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How to Fix a Leaking Pipe Anywhere in the House

If you’ve never done it before, you may not know where to start. If you’re familiar with this type of home repair, you know it can get complicated. Don’t let it sneak up on you. Now’s the time to brush up on how to fix a leaking pipe. We can help. Our water damage pros […]

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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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Water Pipe Burst in Apartment? Here’s What To Do Right Now

It’s been a long day. You’re headed home to the apartment. Evening plans include relaxing and enjoying well-earned downtime. Wet furniture and soaked floors aren’t on your list of expectations. When you walk through the door, you’re greeted by water damage in the apartment. How did this mess happen? Who’s responsible for cleanup and repairs? […]

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My Water Pipe Burst! Who Should I Call First?

A broken water pipe is every homeowner’s worst nightmare, and for a good reason: A burst pipe can wreak havoc, causing extensive damage to your floors, ceiling, walls, and subfloors.  If your water pipe burst, knowing who to call is essential. In this post, we’ll walk you through some of the reasons pipes burst, what […]

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Burst Pipe in the Bathroom? Here’s What to do Right Now

A burst pipe in the bathroom is an emergency, and you must act quickly to fix it. Fortunately, we’re here to help. At ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, we have over 85 years of experience helping Chicago-area customers deal with burst pipes and the damage they cause. We’ve compiled that knowledge into this comprehensive guide.  Before […]

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Burst Pipe in the Basement? Here’s What to Do Right Now

The signs of a broken water pipe aren’t always obvious. The leaks usually occur under a sink or behind the walls. When a pipe bursts in the basement, you know it as soon as you head downstairs. You’re looking at a flooded floor that’s taking on water. What should you do next? Your 10-Step Action […]

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How to Fix a Burst Water Pipe in the Garage

If a water pipe bursts in your garage, it’s probably caused severe damage. To prevent it from getting worse, you have to address the problem quickly. Fortunately, we’re here to help. At ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, we have over 85 years of combined experience helping Chicago-area homeowners deal with plumbing leaks. In this blog, we’ve […]

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How Do You Know If Your Pipes Burst? 21 Warning Signs

If you have a burst pipe in your home, you need to act fast to prevent further damage. Here at ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, our teams have been repairing water-damaged properties in Chicago since 2008. Keep reading for our insider tips on the warning signs of burst pipes and how to deal with this homeowner’s headache. 21 […]

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Fridge Water Line Leaking? Here’s What to Do

An occasional puddle under the fridge could be stray splashes from the water dispenser or a few dropped ice cubes. But when it happens over and over, you’ve got a problem. Those ponds on the kitchen floor are sure signs that your refrigerator water supply line is leaking. Based on our 85 years of combined experience […]

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Did Your Water Pipe Burst in the Summer? 7 Surprising Causes

Can pipes burst in warm weather? Yes, and it happens more often than you might think. This plumbing disaster isn’t restricted to our cold Chicago winters. Homeowners are usually caught off guard by burst pipes in the summer. You expect plumbing problems when the temperatures plummet. You don’t expect ruptured pipes to flood the house […]

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