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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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What to Do When the Bathtub Overflows and Leaks Downstairs

The ceiling leak is coming from the tub upstairs, but you can’t pinpoint the problem. The drain isn’t clogged, pipe connections are tight, and the caulk looks good. Sometimes, it’s hard to figure out what to do when the bathtub overflows and leaks downstairs. Have you checked the tub overflow drain? When the small component […]

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A Frozen Water Pipe Burst in My Chicago Home – What Do I Do?

Some years, it seems like Chicago winters are the coldest in the nation. We break records, shovel snow and shiver through historic polar vortexes. Residents across the city take it all in stride, but we never get used to the freezing effect it has on our plumbing. Are you ready to deal with frozen pipes […]

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furnace fire

Everything You Need to Know About Furnace Fires

That crisp, cold air means it’s time to get ready for chilly weather. You look forward to snuggling in and spending warm evenings at home. You count on the furnace to keep the cold at bay, but are you sure it’s ready to operate safely through the long months ahead? We help Chicago homeowners recover […]

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How to Clean a Shag Rug at Home: A Step by Step Guide

Nothing compares to the luxurious feeling of a fluffy shag rug underfoot. It might be a favorite area rug in the living room or a deep pile runner in the hallway. Knowing how to clean a shag rug adds years to its beauty and durability. We specialize in rug cleaning for homeowners in Chicago, IL, […]

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water heater leaking

Help! My Water Heater Is Leaking – What Should I Do?

Your water heater is leaking. It might be water trickling down the side of the tank or a puddle on the floor. You need to take care of it right away. No one likes thinking about cold showers or buying a new water heater. Let’s think about DIY solutions instead. Often, a leaky heater just […]

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water stain on ceiling

How Do I Get Rid of Water Stains on My Ceiling?

As long as you don’t look up, water stains on the ceiling don’t seem too serious. Still, you’re always good about taking care of things around the house. This problem needs a fix. How did the stains get there? Are you dealing with bad flashing on the roof or leaky pipes up in the attic? […]

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chimney fire

Chimney Fires: Everything You Need to Know About Them

Nothing chases away the cold like a warm, inviting glow from your fireplace. You pull a favorite chair closer to the hearth and settle in. Suddenly, you realize something is very wrong. Flames begin shooting up into the flue. Debris sparks and rains down on the grate. You’re dealing with a chimney fire. What do […]

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How to Fix Water Damage Behind Shower Tiles Like a Pro

It’s easy to take the shower for granted. You use it every day, keep it clean and maintain fixtures with quick repairs. Over time, the walls of that inviting personal space can develop unsightly cracks and surround you with musty odors. Water damage behind the shower tiles doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a slow process that […]

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mold in garage

Mold in the Garage? Here’s What to Do Right Now

Most homeowners don’t think of the garage as dark and humid. It often serves as a main entrance into the house, but it doesn’t get much sunlight when the doors are down. Dampness builds up and musty odors fill the air. Sooner or later, you’re dealing with mold in the garage. We’ve work in hundreds […]

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pipe burst in apartment

A Water Pipe Bursts in My Apartment: What Should I Do First?

It’s been a long day. You’re headed home to the apartment. Evening plans include relaxing and enjoying well-earned downtime. Wet furniture and soaked floors aren’t on your list of expectations. When you walk through the door, you’re greeted by water damage in the apartment. How did this mess happen? Who’s responsible for cleanup and repairs? […]

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