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How To Keep Pipes From Freezing in a Vacant House

During the chillier winter weather, many homeowners and landlords dread the effects that come with colder climates. A frozen water line not only means an inability to access water, but also a colossal mess that can initiate the formation of mold and mildew, flooding and architectural damage. While the fear of frozen pipes is troublesome […]

How To Clean out Your Air Ducts: Just in Time to Turn on the Heat

Are you planning on escaping Chicago’s cold winter weather by cranking up your heat? When is the last time your air ducts were cleaned out? During autumn’s refreshing days, you may have been content without any additional heating or cooling. However, with cooler winter days steadily approaching, you’ll want to prepare your home for fresh, clean, dust-free […]

Fire Safety Tips for Halloween

Halloween is a time for many fun experiences and delights, but it’s not for going to the emergency room or dealing with a fire. That’s why people across Chicago and the rest of the country need to focus on fire prevention to make the season happier, healthier and safer. Below are some of our favorite […]

What to do In Ukrainian Village Chicago

Have you heard of Chicagoland’s Ukrainian Village? It’s a neighborhood that feels more like a European community. From a historical perspective, it’s a location where Ukrainian immigrants settled after coming to the United States to pursue the American Dream. Today, it’s an area that houses plenty of opportunities, events, shopping opportunities and dining pleasures. If […]

Remove Smoke Damage From Mirrors and Glass

Carpets and furniture aren’t the only household items to succumb to smoke damage. Mirrors and other glass objects can become smeared with greasy soot, too. At first glance, you might think that regular cleaning methods will get them clean, but they simply don’t. The issue is that smoke is made up of too much oil. […]

Things to do In Chicago in the Fall

Sun-drenched days and crisp nights make Chicago a paradise in the autumn months. If you’ve been looking for things to do in Chicago in the fall, you’re in for a treat. So many opportunities are happening that you might just find your calendar fills up fast! Below, we’ve amassed some of the events and happenings […]

Steps to Fix a Water Damaged Attic

It’s safe to assume that you probably don’t head up to your attic on an everyday basis. Most homeowners don’t. In fact, the attic is a space that might be ignored for weeks or even months. This is one of the reasons that a water leak in the attic can go on for quite some […]

How to Fix a Water Damaged Carpet

After any a water leak or flood, you could wind up facing a homeowner’s nightmare: a wet carpet. Wall-to-wall carpeting saturated with dirty water is more than an eyesore. It’s a potential health hazard, too. Mold thrives in moisture-rich environments, and it doesn’t take long to develop. Since time is of the essence, your job […]

How to Fix a Water Damaged Door Frame

Water events happen, and never when you expect them — a pipe bursts. The rain pours into your house through a hole in the roof. The sewer backs up. A flood takes over your finished basement. It’s part of home ownership, albeit not a homeowner’s favorite experience by far. The key to recovering is to […]

Steps to Fix Water Damaged Laminate Flooring

When you originally bought your laminate flooring, you probably purchased it for looks as well as functionality. Most laminate is technically able to withstand occasional spills. Consequently, when you drop a glass of juice, it isn’t going to do any damage to the laminate. Flooding is a different matter. When laminate becomes super-saturated with liquid, […]