What Is It Like to Work With a Restoration Services Company?

Recently, the Clement Family of New Market, Iowa, experienced a house fire that caused extensive fire, smoke and water damage. Some of the items damaged where an antique dining room buffet and photo albums containing precious memories. Could their home and precious possessions be restored? Happily, the answer is yes. (See before and after photos […]


These Steps May Prevent a Fire

Did you know that half of all fires caused by heating equipment are reported during December, January and February? According to the National Fire Protection Association, Fire Analysis and Research Division, in just one year (2009), 58,900 fires involved heating equipment. Those fires resulted in 480 deaths, 1,520 injuries and $1.1 billion in direct property […]


Seven Tips for Rebuilding Soon after a Disaster

Have you been ravaged by flooding after a river exceeded its banks? Did a thunderstorm release flash floods where you live and work? Did levees surrounding your town give way? If so, you’ll want to begin repairing and rebuilding your property quickly. But to begin, you need to file a claim. Filing correctly, the Insurance […]


Play Golf. Help Fire & Rescue

UPDATED 9/12/11 Want to make a difference and maybe win prizes? Then come to the 2nd Annual Great A.R.S. Shootout benefiting local fire departments. Tues., Oct. 11, 2011 Where: Bedford Country Club 2510 State Highway 148, Bedford, Iowa Time: 12 PM (register) 1 PM (shotgun start) 6 PM (dinner & awards). Fees: $200/team $50/person (includes […]


7 Things to Do After a Fire

Of course, fires cause damage. But did you know that you can cause more damage to your home and its contents even after the fire is out? When a fire occurs, even a small one, follow these steps recommended by the University of Missouri Extension: Hang clothing outside on a line. Prop up wet upholstery […]