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Fire Safety Tips for this Christmas Season

Fire Safety Tips for this Christmas Season

This Christmas season is in full effect and there are lots of fun at-home activities you can do with your family.  From putting up the Christmas tree, to baking, to decorating your home from the outside, there is so much to do! While you’re spending quality time with your family keep these fire safety tips for this Christmas season in mind!  Continue reading Fire Safety Tips for this Christmas Season

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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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How To Find The Sources of Water Leaks In Your House

Finding the source of a water leak in your house may not be as challenging as you thought it would be.  In this article, we are going to provide you with common places to check before that small leaks turns into a costly job.  Continue reading How To Find The Sources of Water Leaks In Your House

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Storing Your Personal Belongings With Rainbow International

Storing Your Personal Belongings With Rainbow International

Did you know if your home or business has suffered water, fire, smoke or mold damage, the clean-up and restoration experts at Rainbow International of Chicago North Shore has the ability to store your personal belongings and valuables while your home or business is being restored?  Continue reading Storing Your Personal Belongings With Rainbow International

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Protect Your Hardwood Floor During This Season

Protect your hardwood floor during this season where we are getting a mixture snow, rain and sunshine. The steps are easy and effortless!

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The Dangers Of Hoarding During This Holiday Season

The Dangers Of Hoarding During This Holiday Season

Holidays are an exciting time for families and friends to reconnect with one another. The dangers of hoarding during this Holiday Season is great and for those who hoard, this holiday season will be difficult one.

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It’s Getting Cold, Better Keep Those Pipes Warm!

It’s Getting Cold, Better Keep Those Pipes Warm!

It’s Getting Cold, Better Keep Those Pipes Warm! Don’t think a burst pipe will not occur in your home if your pipes are not properly insulated.  Continue reading It’s Getting Cold, Better Keep Those Pipes Warm!

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Leak Proof Your Home

Leak proof your home so you can avoid structural damages after severe weather- this includes rain or freezing temperatures. Following the tips provided below will insure that when you leak proof your home, the water will be constrained to where it belongs. Continue reading Leak Proof Your Home

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Organize Your Pantry

Organize Your Pantry

The cold weather may be keeping you inside in the comforts of your home, but instead of hibernating, use this time to organize your pantry in your home. Who wants to waste time hunting for certain spices or ingredients? Organizing your pantry will ensure everything you are looking for it right at your fingertips.   HGTV recently published an article on this and I’m sharing a few of their ideas. No matter how big or how small your pantry is, you can find a way to organize your pantry. Continue reading Organize Your Pantry

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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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