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Ensuring Your Home is Flood-Ready

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Flooded Urban Road With Traffic Lights

Floods can happen anywhere, anytime even in areas not prone to flooding. Flash floods can happen very quickly so it is important to prepare before a flood hits. First and foremost, have an emergency plan. Plan a meeting place that is on high ground. Have an emergency contact person who lives outside your immediate area. … Read the full article…

My Basement Flooded: Now What?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Flooded interior

Discovering a flooded basement after a storm is one of the most stressful experiences a homeowner can face. When it comes to cleaning up, the first priority should always be safety. Make sure that there are no electrical hazards in the basement before entering. Water in the basement can lead to structural damage, mold and … Read the full article…

Electrical Fires: A Hidden Home Safety Threat

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Electrical spark between  two insulated copper wires ( 3d render  )

Fire is Personal. It attacks people you care about and the things you love. As you read this, look around the room you’re in. You’ll see souvenirs from vacations, pictures of loved one who are no longer available to give you a hug, documents you need to stay in your home or away from the … Read the full article…

Avoid These Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016


Now that summer is here, many homeowners are hitting the beach or pool and having backyard barbecues with friends and family. While the summer is definitely the best time for fun in the sun, it is not without its dangers and perils. Summer is the time of year when your plumbing may be incurring additional … Read the full article…

A Closer Look at the Fire Restoration Process

Thursday, August 18th, 2016


Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy cookouts with family and friends, but without careful attention and proper maintenance of your grill, these happy occasions can quickly turn into a disaster, resulting in fire damage to your residence. You need to know this about home grilling: According to the National Fire Protection Association, July is … Read the full article…

Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Chalkboard drawing - check list concept

When it comes to buying and owning a home, most people only think about the immense financial responsibility. While paying the mortgage is definitely a huge aspect of being a homeowner, keep in mind that home ownership requires your time and labor. Just as the engine of a car needs regular oil changes to remain … Read the full article…

Fireproofing Your Home for Hot Summer Months

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016


As any homeowner in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin can attest, the summer months bring relentless heat. Unfortunately, heat stroke is not the only risk of the hot summer months. The blistering summer heat also increases the risk of serious fires. All homeowners should fireproof their home to protect loved ones and their home. Here … Read the full article…

Ensure Your Piping Beats the Summer Heat: Summer Plumbing/Piping Tips

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016


Many homeowners in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin look forward to the summertime, and for good reason. After all, the summer is the best time to hit the swimming pool, go on vacations, and enjoy barbecues with the entire family. Of course, during the summer, homeowners tend to use water more than they do during the … Read the full article…

5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe while Traveling This Summer

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016


Summer is the best time to take a little vacation with your family and travel, but leaving your house alone can be a scary proposition. Thankfully, there are a variety of simple things you can do to protect it from damage. These tips will help you combat the five most common problems facing homes in … Read the full article…

Tips for Restoration of Possessions After Fire Damage

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

A house fire often causes devastating damage to both the property and possessions of a homeowner. If some of your possessions have suffered damage after a fire, you may be able to restore some of these items to good condition. Here are a few tips for the restoration of possessions after fire damage, so that you won’t … Read the full article…


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