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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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6 Steps for Proper Smoke Damage Restoration

The devastation left behind after a house fire is difficult to deal with emotionally and physically. The flames are out, the first responders are gone, but the challenges are still there. You’re looking at extensive fire and smoke damage. No one is ever prepared for a situation this overwhelming. We know. For more than 10 […]

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How to Fix a Leaking Pipe Anywhere in the House

If you’ve never done it before, you may not know where to start. If you’re familiar with this type of home repair, you know it can get complicated. Don’t let it sneak up on you. Now’s the time to brush up on how to fix a leaking pipe. We can help. Our water damage pros […]

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Water Leaking Behind Siding? 6 Steps to Take Right Now

Water leaking behind siding isn’t always obvious right away. Your home’s exterior appears to be in good shape, but you don’t see moisture seeping behind siding and slowly causing water damage. Over time, the damp creeps through sheathing and insulation. It can ruin interior walls, ceilings and floors. With a little knowledge about siding leak […]

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Apartment Fire Damage: What You Need to Know

It starts with smoke filling the hallway. Suddenly, you spot flames, and they’re spreading quickly. Alarms are going off and sprinklers are coming on. There’s a fire in your apartment building. Do you know what to do? All renters need to be prepared. Over the years, we’ve helped tenants and landlords recover from fires in […]

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Upholstery Cleaning Tips Every Evanston Homeowner Should Know

Whether it’s a comfortable sofa or favorite lounger, the couches and chairs in your home are part of the family. You take care of them with an occasional vacuuming, and you’re quick to clean up spills and pet accidents. Still, deep cleaning the furniture isn’t part of most housekeeping routines. We specialize in upholstery cleaning […]

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Spring Cleaning in Chicago: A Complete Guide [2021]

Our city offers so many great ways to celebrate spring. It’s the perfect time of year for exploring Lincoln Park Zoo or enjoying a lakefront stroll. From mini-golf at Navy Pier to selfies with the Bean, everyone’s ready to get outside. This sense of renewal also inspires us to tackle that big, annual housekeeping task. […]

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How to Deal With Water Damage in Your Apartment

You don’t own the apartment, but it is your home. Whether you drive to work or telecommute, the unit serves as your base. This is where you live, relax and enjoy leasing personal space. It’s also where a burst pipe, appliance failure or upstairs neighbor can soak the rooms and ruin your belongings. Cleaning up […]

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A Pipe Burst at My Business – What Should I Do?

Whether it’s a leaky pipe or a sudden pipe burst in your office or commercial building, we can all agree that you have a significant problem in your facility. Water damage doesn’t just soften drywall and ruin flooring. It can spread contaminants and damage the building’s structure, too, making your workplace unsafe. However, it doesn’t […]

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How to Fix Restroom Urinal Overflow and Leak Disasters

Restrooms in a commercial property are some of the busiest areas in the building. As a facility manager or business owner, you know they need attention around the clock. When a urinal overflows, you know you’re dealing with repair problems and water damage. A leaking or overflowing urinal can quickly become a business disaster. We […]

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winter fire safety tips

15 Winter Fire Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Safe This Year

There are many steps you can take to protect your home and your family from fires this winter. These winter fire safety tips put together by our Chicago fire damage restoration experts are precautions you and your family can take to reduce the risk of emergencies in your home and save lives. 3 Winter Fire […]

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