Tips to Prevent Water Damage at Your Business

In the situation where your business experiences a burst pipe, flooding, or any water-related problems, you may have to close temporarily while you resolve the issue. Whether it is sending workers home for the restoration, or losing records and equipment, water damage will cause your company to take a hit. In such a situation, it also means lost revenue for
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Is It Time To Tackle That Second Bathroom Water Damage?

-=Home maintenance is so important to retaining the value of your largest investment. According to State Farm insurance, the rule of thumb is to have and use a home maintenance fund of between 1%-4% of your home’s value. For example, for the average $175,000 Cedar Valley home, you should plan to spend $1,750 to $7K annually for upkeep. You don’t
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Water Damage and Frozen Pipes in Cedar Rapids

The cold weather we have here in Cedar Rapids during the winter months often sees temperatures below the freezing point. That means our pipes are at risk of freezing all winter long. Frozen pipes can result in water damage in your home, so we are going to give you all the information you need to keep your pipes from freezing
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How Does Water Damage Cleanup Affect Metal Surfaces?

In your home, when the water from an accident meets with metal and air, an electrochemical reaction happens. For example, when metal rests on a wet carpet, the hydroxide ions form rust. ​At home, steel furniture often causes rust to stain the floors. Other metal items that can cause marks are lamps, metal caps on furniture legs, and old nails. 
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Changing Your Cleaning Routine To Avoid Water Damage

Because the bathroom is used so frequently, it is no surprise that it is such a common place for water damage to occur. By inspecting bathroom appliances regularly, you can find problems sooner and get them addressed before they lead to major water damage.  Water Damage In Cedar Rapids Here are some things you should incorporate to your bathroom cleaning
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Do I Need To Replace My Leaky Dishwasher?

Like most things, dishwashers need maintenance and upkeep to continue to run smoothly. If your dishwasher is leaking, the water could get under the baseboards, into the cabinets and under the floor. Mold can also develop within a week in a dark space with poor airflow. If you think your dishwasher is leaking, call Challis Restoration to repair any water
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3 Common Myths About Water Damage And Cleanup In Cedar Rapids

Water damage in your home can come from many different sources and can strike at any time. When you are caught off guard, it is hard to know how to respond – especially with all the misleading information out there pertaining to water damage. With water damage, you do not want to make the mistake of believing these 3 common
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Most Common Causes of Water Damage, And How To Prevent Them 

Water Damage is one of the most common household issues that homeowners face because there are so many causes, and water is a constant, necessary part of every home. That being said, it can be inconvenient, costly, and dangerous when water gets where it shouldn’t, and causes water damage. We at Challis Restoration Services have put together a list of
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Being Ahead Of The Game When Water Damage Hits Your Home

Water damage emergencies in Cedar Rapids often catch us unexpected, and can happen anywhere, at any time, and by a number of different causes. Knowing how to respond will help get the situation handled quickly and correctly. Here is what you need to know if you find water damage in your home:  Water Damage In Cedar Rapids 1. Remember Safety
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Squirrels Can Cause Water Damage And Cleanup To Your Roof

Cedar Rapids is known as a safe place to have a home and raise a family. Here on the banks of the Cedar River, our city offers a great quality of life but is prone to wild weather and spring flooding. With all this urban growth, rebuilding, and relocation have driven a vast array of species, including squirrels into the
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