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

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?

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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