spring commercial building maintenance checklist

Prepare for Spring – Use this Checklist to Get Your Commercial Property Ready for Warm Weather!

Spring is almost here and that means a spring tune up on the maintenance of your commercial property! Commercial maintenance is similar to residential check-ups – think spring cleaning to air out the property from being closed up all winter. Commercial properties also have their own set of tasks to make sure that they’re ready […]

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city street flooded from rains and melting snow

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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installation of new sump pump in basement

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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frozen pipe burst with water flowing out of pipe and frost around pipe

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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stormy sky with sign stormy weather ahead

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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