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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

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 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

Clairmont Ltd Offers Advice for Below Zero Home Care

Dear Customers and Friends – The next few days will bring frigid temperatures that the Chicago area has not seen in decades. Simply put, not much we own is engineered to handle these extremes.  Here is some advice of how to increase your odds of avoiding trouble, especially frozen pipes.  These are all simple and