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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, […]

How to Clean Smoke Damage From Wood

One of the great challenges of fire damage is removing smoke from wood. You may find that wooden furniture and other wooden materials have soot stains and smell of smoke after a fire occurs. This isn’t an impossible situation, however. Just follow the right steps and return your furniture and other wooden assets to like-new […]

Fire Safety Tips in Summer

For many, summertime is the best time of the year. The days are long and the weather is nice. Time off from school and work is plentiful, and there are so many fun things to do! But summertime can also pose some dangers, many of them related to fire. To help ensure that you make […]

How to Fix Water-Damaged Book Pages

Books are an absolute treasure, but they are also some of your most vulnerable assets in a flooding situation. If you’re recovering from a flood, you may be concerned about finding a way to fix water-damaged books. Rest assured: there is a proven process that can help repair wet books, if you know where to […]

How to Fix Water-Damaged Furniture

Flooding can touch so many assets and items in your home, from the flooring and the walls to your furniture. When you’re recovering from a flood situation, you may find yourself wondering how to fix water-damaged furniture. Know from the start that it’s not an impossible situation. With the right steps, it’s possible to get […]

Flood Driving Safety Tips

Flooding is a natural part of many areas in and around Chicago and its suburbs. How you decide to react to a flooding situation may determine whether or not you get through the experience unscathed. Many times, people find themselves in vehicles during a flood. They may be trying to get out of their neighborhoods […]

Ceiling Water Stains

Why Do I Have Stains on My Ceiling? You look up and notice something peculiar. Part of your ceiling seems to be a different color than the rest. Curious, you examine it further. It’s a stain — and you have a suspicion it has something to do with excess moisture. Chances are good your hunch […]

Mold in Chicago, IL Apartments Renter and Landlord Rights

Mold isn’t just unsightly — it can be downright dangerous, not to mention costly. Study after study tells us that mold should be removed immediately for the health and wellness of the people living close by. Without intervention, mold continues to grow day after day, creating problems for those with sensitivities and allergies to the […]