5 Signs You May Need a Sump Pump to Help Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

As a homeowner, preventing water damage is a main priority. A bad rainstorm can turn your dream basement into a swamp without the proper preventative measures. Many homes have a sump pump, a device that is installed below the surface of a home to prevent excess water from gathering where it doesn’t belong. (more…)

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Sump Pumps – What are They, How do They Work, and Why do I Need One?

You may have heard neighbors talk about needing a sump pump or their sump pumps kicking in during a hard rain. As a homeowner, a sump pump is a device that you will hear about, but may not fully understand what it does or why it is important to have one!

At A&J Property Restoration DKI, we assist homeowners that have experienced water damage, some of which could have been prevented with the help of a sump pump. Let’s talk about the basics of this common household appliance and how they can keep your home water damage free. (more…)

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Protect Your Home from Disaster before Leaving for Vacation

Warmer temps, kids out of school, and longer days make it easy to understand why summer is peak season for travel plans. Easy days lounging lakeside, sipping cocktails on the beach, touring new territories, or camping beneath a star-filled sky offer plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind from the usual busy schedule. When it comes time to return to “real life” after days away soaking up the sun and making new memories, the last thing you want to do is come home to chaos. (more…)

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Boost Your Backyard Safety

We are one week from the unofficial start of summer. This means the season when backyards become the place to be. After a long, cold winter stuck indoors, you and your family may see your backyard–or any lot of land surrounding your property–as an outdoor oasis offering fresh air and fun in the sun. True as that may be, like anything that’s sat virtually unused for months at a time, your yard could use your attention before beginning to barbecue with the neighbors or laying out the lawn games. (more…)

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The Dos and Don’ts When Water Floods Your Home

Melting snow, faulty appliances, burst pipes, and foundation cracks all have one disastrous thing in common: the ability for water to flood your home. Whatever the reason, the bottom line is unwanted water can lead to damage to your property and possessions, not to mention headaches involved with restoring your home back to pre-loss conditions. (more…)

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7 Tips to Prevent Water Damage Due to Leaky Appliances

Water damage isn’t only caused by high rainfall or when heavy snowfall begins to melt. Your indoor appliances can also be the culprit of indoor flooding and unwanted water. The dishwasher, refrigerator, washer, water softener, water heater, and air conditioner, while modern conveniences able to improve daily life, can all lead to a wet mess. (more…)

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5 Steps to Prep Your Outdoor Plumbing This Fall

The colorful leaves are dropping from the trees, leaving your outdoor chores filled with related tasks, such as raking the yard and clearing the gutters of newly packed debris. While the leaves may have your attention, don’t let them distract you from taking proper care of your outdoor plumbing. (more…)

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11 Fall Chores You Can Complete Fast

If your to-do list for fall seems to piling up as higher than the leaves on the ground, you’re not alone. While you may dream of apple picking, carving pumpkins, and hiking through brilliantly hued forest foliage, the reality may look more like busy evenings helping kids with homework, less daylight to fit in everything you could during the summer, and mounting errands with holidays just around the corner. (more…)

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Mysterious Problems Above? What’s Causing Your Ceiling Damage?

Ceilings are not part of our homes that we tend to think about much, until they start presenting a problem! Ceilings provide protection from extreme attic temperatures and debris from insulation… not to mention they cover beams and pipes and keep them out of sight! When a problem starts to form on the ceiling it’s important to figure out the issue and call in the right professional quickly before the damage gets any worse.

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Carpet Mold: Is Unhealthy Filth Lurking Beneath Your Feet?

There are lots of benefits to having carpeted floors in your home: energy-saving warmth, decor aesthetics, low maintenance, reduction of falls, and overall comfort. Carpet can also be help to trap dust and allergens until vacuumed, which can be easier on your respiratory system versus kicking up contaminants from wood and laminate floors into the air you and your family breathe.

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