Save Yourself from Summer Sewer Stress

You may not want intimate knowledge of the inner workings of your septic and sewer system, but as a homeowner avoiding a major mess means recognizing a problem before it leads to damage. Removing wastewater from your home involves an intricate system, and one that can be confronted with any number of issues. And making matters worse: the summer season. (more…)

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Stop Spring Flooding from Bringing about a Sewage Backup

stop spring flooding from causing a sewage backup in residential or commercial property with these tips services by A&J Property Restoration DKI of Madison, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Portage, Waunakee, Milwaukee, WI Dells, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and Waukesha, WisconsinThe heavy rains spring brings is damaging enough if it leads to in-home flooding, but add a sewage backup and the problem goes from bad to worse. Instead of water in your home, you now have wastewater, which equates to a smelly, dirty mess, with the added disadvantage of potential health hazards for you and your family. (more…)

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Winter Sewer Tips to Avoid Home Damage

Floods are often the culprit of home water damage, and even worse, sewer backup. And since flooding is more often associated with spring and summer, you may think you’re safe during the winter season. Not so. While heavy rainfall and flooding is a common cause of sewage line problems, they are certainly not the only factors at play. (more…)

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Stay Safe When Decking the Halls

No matter what holidays you celebrate, if you take the Clark Griswold approach to decorating your home’s exterior–that is, every nook and cranny trimmed in lights and holiday cheer–you need to keep safety top of mind. The most recent data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates more that 15,000 injuries related to holiday decorating were seen nationwide in emergency departments between November and December 2012. Injuries included falls, lacerations, and back strains. Fire department response is also on the rise during this time of year due to such issues as faulty wires and overloading of electrical sockets. To keep your holidays merry and bright, follow these safety-first decorating tips.
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Should the Same Contractor Handle Restoration and Reconstruction?

In One Word: Yes.

When a fire, flood, or storm wreaks havoc on your home or commercial building, the damage is not always limited to just a water or fire cleanup job. Your residence may require replacement of drywall, windows, or roofing. And on larger scale projects, repairs or replacement of a weakened structure could be necessary to your home or building. Instead of just tending to a mess made, more often the process of returning to normal life progresses from assessment to restoration to reconstruction.

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5 Tips to Prevent Sewer Backup in Your Home

Damaging floors, walls, furniture, appliances, electrical systems, and other home possessions, sewage back ups can be a serious problem. Making it even worse are the costs associated with such destruction, which often aren’t covered by average homeowners insurance policies without the addition of a specific rider.

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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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Keep Your Home or Business Safe from Sewage Damage

Water damage caused by a leaky pipe, a heavy spring rain shower, or faulty appliance is rarely welcome by homeowners or building owners. However, if given the choice between water damage caused by one of those culprits versus water damage caused by a sewer-related issue, sewage damage loses every time.

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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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Dangers Lurking After a Sewage Backup

A few months ago, we talked about the possible signs of sewage backup. They are pretty straight forward like a foul odor coming from drains, clogged drains, gurgling and bubbling, and so on. Now, we want to talk a little bit about the hazards lurking in that brown water than comes with sewage backup. After all, that water that has unfortunately made its way into your home is anything but sanitary, which is why it is very important to have the affected areas properly cleaned and disinfected by a sewage cleanup services – like the crews at A&J Specialty Services. But, we digress.

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