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Verifying Insurance Coverage for Contractors Working on your Home is Critical says Clairmont Ltd.

Generally during warmer months we all have various companies work on our homes.  From weekly mowing to window washing, roofing, siding, landscaping, etc. yet Insurance is a topic that candidly never gets discussed. We are more concerned with defining the work, finding a contractor, and getting them to start work. Insurance doesn’t take a backseat; it doesn’t take

Clairmont Ltd. Encourages Home Review During Early Spring Rains – Be sure to inspect your outside drainage

A simple walk around your property takes no time at all. In early spring when we typically receive plenty of rain, here are a few important things to assess: Gutters need another cleaning in the spring; not just in the fall. Take a walk around your home and observe how rain water drains away from

A timely blog post, given the weather

Last week 18” of snow. This week six inches of rain. Ugh! As the old sayings goes; if you don’t like the weather in Chicago wait a few minutes and it will change. In roughly seven days, we have had 24” of precipitation. To add insult to injury, all the snow melted in roughly 48

Clairmont Offers Tips for Ice Dams in Winter

Now that the Chicago area’s record of nine continuous days of snow is done for most of this week, a new challenge looms in the form of ice dams.  Most roofs have 6” to 18” of snow on them and gutters are likely full of snow and/or ice.  Because the gutters are hanging in mid-air,

Clairmont Ltd. Provides Advises Homeowners With Heavy Snowfall Predicted

The heavy snowfall predicted for the new few days can cause problems with your furnace and water heater.  Most homes nowadays have furnaces and water heaters that vent through the side of the house.  They vent through white PVC pipes that go through the exterior wall and exhaust the furnace and water heater fumes.  They

Clairmont Ltd. Offers Tips to Avoid Clothes Dryer Fires Common during Cold Weather Months

It’s COLD in the Chicago Area!  This has all of us reaching for extra sweaters, thicker pants, blankets and more to keep warm. These heavier items keep us warmer, but also create more lint in our dryers, which can lead to dryer fires. That’s why it’s so important to care about your dryer vent maintenance

Patrick Franz Named President of State Home Builders Association

Franz has been a HBAI member since 1994 and completed a four year process to become HBAI’s 2018 president. Patrick Franz was sworn in as president of the Home Builders Association of Illinois (HBAI) Friday night by two-term HBAI president, colleague, and close friend P. William Basic. Franz has been a HBAI member since 1994

Clairmont Welcomes Dawn McKenna

Clairmont Ltd. Welcomes Artisan Builder & Co. – Dawn McKenna, Certified Kitchen, Bath & Residential Designer Brings Wealth of Expertise to Burr Ridge General Contractor  Burr Ridge-based Clairmont, Ltd. recently acquired Artisan Builder and Co. of Joliet. Artisan’s owner and founder Dawn McKenna; a Certified Kitchen, Bath and Residential Designer has joined Clairmont. The announcement was

Builder Clairmont Ltd. of Hinsdale Awarded Best of Houzz 2016

Houzz Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World Hinsdale-based Clairmont Ltd. has won “Best of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. For the past 25 years, Clairmont Ltd. have completed over 900 renovations and custom homes throughout DuPage and southern Cook counties

Is your oven smart? Now we’re cookin’ – Clairmont Ltd. chats about new smart oven app – GE Brillion

In addition to state-of-the-art convection cooking, GE’s latest wall ovens feature Wi-Fi connectivity that does everything except take the casserole dish out of the fridge for you!  GE’s new mobile app Brillion lets users preheat the oven, set the timer, change temperatures and cooking functions, and check the cooking status without even being in the