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Your Essential Toolbox: The 8 Tools Everyone Should Have on Hand

While there’s little more satisfying than the sound of a great power-drill, it’s certainly not one of our tools for the “desert island” scenario. We’ve distilled our picks to the absolute essentials. So these are our top eight must-haves for every Chicago homeowner or DIY-er. We urge our customers to be proactive about protecting their homes and health! Continue reading “Your Essential Toolbox: The 8 Tools Everyone Should Have on Hand”

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10 Home Hacks That Make Maintenance Easy

Ever since we founded ProCare Restoration we have been in the business of prevention. With the high potential for water damage and mold growth in the Chicago area (those two unsavory problems comprising the bulk of our work!) we want homeowners to understand that a little prevention saves you so much in possible reaction. Home hacks — however diluted by the Internet’s love for all things DIY and home improvement — can actually be helpful, too. These are our favorite DIY maintenance tips for a few of the little things that many of us might easily forget about.
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Air Quality Testing for Mold? Advantages, Disadvantages, and What to Expect

There are several ways to test for mold. Beyond surface sampling, we often use air quality testing — a.k.a. air samples — as well. Mold sampling various areas and sources can help locate the root of the problem or spores of most concern. Here are the two main types of air sample methods and what you can expect to see. Continue reading “Air Quality Testing for Mold? Advantages, Disadvantages, and What to Expect”

Let's Talk About That Moldy Shower Curtain in Your Bathroom

At ProCare Restoration, we hear from customers about mold in the bathroom more than anywhere else. While mold that appears (or that you suspect exists) on surfaces and materials like wood, tile, and near your utilities should be dealt with by a professional mold removal Chicago company, the moldy shower curtain is a slightly lesser plague. Here’s how you can deal with it. Continue reading “Let's Talk About That Moldy Shower Curtain in Your Bathroom”

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Protecting Yourself and Your Home Against Flooding

Finding comprehensive Chicago flood cleanup services is a stressful process. You often have to work extensively with insurance companies to complete your water damage restoration and water damage removal — and it can feel like they’re fighting with you every step of the way. Let’s simplify things a little. Although you can’t prevent flooding, you can take preventive action to make life easier should it ever happen to you. Continue reading “Protecting Yourself and Your Home Against Flooding”

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New Furnishings? New Appliances? Here's Why & How You'll Want to Inspect Your Order.

Renovating or updating your home is exciting, but it can cause you some headaches along the way. Purchasing new appliances or furnishings is often a necessary part of the job. Unless you’re a professional in the industry, you’re vulnerable to overlooking important points of concern. Here’s how you can make the process easier on yourself.  Continue reading “New Furnishings? New Appliances? Here's Why & How You'll Want to Inspect Your Order.”

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Spring Is Around the Corner… It's Time to Check for Mold!

Mold is usually much more than a visual problem. It can be highly dangerous, even when you can’t see it! As the snow melts and the last of our Chicago winter weather passes, this is the best time of year to ensure that you’re in the clear. Give us a call to set up your free mold inspection with remediation. Continue reading “Spring Is Around the Corner… It's Time to Check for Mold!”