How To Handle Winter Basement Floods

It’s January! Say hello to extreme cold snaps and bouts of warm temperatures that can cause ice and snow to thaw, followed by more cold weather resulting in black ice on the roads, frozen pipes, and water damage to your home. With the unpredictability of the temperatures this time of year it is important to be prepared for potential water
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Preventing Water Damage

Residents in Davenport, Iowa are no strangers to freezing temperatures and snowfall in December. These winter months can wreak havoc on our homes, especially when the snow starts to melt. The melting snow can find its way into your attic via ice dams or into your basement through a cracked foundation, damaged water lines, or window wells that aren’t adequately
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Water Damage Restoration

When it comes to water damage cleanup, there are just as many things you shouldn’t do as there are things you should do. The most important thing you should do is hire a professional restoration contractor to do the real dirty work for you. In the Iowa City area, Challis Restoration Services is here for you for any of your water
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11 Facts About Business Fires (& Preventing Them!)

According to the National Fire Prevention Association, U.S. fire departments responded to about 3,300 office property fires per year between 2007 and 2011. Those fires resulted in about $112 million in property damage each year, and most were in business offices – and happened during business hours. However, the good news is the number of business fires was down a
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Where to Look for Water Leaks in your Home

Water leaks can start small and turn into a serious problem. It could save you a lot of trouble and money to do what it takes to ensure that any leaks you get don’t get too serious and lead to big issues. Of course, if that ever does happen, Challis Restoration Services in the Tipton, Iowa area is here you
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Simple Steps For Fire Prevention

Fire damage prevention is as easy as slapping up a few smoke detectors around the house and making sure the fire extinguisher is in the kitchen, right? Unfortunately, that is not enough to prevent a house fire from occurring. As homeowners, we need to take a more comprehensive approach to prevent and prepare for house fires. Luckily, there are a
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Cleaning Up After A Flood: Tips & Tricks

When your property is damaged by flood water the cleanup process can be a daunting task. Storms, appliance failure, plumbing disasters, or other external flood sources can cause some serious damage to your property. Regardless of the extent of damage caused by flooding it is important to kick in a plan of action as soon as possible. The longer the
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How to Prevent Potential Water Damage Disasters

After discovering water damage in your home, after the initial shock, you may stop to ask yourself how this happened and how you can prevent this from happening again. The good news is that you can prevent water damage disasters from occurring by performing some property maintenance. Some of these preventative measures may seem tedious, but trust the water damage
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Mold Removal in Tipton

What is mold and how does it get in my house? Outdoors, mold plays an important part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees. Molds are actually fungi those reproduce by releasing tiny, microscopic spores. With good air circulation and sunlight, mold growth stays in check. Harmless mold spores are always in
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Why Hire Professionals for Fire Damage Clean-up in Tipton

  People often think that once a fire is out, the danger is gone and it is safe to re-enter a property. Unfortunately, property fires leave a lot of hazardous problems after the blaze is extinguished. There are precautions that need to be taken to make sure a property is safe to enter and there are many steps to getting
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