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 […]

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 […]

Tips on Salvaging Furniture after a Water Damage

Flooding Flooding can be a very stressful, very messy situation that we wouldn’t wish upon anyone. Not only is it time-consuming to clean up, but it also has a lot of potential of damaging, or even ruining, your personal items, appliances, other household items, and furniture. When sorting through the damages, It can be especially […]

Preventing Winter Water Damage in Davenport

November is finally here! As you put away your swimsuits, inflatable pools, and finish off the last popsicle, you know it’s time to start thinking about winter. Winter is a great season (drinking hot chocolate daily is a beautiful thing) but with the snow, crisp leaves, and holiday parties, one thing begins to creep into […]

After the Fire: Fire Damage Cleanup Tips

When your Cedar Rapids home is damaged by a fire, what happens next is critical if you want to reduce your damages, restore your belongings, and get back to normal as soon as possible. The hours, days and weeks following fire damage are very important, and here are some tips for a successful fire damage […]

What Water Damage Restoration Companies Do

If you have never experienced water damage in your Cedar Rapids home, you may be wondering what exactly a water damage restoration company does, and when you should call them. Dealing with the effects of a flood on your own is not easy, and in some cases it is not even possible. But what exactly does […]

The Fire Damage Restoration Process

It’s no secret that fires can cause a significant amount of damage to your home or business. Physical damage from the fire is sometimes not the most significant, and water damage from firefighting efforts and soot and smoke damage can cause serious headaches for property owners. While fire damage is often complex, many homeowners in […]

What to Know About Fire Damage Cleanup

Fire damage cleanup is a complicated process that often includes water damage, fire damage, and smoke damage. It’s also possible the property has structural problems, or requires emergency board up services to protect it from the outside elements. Because fire damage cleanup can be such a big job, you should consult with a fire damage […]

Is Mold Growing In Your Home?

Mold is everywhere, it is a part of nature. Mold helps break down and decompose organic matter such as leaves, wood, etc. Mold can be great for nature but it is not so great for your home. Molds create tiny spores that float through the air. When those spores land on something wet, they will […]

How To Prepare Your Home for a Storm in Davenport, IA

Sometimes Mother Nature’s visit to Davenport, Iowa can be down right cranky.  And when she is, the results of her tantrums can be seen for miles around. Severe weather happens and you can’t stop it, but you can prepare for it.       Challis Restoration has some valuable suggestions for preventing damage caused by high […]