water stain on ceiling

How Do I Get Rid of Water Stains on My Ceiling?

As long as you don’t look up, water stains on the ceiling don’t seem too serious. Still, you’re always good about taking care of things around the house. This problem needs a fix. How did the stains get there? Are you dealing with bad flashing on the roof or leaky pipes up in the attic? […]

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Leak in the Attic? Here’s What to Do Right Now

By the time you realize there’s a slow leak in the attic, it’s already affected stored belongings, insulation, ductwork and joists. A broken pipe up in the attic can quickly result in dangerous ceiling damage as leaking water soaks walls, floors and furnishings in the rooms below. Regardless of the cause, it’s never easy to […]

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chimney water damage

My Chimney Has Water Damage – What Should I Do?

You know a damaged roof can spring a leak, soak the attic and ceilings and cause extensive property damage. However, you may not realize there’s another potential problem on top of your home. Did you know that masonry chimneys can develop serious water leaks? These stone or brick structures stand up to the elements all […]

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wall leakage

How to Find a Water Leak Inside the Wall: 6 Quick Steps

It doesn’t set off alarms. You can’t hear it or see it. Left undetected, it can cause serious damage to sheetrock and even affect floors and ceilings. A slow water leak hidden inside the walls of your home creates a damp environment that breeds mold and rots wood. As well as you stay ahead of […]

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bathroom ceiling water damage

Water in the Ceiling Under the Bathroom? 5 Quick Steps

We know how it goes: you’re just going about your business one day, and then you look up and see it – a water leak in the ceiling below the bathroom. Where, once, there was pristine drywall, there’s now a large water stain or a bubble in the ceiling. You start to panic. What now? […]

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How To Prevent Ice Dams: 5 Winter Rooftop Strategies

If we’re lucky, Chicago’s first snowfall gets the kids outside to play and covers the city in a beautiful white blanket. It also starts the freezing and melting process that forms ice dams on the eaves. You can’t stop the snow, and you can’t stop the thaw, so how do you put ice dam prevention strategies in […]

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Best Ways to Clean Gutters: 10 Tips That Really Help

Some seasonal chores around the house always seem like a big job. Climbing the ladder and tackling the gutters isn’t a project you look forward to, but you know you have to get it done. Do you sometimes wish you knew the best way to clean gutters? Could you use a few tips and tricks? We know […]

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