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How to Prevent Ice Dams and Stop Mold Problems this Winter

Living in the Madison and Milwaukee areas, bitterly cold, snowy, and icy winters are not new thing to us Wisconsinites. Just because we’re used to the freezing cold, doesn’t mean that our homes are protected against the elements of winter – specifically the forming of ice dams and the lasting problems they can cause.  So […]

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8 Tips To Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Wisconsin is known for its unforgiving winters and freezing cold temperatures. Blizzards and unbearable cold temperatures and conditions are so intense that winter has become an incredibly stressful time for  everyone.  Adding to the stress of home ownership is being aware of issues like frozen pipes and water damage it causes. When temperatures drop below […]

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Snow Removal Mistakes

Commercial properties must remove any signs of precipitation as quickly as possible. Tenants must be able to safely enter and exit the building, and parking lots must be safe and accessible. When snow starts to pile up into nearly unmanageable levels, clearing it away can also become important to the integrity of the building itself!  […]

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Why Autumn in Wisconsin is the Perfect Time to Create a Rain Garden

At A&J Property Restoration, we already know that autumn in Wisconsin is a beautiful season to experience. In addition to changing leaf colors and cooler nights, autumn can also bring rain and blustery thunderstorms. If storms get bad enough, excess rain water can become a problem for Wisconsin homes.  Too much water can lead to […]

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Top Reasons of Sump Pump Failure

98 percent of basements will have some sort of flooding or water damage in their lifetime, according to restoration industry estimates.  Many different reasons can lead to water damage like rain, faulty plumbing, a cracked pipe, sump pump failure, or more; and the damage can be expensive. Install a Sump Pump to Help with Excess […]

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Landscaping to Help Keep Your Wisconsin Basement Water Free

Landscaping to Help Keep Your Wisconsin Basement Water Free Wisconsin weather is unpredictable at the best of times, but one thing is certain – heavy rains will lead to flooding. As a Wisconsin homeowner, there are a few things you can do with your landscaping to help keep the water away from your basement. Here […]

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How to Treat Black Mold in Your Bathroom

As soon as mold is spotted in your home, it is important to take appropriate steps to remove the problem as quickly and safely as possible. Black mold can cause major health problems and structural damage. Learn how to get rid of black mold in the bathroom and when to call in the help of […]

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Learn How to Spot the Warning Signs of Dishonest Contractors

Hail, tornadoes, and heavy storms all can leave devastating effects on area homeowners. When these disasters strike, the likelihood that contractor scams aren’t too far behind. Overwhelmed homeowners have enough to deal with and don’t know what to look for when bringing in a complete stranger to help with the reconstruction of their home. What […]

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Prevent Mold From Taking Hold in your Office Building.

Mold is not something to take lightly when you own or manage a commercial property. Mold can grow on any organic surface where moisture and oxygen are present. Your commercial property is full of areas that have these perfect conditions. Add in that mold spores are invisible to the human eye and you have a […]

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Mold Remediation 101 – What to Expect During the Process

Finding mold in your home is not something that any homeowner wants to deal with. Sometimes it can seem like a major problem, and one that must be taken care of immediately. Mold is not something that should be taken lightly. If you are not familiar with how to deal with mold problems, calling in […]

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