How to Protect Your Home from Mold in the Summer

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Especially for areas like the Midwest, the weather can get pretty humid in the summertime. Humidity refers to the level of moisture in the air which can cause a number of problems for homeowners if they aren’t careful. Both health and structural issues will arise from airborne mold spores, costing families more in the long run than if they were … Read More

How to Protect Your Home from Flooding in McHenry County

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Water damage is one of the most common types of property damage due to the numerous ways it can occur. One of these sources is flooding. Whether it is natural or unnatural flooding, flooding leaves your home filled with excess water. Sometimes this water can be contaminated, such as with sewage or other waste materials. The longer this standing water … Read More

The Dangers of a Decomposing Body

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A crime or trauma scene can occur at any time and it is important to be prepared for this type of situation. A serious accident or injury that results in death can be traumatizing to discover, but it may also be more damaging than that. Bodily fluids and blood from the dead body can spread infection or disease to those … Read More

How Snow and Water Damage Go Hand in Hand

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While it’s pretty, too much snow can have a severe impact on property structures and even bank accounts. One bad snowstorm can be enough to bury your car and make you late for work. Sometimes property owners are snowed in and may not even be able to leave! But once you do dig yourself out, you can’t help but notice … Read More

Removing Fireplace Odors from Your Home

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Who doesn’t like fireplaces? Other than having them cleaned and maintained, there’s nothing like sitting in front of one with a good book and a hot drink. It’s also an efficient way to keep your home warm, especially if the power might be out during a snowstorm. Yet there are downsides to fireplaces. Among them include the strong smoke and … Read More

Water Damage Caused by Broken Water Heaters

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It is surprisingly common to discover your basement has flooded or experienced serious water damage. In many cases, the source of the problem is a broken water heater. When water heaters break, it is usually due to a leak or a rusted bottom, both of which will cause excess water to fill your basement. A replacement water heater may cost … Read More

How to Reduce Water Damage

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After any water disaster, it is essential to act quickly to reduce the water damage. Time is critical when a pipe burst, water leak, or heavy rain causes water damage in your residence because water damage breeds mold growth and causes structural damage to the property. If you act quickly, you can minimize unnecessary damage to your property and possibly … Read More

A Checklist for the Fall to Prevent Any Disasters

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As summer comes to an end and the chilly breeze starts to pick up, it’s important to not only get our wardrobe ready for the colder weather but, our home as well. ServiceMaster Kwik Restore is dedicated to making sure you have an easy transition from the fall to the winter, check out the tips below to make sure your … Read More

How to Prevent Water Damage at Home While You’re on Vacation

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There’s no worse time for water damage to occur than when you’re on vacation. After spending all your money and energy during your trip, there’s nothing that can be worse than coming home to a severely water-damaged house. Unfortunately, this disaster is common among many property owners. The Insurance Institute has actually reported this as the second most common claim … Read More

Safety Tips to Help You Prevent Summer Fires

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Many people enjoy summer activities like camping, bonfires, fireworks, and cookouts. They’re a great way to get outside while spending time with friends and family. But unplanned accidents happen all the time, including fires that can leave severe burns and damaged property structures. The potential for fires to occur is easy to forget when enjoying outdoor events. But it’s extremely … Read More