How to Get Rid of Dog Pee Smell from the Carpet

Dogs are man’s best friends – except maybe when they pee on our carpet!  While we still love them, we don’t love the smell and the stains that go with their accidents.  Rather than live with them (the spots – not the dog) here’s what you can do to prevent...

Checklist: Preparing your home for Winter

  With fall officially here, prepping your home for winter is probably right up there on your to-do list with decorating for the holidays, busting out your winter blankets, and making sure you’re fully stocked with hot cocoa. Of course, we’d all...

IF YOU DON’T WANT A FLOODED BASEMENT THIS SPRING

TIPS O PREVENT SPRING FLOODING IN YOUR HOME Spring flooding is a problem that too many people suffer from. For instance,  the springtime brings heavy rains, melting snow  and rising creeks or rivers flooding  many areas of the United States. Just in 2019, spring flood...

Mice & Fires

Rodents can cause fire damage   Last week, Apke was called on a large water loss in the Blue Ash Area.  After initial inspections, Apke removed the heavily water damaged ceiling in the kitchen.   The toilet above leaked and flooded the first floor. Mice Damage...

How to Prevent Kitchen Fires

Did you know that according to NFPA on average there are over 170,000 house fires per year started by cooking? The result of the fires and smoke damage were over 500 deaths and more than a billion dollars in damages. A large portion of these fires, the ones who lost...

Maintaining Commercial Carpets

SOME TIPS TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR CARPET If you are opening a new business or growing your existing company, the carpet is important to your overall office appearance.  Apke provides Commercial carpet cleaning but it is only one of the steps.  When visitors step...

Ways to Prevent Water Losses in your Home

Know where the main water shutoffs to your home are located. Also, install water shutoff valves on water lines under sinks and toilets and leading to outside faucets.  This will minimize the amount of water in your flooded home or flooded basement. React quickly to...