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8 Things to Do After a House Fire: Your Complete Checklist

The aftermath of a house fire can be overwhelming.

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The Hidden Dangers of Sewage Backups: What Homeowners Need to Know About Proper Cleanup and Restoration

Imagine this: a peaceful evening at home, shattered by a dread-inducing gurgling of your toilet followed by a very distinct odor.

Mold Myths vs. Facts: Dispelling Common Misconceptions About Mold Remediation

Dealing with mold and mildew is an unfortunate reality for almost everyone, especially with Chicagoland’s often fluctuating weather conditions, proximity to many lakes and rivers, and abundance of historic buildings.

Storm Season in Chicagoland: How to Prepare Your Home for Potential Flooding and Wind Damage

With spring showers and summer thunderstorms on the horizon, Chicagoland homeowners need to get ready for Mother Nature’s wet seasons.

Fire Safety in Commercial Properties: Strategies for Prevention and Preparedness

Extensive and costly destruction resulting from preventable fires is a significant fear for owners and managers of commercial properties.

Healing Homes: Personal Care and Human Compassion in Trauma Scene Cleanup

In the aftermath of a traumatic event, whether it’s a crime, accident, undiscovered death, or natural disaster, the physical remnants left behind can be overwhelming for property owners.

Restoration Realities: Making Every Dollar Count for Your Unique Situation

After a fire, flood, natural disaster, or other property-damaging event, it’s completely normal to feel anger, anxiety, despair, and overwhelming worry about how you’ll pay for repairs to your home [...]

The Power of Listening: A Compassionate Approach to Hoarding Cleanup

One often overlooked aspect of property restoration is helping those affected by hoarding disorder with empathy and compassion.

Restoring Your Home After Winter-Related Water Damage

As bone-chilling weather grips Chicagoland, many homeowners find themselves facing the oft-overpriced aftermath of winter-related water damage.

By the Numbers: Most Prevalent Property Damage Incidents Revealed

If you’re a home or a business owner, you’re no stranger to the risks of flooding, fires, mold, and other property-damaging events.

The Ripple Effect: Understanding the Long-Term Impact of Water Damage

Water damage is more than just a puddle on the floor.

Protecting Your Property: New Year’s Resolutions for Damage Prevention and Safety

As we welcome 2024 with hopeful optimism, now is the perfect time to set New Year’s resolutions that will better protect your most valuable assets — your home and possessions.

Restoring More Than Property: The Human Side of Remediation

In the wake of a disaster, the immediate focus often revolves around the physical damage inflicted on homes and financial loss.

Winter Is Coming: How to Protect Your Property from Weather Damage

As the cold winds blow and the snow starts falling, winter’s arrival often brings delight for the holidays — and the potential for harsh weather conditions that can wreak havoc [...]

Fire Safety: Recognizing the Signs of Outdated Wiring and Fire Hazards

In the fast-paced rhythm of our daily lives, it’s easy to overlook the silent threats that lurk within the walls of our homes.

Destroying Fire Damage Odors: Effective Odor Removal Techniques from the Experts

The traumatic event of a residential fire unleashes chaos, uncertainty, and loss.

Flood Damage Preparedness: Steps to Take Before the Next Storm

In Chicagoland and the Upper Midwest, climate change is causing more frequent and intense storms, and preparing for potential flood damage has never been more critical.

The Science of Smoke: Types, Particles, and Their Impact on Your Home

When disaster strikes and your home is engulfed in smoke, it’s not just the flames that pose a threat to your loved ones and belongings.

Preventing Biohazards in Your Home or Workplace: Proactive Measures

In a world where unforeseen disasters can strike at any moment, it’s crucial to be prepared not only for natural calamities but also for biohazards that may endanger your home [...]

The Property Manager’s Toolkit: Resources for Handling Flood, Fire, and Mold Emergencies

Property management is a complex field that requires the wearing of many hats.

Documenting Losses: Steps to Take for a Smooth Fire Damage Insurance Claim

Dealing with the aftermath of a fire in your home or business can be a devastating experience, both emotionally and financially.

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