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

Avoiding Exterior Damage to Your Home in Spring

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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

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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