Causes for Sump Pump Failures and What to Do

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A sump pump installed in a basement of a home with a water powered backup system.

You don’t have to live anywhere near a body of water to experience a flooded basement. A heavy rainstorm and a sump pump that stops working at the wrong time can result in flooding in your home. Sump pump failure is a common problem for homeowners, but most people don’t realize it until it’s too late. Fortunately, most of the … Read More

Hard Floor Cleaning Guidelines for Commercial Building

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Flooring in commercial buildings receives heavy foot traffic throughout the day. Equipment may be accidentally dropped, and spills are a common occurrence. The pressure a commercial floor undergoes each day requires it to be extremely durable. Typical scenarios like these necessitate that a commercial floor be cleaned much differently than floors found in private residences. Why clean a commercial floor? … Read More

How to Effectively Clean Ceramic Tile

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How to Effectively Clean Ceramic Tile in Elgin, IL

Homes are popularly finished with ceramic tiles for their attractive look and easy-cleanup. Of all the flooring and wall options homeowners have, such as stone, marble, granite, porcelain or glass, ceramic tiles offer significant advantages, especially when it comes to maintenance. Ceramic tiles have a number of benefits. The durability found in using ceramic tile in floors or walls makes … Read More

How to Protect Your Property Against Spring Flood Damage

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How to Protect Your Property Against Spring Flood Damage

The promise of warm spring weather and brighter days brings with it the risks associated with spring thaws. Winter snow that melts in the spring has the potential to run off toward your home, causing significant flooding. In fact, it takes just a few inches of water to cause tens of thousands of dollars in structural damage. It is important … Read More

How to Help a Hoarder Clean House

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Hoarding Cleaning Services

Mountains of used, old and even never-out-of-the-box items are likely to accumulate behind the closed doors of an individual suffering from hoarding issues. Apart from extreme collecting, hoarding is a psychological issue, categorized as an obsessive-compulsive disorder. The hoarder is unable to throw out anything without experiencing severe anxiety. As a result, piles of newspaper, spanning decades, accumulate; rotten food … Read More

Fire Damage Insurance Claim Process and Tips

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There’s so much to do in the aftermath of a fire that it’s hard to know where to begin. It’s important to know what steps to take to prevent more damage, stress, and paperwork, as well as to save yourself money at this difficult time. Follow these suggestions to making navigating the fire insurance claim process smoother and more efficient. … Read More

Prevention and Repair Tips for Frozen Pipes

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Frozen pipes are more than an annoying inconvenience; they’re a headache at the worst time of year. Unprotected pipes freeze when temperatures drop below 32 degrees, due to a combination of exposure, wind chill, and the duration of the cold temperatures. When the temperatures around pipes get too low, the water inside freezes and the ice expands, leading to burst … Read More

Get Ready for Winter with Professional Air Ducts Cleaning

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Air ducts stream cool or heated air throughout your home, operating via the home’s HVAC system. A home can contain an entire system of ducts that wind complicated paths throughout the structure to keep it warm in icy temps and cool when the summer sun hammers down. Over time, the air ducts naturally gather dust, pet hair, pollen, dander and … Read More

Why Furniture Upholstery Cleaning Should Happen as Often as Carpet Cleaning

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Why Furniture Upholstery Cleaning Should Happen as Often as Carpet Cleaning - ServiceMaster Kwik Restore

Upholstery maintenance tips People spend a great deal of time choosing the color, fabric, and style for the upholstery in their homes. The sheer number of choices available these days is overwhelming! The furniture you eventually select is a serious investment in both time and money, and the decision should be made only after careful research into factors such as … Read More

Water Damage Insurance Claim Process and Tips

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Water damage is an inescapable problem for homeowners because it can happen in so many difficult to prevent ways.  A sudden storm might cause rain water to leak through a crack in your foundation that you didn’t know was there, or a pipe can burst behind your wall and cause gallons of water to spill into your home.  Once excess … Read More