black mold test kits

Black Mold Test Kits: What to Look For and What to Avoid

You don’t want to take any chances. You know you have a problem, but you can’t be sure about its type. Before you gave it the bleach test, you were sure it was mold and not just harmless mildew. Now, you want to find out exactly what you’re dealing with. You need to know if the […]

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How to Get Rid of Black Mold in Your Bathroom

Keeping every room clean is an important job, and you do it with pride. It helps make the house your home. You take care to keep everything fresh, so tackling an occasional mold outbreak in the bathroom is just another chore. That ordinary routine sets off alarms when you encounter a dark, slimy growth that […]

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How To Find Your Home’s Outside Water Shut Off Valve

You don’t know it’s happened until it’s too late. By the time you see water pooling out from under a baseboard or raining down from the ceiling, a plumbing disaster is already soaking your home. You have to act right away. It only takes a few minutes to stop the flood and minimize damage to […]

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The Ultimate Rental Cleaning Checklist for Property Managers

It’s an absolute necessity. You have to make a rental property shine in between tenants. As the landlord or property manager, you’re responsible for making sure the place looks its best before the next move-in. It’s a big project especially when you’re dealing with multiple units. When it’s time to clean, sanitize and repair, do […]

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The Ultimate Hardwood Floor Care & Maintenance Guide

They add a natural beauty and soft shine to every room. Hardwood floors grace older homes, dress up new construction and put new style in renovations. As much as you love that special feel underfoot, it won’t last unless you really know how to maintain hardwood floors. Could you use a comprehensive guide to cleaning […]

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Kitchen Fire Damage? Here Are 5 Essential Cleanup Tips

Cooking at home can turn into a disaster in just a few minutes. A small grease splatter ignites, and you’re suddenly facing a kitchen fire. Once the flames are extinguished, you’re out of danger. Take a good look around. Everything is covered with soot. Smoke damage stains walls, and overpowering odors hang in the air. […]

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Apartment Plumbing Problems: 4 Issues and How to Fix Them

Whether you call a high-rise home or live in an older courtyard building, you eventually have to deal with faulty apartment plumbing. From leaky fixtures to clogged drains, these problems need attention right away. When water starts to flood across floors, saturate walls and soak your belongings, do you wait on management for help or […]

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Help! A Frozen Pipe Burst in My Home – What Do I Do?

It was only a couple of years ago that winter weather hit us hard and put Chicagoland into a deep freeze. That sub-zero temperature blast caused extensive residential and commercial damage. Frozen pipes ruptured and flooded homes and businesses all across the city. You don’t want to be caught off guard by this kind of […]

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How to Repair Water Damage in Your Home like a Pro

You’re looking at soaked floors, saturated sheetrock and a potential mold outbreak. Whether your home’s water damage is the result of rain dripping through a leaky roof or a plumbing failure inside the walls, you need to move fast. Where do you start when you take on water cleanup and restoration by yourself? As Chicago’s leading cleaning […]

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