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Do Gutter Guards Cause Ice Dams?

Wintertime brings around the holidays, cozy fires, as well as snow and ice that can lead to problems for homeowners. Winter weather, especially the amount of snow that we get in northern Illinois, brings about snow build-up that can lead to dreaded ice dam. What is an Ice Dam? Ice dams form on your roof […]

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How to Handle Flooding in the Chicago Area

Chicago, Arlington Heights, and Libertyville are areas of the Midwest where flooding due to heavy rain and melting snow are regular occurrences. In the most extreme cases, flooding can have a profound effect on properties, leaving basements, homes, businesses, and schools flooded without an easy way for property owners to clean up the mess. Here […]

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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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Supplies Necessary to Clean Up After a Flood

Flooding is something that many homeowners and commercial property managers will occasionally encounter. Once the water has stopped flowing and it’s time to start cleaning up the mess of excess, it’s human nature to want to hurry up and get your property back to normal as quickly as possible. However, it’s important to pause and […]

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