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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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The Top 5 Remodeling Design Trends of 2019

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​ It's that time of year again when we strive to better ourselves and focus on making the best of a fresh start. Interested in adding a kitchen or bathroom remodel to your list of resolutions? Here's what designers are saying will be the top design trends of 2019! 1. Bold Backsplashes The backsplash has been a significant part of kitchen models for...
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Home Safety Tips for the Holidays

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Many things can go awry in your home, especially during the winter months. Here are a few things to consider before heading to grandma's house or hosting a holiday party this year: 1. Prevent Freezing Pipes The last thing you want to come home to is a flooded mess. Prevent water damage by making sure that all of your pipes are insulated and keeping...
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Thankful For Our Clients

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We don't need Thanksgiving to remind us of how grateful we are to serve wonderful customers like you. That's how we feel every day! We want to take the time to thank you for entrusting us with your residential and commercial construction, restoration, and remodeling needs. It's truly our pleasure to give back to the communities we love by providing...
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Fall Fire Safety: 6 Ways to Prevent Chimney Fires

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Before you cozy up next to the fireplace this fall, make sure your chimney is in top condition. Fireplaces are designed to expel the byproducts of combustion which include smoke, water vapor, soot, gases, etc. Condensation occurs as these materials flow up into the chimney, which creates a residue known as creosote. This substance is extremely comb...
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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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Menold Construction & Restoration Teams Up With USPRO Services

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​Have you heard the news? Menold and USPRO in Mahomet are joining forces to meet the remodeling, renovation, and restoration needs of communities across Illinois! Each has been providing the Central Illinois area with excellent remodeling and restoration services for decades and share a compassionate customer service-oriented business approach. Our...
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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 ...
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National Fireworks Safety Month: 10 Tips to Prevent Fires

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and that means barbecues, parades, and fireworks. According to the National Fire Protection Association , fireworks cause an average of over 18,000 fires and approximately $43 million in property damage each Independence Day. Follow these tips to stay safe this holiday: 1. Always abide by federal and 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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Clean Air Month: 7 Tips to Prevent Mold

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We tend to think of air pollution as an outside problem, but in reality, the air inside houses, offices, and other spaces can be even more polluted by a variety of things such as asbestos, nitrogen dioxide, and mold. Ensuring that we are breathing clean air in our homes and workplaces is critical to our overall health. With higher amounts of moistu...
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5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Home

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Being cooped up all winter can put a damper on your motivation, especially when it comes to cleaning. Now that spring has sprung, it's time to refresh! Having a clean home does more than just make you happy. It can lower stress levels, reduce allergies and asthma, lessen the spread of germs, and keep pests away. So, what are you waiting for? Bust o...
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5 Common Home Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

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You've partnered with your contractor, and you're ready to begin your next home remodeling project. Whether it's a kitchen or bathroom remodel, there are a few common mistakes you should avoid. 1. Vague Vision Make sure to research online, look at pictures, and consider all aspects of your project before discussing your ideas in-depth with your con...
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Menold Makes It Better with Restoration Affiliates

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Menold Construction and Restoration is a proud member of Restoration Affiliates . This network enables Menold to exceed expectations through collaboration with other high-quality restoration service providers. Our relationship with Restoration Affiliates also enables us to stay up to date with current industry trends in order to best serve our Cent...
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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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Falling for Menold: Spreading the Love Year-Round

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Ah, Valentine's Day. Chocolate is in our mouths and love is in the air, but there's nothing we love more than using our skills to help our customers. It brings us great joy knowing that we take tragic situations in their lives and make them better. It looks like the feeling is mutual; Cupid didn't have to shoot these guys! Here are a few customer r...
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National Weather Person Day 2018: They Predict, We Prepare

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February 5 th is National Weather Person Day, commemorating the birth of one of the first known weather watchers, John Jeffries. This national day is dedicated to all those who work in the fields of meteorology, weather forecasting, and broadcast meteorology as well as volunteer storm spotters and observers . We want to take this opportunity to rec...
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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 up next...
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5 Tips to Prevent Water Damage from Frozen Pipes

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Winter has officially arrived, bringing a variety of concerns for homeowners, including water damage from frozen pipes. Water damage resulting from burst pipes is one of the biggest risks of property damage during the winter months . The chance of your pipes freezing in your home skyrockets as temperatures drop. Water expands as it freezes, putting...
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Spark Cheer Not Fear: Preventing and Extinguishing Holiday Home Fires

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December through January is the peak time of year for home fires, most of which are due to the holiday season. Unfortunately, the number of fatalities is also 70% higher during this time. It's important to consider your family's and your guests' safety when decorating or preparing seasonal items.  Knowing the different causes of fires can help...
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