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What Should I Do After a Business Fire?

It’s so hard to handle the aftermath of a property fire. It’s even more difficult to deal with the chaos when it impacts your workplace, your employees and your financial security. You hope it never happens, but you need to be prepared. Knowing what to do after a business fire gets you and your workforce […]

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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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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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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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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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Basement Flooding in Lake County, IL: A Complete Guide [2023]

If you’re like most home and business owners in Lake County, IL, basement flooding isn’t something you’re prepared for. It doesn’t happen often, but the effects are serious and long-lasting. When residents in Lake County need help with flooding in the basement, they call us here at ServiceMaster by Zaba. Based on our combined 90 […]

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Emergency Water Damage? Here’s What to Do Right Now

There are small plumbing problems that quickly become DIY headaches. There are also plumbing mishaps that present as full-blown water disasters. Whether a water emergency starts with a leak or pours through the ceiling, being prepared makes a big difference. Based on our years as Chicago’s leading restoration pros, we’ve developed this guide.  It outlines […]

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How Long Does Water Damage Restoration Take? 

If you’ve experienced water damage due to a broken pipe, malfunctioning appliance, or severe storm, you want to reclaim your home as quickly as possible.  Are you wondering how long the water damage restoration process takes?  Fortunately, we’re here to provide some answers. We’ve been providing water damage restoration services for Chicago-area residents since 2008, […]

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How to Prevent Water Damage in Your Lake Bluff, IL Home

Lake Bluff, Illinois, is a beautiful place to live, work, and play. Popular attractions like Sunrise Park and the exhibits at Artists on the Bluff Station Gallery make it a popular area for both locals and visitors alike.  Because it sits so close to Lake Michigan and is known for heavy rainfall and severe weather […]

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11 Sure Signs of Water Damage in the Walls

Have you noticed discolored streaks forming on the walls of your home? Perhaps unusual splotches appeared overnight. Both are indications of water damage hiding inside the walls. It’s a serious situation that you can’t ignore. Even a small leak behind the wall quickly spreads and results in extensive water damage. You have to get the […]

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Fire Damage Mitigation: A Complete Guide [2023]

If you’re like most homeowners, you’re not prepared for the aftermath of a house fire. If a fire shuts down your business, the loss is just as overwhelming.  Mitigating the fire damage is your critical starting point to recovery. Not all property owners are familiar with the process. We understand. Our teams here at ServiceMaster […]

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