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Flooded Bathroom? Here Are 12 Essential Steps to Recovery

If your bathroom has flooded, you need to act quickly to prevent further damage.  With more than 85 years of combined restoration experience, we know how to tackle this kind of work.  In this blog, we’ve compiled our expertise to help you learn how to clean up your flooded bathroom and avoid future damage. What […]

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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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A Pipe Burst and Flooded My House in Chicago – What Do I Do?

Some years, it seems like Chicago winters are the coldest in the nation. We break records, shovel snow and shiver through historic polar vortexes. Residents across the city take it all in stride, but we never get used to the freezing effect it has on our plumbing. Are you ready to deal with frozen pipes […]

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is water damage new or old

Is That Water Damage New or Old? Here’s How You Can Tell

As you change a light in an overhead fixture, you notice a small water stain on the ceiling. How long has it been there? Does it matter? The short answer is yes. ServiceMaster by Zaba brings more than 85 years of combined experience to water damage cleanup every day. We can help you narrow down […]

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Survey: How Prepared are Americans for a Disaster?

We recently conducted a survey of 3,000 Americans to uncover what percentage of people are prepared for a natural disaster. The surprising results are illustrated below. Key Findings: Implications of the Study: Methodology Online panel survey of 3,000 adults based on age, gender, and geography. Internal data sources are used to obtain population data sets. […]

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23 Most Flammable Household Items & Materials

You never take home fire safety for granted. From evacuation planning to eliminating obvious hazards, you’re prepared for the worst. However, you may be surprised at the danger posed by a number of ordinary items around the house. With more than 85 years of combined experience, ServiceMaster by Zaba has restored fire-damaged homes. We want […]

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Water Bubbles in the Wall? Here’s How to Fix the Damage

Bubbles can ruin the looks of a wall that was freshly painted a few days earlier. They can suddenly appear on a wall that hasn’t been painted in years. What’s going on? How does such an odd collection of beads and blobs grow on a wall surface? It’s a problem that shows up more often […]

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ejector pump overflow

Ejector Pump Overflowing? Here’s What to Do Right Now

Is your basement filling up with foul-smelling water that should be draining through the sewage line? That nasty backup is probably the result of an overflowing ejector pump. With more than 85 years of combined experience, ServiceMaster by Zaba knows how to clean up contaminated gray water and Category 3 water. We’re sharing that expertise […]

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toilet pipe leaking

Help! My Toilet Pipe is Leaking: What Should I Do?

When you’re dealing with a leaking toilet pipe, how do you take care of a mess that needs cleanup and a plumbing breakdown that needs an immediate fix? ServiceMaster by Zaba has restored water-damaged bathrooms for more than 85 years, so we know several ways to solve the problem. Read on for insider information explaining […]

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leaking outdoor faucet

What to Do If Your Outdoor Faucet Is Leaking

It’s easy to miss, but when the outdoor faucet is leaking, it’s quietly causing problems. Whether you call it a spigot, hose bib or faucet, you need to stop the drip. With more than 85 years of combined experience cleaning up water damage, we know how a simple leak can complicate things. Let’s take a look […]

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how to find a frozen pipe

How to Find a Frozen Pipe: 7 Effective Steps

Frigid weather can put a chill on your routine, but a frozen pipe inside your home puts everything on hold. Locating the blockage isn’t easy. If you’re trying to locate a frozen pipe to thaw it, you need to know where to start. We can help. With more than 85 years of combined experience, ServiceMaster by […]

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ceiling water damage

Ceiling Water Damage? Here’s What to Do to Fix It

Do you notice stains on the ceiling when you glance up? Is water suddenly dripping through the light fixtures overhead? In either case, you’re looking at ceiling water damage. For more than 85 years, ServiceMaster by Zaba has taken care of homeowners in your situation. Learn how to solve this overhead headache before it spreads […]

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fireplace leaking water

Help! My Fireplace is Leaking Water: What Should I Do?

If your fireplace is leaking water, you have to act fast: a leaking chimney can quickly cause structural damage and mold, and lead to thousands of dollars’ worth of expensive repairs. Don’t worry, though – you’re not in it alone. Here at ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, we’ve been helping repair water damage in Chicago-area homes […]

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