Commercial Water Damage: What do I do if a pipe bursts at my business?

During the Polar Vortex at the beginning of this year, many Chicagoland business owners experienced pipe bursts at their properties due to the plunging sub-zero temperatures across the state and the rapid warm-up that followed. Water damage in office buildings, churches, schools, multi-family residential buildings and homes caused by burst pipes is an enormous inconvenience and hazard to property managers, homeowners, and landlords alike.

Top 5 Causes of Water Damage in Your Home

Repairing water-damaged walls and floors is often a very expensive task. In fact, Water damage and freezing issues were the second most common reason for a homeowner’s insurance claim between 2013 and 2017 with an average payout per claim of $10,234.The good news is that water damage is often preventable when you are aware of the main culprits.

Your Number One Guide to Oven Safety

Some of the most dangerous items in your house are the very ones that you would least suspect — like your oven! Even though you might use your oven and stove regularly, without the proper precautions and maintenance this kitchen appliance can quickly become dangerous. Oven incidents can cause kitchen fires, which lead to smoke and soot…and the need for kitchen restoration after the fact.

Top Tips for Preventing Basement Seepage

As winter weather becomes spring weather, do you know what basement seepage is and how it affects your home? ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons has you covered with top tips for preventing and dealing with basement seepage in your home.

10 Ways to Winterize Your Home This Fall

Fall has come and gone — and it’s time to start thinking about how you can better help your home withstand the tough winter ahead. Prepping for the winter is never easy, but with these few quick tips from the professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons, you can move on to making your hot cocoa and gingerbread houses with no worries at all!

How to Ensure Safety This Halloween

Whether you are transforming your home into a haunted house, walking your kids around the neighborhood for tricks and treats, or simply handing out candy to your neighborhood ghouls and goblins, a quick safety check will help ensure your home and family’s safety. At ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons, we are family-focused and cannot fathom anything bad happening to our children. Follow our top tips to keep Halloween scary without becoming a tragedy.

Prepare Your Commercial Property for Tornado Season

Tornadoes take a toll on many US states, especially in the Midwest. With all the rain Chicago’s been weathering this spring, we at ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons know many people probably aren’t thinking of tornadoes as the real threat.

Water Damage Restoration Tips

These helpful Water Damage Restoration Tips from ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons are important! Before entering a flooded building, make sure it’s safe! Check for electrical hazards. Before you start any construction or repairs, check for dangerous chemicals like lead paint and asbestos, which require professional contractors. Below are some helpful tips when faced with a water damage