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What Should I Do After a Business Fire?

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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A Complete Guide to Tenant Deaths in Rental Properties

Dealing with a tenant death in a rental property can be very difficult. As a caring person, you feel sympathy for next of kin. As the landlord, you need to protect your interests. It’s a situation that’s easier to handle when you understand all the details involved. This guide is designed to help you navigate […]

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Washing Machine Fires: 10 Reasons They Happen

A leaking washing machine ruins laundry day. It soaks the floor and wicks up into the walls. As bad as that sounds, imagine the damage you face after a washing machine fire: Flames burn up the laundry room, spread smoke through the house and stain everything with layers of soot. This major appliance disaster happens […]

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Why Are Floods in Chicagoland Getting Worse?

You never get used to it. Dealing with Chicago flooding year after year doesn’t make it any easier. All across the city, homeowners are frustrated by recurring floodwater damage in their basements. Any type of flooding in Illinois can cause serious problems, but it always seems worse here in Chicago. It fills basements with sewage […]

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How Do I Handle a Burst Pipe in My Basement?

The signs of a broken water pipe aren’t always obvious. The leaks usually occur under a sink or behind the walls. When a pipe bursts in the basement, you know it as soon as you head downstairs. You’re looking at a flooded floor that’s taking on water. What should you do next? Your 10-Step Action […]

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5 Important Turkey Frying Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and you’re excited to try out that new deep-fried turkey recipe everyone is raving about. While dunking your Thanksgiving bird into a fryer creates an undeniably delicious meal, it can also be a recipe for household disaster. According to the National Fire Protection Association, deep fryer fires cause an […]

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Your Complete Flood Remediation Checklist

It’s one of the hardest jobs a homeowner can face. It’s an enormous challenge for businesses too. Cleaning up after a flood takes time, hard work and patience. This flood remediation checklist is designed to help you with initial recovery efforts. You can’t do it all by yourself, but there are important steps you can […]

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Crock Pot Fires: Is Your Kitchen in Danger?

You love adding ingredients, turning a dial and letting the slow cooker do the rest. You don’t like hearing stories on the news or a favorite TV show about crock pot fires that burn down houses. Slow cooker fire statistics are on your side. Still, these countertop appliances aren’t completely safe. A crock pot can […]

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A Comprehensive Housekeeping Checklist for Hospitals

Your staff’s hard work helps secure the health and safety of everyone in the hospital. As director of housekeeping, you know they also play a vital role in ensuring patient satisfaction. You make it happen by reviewing in-house cleaning practices on a regular basis. This housekeeping cleaning checklist for hospitals can serve as a template […]

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How to Disinfect the Basement After a Flood

Heavy rains soak the neighborhood. Your sump pump can’t keep up with floodwaters flowing into the basement. Sewage backup fills the downstairs with a contaminated mess. You’re facing black water cleanup. You can clean the basement after an ordinary water disaster, but storms and sewer water complicate the job. Disinfecting the basement after flooding is […]

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How to Clean Flood Damaged Items: Everything You Need to Know

Dealing with any type of home water damage can seem overwhelming. Whether it’s the result of broken pipes or torrential rain, you need to clean up your flooded house right away. Suddenly, you realize it’s more than soggy drywall and wet carpets. All your belongings are soaked too. Do you know how to clean flood-damaged […]

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