Preventing Winter Weather Damage to Your Home

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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

Fire Safety Tips for Your Commercial Property

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Industrial and manufacturing fires increased 34% from 2018 to 2019, while commercial fires increased by only 7%. However, with a total of 421 fires in 2019, there were still nearly 200 more commercial and public assembly fires than industrial and manufacturing fires. Preventing Common Fire Hazards With the number of fires on the rise in Minnesota, it’s important to keep commercial fire

What Does it Mean to be IICRC Certified as a TCST?

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The trauma and crime scene cleanup company you choose should minimize the exposure to the bio-hazardous material and remove them using the proper personal protection equipment. In addition, they should ensure the hazardous materials are removed and cleaned thoroughly, negating any potential lingering bio-hazardous material that could endanger customers or employees. What is the IICRC? The Institute of Inspection Cleaning

Is Your Home at Risk for An Electrical Fire This Winter?

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The Danger of Winter Fires Did you know winter is the most common time for families to experience electrical fires? With the addition to your power grid of multiple lights and space heaters, it can be easy to overlook some much-needed safety precautions. We’ve compiled our electrical safety checklist so you can have the best winter home preparation this season.

Could Your Sewage Pipes Be At Risk This Winter?

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Sewage Backup Prevention We all worry about winter freeze-ups. No matter where you live, everyone needs to avoid pipes freezing during the colder months. Proper winter home preparation requires you to keep your plumbing and sewer lines in mind. Luckily, we’ve written this guide for you to follow in this cold season so you can avoid freeze-ups and the cost

How to Clean Up Safely After a Disaster

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After a disaster strikes, it can be tempting to begin clean-up immediately. You should wait and make sure that everything is in place to clean up safely and effectively. We’ll cover some of our tips before diving in and cleaning up any damage your property sustained during the disaster. Follow our safe cleaning tips to make the job easy and

How to Prepare Your Home for a Disaster

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With winter storms on the horizon, now is a great time to talk about preparation. Being prepared for winter weather can make a significant difference if and when a disaster strikes. Which disaster you prepare for will depend on a wide array of characteristics, but there are general steps you can take to prepare your home. We’ll go over our

3 Tips for Hiring a Renovation Service

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Choosing A Contractor Finding a good home repair damage contractor can be difficult. You need to know who you can trust to renovate your home when disasters like storms, water leaks, and fires wreak havoc on your home. When you find your home in need of repair, what are some of the things to look for in a contractor? In

Bracing For Winter Storms: Signs Your Roof Needs Repair

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Winter is Here Now that winter is here, we need to talk about your roof. With the cooler temperatures come winter storms and snow. This time of year is when your roof can take a major beating. Whether it’s your home or a commercial business, it’s important to do a thorough inspection to avoid further damage and an emergency roof