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Dishwasher Overflowing? Here’s What to Do Right Now 

Your dishwasher works hard, and you trust it to do its job. When it starts malfunctioning and overflowing, then, it can be a startling experience. After all, nobody wants to be surprised by a puddle of water on their kitchen floor or the expensive damage left behind. Fortunately, you’re not alone. In this blog, we […]

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flooded bathroom

Flooded Bathroom? Here Are 10 Essential Steps to Recovery

Clogged toilets can happen in the best-kept homes, apartments, or condos. Busy families can forget someone’s filling up the tub. A pipe can freeze during the night and burst before you’re awake. From faulty plumbing to a sewage backup, it doesn’t take much to flood the bathroom. Are you wondering how to clean up a […]

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“I Am a Hoarder and I Need Help” – 10 Steps to Self-Help

It can feel as though you’re completely isolated and on your own. Even with the help of friends and family, dealing with hoarding can become overwhelming. It consumes the space in your home while it drains your ability to cope. As you look in the mirror, you say, “I am a hoarder. How do I […]

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bathtub drain leaking

Bathtub Drain Leaking? Here’s What to Do Right Now

A leaking bathtub drain can warp floors, soak surrounding drywall and set the stage for unhealthy mold growth. We know how fast damage spreads from a leaky tub drain. ServiceMaster by Zaba has been restoring water-damaged bathrooms for more than 15 years. Read on for easy-to-follow guidelines covering everything you need to know about fixing […]

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Help! My Apartment Flooded – What Do I Do?

Has your apartment flooded due to a burst pipe or an overflowing bathtub from upstairs? At ServiceMaster by Zaba, our experience helping renters with apartment flooding stretches back more than 15 years. Let’s cover everything you need to know about how to handle a flooded apartment.  What to Do If Your Apartment Floods 1. Shut […]

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Help! My Dishwasher is Leaking From the Bottom: What Do I Do?

No one wants to walk into the kitchen and see leaks around the bottom of the dishwasher. You’re looking at an appliance that has to be fixed and water damage that has to be cleaned up. It’s a situation we know well. It’s usually a situation you can manage too, if you know where to […]

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how to prevent water damage in highland park

How to Prevent Water Damage in Highland Park, IL

When stormy weather blows through Lake County, it often causes water damage to Highland Park homes and businesses. Plumbing breakdowns take a serious toll on area properties too. We’ve seen it all, so we understand how hard it is to manage water emergencies. ServiceMaster by Zaba has provided professional water damage restoration for Highland Park […]

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what is puffback

What is a Furnace Puffback? What You Need to Know

When you’re dealing with furnace puffback, you’re facing a huge cleanup problem. The mess sticks to walls, floors and ceilings. It spreads a terrible smell through the house. For more than 15 years, ServiceMaster by Zaba has restored Chicago homes affected by smoke damage due to puffbacks. This guide will help you understand what causes […]

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what to do if your house floods in palatine illinois

What to do if Your House Floods in Palatine, IL

You never get used to severe weather. Keeping a close eye on the forecast doesn’t reduce the chance of a flood damaging your Palatine home. You have to be prepared, but you also need to know how to handle the aftermath. Over the years, ServiceMaster by Zaba has helped Palatine homeowners recover from flood damage, […]

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damaged roof shingles

Sun’s Out, Tool’s Out

Following an unprecedented hot summer, Servicemaster Restoration by Zaba’s founder, Diana Rodriguez-Zaba, advises homeowners to be on the lookout for potential home damages that might have developed due to the extreme heat. These damages could include issues like blocked gutters, roof leaks, and the growth of mold and mildew, all of which might become more […]

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fire damage restoration checklist

A Complete Fire Damage Restoration Checklist for Homeowners [2023]

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 350,000 residential fires occur every year. The numbers are disturbing, but the aftermath of a fire in your home can’t be measured statistically. You’re suddenly faced with unfamiliar challenges that seem overwhelming. From burned-out interiors to fire-damaged belongings, how do you start the recovery process? We’ve been […]

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sewer backs up what to do

What to do When Your Sewer Backs Up: 6 Critical Steps

If your sewer has backed up, what you do next matters. In fact, the actions you take now are critical to minimize damage to your home. In this blog, we’ll share our tips for recognizing, addressing, and preventing sewer backup and discuss when to contact a professional restoration company. What are the Signs of a […]

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