Don’t Let These 3 Fire Risks Ruin Your Summer

Just because summer temps heat up doesn’t mean you can extinguish your efforts toward fire safety this season. You may no longer be using the fireplace to warm up your property or cooking large family meals in the kitchen for the holidays. Still there are plenty of times when fire is used during months of June, July, August, and September that can lead to injuries, loss of property, and even death. Learn about the three common summer fire risks and the safety precautions you need to take to prevent your season from getting singed.  (more…)

Fire risks summer safety tips: Keep all fire pits and heaters 10 feet away from the home or deck to avoid fire | 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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Fire Safety: Don’t Get Burned by Your Barbecue

Grilling is a summer staple, be it a backyard barbecue, firing up food at baseball tailgater or cooking over an open flame while camping. But as fun as gathering with family and friends to feast on some warm-weather fare can be, it can all go up in smoke if grill safety isn’t made priority number one. (more…)

Fire damage caused by grills can significantly damage your home | Fire damage restoration 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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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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5 Commercial Building Hiding Spots for Mold

Thanks to mold, Hide and Seek is no longer just a game kids play. In fact, your commercial building may be harboring mold in secret hiding spots you don’t know about, and now it’s up to you to find it before it causes bigger problems. (more…)

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Get to Know the Real Pest of Water Damage

Spring and water damage tend to go hand in hand, be it melting snow, falling rain, or rising levels of humidity. And seasons aside, there’s also man-made water damage due to burst pipes, leaky appliances, and inadequate ventilation. As soon as the water hits–whatever its source–the destruction begins, causing stains, odors, wood swelling and warping, drywall deterioration, and structural rot. Within hours, flooring, walls, and furniture can be ruined, and within days the integrity of your home can be compromised and your interior air contaminated by mold. (more…)

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Don’t Let Your Healthy New Year’s Resolution Increase Your Risk for Kitchen Fires

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions for Americans is losing weight and eating healthier. In fact, weight-related goals were the most made resolution in 2017, according to statistics reported by Statistic Brain. That trend already continuing into this year and well into the future. But whether you’re someone who makes New Year’s resolutions or not, eating healthier may mean more meals will be cooked in your kitchen instead of eaten out or carried in. And as kitchen cooking increases, so does your risk for home fires. (more…)

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Winter Weather Damage Prevention

November and December can already be an expensive time of year, given the holiday season. But when you add in the damage that can be caused by winter weather, your wallet could take an even bigger hit than expected.

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Snow, ice, wind, and cold may seem like the norm every winter season, but the Insurance Information Institute reports winter storms can create costly damages, with an an estimated $1 billion in insured losses in 2016 and about $30 billion in insured catastrophe losses between 1996 to 2015. (more…)

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Your Holiday Home Safety Checklist

The holidays make for a festive time of year, but the increased merriment can often mean hidden hazards. Decorations, holiday meals, guests, and traveling may seem harmless enough, but can actually leave you, your family, and your home vulnerable if precautions aren’t taken. So even though your holiday to-do list may seem to rival that of Santa’s naughty and nice list, if safety isn’t a top task, then your list is not complete. Take a tip from the big guy himself: Make a list and check it twice…we got you started. (more…)

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5 Steps to Take When a Flood Is Forecasted

Recent rainstorms doused parts of the Midwest, including our service area of Madison, Milwaukee, Burlington, and all of southern WI. Leaving many areas flooded and some counties declaring states of emergency. While the rain has stopped for now, basements, homes, schools, and commercial buildings are left with such extensive flooding that the remaining mess isn’t quite so easy to clean. Complicating matters even more are rising river and lake levels that may cause more near-future flooding and water damage.

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Yards and homes flooded due to recent heavy rains and storms spread all over Southern Wisconsin | Basement flooding and water damage restoration | 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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Why Ice Dams Cause Mold Problems

Living in Madison and Milwaukee, we’re used to battling through snowy, icy, cold winters. But just because we’re used to the icy cold, doesn’t make our homes immune to ice dams and the danger they pose to the health of our homes.

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