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Ice Dams on the Roof.

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There are some things you can always count on. The flowers will always bloom in the spring, and the leaves will always drop from trees in the fall. And for us at Menold, we can always expect to get calls in the icy, winter months with reports of a suspected roof leak. After some initial conversation with the customer, we can usually diagnose an ice...
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A Not-So-Garbage Story.

Otherwise known as "The Trash Can 'WOW' Factor." Sounds a bit ironic, right? For Tom, one of our awesome clients, it makes perfect sense - and better yet, he loves to tell it. At Menold, we are taught the Golden Rule often - to treat others how we would like to be treated. Often times, this simply means to think outside the box. Our days are busy, ...
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Best Interest for Insurance.

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When facing any crisis with your home or business, the thought always comes to mind: "will my insurance cover this?" Sometimes a call is placed into the insurance company before a customer calls us, or if they know this is covered, they contact us to respond with emergency service right away – it's a toss-up. Either way, we are here to provide quic...
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Be in the Know About Sewage Backup.

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Sewage backup is not a very fun topic and is generally avoided because let's be honest...we never want it to happen to us. If we never talk about it, we will never have to deal with it...right?! As homeowners, the idea of dealing with water damage, especially from your sewer, can seem like a nightmare. At Menold, we make it our aim to help keep our...
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Our Safety Standard.

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We can be the best in the business in water restoration, carpentry, etc., but without our safety practices, we would be an accident waiting to happen!  We believe safety is one of the key elements that separates the good from the best. At Menold we believe this is reflected in the way we continue to provide education to our team...
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5 Questions Almost All Water Damage Customers Ask Us.

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Hiring a professional company can make you nervous, especially in an emergency situation – we get it. We've seen a lot in 43 years, and worked with lots of different individuals, families, and their homes in our community. While water damage happens more than we like, we often receive many questions from our customers, and we would love to help wit...
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How to Respond After a Home Disaster

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 ​It's devastating when your home is damaged due to water, fire, or mold. Dealing with the aftermath of a disaster is an extensive process, involving everything from cleanup to making the insurance claim. That's why we've compiled a list of steps to give you a game plan and hopefully to make your life a little easier:1. Respond to Emergencies ...
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Are Leaking Appliances Damaging Your Home?

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The appliances you use every day can also be a source of unwanted water in your home. Leaking appliances can cause serious damage, no matter if it's a slow drip or a steady stream. Undetected leaks can ruin flooring, cause mold growth, seep into the rooms below, and eventually compromise your home's structural integrity. Here are a few appliances t...
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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Mold Growth

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A mold infestation within your home can not only cause damage your property, it can also hurt your health. It's critical for homeowners to understand the dangers of mold, how to prevent mold growth, and when it may be time to ask for extra help.1. Mold can grow on virtually any substance if moisture is present. This can include wood, paper, carpet,...
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Protecting Your Documents Before a Disaster

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We've seen firsthand the physical and emotional devastation that follows a natural disaster. That's how we know it's critical to develop a disaster preparedness plan for your home or business so you can be as prepared as possible. Although we can never be completely ready when disaster strikes, having a plan can significantly help throughout the re...
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Spring Flooding.

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Last week, Central Illinois region received around 3 inches of rainfall, more in some areas...and this week we are due for more. Thankfully we had some nice, rain-free days over the weekend, but there is another round of rain coming. With the rainfall, the ground becomes over-saturated. And with over-saturated ground, comes flooded basements.&...
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Disaster Preparedness Guide for Small Business Owners

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Protecting yourself today means you're better prepared for tomorrow. It's critical for small business owners to implement a disaster preparedness plan to help in the case of a natural disaster such as a flood, tornado, or fire. Consider the following tips to ensure the safety of your employees, customers, and property: 1. Purchase the Right Insuran...
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The Top 3 Areas for Residential Flooding

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Flooding is more than just an inconvenience; it can cause serious damage to your home and even your health if water damage is not properly controlled. While it can be difficult to predict, you can still take steps to educate yourself on where water damage is likely to start, leaving you better prepared to handle the aftermath. 1. Bathrooms The bath...
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Preparing Your Property for Spring Storms

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Ready or not, spring is upon us! Although we're all looking forward to green grass and warmer temperatures, spring also brings many natural disasters such as powerful winds, flooding, and tornadoes that can cause severe property damage. Don't be an unprepared property owner! There's not a lot you can do to battle Mother Nature, but there are a few ...
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Central Illinois Winter Weather Cramps Homeowners’ Style

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Welcome to Central Illinois in January. Why did we decide to live here again? For the next week, here's what we can expect: Peoria-Morton Area Weather Bloomington-Normal Area Weather Champaign-Urbana-Mahomet Area Weather With temperatures like these, homeowners in these areas should take the necessary steps to prepare. Many different forms of prope...
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National Disaster Preparedness Month: 10 Things You Can Do Right Now

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Disasters such as fires and floods can happen at any time. That's why disaster preparedness is critical to keep you and your loved ones safe in case of an emergency. Here are ten steps you can take right now to make sure you're as prepared as possible if you experience a flood, fire, or other natural disasters in your area. 1. Download the FEMA mob...
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The Top 5 Dangers of Hoarding

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​Hoarding not only poses a threat to your health and mental well-being but your property as well. Here are five consequences to keep in mind if you or someone you know is suffering from a hoarding disorder. 1. Mold Growth Mold can develop if trash, spoiled food, or other expired household items aren't disposed of properly. The mold can eventually s...
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Emergency Preparedness Week: The Top 5 Flood Preparation Tips

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Flooding can strike anywhere at any time, making it the most common (and expensive) natural disaster in the United States. The ensuing water damage can be detrimental, ruining your carpets, furniture, walls, appliances, lighting, electronics and other valuable items, not to mention the mold that follows. Here are five tips to ensure that you're rea...
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3 Ways to Prevent Home Water Damage During Spring

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Are you ready to thaw out after a long winter? Now that the weather's warming up, it's the perfect time to prepare your home for those April showers and be ahead of the game for next winter. It's never too early to make sure your home is protected from incoming water. There can be a variety of problem areas on your home's exterior that can be ident...
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3 Types of Property Damage to Avoid During the Winter

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 The winter months can be an especially harsh time for home-owners. No one wants to come home to a scorched living room, damaged appliances, or a caved-in roof. Here are three common disasters that can occur during the winter and some steps you can take toward preventing property damage: 1. Fireplace House Fires   We all want to snuggle u...
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