What to Do When a Pipe Bursts

January 20, 2020 Why does a pipe burst? Water pipes burst because the water inside them expands as the temperature gets close to freezing, and this causes an increase in pressure inside the pipe. When the pressure gets too high for the pipe to contain, it ruptures. When you know a pipe has burst, here are the steps you need […]

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 […]

Why You Must Mitigate Water Damage Quickly

Have you recently experienced water damage from a leaking roof, flood, or burst pipe? If so, you need to mitigate quickly! The risk of incurring more damages drastically increases the longer the water sits in your home or business. The sitting water could initiate microbial growth. This water could also cause significant damages to your […]

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes & Pipe Bursts

The risk of frozen pipes and pipe bursts continues to grow as the temperature drops, and these two occurrences can cause significant property damage. There are, fortunately, ways to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting. Water freezes when heat in the water is transferred to subfreezing air. After the water freezes, it expands and causes […]

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 […]

The Significance of Moisture Testing and Water Mitigation

Certified water restoration professionals, like Restore Restoration, Inc., use moisture and humidity testing to not only determine the amount of moisture intrusion or water damage a property has sustained but to also decipher how to dry the property most effectively and efficiently. The testing reveals hidden pockets of moisture and helps us determine the amount […]

Throwback Thursday: Lincoln Park Water Repairs

It’s that time of the week again. We are throwing it back to a month ago when we finished a water repair in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago today. Check out the great photographs of the completed repairs below!

Tuesday Tip: Hire a Professional to Handle Water Damage

With rain in the forecast, it is important to prepare for flooding.  Preparation includes locating a certified, experienced and professional restoration company like Restore who understands the effects of water damage and how they can be negated.  Our employees undergo hands-on training during which they gain an understanding of the science behind proper cleaning methods.  Our employees are aware […]