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…)

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8 Halloween Home Safety Measures to Welcome Trick-or-Treaters

When little ghouls and goblins come knocking demanding candy, you need to be armed. A big bowl of sweet treats and some festive decor is a start, but with more visitors in store at your front door, safety measures are a must to avoid potentially frightful accidents. Avoid the tricks of the holiday, and take these steps to make sure your home is nothing but a treat. (more…)

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Water Damage from Sprinkler Systems

Fire sprinkler systems offer reliable and affordable fire protection to your commercial properties. Not only do sprinkler systems prevent lives and property losses from fires, but also save millions of dollars to business owners by way of tax deductions, code and ordinance compliance, insurance savings, and the ability to continue business as usual.

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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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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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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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8 Tips for Checking Your Plumbing

If you’ve never touched a wrench and have no idea where your home’s maze of pipes begins and ends, your chances of filling the shoes of a skilled, qualified plumber are next to nil. The good news is you don’t need to know the difference from a ball valve and hose bib to stay ahead of costly water damages caused by leaky pipes and faulty plumbing problems in your home. You just need your eyes to lead you to potential plumbing problems.

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Spotting plumbing issues quickly could prevent costly water damages to your home or business | 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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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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Prevent a Hoarding Tenant from Damaging Your Property

Watch an episode of reality TV hoarding shows, and it may seem like some individuals are simply too stubborn to let things go. But the truth is hoarding is a serious mental disease that can cause those afflicted to become addicted to their possessions. The disease often requires psychological treatment in order for the person to part with possessions, many of which have no value.

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