Is Your Property Prepared for This Year’s Tornado Season?

Severe weather, flash flooding and tornadoes are predicted to strike across parts of the Midwest this week. Not only are tornadoes predicted this week, AccuWeather is reporting that there will be a nine percent increase in tornadoes this year. Don’t wait for warning sirens to sound, take these five steps to protect your home and […]

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Major Flood Risk Predicted for the Midwest. Is Your Property Prepared?

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an above average flood season for the Midwest during their recent Significant River Flood Outlook. This spring river flood forecast predicts that over 300 locations in the Midwest have a 50% or great chance of reaching moderate to major flood stages. With some locations in the northern Midwest […]

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10 Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips

A polar vortex is expected this week throughout the central United States. Temperatures are forecasted to reach 5 to 30 degrees below zero across upper Midwest region including Chicago, central Illinois, Indianapolis, and the twin cities Minneapolis/St. Paul. In addition, this arctic blast will be accompanied by strong winds Tuesday through Thursday. Wind chills are […]

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Hurricane Preparedness Checklist for Homeowners

For the third day of Hurricane Preparedness Week, ServiceMaster DSI created a hurricane preparedness checklist for homeowners. Be Educated Stay informed with your local media Monitor weather reports and watch for incoming tropical storms. Educate yourself on hurricanes and the damage they can do. Read about hurricane categories here. Know where your gas/propane and water […]

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Hurricane Preparedness Checklist for Businesses

For Hurricane Preparedness Week, ServiceMaster DSI has put together a Hurricane Preparedness Checklist for Businesses. Before a Hurricane Know your hurricane risk. Stay informed with your local media. Monitor weather reports and watch for incoming tropical storms Know the different hurricane categories and how much damage it could cause to your business. Read about hurricane […]

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Previous Lake-Effect Snow Blizzards and When Winter Weather Demands Water Damage Restoration in Chicago, IL

Like most Midwestern cities, Chicago spends four to six months of the year battling with cold winds, freezing rain, slush-covered streets, and snow. Fortunately, because the city sits approximately south of Lake Michigan, most of the weather is unaffected by the lake, and lake-effect snow is a rare occurrence. Instead, the weather usually flows from […]

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