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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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How Do You Know There's Mold?

Mold inspection, mold testing, and mold removal are among our most-demanded services. Mildew and mold removal are not very fun experiences however necessary, so it’s good to know what you’re getting into. Every process is made easier when you understand how it works.

Here, we will explain the few ways we can test and sample for mold in your home or on your property.

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A bad case of black mold.

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Attic Mold in the Summer: How Bad Is It and What Can You Do About It?

You may already know that mold thrives in the summer months, especially in a place like Chicago. That’s why it’s important to be careful this time of year and be aware of the risks. The fact of the matter is that, at ProCare Restoration, the main issue we deal with in the summer is attic mold. Continue reading “Attic Mold in the Summer: How Bad Is It and What Can You Do About It?”

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How to Prevent Water Damage

In order to prevent water damage from causing serious problems, there are certain measures you need to take. Most of them are fairly simple and require little effort. At Procare-Restoration, we want to inform clients of what they can do to prevent us from having to come help. We provide information to better inform our clients, and help them maintain a well-kept home. Continue reading “How to Prevent Water Damage”

How To Prevent Mold Growth in the Winter

As the colder weather approaches, it’s time to start taking preventative measures so that you don’t find yourself with a mold problem. Mold spores are everywhere, but in order to prevent mold growth in the winter, is make sure they are dormant. In order for mold to grow, it needs food to eat, warmth, and of course, moisture.

As we inevitably creep towards the frigid winter months, our houses will no doubt be filled with warm heated air. While heating your home in the winter is a basic necessity, there are still ways to make sure that mold doesn’t infest your house. Continue reading “How To Prevent Mold Growth in the Winter”

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Why Leave Black Mold Removal to the Professionals

When it comes to black mold removal, homeowners often disagree on what to do. Some try to tackle it themselves, some hire an ordinary handyman, and very few call IICRC certified professionals like the ones we have here at ProCare Restoration. The truth is you should always leave black mold removal to IICRC certified professionals. Here’s why. Continue reading “Why Leave Black Mold Removal to the Professionals”

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Black Mold’s Scary Effects on Your Health

When it comes to mold, there’s one kind that scares people more than others, keeps worried parents up at night, and causes general unrest among home or property owners: black mold. Black mold is far more insidious than the bit of mold you might find on old bread in your pantry. Black mold can grow behind your walls, in the dark corners of your attic, crawl space or basement. Worse still, there is black mold’s scary effects on your health. Continue reading “Black Mold’s Scary Effects on Your Health”

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Summer Flooding Do's and Don'ts

Chicago weather is notoriously tricky to predict, but one thing Chicagoland residents can be sure of is occasional summer flooding. Water damage in Chicago doesn’t have to be difficult to navigate, though. To help you out, we at ProCare Restoration came up with this list of summer flooding do’s and don’ts. So if you experience summer flooding or water damage in your home this summer, be sure to follow these rules. Continue reading “Summer Flooding Do's and Don'ts”