Why are Gloves Important During Mold Clean Up?

Here at A&J Property Restoration DKI, we are often asked about do it yourself mold removal tips and tricks. While we never recommend that homeowners tackle large mold removal jobs on their own, if the affected area is 10 feet or less, do it yourself can be effective.

Removing mold safely from your home is the number one priority – and to do so, you must protect yourself first!

Wearing gloves during mold removal is the bare minimum of protective gear that you should take advantage of. In fact, we recommend more than just gloves! Why? Let’s read further to understand the importance of safety during home mold removal. (more…)

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Is it too humid inside your home? You may need a dehumidifier!

Dehumidifiers are a great way to solve the problem of excess moisture in your home. Moisture can cause mold and mildew, which can lead to health issues for you and your family if they are exposed to these issues for long periods of time.

It’s important to spot the signs of needing a dehumidifier quickly to avoid too much moisture in your home for extended periods of time. But what are the signs of needing a dehumidifier? And what size should you use in your home?

Keep reading and we’ll give you all this information and more about finding the right dehumidifier for your home. (more…)

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Dehumidifier freezing over? It may be time for a deep cleaning!

Moisture and humidity are two things that homeowners want to keep out of their house. Water is a breeding ground for many different issues including mold and mildew, which can lead to serious health problems if exposure is frequent. Using a dehumidifier can keep the moisture out of the air, and in turn, keep the mold and mildew to a minimum.

If you already have a dehumidifier, you know that the coils and tray can get pretty nasty at times. We will cover how to keep your dehumidifier running as efficiently as possible, but first, let’s discuss when you may need a dehumidifier in your home. (more…)

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7 Simple Steps to Clean Your Attic Yourself

Chances are you haven’t stepped foot in your attic in months or, if you have storage elsewhere in your house, maybe even years. Time goes by very quickly, and before you know it, your attic is full of dust, spiders, and who know what else. 

As a homeowner, it should be a priority to clean your attic regularly, allowing you to check for different issues like mold, animal infestations, or poor insulation.  Keeping your attic as dust free as possible is also a great way to keep allergens out of your air ducts and vents, which makes for a happier, healthier household!  

However, cleaning your attic yourself can be overwhelming. Let’s take a look at seven simple steps to help you become an expert DIY attic cleaner!  (more…)

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Quick Tips on When and Why You Should Hire a Professional Attic Cleaning Service.

New homeowners rarely inspect the attic of their new homes. Little do they know; the attic is an area that should never be overlooked when getting your home ready for move in day! 

Cleaning an attic can be a tough job and hiring an attic cleaning service is a necessity to ensure your home is properly insulated and free of potential problems that can negatively impact your health.

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Fall To-Do List: Get to Know Your Gutter System

Gutters may not be the most glamorous feature of your home, but the damage-prevention purpose they serve is essential. Without a properly functioning gutter system, your home could be prone to basement flooding, roof damage, foundation erosion, landscaping washout, and more. Bottom line: Getting to know more about your gutter system now could be the knowledge you need to save you from costly home repairs in the future. (more…)

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8 Ways to Prepare Your Commercial Building for Coming Cold Weather

Every season has its own need for special maintenance, and that’s especially true when the temperatures start to plummet. Cold weather can wreak havoc on your commercial property, which makes it all the more important to take preventative measures to protect your tenants and your business investment. (more…)

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4 Fall Remodeling Projects to Help Prevent Home Damage

When you think of home remodeling, your sights might be solely set on improving the form or function of a space or increasing your home’s resale value. As good of reasons to undergo a major home project as those may be, don’t underestimate the value some remodeling projects can have in keeping your house safe, secure, and stress-free. (more…)

4 fall remodeling projects that help prevent home damage | services by A&J Property Restoration DKI of Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Portage, Waunakee, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Prevent Indoor Fires This Fall

Fire safety is always important no matter what time of year it is. However, if there is ever a season to brush up on fire safety tips, it’s fall. As daylight hours decrease and temperatures do the same, autumn means life moves inside, which can increase indoor fire risks. (more…)

The top cause of indoor fires is cooking | services by A&J Property Restoration DKI of Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Portage, Waunakee, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 Ways to Protect Your Commercial Property from Flood Damage

Regardless of where you stand on climate change, it’s hard to ignore the extreme weather that has affected–and for some even devastated–various regions of the United States. Recent rainfall amounts are reaching record numbers for 2018, and the result is widespread flooding to not only homes but also commercial buildings and their businesses. (more…)

5 ways to protect your commercial property from flood damage | services by A&J Property Restoration DKI of Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Portage, Waunakee, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, Wisconsin
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