fire damage restoration checklist

A Complete Fire Damage Restoration Checklist for Homeowners [2023]

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 350,000 residential fires occur every year. The numbers are disturbing, but the aftermath of a fire in your home can’t be measured statistically. You’re suddenly faced with unfamiliar challenges that seem overwhelming. From burned-out interiors to fire-damaged belongings, how do you start the recovery process? We’ve been […]

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fire damage mitigation

Fire Damage Mitigation: A Complete Guide [2023]

If you’re like most homeowners, you’re not prepared for the aftermath of a house fire. If a fire shuts down your business, the loss is just as overwhelming.  Mitigating the fire damage is your critical starting point to recovery. Not all property owners are familiar with the process. We understand. Our teams here at ServiceMaster […]

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fire damage due to neighbor

Help! My Neighbor’s House Fire-Damaged My House!

No one ever expects the house next door to go up in flames. Your first concerns center on the safety of your neighbors and their property, but you worry about your own home too. It can all happen so fast. The first responders do their job, the fire is extinguished, and everyone’s in good shape. […]

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Fire damage restoration Chicago

Fire Damage in Chicago? Here’s What to Do Right Now

A stove top grease fire flares out of control. An unattended space heater sets nearby drapes on fire. Faulty wiring at your workplace sparks a fire that spreads through the property. These are just a few examples of how quickly flames can devastate residential and commercial buildings in the Chicago area. Every year, fire departments […]

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apartment fire safety tips

11 Lifesaving Apartment Fire Safety Tips

When an apartment building goes up in flames, tenants go into evacuation mode, often on different floors. Families and neighbors head for safe exits. It’s a situation that can quickly become confusing and dangerous. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 105,000 residential fires occur in multi-unit properties every year. As Chicago’s leading fire […]

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fire damage restoration contractors chicago

How to Hire the Best Fire Damage Restoration Contractor

The impact of a fire on your home or commercial property doesn’t stop when the flames are extinguished. Dealing with the aftermath is overwhelming. It’s not something you want to take care of by yourself. You need the services of an experienced fire damage restoration contractor. We work with Chicago home and business owners in […]

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smoke damage restoration

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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apartment fire damage chicago

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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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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space heater fires

How to Prevent a Space Heater Fire: 12 Critical Safety Tips

A space heater brings welcome warmth to a chilly room. It’s convenient, inexpensive and easy to operate. Many homes and workplaces rely on the compact appliance for supplemental heat. That comfort comes with serious risks. A space heater fire can quickly flare up and result in extensive property damage. Every winter, our teams help Chicago […]

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