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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5 Tips to Avoid Dishwasher Water Damage in Your Home

A dishwasher is one of life’s greatest modern conveniences. Not only does it reduce water usage but also eliminates the need to be tethered to your sink hand-washing, rinsing, and drying all the plates, cups, pans, and more that went into making just one single meal. Multiply those meals by the standard three a day, and it’s easy to see how much time and energy a dishwasher can free up in your schedule to tackle other life tasks on that never ending to-do list.

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Dishwasher water damage can be a stressful situation | Emergency water damage restoration service 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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7 Tips to Prevent Spring Flooding in Your Home

Spring can be a welcome relief after a long winter of cold and snow. But it’s not always rainbows and butterflies, especially as warmer temps cause snow to melt in mass while also leading to rainier weather from up above. Before you know it, flooding is on the rise, and your home is at risk for water damage.

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Spring rains cause basement flooding | Water damage restoration service 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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Do You Know Who to Call for Water Damage?

Do You Know Who to Call for Water Damage in Your Home?

If your home’s interior has water damage, it can be overwhelming to know what to do first. Your initial stress will likely come from the awareness that your basement is flooding, your ceiling is bulging, or your toilet is overflowing. Once that sinks in, further anxiety arrives as you try to play damage control and minimize any further destruction to your home.

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Who to Call for Water Damage in Your Home

Do You Know Who to Call for Water Damage in Your Home?

If your home’s interior has water damage, it can be overwhelming to know what to do first. Your initial stress will likely come from the awareness that your basement is flooding, your ceiling is bulging, or your toilet is overflowing. Once that sinks in, further anxiety arrives as you try to play damage control and minimize any further destruction to your home.

After a deep breath and turning off the home’s electricity and water supply should a burst or leaking pipe be the possible culprit, it’s time to pick up the phone. But who do you call first? (more…)

Filing out a water damage insurance claim form with your insurance company | Water damage 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 Respond When Frozen Pipes Burst

How Best to Respond When Frozen Pipes Burst

When the Farmers Almanac uses words like “numbing cold” and “chilled to the bone” on their 2017 Winter Outlook map, you know Madison and Milwaukee are both in for a whopper of a winter. And while we hate to be the bearer of bad news, when winter is again predicted to be a beast, it’s necessary to be prepared. But even in trying to protect your home against the damages that come with frozen pipes, pipe bursts happen. And that’s when you need to respond–and fast. (more…)

What to do when dealing with frozen pipes and pipe bursts | Blog from A&J Specialty Services Inc DKI of Madison, Sun Prairie, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, Wisconsin
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8 Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes cause water damage to your home or business | Here are 8 tips to prevent frozen pipes from A&J Specialty Services Inc DKI of Madison, Sun Prairie, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, Wisconsin8 Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Waking up to a snow-covered picture landscape in Madison, WI may be the winter dream, but in recent years, things like polar vortices has made the cold and freezing temps near unbearable. Snowball that with blizzardy conditions so intense they garner their own names–we’re looking at you Snowmageddon, Snowzilla and Snowpocalypse–and winter can be a stressful time of year.

Making it just a little bit worse? Frozen pipes. When outdoor temperatures drop below freezing, the water inside your pipes can freeze. Water expands when frozen, which increases the pressure on your pipes, causing them to burst. And that leads to home and property damage–not to mention a whole lot of headaches you don’t need.

Before you pack up your sole possessions and head south, the following tips can help prevent bitterly cold temperatures from wreaking havoc on your home or business.

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Water Damage Cleanup Services Needed Due To Spring Rains?

Spring is finally here and unfortunately, with lots of rain comes flooded basements and buildings. Are you ready? Who will help you when the water comes flowing in? A&J is prepared to get the water out, dry, and clean-up your home, office or industrial building.

Today’s basement is finished with carpeting and pad, drywall and wood trim, nice furniture, and expensive electronic entertainment centers. These are often challenging to clean up, but A&J’s water damage restoration experts are ready to help you. (more…)

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