Sinkhole Spring Cleaning in Florida

Sinkhole Spring Cleaning in Florida

Spring in Florida is upon us and with it brings the site of bright yellow flowers and trees! The showy tabebuia tree announces springtime in Florida, with varieties that flower in pink, lavender-pink, and its signature yellow. It's a time of renewal for nature and brings about new life to our lawns and gardens. We often use this time as our annual deep cleaning for our home before the rains of spring and summer come shortly after.

Tampa and St. Pete are among the 'hardest-working' cities, according to new report

Tampa and St. Pete are among the 'hardest-working' cities, according to new report

Tampa is the hardest-working city in Florida, with St. Petersburg on its heels.

A new list by WalletHub ranks 116 cities nationwide on factors such as average workweek hours, employment rate, unused vacation time and commute times to determine the cities with the strongest work ethic.

About 40% of US Land Is at Risk for Sinkholes

About 40% of US Land Is at Risk for Sinkholes

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that 35 to 40% of all the land in the U.S. is susceptible to sinkholes. While giant sinkholes often make news, smaller sinkholes are also exceptionally costly to homeowners. In 2009, the average sinkhole claim cost Florida insurance companies over $86,000 for cracked driveways, walls, and foundations. In that year, insurance companies paid out over $97 million.