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

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

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

How to Prevent Storm Damage on Your Property

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When the spring season comes, we’re treated to sunshine, refreshing warmth, and the beautiful sights of nature. However, spring also means rain, storms, and the potential for tornadoes. With  such weather, there’s a chance that your home, business, or other property will suffer storm damage. Storms can feature strong winds that can force trees and other upright objects to be … Read More

Water Damage Prevention Checklist

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Water may be essential to keep yourself healthy, but it can be harmful to your home and personal belongings. When water seeps into your home, it can severely damage the building materials, furniture, and your personal content. Building materials like wood, drywall, and insulation absorb water which causes them to become weakened, warped, and discolored. Too much water damage can … Read More

How to React to Frozen Pipes in Your Home

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When cold weather approaches, it’s easy to remember to prepare yourself for the cold by bundling up. But it’s also important to prepare your home for the cold, too. There are several issues around your home that can arise with cold temperatures, including a greater likelihood that your home’s water pipes will freeze. Even if your home is heated, there’s … Read More

The Cost of Cleaning and Restoring a Flooded Basement

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As unfortunate as it may be, basements are prone to flooding. Their location at the lowest level of a building and usually underground makes them prone – water always runs from high to low ground, so it can easily find its way into a basement. Whether the excess water comes from a burst pipe, backed-up sewer line, failed sump pump, … Read More