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Rescuing Memories: How to Salvage Heirlooms After a Basement Flood

Basement floods can be devastating, particularly when cherished heirlooms are at risk.

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A flooded garden in Oak Park.
Renewing the Green: Tips to Restore a Flooded Garden in Oak Park

If you’re a homeowner or gardening enthusiast, a flooded garden in Oak Park is more than just a messy inconvenience—it’s a clear signal that something’s wrong.

Summer thunderstorms in Oak Park can lead to gutter overflow.
Summer Thunderstorms in Oak Park: Safety Tips for Homeowners

As summertime approaches, we can look forward to the sun’s warmth and outdoor activities, but we must also be mindful of the potential dangers of severe weather.

Clutter in a dirty home is a breeding ground for bacteria and mold, especially under poor ventilation.
The Dirty Home Damper: How to Avoid Health Risks at Home

If you’re experiencing allergies or other health problems, it’s important to consider all possible causes, including a dirty home.

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Cleanup with Care: Helping a Senior Client with Property Restoration

We pride ourselves on taking each and every property restoration job with a sense of empathy and compassion.

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Emergency Preparedness Tips for the Hurricane Season

As the nation continues to focus heavily on the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminding property owners of the urgent need to prepare their homes and businesses for the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

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How to Remove Mold Stains from Clothes and Fabric

Damp clothes or fabrics can easily be infested with mold if they’re not dried in time.

How to Repair Water-Damaged Drywall

In a water damage event, it’s essential to quickly remove the water and dry your property.

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What To Do and Not Do After a House Fire

After the fire is out and the smoke has cleared, the fire department is gone, and you are left with a disaster on your hands.

Tips to Safely Remove Snow from a Roof for 2022

Even though most building codes require that residential roofs support the most significant snowfalls in your area, there is still a risk of roof damage.

2021 Holiday Party Safety Checklist

The holiday season is a time for celebration and joyful gatherings, and safety measures should be at the top of any holiday preparation list.

Five Home Maintenance Projects for 2022

Each year, we strive to better ourselves by making and keeping a new set of resolutions.

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The Best Ways to Back Up Your Data and Keep it Secure

Whether they’re vacation photos, music albums or work documents, you should keep a copy of your files to keep them secure from threats.

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Consequences of Water Damage in Office Buildings

What Are the Causes of Office Water Damage and What Are the Consequences? Property managers of office buildings are often aware that water damage can be truly consequential.

You may be wondering is soot dangerous.
Is Soot Dangerous? What You Should Know

After a house fire, the danger unfortunately doesn’t stop once the flames have been put out.

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Top 10 Reasons Your Smoke Alarm Goes Off Randomly

Smoke alarms are extremely important in keeping you and your family safe in case of a household fire.

Tobacco and Cigarette Smoke Odor Removal

After years of smoking in a home, walls and contents become blemished and develop bad odors.

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What Is Green Mold and Is It Dangerous?

Mold comes in many textures and colors, but they all have a few things in common — they grow in moist areas, they feed on organic matter, and can pose a threat to your health.

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Can My Carpet and Pad Be Saved after a Flood?

After a flood, many homeowners and property managers wonder if their carpet and pad can be saved.

How to Get Moldy Smell out of Carpet
How to Remove Musty Smells from Carpet

Musty-smelling carpets are both unpleasant and dangerous.

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Sewage Backup Causes and What You Can Do

Black water is floodwater that contains contaminants and viruses that present severe risks of illness.

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