There’s a lot of confusion around the differences between whether you should remediate mold or use mold sanitation. And we understand why–many times people use the terms interchangeably, even though they have different meanings. But which one is more effective and will help you get rid of mold for good? It actually depends on a few factors.Continue reading “Should You Remediate Mold or Sanitize?”
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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The cost of water damage repair and restoration can vary widely, but a little effort now can prevent or ease the worst of it. We have more information about that here. Unless you’re hit with a natural disaster, these are our proactive tips for protecting your property from water damage. Continue reading “Proactive Tips for Preventing Water Damage at Home”
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”
With only a few weeks left of winter, we’ve got spring cleaning on the brain. Spring brings new life to the earth. So why not your home, too? Let’s start fresh! Here’s your checklist for making the most of the job where it really counts: mold prevention on the home front. Continue reading “Spring Cleaning Checklist: The Let's-Prevent-Mold Edition”
What’s hiding behind those walls? And what’s hiding in them? Water damage can start out as something you can’t see, even if the area is exposed. Here are the seven most common structural problems we encounter. Continue reading “Top 7 Home Structural Problems Caused by Water Damage”
When flooding hits your home or other accidents occur, you need a professional. Water damage is the primary risk. But mold becomes a greater possibility too — if the space is not properly dehumidified and ventilated. If you’re careful, you can avoid that potentially expensive risk. First, we will judge the situation based on the quantity of water, absorption of it, and where it is.
Let’s talk about the four main classes of damage we see. Continue reading “What's Your Damage: The Different Types of Water Damage”
Water damage can be crippling for homeowners. No matter how much you prepare your house for foundational damage, there are certain things that cannot be prevented. In the case of flood cleanup, you may find yourself upstream without a paddle. Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide to Flood Cleanup”
When you find yourself in a situation where water damage has affected your home, you don’t want to be misinformed. Knowing about the types of water damage is the first step to combating the issue. Without the proper knowledge, you can end up diagnosing the situation wrong, causing more headaches than you previously had. Continue reading “Types of Water Damage and Classes of Destruction”
Fall weather is upon us, which means that beautiful warm sunshine has faded away for the next few months. With this resurgence of fall weather brings with it a resurgence in water damage. With cold, damp weather that accompanies fall in Chicago, there are serious problems this can cause to your home. Continue reading “Tips for Water Damage Repair”