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How to Spot a Failing Sump Pump

According to industry experts, 98% of homes will experience some sort of water damage during their lifespans. This can be from a variety of reasons like rain, broken appliances, cracked pipes, or a broken sump pump – all culprits that can lead to a flooded basement and costly repairs. Install a Sump Pump Most homes […]

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Avoid Sewage Flooding During Winter

Floods are the leading cause of home damage, putting a sewage backup as a primary cause for flooding. While flooding is primarily associated with the Spring and Summer seasons, preventative measures in winter tend to go overlooked. However, heavy rainfall and snow during the winter can cause sewage line backup and other problems, leading to […]

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Is Your Home Protected Against Sewage Damage?

Sewage water doesn’t just smell bad, it is also filled with bacteria and viruses. If it seeps into your home sewage water can lead to diseases for anyone that comes in contact with it, making them incredibly ill. Water damage from freshwater sources can cause serious damage, but sewage water causes worse problems. Instead of […]

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Keep Your Home Safe from Sewage Damage

As homeowners, we hear a lot about the dangers of water damage in general. A leaky pipe, heavy rains, or a faulty hose in an appliance can cause flooding or standing water. However, given the choice between “normal” water damage and a sewage related problem… sewer damage is the bigger issue every time. Why Is […]

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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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