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By Candace Johnson BluSky News posted May 07, 2024

Types of Storm Damage: Understanding the Impact on Your Home

From thunderous winds to relentless rain, storm damage takes many forms, each more menacing than the last. But fear not! BluSky is here to guide you through the turbulent world of storm damage, including what qualifies as storm damage and what to do if your home is threatened by it. Water Damage The most damaging […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted April 02, 2024

Mold Growth After Water Damage: Strategies for Prevention and Remediation

Water damage can be caused by a variety of factors not limited to burst pipes, severe rainstorms, and floods. When it occurs, you’re left to deal with water damage restoration, as well as mold remediation services. Mold remediation is necessary because mold spores can develop in as little as 24 hours after water damage. Worse […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted March 13, 2024

Emergency Response: How Residential Damage Restoration Services Can Save Your Home

Here’s the thing about emergencies: they always catch you off guard. Despite your best efforts to be prepared, unforeseen events like storms and accidents are beyond our control. That is why knowing who to call for quality residential restoration services matters. Knowing how to treat the most common forms of residential damage, like mold infestations […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted November 29, 2023

Fire Safety in the Winter Months

Decorating homes and businesses for the holidays, as well as keeping properties heated can cause devastating damage. Property owners can turn to BluSky when fire strikes.  Follow these tips and guidelines for home and workplace fire safety. During the Holidays: – Use outside lights outside, and inside lights inside – Plug lights directly into an […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted November 09, 2023

Winter Weather & Freezing Temps: Tips to Avoid Damage

How to prevent pipes from freezing and what to do if they do freeze This time of year, with the winter temperatures coming across much of the country, it is so important to protect your home or property from such elements as ice, snow, and wind.  BluSky recommends several ways to prevent pipes from freezing […]

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By Candace Johnson Celebrate posted October 29, 2023

Careers in Construction Month

With October wrapping up, we wanted to reflect on Careers in Construction Month here at BluSky. Careers in Construction Month is a month-long celebration of the various career paths in building trades industry. This national campaign aims to increase public awareness of construction careers and inspire the next generation of craft professionals and make an impact […]

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Virtual Fall Technical Conference November 8th
By Candace Johnson Uncategorized posted October 19, 2023

Catch BluSky Restoration Subject Matter Experts at the RIA Virtual Fall Technical Conference

The Fall Technical Conference agenda was built around the theme of “Creating Efficient Teams through the Use of Technology”. BluSky team members Jon Vogt and John Warnick will be presenting on 3D Technology: How It Can Impact the Breadth of Your Business.  Using 3D Technology is proven to save time and money with the bonus […]

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By Chris Sechrest Blusky posted August 21, 2023

Benefits of Managed Repair Programs for Property Insurance Claims

Written by: Chris Sechrest, VP of Managed Repair Programs If you’ve ever filed a property insurance claim, you know that the process can be long and complicated. One way to streamline the process and ensure that your repairs are done correctly is to use a managed repair program. A managed repair program is a partnership […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted August 15, 2023

5 Tips to Get You Ready for a Hurricane

Hurricanes are dangerous and can cause major damage from storm surge, wind damage, rip currents and flooding. They can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. Storm surge historically is the leading cause of hurricane-related deaths in the United States. Don’t get caught unprepared. The Eastern Pacific […]

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By Candace Johnson Uncategorized posted July 11, 2023

Mold 101

Written by: Agustin Rodriguez, Vice President: Environmental Services BluSky’s Environmental Services division manages hundreds of hazardous environmental remediation projects annually, including mold remediation, asbestos abatement, and other biohazard cleanup for commercial properties. What is Mold? Mold is a fungal growth that forms and spreads on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter. There are […]

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By Jenna Martin Culture posted June 23, 2023

The Real Deal in Raleigh

Every office has one or two of these – those cultural cheerleaders who consistently make a positive impact and spread those feel-good vibes the moment they walk into a room. They are respected and trusted colleagues, value and appreciate everyone on their team, are caring and supportive, and thrive on celebrating workplace culture. Just as […]

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By Candace Johnson Uncategorized posted May 05, 2023

National Safety Stand-Down

At BluSky, safety is our number one priority. Our employees pledge to structure the worksite to be as safe as possible and to communicate potential health & safety hazards preventing accidents, injuries, and illness on BluSky jobs. Safety management works to provide employees with the best and latest in training and resources to keep themselves […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted May 01, 2023

What to do before, during, and after a hurricane

You can be prepared for potential hurricane conditions by following these tips from BluSky.

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted April 17, 2023

Tips to Prevent Long-Term Water Damage

Water-Related Disasters Require Fast Action Water is one of the most destructive elements to property, buildings and their inhabitants. Damage becomes more severe with unsanitary water and when cleanup and dry-out services are delayed. There are three categories of water to be aware of, and here’s what to do when you encounter them: Category 1: […]

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By Chuck Lane Blusky posted March 28, 2023

Chuck Lane Reflects on Learning & Development

Training has always been my passion. I believe a career journey requires a combination of skill sets, mindset, and willingness to take risks. In my case, it started with finding my passion. I never had the luxury of being one of those people who knew they wanted to be in a certain role. I just […]

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BluSky's Women in Construction
By Jenna Martin Celebrate posted March 02, 2023

BluSky Hidden Heroes: Women in Construction!

Written by: Jenna Martin, BluSky Restoration Contractors Gone are the days you would only see a group of men at the jobsite. It’s no secret construction is one of the most male-dominated professions in the world – and while women are certainly underrepresented in the trades, women are joining the industry in numbers higher than […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted December 20, 2022

Be Safe in Severe Summer Weather

Summer is the peak season for lightning strikes in North America, but a little caution and common sense can help you stay safe year-round. While lightning doesn’t have an off-season, the National Weather Service focuses its safety efforts in summer because that’s when problems tend to surge. Warm weather not only helps spawn thunderstorms, but […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted December 20, 2022

Tornado Season – Be Prepared

Tornadoes are violent by nature. They are capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees and hurling objects through the air like deadly missiles. A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. Tornado intensities are classified on the Fujita Scale with ratings between […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted December 20, 2022

Water Problems? It’s As Easy As 1, 2, 3…

Did you know there are 3 types of water losses?  When you call someone in to take care of water that’s overflowed, leaked or seeped in, you can help your insurance company and contractors along by letting them know what type of water issue you are having so they can be prepared with the proper […]

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water frozen to pipe
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted December 20, 2022

Winter Water Damage

This time of year with the polar-vortex-type temperatures we are experiencing in the Chicagoland area, it is so important to protect your home or property from such elements as ice, snow, and wind. How to Manage a Burst Pipe Until Restoration Specialists Arrive If you experience a water damage event from a frozen/burst pipe, make […]

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