What is a Moisture Reading?

Woman taking a moisture reading on brick wall.

Water is life, but it can be disastrous if it gets into the wrong places—our homes, for instance. Water, however, always seems to seep into areas it is not supposed to be, which is why moisture readings can be so beneficial. As the name suggests, a moisture reading tells how wet an area is. Moisture readings are typically done in

Common Causes of Home Fires

House that has been through a fire.

It’s no secret that fire can devastate a house. In fact, the number of fire fatalities in Minnesota is climbing above the national average. Knowing the most common causes of house fires, as well as how to prevent them, are two of the simplest ways to improve your home’s fire readiness. Common Causes of Home Fires   Cooking Fires Cooking

How Often Should I Clean My Air Ducts at Home?

With the wonders of modern ventilation comes the necessity of cleaning your aid ducts. Removing the dust and debris building up in your system helps preserve high air quality by reducing the number of particulates floating in the air. But how frequently should your air ducts get cleaned? What are the symptoms of a duct system that needs some care?

Cleaning with Compassion: Trauma Scene Cleanup

After having one of the worst days of their lives, it can be difficult for trauma victims to think of the cleanup that will need to happen for life to return to normal. Trauma or crime scene cleanup specialists are experts at navigating these kinds of distressing situations with compassionate professionalism. Also known as post-forensic, biohazard, bloodborne pathogen, or crime

What is Content Restoration?

Elements of a burned wood house.

Do you know what to do when your building gets hit by an unforeseen disaster? Flooding, mold, fire damage, tornados, hurricanes—the list of different disasters, natural or otherwise, is almost endless. When it comes to dealing with insurance companies, it’s best to leave it to the technicalities of restoration to experienced contractors. That doesn’t mean you should call just any

CLT, GLT, and Fire-Resistant Wood

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As the call for more natural and sustainable building materials is felt by contractors around the world, Engineered Wood Products (EWP) are answering the call. EWPs offer a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional materials like concrete or steel. For every cubic meter of concrete replaced with a cubic meter of timber, about a ton of CO2 emissions are reduced

Avoiding Exterior Damage to Your Home in Spring

Storm damage to home, uprooted tree during spring storm.

Spring weather brings many challenges from homeowners. Spring is the time for renewal and growth, but for Minnesotans, it’s also a time when winter hazards remain firmly in play. Winter storms mixed with spring showers, as well as the often jarring transitions between freezes and thaws, can bring many issues to your doorstep. Spring Storm Damage Some spring weather damage

Managing Sewer and Drain Backup in the Early Spring

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The early spring can be a tough time for sewer systems. From meltwater to sprawling tree roots, everything about spring seems to have the potential to damage your sewage system. As a homeowner, there are important steps you can take to protect your sewage system and prevent your sewer from backing up this spring. Protecting Your Sewer System From Water

Preventing Winter Weather Damage to Your Home

Green house with ice dams and icicles on roof.

Minnesota winters bring with them a host of issues that can affect homeowners. Knowing the issues and how to prevent them can save homeowners headaches and money. The most common issues winter weather brings for your home are ice dams, snow damage, freezing pipes, meltwater flooding, and pest infestations. Ice Dams Ice dams are often caused by clogged gutters. Whether

Managing Sewer and Drain Backup in the Winter Months

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Winter weather in Minnesota brings with it a whole host of issues that can cause damage to your home. Arguably the worst—and by far the smelliest—problem is backed up sewer pipes. Some issues, like flushing non-flushable items or tree root damage can happen during any season. Others, like frozen pipes, are unique winter issues. Winter Worsens Sewage Issues Homeowners need