West Loop is Where To Be
The boundaries of West Loop are Grand Avenue on the north side, I-290 on the south side, Ashland and Ogden on the west side and the Chicago River on the east side. The entire neighborhood sits within 547 square miles. Currently the West Loop is booming as the hub of new apartments and real estate […]
Water Damage – Is it covered by insurance?
According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2018, nearly one in four home insurance claims was the result of water damage. From 2014-2016, the number of water damage claims in the U.S. actually outpaced the number of losses caused by fires and hurricanes. What do these numbers mean? Water damage is pretty common. But not […]
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 […]
Storm Season Has Arrived!
With the spring and summer months also come Thunderstorms, high winds and Heavy Rains along with possible Tornados. These storms can be devastating to folks property causing damage of all sorts. Some examples of damage are: tree branches falling on homes, flooded basements, and even property fences being destroyed. Here are some safety procedures […]
Spring Has Sprung!
Don’t let unwanted water dampen your mood Feeling helpless as you watch your basement flood from heavy spring rains? Due to water backing up, cracked foundations, or sewer issues during the rainy season is a common occurrence. With nowhere to go water rushes into your home through cracks, floor drains, toilets and sinks […]
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 […]
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 […]