Water is the symbol of tranquility. Unless, of course, it is damaging your home. When your washer overflows, your sub pump backs up, rain leaks in your attic, or any other wet, unexpected mess happens, it is anything but tranquil. As a matter of fact, water damage is serious and should be addressed right away. […]

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If eyes are windows to your soul, are windows the eyes of your home? Even if they aren’t, it’s clear that windows are important. They let in the warmth of the sun while keeping the chill of the air outside. If you feel a draft or your windows are damaged or never look clean, it

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Summertime is a happy time for mold. Although, did you know mold can grow year-round? Unfortunately, this common, problematic fungus can take hold anywhere in your home, especially in warm, damp areas during any season. It grows fast and spreads through the air in the form of microscopic spores. Mold loves areas in your house

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Fireflies, sunglasses, and sprinklers – summer is on the way! Great Lakes Contractor Services (GLCS) is here to help with your interior and exterior construction, restoration and cleaning. From dreams to reality, no project is too big or too small! Here are some of our favorite summer projects and trends of 2020! What project can

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One thing is for sure: Midwestern weather keeps us on our toes! On Monday, you get a sunburn and on Tuesday, you wake up to find a blanket of snow on budding branches. By now, you are probably welcoming the idea of warm weather. Summer is just around the corner! To make sure you are

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Flooring: Many homeowners are choosing durable, beautiful floors that will last. One example of this flooring trend is polished concreate floors. These floors are eye-catching and low-maintenance. Light colored wood and wood-grained vinyl planks are also in trend for 2020. Floors are light in color this year, promoting a natural, neutral vibe. Paint: Don’t be afraid of

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When disaster strikes, you want someone with experience to help. At Great Lakes Contractor Services, it is our honor to be the Region’s 24-hour emergency cleanup team. Our goal is to restore your home, your business, and your life fast. We are an IICRC certified restoration company, and our experts use the latest technology and equipment to restore

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Look up! When is the last time you cleaned your restaurant’s ceilings? There are many areas in a restaurant that become filthy. Ceilings are known to get especially gross. After being exposed to restaurant odors, dust, cobwebs, fumes, and oil, and everything else, ceilings become dirty, discolored, warped, and stinky. This hampers the overall ambiance

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The summer is departing and taking away the beach and long, warm nights. The season of apple cider and orange and golden leaves is here! Besides buying pumpkins and mums, there are a few things to do to get your home ready for the coldest months of the year. Here are 5 things to do

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Finding water in your basement is more than just a headache. It’s an emergency. Don’t panic There are actions you can take right away to stop further damage and control the flood. With safety in mind (standing water is a shock risk!), examine the basement and determine the reason for the flood. Is it weather

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