Carpet and Rug Cleaning Tips After a Flood or Water Damage

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Floods and other forms of water damage can cause significant problems for both homeowners and commercial property managers. There is a lot that needs to be done to deal with the aftermath of water damage. One major issue that crops up is how to deal with carpeting after a flood. Keep Yourself Safe The first tip in carpet cleaning, or

Avoiding Ice Dams and the Importance of Using Roof Rakes

Ice dams cause severe water damage to homes if they aren't dealt with. Find out the causes and tips on preventing ice damming from occurring.

The winter season brings many weather-related challenges to homeowners. Ice dams are one of these issues. Read on to find out what you need to know about preventing ice damming and the importance of using roof rakes. What Are Ice Dams? An ice dam is a large collection of ice that forms on a roof’s edge. These ice masses commonly

Watching for Winter Pipe Freezes and Other Plumbing Problems

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Plumbing problems are extremely common this time of year. Families have busy school and work schedules, and many homeowners let winter plumbing problems fall to the wayside. Sadly, this often leads to pipe bursts, floods, and expensive repairs or restoration bills. But fear not! The experts at Royal Renovations are coming to your rescue with our best tips and tricks

How to Avoid Cooking Fires

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With over 172,000 fires occurring each year due to cooking activities, fire safety and prevention are essential parts of kitchen safety. With a few practical steps and some basic awareness, you and your family can decrease your risk of cooking fires this winter. What Causes Most Cooking Fires? Everyday cooking fires happen in the US for a variety of reasons:

Tips for Choosing a Home Renovation Contractor

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Finding a reliable home renovation contractor can be complicated, especially if you want good availability and low upfront costs. There are plenty of things to consider during your search for the perfect contractor. From knowing what to ask to research your type of renovation, here are a few tips for finding the perfect home renovation contractor Residential Renovation Contractors: Red

Making a Family Emergency Preparedness Plan

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For many households, keeping the family safe is the number one priority. Talking with your family and creating a plan for emergency situations is the best way to ensure everyone understands what to do in an emergency. In a proper emergency preparedness plan, identify how you and each family member will work together as a team in an emergency. Your

How to Prepare for a Tornado or Strong Winds

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Over the course of 2021 in the United States, tornados claimed the lives of 103 people, injured untold more, and destroyed billions of dollars in property, structures, and personal items. As with any natural disaster or emergency, it’s important to have a plan and emergency kit on hand for inclement weather conditions, like tornados. While most tornadoes aren’t the category

What is Odor Control?

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You deserve comfort in all aspects of your home—including its smell. No one should have to ignore lingering odors from mildew, mold, smoke, garbage cans, or accidents from furry friends. That’s where odor removal comes in. An odor control specialist will identify and remove the root cause of any odors existing in your home. Several of the services we offer

What is a Moisture Reading?

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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

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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