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What to Do After a Business Fire: 10 Steps to Recovery

It’s so hard to handle the aftermath of a property fire. It’s even more difficult to deal with the chaos when it impacts your workplace, your employees and your financial security. You hope it never happens, but you need to be prepared. Knowing what to do after a business fire gets you and your workforce […]

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Flooded Bathroom? Here Are 10 Essential Steps to Recovery

Clogged toilets can happen in the best-kept homes. Busy families can forget someone’s filling up the tub. A pipe can freeze during the night and burst before you’re awake. From faulty plumbing to a sewage backup, it doesn’t take much to flood the bathroom. Before you grab a mop, ask yourself a quick question: Do […]

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How to Prevent a Flooded Basement: A 10 Step Guide by Water Damage Experts

If you were anywhere near the city last June, you remember the severe storms and flooding that shut down Eisenhower Expressway. The river was out of its banks, and we had two tornado warnings that night. As Chicago’s leading restoration contractor, our teams were busy after the deluge answering calls from folks with flooded basements. We cleaned […]

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5 Effective Steps to Get Rid of Mold in a Dorm Room

It’s more than a housekeeping hassle. Mold in a dorm room can quickly spread throughout the entire building. Airborne spores attach to clothing, move through open doorways and migrate across campus. It doesn’t take long for the problem to affect neighboring residence halls. Left untreated, a mold outbreak can make students and staff sick, result […]

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fire damaged building chicago

What to Do After a Business Fire: 10 Steps to Recovery

It’s so hard to handle the aftermath of a property fire. It’s even more difficult to deal with the chaos when it impacts your workplace, your employees and your financial security. You hope it never happens, but you need to be prepared. Knowing what to do after a business fire gets you and your workforce […]

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7 Ways to Quickly Fix a Burst Water Pipe in the Garage

When most homeowners think about burst pipes, they picture a flooded bathroom or soaked kitchen floors. However, plumbing problems can leave you dealing with water in unexpected places. Can you imagine the mess caused by a broken pipe leaking in the garage overnight? During the winter, frozen pipes in exterior walls cause serious water damage, […]

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Is Your Oven On Fire? How to Safely Put It Out in 5 Steps

You react to the burning smell of an oven fire before it triggers the smoke alarm. Flames shooting up through a stove top burner send you scrambling for the extinguisher. Are you sure you know how to put out an oven fire? How do you handle a flare-up in the microwave or toaster oven? This […]

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My Business Flooded, What Do I Do? [10 Sure Steps to Recovery]

Water drips from the ceiling, covers the floors and puddles around equipment. It might be the aftermath of a severe storm or the result of a plumbing failure. From soaked inventory to ruined furnishings, it all seems overwhelming.You look around, take in the damage and shake your head. “My business is flooded. What do I […]

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How to Detect Water Damage: 10 Warning Signs You Can’t Ignore

You have good reason to be concerned. The basement seems damp, or you’re worried about roof damage from the last bad storm. It might be noises coming from the pipes or a musty smell in the laundry room. As home water damage restoration specialists, we understand. You want the peace of mind that comes from […]

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brown water sign of busted pipe

7 Obvious Signs of a Busted Water Pipe (and How to Fix It)

It’s not a good situation. Carpets are soaked, walls are wet, and you’ve put in the call for help. While you’re taking care of cleanup and water damage at home, repair crews are on the way, but you keep asking yourself the same questions. How could you miss the signs of a busted water pipe? […]

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chimney water damage

Chimney Water Damage: 4 Critical Questions Every Homeowner Asks

You know a damaged roof can spring a leak, soak the attic and ceilings and cause extensive property damage. However, you may not realize there’s another potential problem on top of your home. Did you know that masonry chimneys can develop serious water leaks? These stone or brick structures stand up to the elements all […]

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