winter fire safety tips

15 Winter Fire Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Safe This Year

There are many steps you can take to protect your home and your family from fires this winter. These winter fire safety tips put together by our Chicago fire damage restoration experts are precautions you and your family can take to reduce the risk of emergencies in your home and save lives. 3 Winter Fire […]

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ice dam leaking

Ice Dam Water is Leaking into My House: What Should I do?

It can bring down gutters and peel off shingles, but you worry about interior damage too. When ice dam water leaks into your house, you need an action plan. How do you control melting snow and ice that creeps into the attic and seeps around windows? How can you minimize water damage to floors, ceilings […]

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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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8 Highly Effective Cold and Flu Prevention Tips for the Workplace

Preventing the flu and common cold from spreading at work always becomes a priority this time of year. Flu season unofficially starts in the fall and runs through May, but it peaks in February. The facts are clear: this year is shaping up to be one of Chicago’s worst flu epidemics in recent memory. Whether you’re an […]

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blown in attic insulation damage

Blown-In Attic Insulation: 5 Must-Know Pros And Cons

It’s so cold outside. You find yourself looking up and wondering if the attic needs better protection from this winter weather. It’s been awhile since that upstairs under the roof got an upgrade. You’re ready to make some improvements, but you want to make sure you’re choosing the best attic insulation. How do you decide […]

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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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How to Prepare for a Snow Storm: 10 Steps for Weathering the Worst

We all remember the Super Bowl blizzard of 2015. As bad as it was, it only ranked fifth in our modern history of record-setting snow storms. The winter blast dumped more than 19 inches of the white stuff across Chicago and knocked out power to more than 15,000 homes and businesses. Are you ready for the […]

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christmas tree safety

Christmas Tree Safety: 7 Life-Saving Ways to Prevent Fires

For a wonderful while, it’s the most beautiful decoration in your home. Whether it’s tall, short, slender or plump, the Christmas tree stands at the center of holiday celebrations. It also stands as a seasonal addition to the house that needs to be treated with special care. As you make plans to bring home this […]

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fireplace safety

Fireplace Safety Tips: 8 Ways to Stay Warm and Safe

You bring in the wood or prep the gas log and get ready to light the fireplace for its first winter evening. Everyone loves to gather around the flickering glow and bask in the warm company of family and friends. Everyone wants to stay safe too. When was the last time you sat down and […]

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