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Dishwasher Overflowing? Here’s What to Do Right Now 

Your dishwasher works hard, and you trust it to do its job. When it starts malfunctioning and overflowing, then, it can be a startling experience. After all, nobody wants to be surprised by a puddle of water on their kitchen floor or the expensive damage left behind. Fortunately, you’re not alone. In this blog, we […]

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Is Your Basement Flooding? Here’s What to Do Right Now

When the basement floods, you’re suddenly facing multiple problems. They all need attention right away, but there are so many things to consider. How much water are you dealing with? Can you handle it by yourself? When does DIY basement cleanup become dangerous? How do you recover from a flooded basement? As Chicago’s leading flooded […]

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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. Who do you call when you realize the basement in your home is flooded? Knowing who to call […]

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Why Are Floods in Chicagoland Getting Worse?

You never get used to it. Dealing with Chicago flooding year after year doesn’t make it any easier. All across the city, homeowners are frustrated by recurring floodwater damage in their basements. Any type of flooding in Illinois can cause serious problems, but it always seems worse here in Chicago. It fills basements with sewage […]

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Your Complete Flood Remediation Checklist

It’s one of the hardest jobs a homeowner can face. It’s an enormous challenge for businesses too. Cleaning up after a flood takes time, hard work and patience. This flood remediation checklist is designed to help you with initial recovery efforts. You can’t do it all by yourself, but there are important steps you can […]

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How to Disinfect the Basement After a Flood

Heavy rains soak the neighborhood. Your sump pump can’t keep up with floodwaters flowing into the basement. Sewage backup fills the downstairs with a contaminated mess. You’re facing black water cleanup. You can clean the basement after an ordinary water disaster, but storms and sewer water complicate the job. Disinfecting the basement after flooding is […]

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How to Clean Flood Damaged Items: Everything You Need to Know

Dealing with any type of home water damage can seem overwhelming. Whether it’s the result of broken pipes or torrential rain, you need to clean up your flooded house right away. Suddenly, you realize it’s more than soggy drywall and wet carpets. All your belongings are soaked too. Do you know how to clean flood-damaged […]

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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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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 […]

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How Many Homeowners Assume Home Insurance Covers Flood Damage?

Scroll across the map below to discover how many homeowners incorrectly assume their home insurance protects them from damage caused by flooding. 82% of insurance policy holders admit they do not read the small print when purchasing home insurance. 41% of Americans do not prepare their homes to avoid burst pipes and flooding. 88% of […]

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