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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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: 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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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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chimney fire

How to Put Out a Chimney Fire in 6 Steps

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. How do […]

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how to put out grease fire

How to Put Out a Grease Fire and Save Your Kitchen

You’re looking forward to fried mozzarella snacks or a crispy fried chicken dinner. Perhaps you’re sizzling breakfast bacon in the oven. The kitchen smells heavenly. Suddenly, you’re in trouble. It only takes a few seconds for hot oil or grease to flame up. Grease fires happen on stove tops, inside ovens and over backyard grills. […]

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microwave fire

My Microwave is on Fire – What Should I Do? (3 Steps to Take Right Now)

Microwave fires are common, and they can cause massive damage when they do occur. According to the National Fire Protection Association, microwaves cause 4% of cooking-related house fires per year (PDF) and 1% of associated deaths. If you’ve experienced a microwave fire in your household, you’re probably wondering what to do and how to begin […]

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