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By Candace Johnson Uncategorized posted December 20, 2022

Mold in Your House: How to Banish and Prevent the Gross Green Growth

{Repost from VIPHomeLink.com} We’re all in favor of “going green,” but when it comes to mold, you definitely want to prevent green from taking over your home. That’s why we reached out to Bill Titus, who has been specializing in mold remediation for more than four years. Bill helps between 100 and 200 homeowners each […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted December 20, 2022

Vacationing For Spring Break? Protect Your Property

It’s that time of year – families go out of town for Spring Break! BluSky has some tips to consider, so you don’t come home to a disaster.  (But if you do – you know who to call!) 1. Hold Your Mail A huge pile of mail on the front doorstep, or envelopes pouring out […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted December 20, 2022

Winterizing Your Home To Help Prevent Water Damage

As the warm days of summer quickly fade and the cold weather months draw near, it is important to protect your home, or vacation home from such elements as ice, snow and wind. Here are some important tips to follow: Eliminate drafts by closing off crawl spaces, vents and doors; especially under mobile homes. Repair […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted December 20, 2022

Chicago Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services

Water damage can strike your commercial building at any given time. Depending on the severity, it can leave devastating effects and financial burdens. Despite the unpredictability of disaster, understanding the basics of commercial water damage restoration can help you prepare your business and minimize damage. Find out what to do when you discover water damage, […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted December 20, 2022

Understanding How Industrial Restoration Services Work

There’s never an ideal time for disasters to strike. Unplanned disasters can wreak havoc on industrial facilities and stop production in its tracks. Although there are ways to minimize risks, some regions are unavoidably prone to fires, flooding, or storm damage, including Chicago. Whether you own a large retail facility or small factory, it’s essential […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted December 20, 2022

Your Guide to Residential Restoration Services

As a homeowner, you’ll likely do whatever you can to keep your house safe for you and your family. Although chances may seem slim, experiencing a major loss, whether from a natural disaster, fire, or mold infestation, isn’t that uncommon. In fact, over five years, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 354,400 house […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted December 19, 2022

Protect Your Property From Winter Water Damage

How to protect your property from frozen temperatures in winter. This time of year, with the winter temperatures we are experiencing across much of the country, 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 […]

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Frozen pipes- BluSky tips for avoiding a disaster
By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted February 07, 2022

Frozen Pipes: Tips on How to Avoid a Disaster

How to prevent pipes from freezing and what to do if they do freeze DENVER, CO. – FEBRUARY 4, 2022 — The 2000 mile-long winter storm currently gripping a large part of the U.S. has brought the risk of freezing pipes and subsequent water damage back to the forefront. BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC, a leading […]

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By Candace Johnson BluSky News posted May 04, 2020

BluSky announces merger with California-based HARBRO

Joining Forces to Provide Enhanced Coverage and Service Throughout the United States DENVER, MAY 4, 2020 — On Monday, Denver, Colorado-based BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC announced a merger with Signal Hill, California-based HARBRO Emergency and Restoration, Inc. “First and foremost for us is to partner with a firm that we believe will be a great cultural […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted March 19, 2020

How we’re helping our clients combat COVID-19

A message from BluSky CEO Kent Stemper: I want to update you on our response to coronavirus and COVID-19 as it relates to our clients and our employees. BluSky is committed to limiting the spread of this virus and we’re taking action in three primary areas: Cleaning, disinfecting, and decontamination at client properties Taking care […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted March 10, 2020

BluSky Addresses Coronavirus

We want to address questions we’ve received concerning coronavirus, which causes the disease we now know as COVID-19. Clear communication is paramount in these times, and it helps all of us. BluSky Restoration Contractors provides a wide range of environmental services including inspection and cleanup of biological contamination in commercial properties. This does include coronavirus. […]

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By Candace Johnson BluSky News posted January 08, 2020

BluSky announces merger with Tennessee-based SRP Contractors

Joining Forces and Enhancing Capabilities to Benefit Customers Nationwide DENVER, JANUARY 8, 2020— On Wednesday, Denver, Colorado-based BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC announced a merger with Bartlett, Tennessee-based Sharp, Robbins & Popwell, LLC, a general contracting firm doing business as SRP Contractors. SRP’s principal partners are Dale Sharp, Dave Robbins, and Chris Popwell. “We are thrilled […]

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By Candace Johnson What's New at BluSky posted November 26, 2019

A Note of Thanksgiving

We have had so many blessings as a firm that I felt compelled to recognize the many things for which I’m grateful. The Foundation When Terry Shadwick asked me to take over for him as CEO of BluSky, I was humbled.  He had built this firm and nurtured it for 10 years, and it was […]

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By Candace Johnson What's New at BluSky posted November 11, 2019

Veterans Day

With the holiday season approaching, we are reminded to be thankful for the things we appreciate in our lives and that the season of giving is upon us. We’ll all be fortunate to enjoy some time away from our busy professional lives and spend some time with our loved ones. Perhaps there’s the comfort of […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted July 15, 2019

The Will to Win

By Kent Stemper, BluSky CEO The will to win is the secret sauce that separates successful organizations from unsuccessful ones. When I was moved into the CEO role at BluSky I became aware of the will to win through our senior leadership team. I observed their reactions to adversity, situations which didn’t go well for […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted May 30, 2019

The corporate athlete: are you in the ideal performance state?

The world of commercial property restoration is constantly in a state of reaction.  A call comes in, the crews roll out and everything you had just planned to do that day has changed. The terms ‘after hours,’ ‘overtime,’ and ’emergency call’ are second nature to our people and the demands of our industry are taxing […]

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By Candace Johnson BluSky News posted May 29, 2019

BluSky announces merger with Missouri-based United Services

Joining Forces and Merging Cultures to Benefit Customers Nationwide DENVER, MAY 29, 2019 — On May 29, 2019, Denver, Colorado-based BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC announced a merger with St. Louis, Missouri-based United Services, a full-service disaster restoration company serving commercial and residential clients since 1988. “BluSky and United Services share similar missions and core values […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted April 15, 2019

Tornado Safety

Staying safe during and after a tornado presents many specific challenges, because tornadoes give little or no advance warning before they strike. Tornadoes are extremely dangerous and unpredictable, and as such, there’s no way to guarantee your safety if you face one. However, there are many steps you can take to survive a tornado. Be […]

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By Candace Johnson What's New at BluSky posted April 12, 2019

Introducing the Blusky Credo

In this video, BluSky’s Mike Erekson introduces our credo, our service commitments, our employee promise, and our core values. This is BluSky’s unwavering commitment to customer service.

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By Candace Johnson What's New at BluSky posted April 03, 2019

Chips for Children announces new location for 2019

Thanks to the enormous popularity of our fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro and its growing attendance, we’re excited to tell you that Chips for Children 2019 will take place at Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro, NC, on Friday, October 18. With 13,000 square feet of ballroom space, the […]

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