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A Pipe Burst at My Business – What Should I Do?

Whether it’s a leaky pipe or a sudden pipe burst in your office or commercial building, we can all agree that you have a significant problem in your facility. Water damage doesn’t just soften drywall and ruin flooring. It can spread contaminants and damage the building’s structure, too, making your workplace unsafe. However, it doesn’t […]

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How to Put Out a Grease Fire and Save Your Kitchen

You’re looking forward to fried mozzarella snacks or a crispy fried chicken dinner. Perhaps you’re sizzling breakfast bacon in the oven. The kitchen smells heavenly. Suddenly, you’re in trouble. It only takes a few seconds for hot oil or grease to flame up. Grease fires happen on stove tops, inside ovens and over backyard grills. […]

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How Should I Choose a Restoration Company During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Smoke from a kitchen fire coats walls and ceilings with unhealthy soot. You need a restoration contractor who can eliminate stains and odors throughout the house. A broken fire sprinkler system soaks your business overnight. You need a water damage team to clean up the mess as quickly as possible. In the past, you wouldn’t […]

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Stagnant Water: Why It’s Dangerous and How to Get Rid of it

Homeowners know how important it is to keep the house and yard in top shape. Commercial property owners and managers recognize how building upkeep impacts customers and tenants. Stagnant water is an easily overlooked nuisance that can create all kinds of problems at your home or business. By the time you notice the foul smell, […]

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Discarded Latex Gloves Don’t Belong in the New Normal

The fact that they’re becoming a common sight shouldn’t come as a surprise. All across Chicago, latex gloves litter our city sidewalks and parking lots. COVID-19 continues to create an ever-changing maze of problems. It’s hard to know when things will finally get back to normal. Until then, discarded latex gloves are a New Normal […]

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Frozen Outdoor Faucet? Here’s How to Fix the Problem

Here in Chicago, homeowners deal with summertime pipe bursts every year. This plumbing problem isn’t limited to freezing weather, but freezing weather isn’t limited by the calendar. Plummeting temperatures can happen in the middle of a beautiful Illinois spring. And it can happen in your area, too. You probably don’t give much thought to a […]

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How to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Work

The latest reports on COVID-19 in Chicago continue to raise serious concerns. We all want to do our part to keep everyone safe and healthy. Potential transmission of coronavirus must be addressed in busy work environments across the city and suburbs. It’s our goal here at ServiceMaster by Zaba to share our expertise in mitigating […]

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My Washing Machine Flooded the House! What Should I Do?

Just ask anyone who’s had to live the coin-op laundry life, having a washing machine in your home is wonderful — that is, until it breaks. If your washing machine flooded, it’s not just inconvenient but it can cause extensive water damage, too. Fortunately, there are things you can do to stop your washing machine […]

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My Building Has Water Damage – What Should I Do?

Dealing with a water-damaged commercial building is never easy. Whether you’re the owner or manager, you have to make important decisions. Time isn’t on your side. Closing off part of the property can be a huge inconvenience. An extensive shutdown costs time and revenue. Are you ready to solve the problems that come with cleaning […]

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How to Clean Your Wool Rug [A Complete Guide]

Wool rugs are an excellent investment: They are durable and high-quality enough to last a lifetime. For most people, though, learning how to clean a wool rug involves a learning curve. Fortunately, it’s far from impossible.  In this post, we’ll discuss what you need to know about regular maintenance for your wool rug, and how […]

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