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…)

Frozen pipes prevention tips from A&J Specialty Services DKI of Madison, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Brookfield, WI
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5 Fall Remodeling Projects to Warm Up Your Winter

Fall may have just started, with winter being out of sight, out of mind, but that doesn’t mean the cold weather isn’t on its way. Temps are still mild and moderate now, meaning there might be no better time to fit in a few fall remodeling projects to make your winter even more comfortable.  (more…)

Fall Remodeling Projects Before Winter 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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Problems Overhead: What’s Causing Your Ceiling Damage?

Only second to your roof, ceilings provide much needed overhead protection from the elements, extreme temperatures, and debris floating in the air. They also hold insulation in and keep unsightly beams and pipes undercover. While you may not give your home’s ceilings much thought day to day, when they start to show signs of ceiling damage, they are sure to move up the priority list.

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Water leaking from room above | Water damage restoration 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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Storm Chaser Contractor Scams

Buyer Beware: After-Storm Contractor Scams

Storms bring in storm chasers and bad contractors | Trust water damage restoration from your local contactor | services by A&J Property Restoration DKI of Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Portage, Waunakee, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, WisconsinIf Mother Nature didn’t do ample damage with heavy rains, lightning, and hail, get ready to weather another storm in the way of contractor scams. As if there wasn’t enough to deal with in terms of flooding, downed trees, torn-off shingles, and cracked siding, now you have to put your trust (and money!) in the hands of a complete stranger.

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Carpet Mold Removal

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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Finished basement with mold in carpet | Black mold remediation 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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7 Culprits of Sump Pump Failure

Did you know 98 percent of basements will experience some sort of water damage during their lifetimes, according to industry estimates?

Be it flooding from rain, an appliance malfunction, faulty plumbing, or burst frozen pipe, a sump pump can be the difference between a dry basement and expensive home water damage.

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Sump pump failure causes 98 percent of basement water damage | Water damage restoration service and water damage cleanup | 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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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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7 Backyard Landscaping Tips to Prevent Basement Flooding

The more Mother Nature teases with warmer temps, the more your green thumb may be itching to dig in the dirt. As you begin to plan the flowers, plants, and trees that will accent your garden beds, backyard, and home’s exterior, remember there’s more to landscaping than just growing your curb appeal.

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Landscaping to prevent basement flooding is necessary for proper water damage prevention | Water damage restoration service 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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How to Protect Your Basement from Water Damage

When you think of basement flooding, you might point the finger first at Mother Nature and her heavy rains, melting snow, or more disastrous weather events. However, in-home water damage is more often caused by appliance issues, plumbing problems, or other manmade-related situations, according to the Insurance Journal. In fact, among the five most common home claims causes, non-weather-related water damage ranked second at 19 while weather-related water damage ranked fourth at 11 percent.

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Basement water damage caused by appliances | Water damage restoration service 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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Don’t Let Spring Storms Rain Damage on Your Home

April showers bring May flowers, but spring rain can also lead to water damage. Basement flooding due to foundation problems and roof leaks can become costly problems when a big storm hits. The good news is by taking proper measures, you can prevent spring rains from hurting your home.

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Make sure water is draining away from your home's foundation to prevent water damages to your basement | 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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