Public Adjuster vs Insurance Adjuster: 7 Differences You Need to Know

Even a small house fire can quickly turn into a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Burst pipes can flood every room and ruin furnishings and belongings. When disaster strikes, you immediately think about your insurance coverage. If this scenario happens to you, will you be asking yourself, “Should I use a public insurance adjuster?” It’s a question […]

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8 Essential Steps to Rebuilding Your Home After a Fire

A fire in your home is devastating. You’re so relieved and grateful that everyone is OK, but now you’re dealing with the enormous task of putting everything back together. From a charred roof and fire-damaged interiors to water-soaked carpets, it’s hard to know where to start. If you ever find yourself facing this situation, will […]

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How to Clean Up After a Flood: 5 Essential Tips to Reclaim Your Home

The recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey serves as a sober reminder. Here in Chicago, we see our share of destructive weather every year. Just this past spring, torrential rains across the city left area houses flooded, and how to dry out was something everyone needed to know. Are you ready to tackle cleaning the house and […]

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How to Board up a Window Right Now in 7 Quick Steps

A broken window is an invitation to trouble. It can’t keep out the weather, and it’s an easy target for vandals. Whether you manage residential or commercial property, or are a homeowner, this kind of damage can quickly cost more than the price of repair. You take care of so many things with your DIY […]

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Our Recent Chicago Storms: 6 Facts to Help You Weather the Worst

Try explaining Chicago weather to someone who doesn’t live here or spend a lot of time here. When the sun shines bright on a spring day, there’s not another city as beautiful as Chicagoland. When the skies crack open with torrential downpours, there’s no place to hide. Why is our weather so unpredictable? How do […]

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Extreme Weather in Evanston, IL [Infographic]

We recently assessed the weather in Evanston, Illinois and determined that the city’s residents experienced 4,023 events that involved severe weather between 1950 and 2010. The municipality was affected by 398 floods and more than 900 storms that produced hail. Take a look at the infographic below for more interesting facts: Insurance for Homeowners According […]

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How to Choose a Fire Extinguisher for Your Business

It’s one of the first lines of defense in case of a workplace fire. As a business owner or manager, you understand how very important it is to have the correct type of commercial fire extinguisher on your property. Eventually, the equipment ages out or needs replacement after an emergency. Do you know which model […]

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Skokie, Illinois

Natural Disasters by State Map: Is Your Area at Risk?

We don’t think of severe storms as natural disasters until sewers back up and basements flood. Tornadoes send everybody ducking for cover in a few, fast minutes, and then we spend days digging out from the damage. Here locally, we see our share of Mother Nature at her scariest, but how do we compare to […]

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