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How to keep your Pipes from Freezing

While we often think that we can escape the hardships cold winter weather by being indoors, the cold can still cause problems inside. When temperatures plummet below freezing, normal plumbing can turn into a winter woe. A frozen pipe can lead to pipes bursting and can result in more than $5,000 in water damage according…

heater

As the snow continues to fall and the cold temperatures set in, you may find your home needing a little extra heat. A lot of people turn to space heaters to make their home just a little more cozy in the cold winter months. While this may seem like a simple solution to a problem,…

frozen pipes

In order to prepare your home for winter there is a lot to do. To avoid pipes bursting and flooding your home, Restoration Authority advises you to winterize your pipes. Winterizing plumbing pipes is a process that prepares household plumbing for freezing temperatures that can cause leaks and breaks in the home. When water freezes,…

winterizing vacant home

What is Winterizing? If your home is going to be vacant this winter it’s important to take winterizing measures before you vacate. Winterizing your home properly can mean the difference between coming home to find your pipes have burst or damaged floors. How Do I winterize my Home? To properly winterize your home these are…

fire truck

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home fires occur most often in the winter. In fact, heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires, deaths and injuries in the United States each year. The United States Fire Administration (USFA) reports that winter home fires claim 905 lives per year and cause over $2…

holiday decorating safety

Holiday decorating safety should be on everyone’s to-do list this winter. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) there were 15,000 injuries related to holiday decorations in 2012. Mishaps send about 250 people to the ER daily, with falls, cuts and back strains topping the list of injuries.1 At Restoration Authority safety is…

frozen pipes

Winterizing your pipes is a task that is on many homeowner’s winter to-do checklist. This also applies to business owners, because frozen pipes are a leading source of property damage. These are some tips we recommend to prepare your business pipes for winter: Activate your Humidifier If you have a humidifier attached to your furnace,…

Winterizing Checklist Feature Photo

While we often think about how our homes protect us from the Illinois winters, we very rarely think about how we need to protect our homes.  At Restoration Authority, we want our client’s homes to stand the test of times. We suggest taking the following steps to make sure your home is as ready for…