Six Tips For Recovering From A Flooded Basement And Water Damage Cleanup

A flooded basement is an extremely common problem for homeowners in Cedar Rapids, IA. While employing the right prevention tactics will prevent the vast majority of basement floods, there’s still no guarantee. Thus, it’s important that you be prepared to respond to a flooded basement in the event it happens to you. Here are six tips on doing so from
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Winter Water Damage In Cedar Rapids

Many people believe that after the high temperatures and dry days of summer go away, water consumption drops considerably. Actually, the more time people spend indoors due to  cold weather, the more water they consume. And the colder it gets in Cedar Rapids, the more chance homes have of suffering from winter water damage. Water Damage In Cedar Rapids Burst
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Fire Damage Restoration Service Due To Wildfires

Here in Iowa, we are blessed with acres of rolling hills, hardwood forests and fertile farmland. Unfortunately all this lush vegetation presents an opportunity for large scale windswept fires. Be aware of your neighborhood risk is the first step to decreasing your risk. Below are a few tips to help with fire damage restoration service in your home from the
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Prepare Now To Prevent Water Damage Cleanup

Before you take off a road trip, you check the tire pressure. You change the batteries in the smoke alarm every six months. And, after years of training, you almost always remember your reusable bags before a grocery store runs. Since home water damage cleanup can be so expensive, take time now to check some vulnerable areas in your home.
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Four Red Flags Of A Poor Water Damage Cleanup Company

One of the worst things that can happen after your home is ravaged by a flood is hiring a water damage cleanup company that is unreliable, untrustworthy, unqualified, or all three. Don’t let this happen to you! At Challis Restoration in Cedar Rapids, we make it our top priority to provide you with the best quality service available and have
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Water Damaged Floors In the Bathroom

Modern families and homes use a huge volume of water in the bathroom. Therefore, the risk of water damage behind the walls and under the tiles is higher than anywhere else in the house. One of the most vulnerable surfaces  to water damage in your home is that bathroom floor.  When moisture gets under the bathtub or between the shower
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How To Prevent Water Damage From Leaking Pipes

While leaking pipes may seem like nothing more than an annoyance, over time these leaks can water damage and even flooding in your home. If a pipe leaks in an area where you don’t spend a lot of time, such as the basement or utility room, you may be living with prolonged water damage, which only worsens over time. To
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Fire Damage Restoration: Ceiling Soot Stains

If you’ve had a fire or smoke damage in your home, you know that everything has been damaged by smoke and soot. When synthetic and natural materials burn, soot is left behind. This black residue clings to hard surfaces, ceilings and walls. Soot is a messy irritant, and it can damage the materials it touches.  So, the question arises; can
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DIY Water Damage Cleanup – NO!

DIY home improvement projects are all the rage right now. Thanks to countless blogs and videos on YouTube, you can learn to do almost any project. While they may be on the craze,when it comes to water restoration or cleanup projects, it is best to call in the professionals. Water damage can cause lasting and lingering damage to your home
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5 Top Causes Of Home Fire Damage

Housefires happen every year for a number of reasons. No amount of prevention can completely eliminate the risk of a fire starting in your home. But knowing the major causes of housefires can help you take the precautions necessary to reduce the risk of a fire breaking out in your home. The professionals at Challis Restoration have experienced all types
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