put yourself in harm’s way at all in order to do so – let the experts handle it.

Remove Recoverable Belongings

It may be that some recoverable belongings exist within the property, but it’s important to make sure those have been verified as safe. For instance, certain business equipment may be able to be restored through bringing it to a proper mechanics workshop or having it pressure washed and repaired. Gutting a property like this and safely disposing of its internal elements, where they haven’t been managed by the given service you’ve hired, can save you money, potentially help you recuperate your losses, while also emptying the building so that further work can be done.

Restore What You Can

It’s important to note that property restoration is not always a given outcome, that sometimes, the structural integrity of a home has been damaged so much that careful disassembly and demolition is key. That said, there may be some elements you can preserve, such as parts of the foundation, the architectural blueprint for further development, parts of the exterior and more. Keeping your expectations measured but also making what you do have workable can potentially help you see an opportunity and a future in your own property, as opposed to writing off the entire approach. A worthwhile property inspector and architect can be vital to hire after the restorative work is done, for these reasons.

With this advice, you’re certain to properly cope with unexpected property damage.

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The Importance Of Teaching Young Kids About Healthy Relationships

The Importance Of Teaching Young Kids About Healthy Relationships

When raising our children, it’s all too tempting to think of them in a vacuum. They are, after all, the center of your universe and it’s hard to envisage a world where they’re not at your side/ However, we can’t escape the fact that before we know it, they’ll be out in the real world paying bills, getting stuck in traffic, doing their laundry (hopefully) and, yes, getting into relationships. Relationships may not seem like a priority subject to address with young kids. You have so much on your plate, logistically that it seems appropriate to deal with issues as and when they arise. Nonetheless, there’s never a bad time to start teaching kids about healthy relationships. Even young kids understand relationships on a surface level. You’ll see them holding hands with other kids on the playground and playing house. But while this dramatic play shows a surface level understanding of what a relationship is, it’s up to us as parents to explain the more meaningful aspects of what a relationship is and should be…



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It starts with you


Never forget that their children will base their expectations for their future relationships on you and the relationship you have with your co-parent or significant other. Thus, it’s important not only to talk the talk but to walk the walk, too. Take every opportunity you can to model positive relationships with your partner. Be forthcoming in your affections as well as keeping your head in times of conflict. This will help them to find healthy ways forms of conflict resolution in their adult life.


Keep their expectations realistic


While no parent relishes the prospect of their son or daughter having to find a divorce attorney, it’s important that kids grow up with a realistic understanding of what relationships can be, what they should be, and that not every relationship is for life. While a separation is a heartbreak that we’d rather we didn’t see them go through, it’s infinitely preferable to watching them spend years or even decades settling for someone you (and they) know that they aren’t truly happy with. Not everyone they encounter with will be “the one” and by keeping their expectations realistic and teaching them that every relationship has a shelf life, you’ll reduce the risk of them settling for less than they deserve.




Every meaningful relationship has to be built on a foundation of mutual respect. Many parents show their kids the value of giving respect to their peers, to their authority figures, and of course to their parents. It’s equally important, however, to teach kids to expect respect for themselves. Far too many of us fall into unhealthy relationships because we don’t respect ourselves or don’t know how to identify when we aren’t being treated with the proper respect. It’s really important that you define the parameters of what respect actually means with your kids. Respect is not adoration or adulation, nor is it being showered with gifts. It’s being heard, understood, appreciated and valued. If your kids have self respect and know how to respect others they’ll enter the world of dating and relationships with confidence.

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