What is an Ice Dam?
An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation and other areas. Effects of ice dams If the […]
Leaky Appliance Have You Down?
Don’t worry you aren’t alone. Water heaters, HVAC, refrigerators, and washing machines are known culprits of causing property damage. Leaky appliances can cause extensive water damage within minutes and mold growth within 48 hours. It is almost inevitable that an appliance hose, seal or pipe will break, disconnect, or deteriorate over time. Drains on […]
Frozen Pipe Prevention
This year’s polar vortex is expected to bring record-low temperatures to the Chicagoland area, beginning today. We must embrace for this historic cold as we could be enduring temperatures colder than those in Mount Everest and the Arctic. We must not only protect ourselves but also our homes, especially to avoid pipes from freezing and […]
Winter Home Maintenance Checklist
We know that it is easy to forget about winter home maintenance while completing your last-minute holiday shopping, wrapping presents, finalizing your decorations, preparing your Christmas menu, and baking cookies. It is, however, important to make time for regular maintenance. Although said maintenance may appear to be a daunting task, it is quite helpful in […]