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How to Detect Water Damage: 10 Warning Signs You Can’t Ignore

You have good reason to be concerned. The basement seems damp, or you’re worried about roof damage from the last bad storm. It might be noises coming from the pipes or a musty smell in the laundry room. As home water damage restoration specialists, we understand. You want the peace of mind that comes from […]

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How Do You Know If Your Pipes Burst?

It’s not a good situation. Carpets are soaked, walls are wet, and you’ve put in the call for help. While you’re taking care of cleanup and water damage at home, repair crews are on the way, but you keep asking yourself the same questions. How could you miss the signs of a busted water pipe? […]

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Did Your Water Pipe Burst in the Summer? 7 Surprising Causes

Can pipes burst in warm weather? Yes, and it happens more often than you might think. This plumbing disaster isn’t restricted to our cold Chicago winters. Homeowners are usually caught off guard by burst pipes in the summer. You expect plumbing problems when the temperatures plummet. You don’t expect ruptured pipes to flood the house […]

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Burst Pipe in the Kitchen? Here’s What to Do Right Now

You’re never ready for it. When a kitchen sink pipe bursts, it always catches you off guard. Whether it starts while you’re rinsing dishes or soaks floors while you’re away at work, it’s a mess that demands immediate attention. The cost of burst pipes under kitchen sinks can add up fast. What can you do […]

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Frozen Pipes? Here’s What to Do to Unfreeze Them

You wake up and head for the kitchen. The house is still chilly from last night’s hard freeze. You’re ready to make some coffee, but one turn of the faucet handle snaps you wide awake. You don’t have any water, and you know why: Some time during the night, the pipes froze. If you wait […]

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Are Frozen Pipes Covered by Homeowners Insurance? 5 Facts

With another Chicago winter settling in all around us, you’ve done your best to get the house ready for freezing temperatures. If something should happen, you rely on your home insurance policy to cover property damage. Those premiums pay for your peace of mind too. As well as you know your policy, do you wonder, […]

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Frozen Pipes Burst? Here’s What to Do Right Now

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 cold, wet […]

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