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GLCSMarch2020Blog

Getting Smart About Water Damage

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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GLCSFeb2020Blog

When to Replace Your Windows

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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GLCSJune2020Blog

Things No One Told You About Mold

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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GLCSMay2020Blog

10 Summer Projects & Trends 2020

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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GLCSApril2020Blog

Is Your Home Ready for Summer? Read This First!

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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GLCSJan2020Blog

Remodel Trends We Love in 2020

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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GLCSDec2019Blog

Disaster Recovery Cleanup Services

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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GLCSNov2019Blog

Why Have Your Restaurant’s Ceilings Professionally Cleaned

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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GLCSOct2019Blog

5 Important Things to Do for Fall

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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What to Do If Your Basement Floods

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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Kitchen Trends 2019

As the heart of the home, keeping an updated kitchen is important. New kitchen trends set a wonderful atmosphere for cooking, eating, and making memories. Here are some of the best new kitchen trends of 2019: For more tips on the biggest kitchen trends for 2019, be sure to contact us!
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When Your House Floods, We Can Help

After a flood, most homeowners are worried about getting their house back to looking good. They think more about redecorating the space than restoring damage. But it’s not just a matter of cleaning up the water, re-painting and replacing some carpet. Your first priority should be to make sure that your home is safe. After […]
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Questions to Ask Your Contractor

So, you’ve hired a contractor, whether to do a remodel job, restoration project or start from the ground up. Maybe you want a little more information from them to make sure they know what they’re doing and to give you a little more insight into what to expect. If that is the case, here are […]
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Replacing Your Windows

New windows can benefit a home in many ways including modernization, draft prevention, climate regulation and many, many others. So, in this post we will look at reasons to update your windows and things you should know before you do.  Other reasons to update your windows are to save money on your energy bills, add […]
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Choosing Siding

Whether building a house or looking to remodel your home, the worst part can be picking a siding. The siding gives the first impression of your home so we put together a little rundown of what you’ll need to know about siding before you make the ultimate decision. 1. Vinyl is the most used siding in […]
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Tips to Adding Value to your Home

Thinking of selling your home? Before you do, think about adding some value to your home and here are a few tips and tricks we have to help you do so. 1. Get a home inspection. It will be a lot more beneficial for you to get on top of any issues that might be found […]
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Quick Guide to Choosing the Best Contractor

So, you’ve planned your job flawlessly, the ideal addition to your home, a remodel job to modernize your home and impress your friends. But none of the planning means anything if you do not choose the right contractor to take on the job which is why we put together this guide of things to look […]
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Potential Winter Damage

As winter ends in North West Indiana, we are forced to see the kind of damage that maybe blizzards and heavy snow left. We looked at roof damage which may be one of the bigger ones but let’s look at other possible damage that may have occurred during the winter months. 1. Melting snow causes basement […]
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Roof Damage and Repair

Living in North West Indiana, weather can definitely have an affect on your roof. Whether heavy snow lays on it for a long period of time, wind gives it a little damage or simple wear and tear leaves you with a leaky roof, here are a few ways that you can get a leaky roof […]
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Protecting Your Home in Freezing Temperatures

Northwest Indiana can be pretty unpredictable when it comes to weather. Freezing temperatures are something to be aware of and to be prepared for. Here’s a few helpful tips to protect your home in freezing temperatures.  Disconnect any hoses you might have outside and ensure that the water to your outdoor faucets is off.  Double […]
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Why Hire A Remodeling Professional

When it comes to any kind of interior or exterior construction project in Northwest Indiana, the question we always hear is “why hire us?”. We hear this and want to take some time to explain why it’s important to hire a professional construction team when it comes to your interior or exterior construction jobs. Years […]
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Dirty Ceilings are Health Violations

A dirty ceiling in a restaurant or other public location is more than an eyesore, it has the potential to cause serious implications for your business as a serious health violation. Just like inspections of others areas of your restaurant such as food preparation and the floor, your ceiling is also a crucial component of […]
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Cleaning Your Ceiling is Always a Good Choice

When your ceiling tiles are dirty, greasy and stained what should you do with them? While some would say that painting over them is a solution, this could not be further from the truth. Tile not cleaned prior to any type of coating being applied can cause deeply embedded dirt to tile to show up […]
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What the Stains on Your Ceiling Mean

You look up at your ceiling and there it is, your ceiling or ceiling tiles filled with ugly, brown discoloration that stands out like a dirty sore thumb compared to the rest of the room. While it’s important to clean it as thoroughly as possible (something that we can help with) it’s equally important to […]
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