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Clean Gutters Before Ice Damming

Clean Gutters Before Ice Damming

Even though it is warm for December, the weather is suspected to drop tomorrow. Before it gets too cold, clean your gutters to prevent ice damming. Continue reading Clean Gutters Before Ice Damming

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Avoid Basement Floods

Avoid Basement Floods

Basement floods can happen any time and for any reason.  Some of these causes include cracks in foundations, sewer back-up and poor lot land slope. Prevention is the best way to attack potential flooding.  Continue reading for how you can avoid basement floods. Continue reading Avoid Basement Floods

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Ice Dams

What are ice dams? Ice dams are an accumulation of ice at the lower part of your roof usually where your gutter meets the roof. How does this accumulation happen and cause an ice dam?  Typically the middle part of your roof is warmer.  This heat melts snow and forces it to slow to the edges of your roof that are typically cooler than the middle of your roof. This change of temperature causes the melted snow to freeze into ice and block your gutter.  The melted snow needs somewhere to go. It eventually forces itself under your roof into your attic and sometimes down into your home’s walls. This can cause great water damage to your home and belongings. The following tips can help avoid ice dams from forming on your home. Continue reading Ice Dams

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Winter Home Preparedness

Living in Chicago, we know that that winter snow and cold can hit anytime and in different forms of severity.  Last year we experienced large snow fall amounts followed by several days of bitter cold. Below are some simple steps you can take to ensure winter home preparedness. We’ve discussed many of these tips before, but they are so helpful that it doesn’t hurt to mention them again. Continue reading Winter Home Preparedness

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Budget Friendly Winterizing Tips

Last week’s winds and storms brought in some frigid temperatures in our area.  It’s a good idea to start thinking about how we can winterize our homes.  Winterizing is a good idea because you can save your home from damage and at the same time save money keeping your home warm. Keep reading for some budget friendly winterizing tips.  Continue reading Budget Friendly Winterizing Tips

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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

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The leaves are falling and by now, you’ve probably turned on your heater inside your home.  This time every year, we should make a habit of getting our home ready for the upcoming winter to help cut down costs and avoid larger home maintenance issues.   Continue reading Fall Home Maintenance Tips

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Getting ready for Gutter Cleaning

We have been enjoying the summer-like temperatures in the Chicagoland area, but we all know that fall and winter is right around the corner.  One of the most important things we can do to prepare our homes for winter is to get our gutters cleaned.  Continue reading Getting ready for Gutter Cleaning

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Protect Your Home From Mold

    No one ever wants to find mold in their home.  Mold can spread quickly and cause damage to your home and your family’s health. Mold can begin growing in as little as 24 hours after a flood. So the best defense against a flood is a good defense.  Follow these tips to stop mold from even forming in your home. Continue reading Protect Your Home From Mold

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Tips to Prevent and Control Mold and Moisture in Your Home or Business

Mold is important to outdoor life as it helps break down organic matter, but we don’t want to see mold in our homes or businesses. Mold and moisture go hand in hand. Mold spores are not harmful until they are combined with a damp surface to grow on.           

               

Continue reading Tips to Prevent and Control Mold and Moisture in Your Home or Business

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