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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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Slab Leak Water Damage: 6 Things You Need to Know

They’re an affordable alternative to crawl space or basement construction. They don’t flood, and that’s a big plus (especially here in Chicago). Slab foundations are usually low maintenance, but water under the slab can result in serious problems. 6 Things You Need to Know About Slab Water Leaks Slab leak water damage isn’t always obvious. […]

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10 Spring Flooding Safety Tips to Protect Your Home

You have every reason to be worried about your home. We’ve seen a dramatic increase in spring flooding especially across northern and western Illinois. This season may go on record as the worst in 50 years. It’s important to know how to implement smart spring flooding tips that can protect your property, whether you live in […]

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The Ultimate Bank Cleaning Checklist: Daily, Weekly and Monthly Guidelines

When customers walk through your doors, they immediately form first impressions. Immaculate interiors create a welcoming atmosphere of security. Business depends on conveying that sense of trust and integrity to every client. Sparkling entryways, lobbies and teller stations reflect the pride you take in your institution. Your janitorial staff works hard keeping it all in […]

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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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