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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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My Basement Flooded – Who Do I Call First?

Heavy rains and bad sump pumps aren’t the only reasons basements flood. Burst pipes fill the downstairs with water. A broken washing machine turns the basement into a wading pool. Whatever the cause, you’re facing a mess. Where do you start when you realize the basement flooded? Knowing who to call first makes a big […]

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Water-Damaged Building? A Complete Guide to Recovery

Dealing with a water-damaged commercial building is never easy. Whether you’re the owner or manager, you have to make important decisions. Time isn’t on your side. Closing off part of the property can be a huge inconvenience. An extensive shutdown costs time and revenue. Are you ready to solve the problems that come with cleaning […]

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My Water Pipe Burst! Who Should I Call First?

A broken water pipe is every homeowner’s worst nightmare, and for a good reason: A burst pipe can wreak havoc, causing extensive damage to your floors, ceiling, walls, and subfloors. If your water pipe burst, knowing who to call is essential. In this post, we’ll walk you through some of the reasons pipes burst, what […]

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What to Do After a Condo Fire: 5 Critical Steps to Recovery

The aftermath of a fire in your condo impacts everything you do moving forward. The first few days are filled with hard decision-making. You have to deal with fire damage cleanup, ruined belongings and confusing insurance issues. You hope it never happens to you, but are you prepared? Do you know what to do after […]

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How to Find Water Leaks in Your Apartment Building

Water leaks in commercial properties cause expensive long-term damage. Apartment building leaks are especially costly when they flood units and soak tenants’ belongings. Preventative strategies make a big difference. As a property manager or building owner, you work hard staying ahead of potential problems. You can’t predict burst pipes and plumbing leaks, but they’re easier […]

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How to Clean Your Cowhide Rug [A Complete Guide]

Cowhide rugs have become a popular piece of home decor, and for a good reason: They’re rugged, beautiful, and luxurious. They don’t shed, and they’re tough enough to hold up to everyday use, even in households with kids, pets, and lots of traffic.  Just like any other textile in your home, though, cowhide rugs require […]

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How to Clean Your Wool Rug [A Complete Guide]

Wool rugs are an excellent investment: They are durable and high-quality enough to last a lifetime. For most people, though, learning how to clean a wool rug involves a learning curve. Fortunately, it’s far from impossible.  In this post, we’ll discuss what you need to know about regular maintenance for your wool rug, and how […]

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How to Clean Commercial Floor Mats in 3 Quick Steps

Are you wondering how to clean commercial floor mats? You’re not alone. Your commercial entrance mats work hard, and you want to make sure they look as good as possible every time you walk through the door. In this guide, we’ll take you through a comprehensive, step-by-step process to get fresh-looking entrance mats quickly and […]

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Burst Pipe in the Bathroom? Here’s What to do Right Now

A burst pipe in the bathroom: it’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare. And as cold weather draws near, it becomes increasingly likely.  When water freezes in a pipe – such as a toilet pipe – it expands with shocking force – sometimes reaching pressures of up to 40 lbs per square inch. Not surprisingly, this can […]

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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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