most flammable household items

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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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 85 years of combined experience, ServiceMaster by Zaba has restored Chicago homes affected by smoke damage due to puffbacks. This guide will help you […]

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fire damage restoration checklist

What to Do After A House Fire: A Complete Checklist

Nobody wants to experience a home fire. Unfortunately, they’re common. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 350,000 residential fires occur every year.  Luckily, you don’t have to navigate the aftermath alone. Here at ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, we have more than 85 years of combined experience in the fire damage restoration industry.  Based […]

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fire damage mitigation

Fire Damage Mitigation: A Complete Guide [2024]

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.  Fortunately, fire damage mitigation is the first step to getting things back to normal. Here at ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, we have over 85 years of combined […]

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fire damage due to neighbor

Help! My Neighbor’s House Fire-Damaged My House!

No one ever expects the house next door to go up in flames. Your first concerns center on the safety of your neighbors and their property, but you worry about your own home too. It can all happen so fast. The first responders do their job, the fire is extinguished, and everyone’s in good shape. […]

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Fire damage restoration Chicago

Fire Damage in Chicago? Here’s What to Do Right Now

A stove top grease fire flares out of control. An unattended space heater sets nearby drapes on fire. Faulty wiring at your workplace sparks a fire that spreads through the property. These are just a few examples of how quickly flames can devastate residential and commercial buildings in the Chicago area. Every year, fire departments […]

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apartment fire safety

11 Lifesaving Apartment Fire Safety Tips

When an apartment building goes up in flames, tenants go into evacuation mode, often on different floors. Families and neighbors head for safe exits. It’s a situation that can quickly become confusing and dangerous. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 105,000 residential fires occur in multi-unit properties every year. As Chicago’s leading fire […]

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fire damage restoration contractors chicago

How to Hire the Best Fire Damage Restoration Contractor

The impact of a fire on your home or commercial property doesn’t stop when the flames are extinguished. Dealing with the aftermath is overwhelming. It’s not something you want to take care of by yourself. You need the services of an experienced fire damage restoration contractor. We work with Chicago home and business owners in […]

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smoke damage restoration

6 Steps for Proper Smoke Damage Restoration

The devastation left behind after a house fire is difficult to deal with emotionally and physically. The flames are out, the first responders are gone, but the challenges are still there. You’re looking at extensive fire and smoke damage. No one is ever prepared for a situation this overwhelming. We know. For more than 10 […]

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apartment fire damage

Apartment Fire Damage: What You Need to Know

It starts with smoke filling the hallway. Suddenly, you spot flames, and they’re spreading quickly. Alarms are going off and sprinklers are coming on. There’s a fire in your apartment building. Do you know what to do? All renters need to be prepared. Over the years, we’ve helped tenants and landlords recover from fires in […]

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