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Bathroom Water Damage

Bathrooms are probably the one room in your home most likely to suffer from water damage, since it is the rooms that houses many water fixtures.  That being said, it’s a good idea to do quick run through inspections in your bathrooms every so often.  Catching water damage in an early stage will also end up being easier on your pockets. Continue reading Bathroom Water Damage

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5 Ways to Prevent Wet Basements

No one wants a wet basement and all the hassle that comes with cleaning up and fixing it.  Water damage comes into your home not only via floods, but it can also come into your home  from rapidly melting snow and burst pipes.

Follow these five tips and you will be closer to keeping your basement dry.

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Preventing Frozen Pipes

We posted about this a few weeks ago, but today, this post is very pertinent.  It is extremely cold out there and we not only need to keep ourselves, our children and our pets safe, but we also need to keep our homes safe from this extreme cold.

 

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Keep Your Pets Safe in the Cold Weather

It’s really cold out there today and combine that with the windchill factor, it’s even colder.  Area schools know that and therefore closed school for the day.

Most pets need to do their business outdoors, but don’t be fooled that their fur coats are keeping them warm.  Some important tips to remember when taking your pet outside in these temps are: Continue reading Keep Your Pets Safe in the Cold Weather

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Make Holiday Leftovers New Again

Continuing with the theme of saving money from my last post, I’m sharing ideas how to extend the life of your holiday leftovers and make them new again.  During this time of the year, my fridge is stockpiled with all sorts of leftovers covered in aluminum foil. After a day or two, my family gets tired of eating the same thing over and over again. There are so many options our there.  Below are some that caught my eye.  Jamie Oliver has some really good ideas. Continue reading Make Holiday Leftovers New Again

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Keep Your Kitchen Safe During the Holidays

During the holidays, we spend more time with our loved ones chatting, watching TV or movies, playing games and of course lots of cooking.  In this day and age, it is very easy to get distracted entertaining friends and family while we are cooking.  This can make for a dangerous situation in your home’s kitchen. Kitchen related fires are the leading cause of fires in homes.  We can keep our family and homes safe by following a few simple tips: Continue reading Keep Your Kitchen Safe During the Holidays

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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.           

               

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Tips to Prepare for the Winter Chill from Rainbow International of Chicago North Shore

The unseasonable warmer temperatures we’ve had can be deceiving.  Use them to your advantage and try some of these tips to help save money on your energy bills and prepare your home for the upcoming cold. Living in the Chicagoland area, you know it is coming. Continue reading Tips to Prepare for the Winter Chill from Rainbow International of Chicago North Shore

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Frozen Pipes

As we prepare our homes for the holidays with lights and decorations, we should also be thinking about preparing our homes for what is usually the coldest time of the year. Last year, the term polar vortex became as common in our vocabulary as the term windy city. The extreme cold was not only brutal to us, but also to our homes. Continue reading Frozen Pipes

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