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Friday, December 30, 2016

Water Damage Chicago Mold Removal | Bella Mold Removal | Mold Prevention

Preventing Carpet Mold

Shampooing and steam-cleaning the carpets alone won’t kill off mold; when carpets are still damp, mold colonies can redevelop quickly. Keep your carpets mold free by steam-cleaning with a vinegar, alcohol, and cleaning solution mixed with warm water regularly.

Quick Tips To Prevent Carpet Mold

Keep all rooms in the house well ventilated. Use dehumidifiers if necessary to reduce moisture in the air.
Avoid laying carpet in the bathroom; use tiles or other non-porous materials for bathroom floors.
Hang bathmats and towels up to dry after each use. Launder these in a hot cycle with a vinegar rinse at least once a week to sanitize them.
Make sure that damp items are never directly in contact with floors for any length of time – the bottoms of indoor plant pots, for example.



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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Water Damage Chicago Mold Removal | Bella Mold Removal | Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Tips

Mold Removal Chicago Water Damage Restoration Chicago Winter is when most house fires occur, Prevention is key!
Are you prepared for a house fire?

Install smoke alarms on every level of your house and inside bedrooms.
Replace batteries in smoke alarms at least once a year. Test each alarm monthly by pushing the test button.
Develop a fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year with everyone who lives in your home. Everyone should know two ways to escape from every room. Designate a place to meet outside the home in case of a fire.

If a fire does start in your home, follow your escape plan. Get out, stay out and call 911 or the local emergency number.



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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Water Damage Chicago Mold Removal | Bella Mold Removal | Mold Prevention

Mold Prevention Tips

Mold Removal Chicago Water Damage Restoration Chicago Wipe down your tub or shower enclosure with a squeegee or towel to prevent fungal growth, and don't forget to run the fan when you bathe. Don't use bleach products for routine cleaning. Wiping up moisture should be adequate for keeping mold and mildew from forming.

Prevent mold by fixing leaky pipes, dripping faucets, roof leaks, and foundation cracks, and addressing any other problems that cause water to be somewhere it shouldn't. Mop up spilled water immediately.

If you live in a damp climate, periodically check the walls behind furniture to make sure mold is not growing behind your couch or bed.



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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Water Damage Chicago Mold Removal | Bella Mold Removal | Pipe Freezing

Mold Prevention Tips

Mold Removal Chicago Water Damage Restoration Chicago If your pipes freeze, you’re lucky if the freeze occurs in a straight run of pipe; then you can let it thaw out naturally or thaw it out with heat and there will be no broken pipes.

Pipes most at risk for freezing include:

Exposed pipes in unheated areas of the home.
Pipes located in exterior walls.
Pipes located on the exterior of homes.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Water Damage Chicago Mold Removal | Bella Mold Removal | Fire Prevention

Electrical Fire Prevention Tips

There are many signs and ways to prevent a you can look out for before a electrical fire. Look out for these hazards in and around your home.

Make sure cords are not frayed or cracked, placed under carpets or rugs, or placed in high traffic areas. Do not nail or staple them to walls, floors or other objects.
Overloading a socket is one of the ways electrical fires can start, so prevent this by using adaptors safely.
Only use one adaptor per socket
Check the rating of the adaptor before you plug appliances in. Bar adaptors with leads are better than block adaptors.
Keep appliances away from flammable items.
When plugging appliances in, make sure you keep flammable items away. A good rule of thumb is to have three feet between appliances and flammable items at all times.



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Friday, December 2, 2016

Water Damage Chicago Mold Removal | Bella Mold Removal | Mold Removal

How To Remove Mold Stains on Cotton Fabrics

Recent Stains:

Soak the cloth in vinegar for 2-3 hours, then wash it with soap and water.
Apply over the stain a solution made of 100 ml and 20 ml of hydrogen peroxide and ammonia leave it for 5 minutes, then wash it and rinse it with water.

Older Stains:

Put 200 ml of ammonia directly on the stain and leave it on for 15 minutes.
Wash the cloth with water and detergent.



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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Water Damage Chicago Mold Removal | Bella Mold Removal | Air Pollutants

Indoor Air Pollutants

Mold Removal Chicago Water Damage Restoration Chicago Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later. Here is a list of pollutants that could invade your home.

Mold
Asbestos
Biological Pollutants
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Formaldehyde/Pressed Wood Products
Lead (Pb)
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
Pesticides
Radon (Rn)

If you suspect you have any of these home intruders call a professional for proper Inspection and Remediation immediately.



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