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Spring Rain Causing Sewage Backups? Now what?

Heavy rains in spring are damaging enough when flooding occurs outside and, more devastatingly, indoors. When sewage backup happens the problem goes from bad to worse. Now instead of just water, you’re dealing with wastewater which is a dirty, smelly mess. In addition to the ick factor – you now have potential health risks to […]

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5 Signs that Your Basement Needs a Sump Pump

Owning a home is a huge undertaking. New homeowners may find it difficult to understand the nuances happening in their homes, and signs of moisture or flooding can happen when you least expect it. Living in Chicago climate, our homes must withstand extreme stress, from frozen and thawing soil to heavy rains and snowfall. With […]

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How to Handle Frozen Pipes That Have Burst

In Chicago and the surrounding areas, we deal with our share of cold weather during the winter. Freezing temperatures can lead to frozen pipes, and if not insulated properly, frozen pipes can burst. When water freezes, it expands, causing extra pressure to build inside the pipes, which can leads to cracks and ultimately bursting. How […]

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Avoiding After-Storm Contractors

Mother nature can cause a lot of damage with heavy rains, lightning, hail, heavy winds, and all the other weather she likes to throw at us. When storms hit, there are some contractors that follow – ready to jump in and take advantage of the disaster situation and those individuals that are suffering from the […]

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10 Tips to Avoid Household Fires

In 2018 alone, over 1.5 million house fires were recorded according to the National Fire Protection Association. Approximately 3,655 civilian deaths were reported due to these fires, 15,000 injuries, and over $25 billion dollars in property loss. Fire can destroy a home in seconds, which is why it is imperative that everyone be aware of […]

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All About Indoor Air Pollution

With winter in full swing, the option of opening windows wide to bring in fresh air is not an option, especially during a chilly Chicago winter. Since most of our time is spent indoors, the quality of the air we breathe while we’re inside is an important thing to think about on a regular basis. […]

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