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Happy Thanksgiving! Merry Christmas! NOW is the time to remodel!

Yes it’s nearly summer and yes you correctly read the holiday greetings above. In our world, supplies are taking three times as long to deliver as they would under normal circumstances. If you are considering a project with a completion time for the holidays, there is no better time than NOW to get started.   I

Happy Flag Day – June 14 A Day of National Observance

Today, June 14 is Flag Day, a day of national observance for all Americans, but it is not a federal holiday. Each year, the President proclaims the commemoration and encourages all Americans in the country to display the flag outside their homes and businesses. Usually, during Flag Day, the flag is flown from all public

A simple home assessment can provide valuable solutions to deter burglaries

The past two weeks have been full of break-ins and crime; more than I have seen in 25-plus years living in Hinsdale. Burglaries and car theft have been growing in affluent neighborhoods like Hinsdale across the country. Thanks to Hinsdale’s finest there have been arrests too. There is no better time than now to assess

Small touches can make a big difference in your home!

    Small touches can make a big difference in your home! One of many examples of small touches that we will bring to you on this page are pop-out electrical outlets. These outlets are out of view until needed and lay flush against the countertop or wall. Simply push on the outlet and it

While it is still comfortable outside, consider some pre-winter preparation that could save you big money down the road. Here’s Clairmont’s Top 10:

While it is still comfortable outside, consider some pre-winter preparation that could save you big money down the road. Here’s Clairmont’s Top 10: Change furnace filter. You can buy a stack online. Change batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Have clear access to your water main. If you or your kids had to

We finally have a traditional midwestern winter…

Icicles may be telling you something very important about your home. Our recent temperatures have been well below freezing the past couple weeks. Take a walk around the outside of your home. If you see a fair number of icicles hanging from your gutters it is signaling that you do not have enough insulation in

Clairmont Ltd. Advises on Ice Dams – Strategies for Success This Winter

Finally the weather is acting like January.  Cold and snow and plenty of both.  In addition to health risks for some, the large amount of snow, wind and now an imminent thaw brings risks for buildings. The menace in this case is ice dams. These occur when it is warm enough for the snow to

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