Prevent a Hoarding Tenant from Damaging Your Property

Watch an episode of reality TV hoarding shows, and it may seem like some individuals are simply too stubborn to let things go. But the truth is hoarding is a serious mental disease that can cause those afflicted to become addicted to their possessions. The disease often requires psychological treatment in order for the person to part with possessions, many of which have no value.

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Hoarding home with trash and garbage in bedroom | Cleaning services by A&J Property Restoration DKI of Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Spring To-Do List: Prep Your Home for Warmer Weather

With weather warming up, it’s time to shake off the cabin fever and put that extra stored-up energy toward preparing your home for the spring and summer seasons. Regular maintenance is key to preventing and responding to regular wear and tear that happens with age, use, and weather elements. And getting started early means more lazy summer days to spend relaxing. So let’s get started!

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Spring cleaning to-do list regular home maintenance tips from A&J Property Restoration DKI of Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Is Your Home at Risk for Sewage Damage?

Filled with bacteria and viruses, sewage water can be quite harmful if it seeps into your property. In addition to smelling bad, sewage water can lead to disease making those coming into contact with it quite ill. While leaks and flooding from freshwater sources can cause a great deal of damage, sewage water raises the stakes. To respond to the damage, instead of drying the area and tending to the risk for mold and mildew as you would with a clean water source, sewage water destruction may be irreversible.

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Plumbing system in your home can have sewage backup if they system isn't properly maintained | Sewage cleanup services by A&J Specialty Services Inc DKI of Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, Wisconsin
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How to Clean Clothing and Fabrics After a Fire

How to Clean Clothing and Fabrics After a Fire

A home fire can be a frightening ordeal, leaving a huge burden in its wake. The health and safety of those living in your home–adults, children, and pets–are top priority, followed next by the structural and operational integrity of your home. But once you’re given the OK from authorities to return to your residence, the recovery process may leave you faced with restoration issues you’ve never before experienced. (more…)

Washing fire damaged clothing and fabrics is NOT advised before deodorizing them | services by A&J Specialty Services Inc DKI of Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Mold and Mildew – What’s the difference?

Mold vs. Mildew: Can You Spot the Difference?

Mold and mildew, while not the same, have a lot of commonalities. Both are fungi, have similar visual characteristics, are drawn to moist spaces, and make for an unsightly mess in a person’s home. However, that’s where most of their likeness come to an end.

While the two can be difficult to tell apart, responding to these household culprits, and the damage they can cause, is an important lesson to learn. (more…)

Mold on drywall surfaces need professional mold removal services by A&J Specialty Services Inc DKI of Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 Fire Facts You NEED to Know

WARNING: THESE FIRE FACTS ARE VERY SAD AND SCARY – BUT TRUE

Normally we’d put an emphasis on Fire Safety in October BUT these facts are what you and your family needs to know EVERYDAY. Here are 5 Fire Facts you need to know and what you can do about them.

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Carpet Care Guide

Carpet is an expensive investment. Whether in your home or your business, you likely spent hundreds getting it installed, which means replacing it, won’t be cheap.

That’s why it’s so important to take good care of your carpet. Getting regular cleaning will ensure your carpet lasts as long as possible, saving you money.

But what’s the right balance? Obviously you don’t want to fork out a ton of money on carpet cleanings only to have to replace it in the future anyway. To solve the problem, we’ve made a carpet care guide. It will help make sure hit the sweet spot, enough cleanings to extend the life, but no more than necessary. (more…)

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Restoring Beauty, Terrazzo Floors

26d4e3_16699bd6c7844057bbfee776a204c843A&J Specialty Services, Inc. DKI has a Specialty Cleaning division that prides itself in

tackling unusual and potentially difficult projects. Recently, we undertook such a project in a downtown Madison Sorority House: restoring terrazzo floors.

Terrazzo floors are frequently found in “mature” buildings in the Madison area, including older institutional structures like schools and government buildings, but they are also found in smaller settings like the Sorority House in question. (more…)

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