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A kitchen remodel or a bathroom remodel can help make your home feel more personal and unique to you. Menold Construction and Restoration has been in the remodeling business for over 30 years. With a professional team of designers, project managers, and craftsmen Menold will ensure that your project is an enjoyable experience from start to finish.
Molds are everywhere. They are fungi that grow where there is moisture, may that be inside or outside. Exposure to a damp and moldy indoor environment where microorganisms flourish does pose health risks, especially to people with mold allergies. Menold Construction and Restoration has a team of highly trained professionals that specialize in mold remediation, mold testing, and mold removal. However, there are steps you can take before mold becomes a serious problem in your home or business.
Here are some tips on mold prevention from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Menold Construction and Restoration is would like to welcome the community to our open house celebration at our new location on 807 Pioneer Street in Champaign, Illinois. The open house will be held on April 14th from 4-6 pm and will also include a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Champaign Chamber of Commerce!
Guests can enjoy music by Cliff Stoker and a live painting by Jennifer Heidrick. The menu will include delicious Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments provided by Chef Curtis McGhee. In addition, guests can enter to win a “stay-cation” package which includes a one night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign, gift certificates for breakfast and dinner, and even a bottle of wine. You won’t want to miss this great event!
The tornado that destroyed a large swath of Washington, IL, on November 17, 2013, was a stark reminder to all Central Illinois residents of how powerful storms can change lives in a moment’s notice. Though the Bloomington-Normal, IL, area escaped the smaller town’s fate, it still suffered extensive hail damage as pellets of frozen rain measuring as large as four inches in diameter, or the size of a softball, pelted the community. Bloomington-Normal also required tree damage repair as high winds wreaked havoc across the city.
In terms of the amount of harm caused, the horrific tornado in Washington may have been a fairly uncommon event. Hail damage is not. Hail causes $1 billion in lost property and crops each year. In 2014, Illinois reported the second highest number of hail damage claims in the country. There are things you can do, however, to limit the damage hail can cause to you and your property. Here are some safety tips from the National Weather Service:
Water damage can have short-term and long-term impacts on your home or business. A flood can force you out of your home. An unnoticed leak may have subtler effects, such as allowing mold to grow behind your walls or water to pool above your ceiling. Menold Construction and Restoration has highly trained professionals who will respond quickly when your business or home requires water damage restoration services in Bloomington-Normal, IL. However, there are things you can watch for in order to minimize water damage caused by a flood, storm, or leak.
- Keep a close eye on your water bill. A sudden increase in your bill could mean you have an unchecked water leak. Pooled water can rot your walls from the inside and create the conditions where mold will grow.
- Watch for mold. Molds are common fungi that grow inside and outside the home. But they thrive in damp, dark environments, such as basements and bathrooms. A home or business that has suffered water damage needs to be alert for the presence of mold. It can have long-term health effects on the people who live and work there. Symptoms can range from a skin rash and sneezing to more severe respiratory problems. People with allergies are especially vulnerable to mold’s negative effects.
- Dry soaked furnishings quickly. Make sure to ventilate areas exposed to heavy moisture so mold and mildew don’t have time to find a home in your home. Also dry carpets or rugs that have been exposed to heavy doses of water.
- Monitor your drainage. Make sure that downspouts are redirecting water at least five feet away from your foundation. Water can cause structural problems if it is allowed to pool too close to the building. Also, check your gutters and clear them of any debris.
- Check your pipes in the winter. Insulate pipes in attics and basements and those exposed to the exterior so they don’t freeze. Disconnect your garden hose when temperatures drop below freezing.
- Take a look at your roof and windows after a major storm. Don’t wait until there is a hole in your ceiling or a puddle on your floor to see if all is well. Check for missing shingles and cracked windows to prevent rain and moisture from getting in your home.
One last tip: It’s a good idea to check your sump pump every few months and clean it annually before spring rains come. The best way to keep dry is to prepare for the worst and be ready to respond quickly when major water damage does strike.
Mold is common. Tiny spores of mold are invisible to the naked eye and float through the air, inside and outside. Mold grows where there is moisture; it thrives in dark, damp places. So common are these fungi that you might not realize the damage mold can do to your home, business, and health. Menold Construction and Restoration has a team of highly trained professionals that specializes in mold remediation, mold testing, and mold removal in Peoria, IL. Here are five reasons that mold matters.
Hail damage is a problem in Peoria and across Illinois. Softball-size hail is not unheard of and can shatter glass, puncture the roof of your house or business, and destroy the exterior of your car. In 2014, Illinois reported the second highest number of hail damage claims in the country. As you can see, Peoria is no stranger to hail damage, not to mention the types of storms that bring flood damage.
A fire can be a devastating event in your life. You could lose your home, business, or something even more valuable—home fires kill an average of seven people every day in the United States. They also cause billions of dollars in property damage annually, according to the American Red Cross. Menold Construction and Restoration is your fire damage restoration specialist in Peoria, IL, and our experts can help you get your residence or commercial property back in order. There are things you should be aware of, however, in order to lessen your chances of ever needing fire damage restoration services.
Water damage is a problem that often appears out of nowhere. A flood or storm can devastate your home or business in a minute’s notice. An unchecked leak can rot wooden structures or compromise your foundation without you noticing it until it’s too late. If your residential or commercial property is in need of water damage restoration, contact Menold Construction and Restoration. We have the experts, experience, and equipment necessary to contain the damage and to restore your property to its pre-loss condition.
There are, however, things you can do to limit the risk of water damage and in some cases, prevent it from happening in the first place.
Structure fires can strike anytime of the year. The winter months, however, are the peak time for home fires. If tragedy does strike, remember that Menold Construction and Restoration is your Bloomington-Normal, IL, fire damage restoration specialist. Don’t let your holidays be ruined by a fire. Follow these fire safety tips from the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Water damage can be destructive to your property and to your health. One major reason for that is mold. Mold grows where there is moisture and thrives in dark, damp places. Menold Construction and Restoration has a team of highly trained professionals that specializes in mold remediation, mold testing, and mold removal in Bloomington-Normal, IL. Here are five reasons that mold matters.
Home fires kill an average of seven people every day across the country, according to the American Red Cross. Fires injure another 36 people daily and cause more than $7 billion in damages annually in the United States. Menold Construction and Restoration is Central Illinois’ fire damage restoration specialist. However, there are things you can do to help prevent fires before they compromise your safety and property.
Here are five tips for preventing a home fire compiled from the National Fire Protection Association:
Pathogen control is serious business. Pathogens are biological agents that cause disease. These microorganisms come in the form of viruses, bacteria, and fungi. They can cause problems in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools, day care facilities, public transportation, prisons, livestock production, food-processing units, hotels, and homes. Menold Construction and Restoration uses the NEXT Pathogen Control System to eliminate and control these viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
Menold’s NEXT Pathogen Control System utilizes a safe and proven anti-microbial system, approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that delivers long-lasting protection against surface and airborne organisms. NEXT kills surface C. diff, MRSA, staph, and other known viruses, bacteria, and fungi, while reducing organic odors in the process.