water stain on ceiling

Help! There’s a Water Stain on My Ceiling – What Should I Do?

In addition to being unsightly, water stains on the ceiling can indicate hidden leaks and serious water damage. This problem needs to be fixed quickly. At ServiceMaster by Zaba, we have been restoring water-damaged ceilings in Chicago, IL, and the suburbs for over 85 years, so we understand this problem and how to address it. […]

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Leak in the Attic? Here’s What to Do Right Now

By the time you realize there’s a slow leak in the attic, it’s already affected stored belongings, insulation, ductwork and joists. A broken pipe up in the attic can quickly result in dangerous ceiling damage as leaking water soaks walls, floors and furnishings in the rooms below. Regardless of the cause, it’s never easy to […]

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chimney water damage

My Chimney Has Water Damage – What Should I Do?

You know a damaged roof can spring a leak, soak the attic and ceilings and cause extensive property damage. However, you may not realize there’s another potential problem on top of your home. Did you know that masonry chimneys can develop serious water leaks? These stone or brick structures stand up to the elements all […]

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Water is Leaking Through My Light Fixture! What Should I Do?

Right away, you know something’s wrong. You look up from that puddle in the middle of the room and see water dripping from the light fixture. Can this scenario get any worse? Yes, it can. When a ceiling light fixture gets wet, it creates a dangerous situation that needs to be taken care of right […]

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wall leakage

How to Find and Repair Water Leaking in the Wall

It doesn’t set off alarms. You can’t hear it or see it. Left undetected, it can cause serious damage to sheetrock and even affect floors and ceilings. A slow water leak hidden inside the walls of your home creates a damp environment that breeds mold and rots wood. As well as you stay ahead of […]

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bathroom ceiling water damage

Water in the Ceiling Under the Bathroom? 5 Quick Steps

We know how it goes: you’re just going about your business one day, and then you look up and see it – a water leak in the ceiling below the bathroom. Where, once, there was pristine drywall, there’s now a large water stain or a bubble in the ceiling. You start to panic. What now? […]

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cleaning gutter

Best Ways to Clean Gutters: 10 Tips That Really Help

Some seasonal chores around the house always seem like a big job. Climbing the ladder and tackling the gutters isn’t a project you look forward to, but you know you have to get it done. Do you sometimes wish you knew the best way to clean gutters? Could you use a few tips and tricks? We know […]

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