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dishwasher overflowing water damage

Dishwasher Overflowing? Here’s What to Do Right Now 

Your dishwasher works hard, and you trust it to do its job. When it starts malfunctioning and overflowing, then, it can be a startling experience. After all, nobody wants to be surprised by a puddle of water on their kitchen floor or the expensive damage left behind. Fortunately, you’re not alone. In this blog, we […]

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flooded bathroom

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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how to prevent water damage in highland park

How to Prevent Water Damage in Highland Park, IL

When stormy weather blows through Lake County, it often causes water damage to Highland Park homes and businesses. Plumbing breakdowns take a serious toll on area properties too. We’ve seen it all, so we understand how hard it is to manage water emergencies. ServiceMaster by Zaba has provided professional water damage restoration for Highland Park […]

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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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what to do if your house floods in palatine illinois

What to do if Your House Floods in Palatine, IL

You never get used to severe weather. Keeping a close eye on the forecast doesn’t reduce the chance of a flood damaging your Palatine home. You have to be prepared, but you also need to know how to handle the aftermath. Over the years, ServiceMaster by Zaba has helped Palatine homeowners recover from flood damage, […]

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damaged roof shingles

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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fire damage restoration checklist

A Complete Fire Damage Restoration Checklist for Homeowners [2024]

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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sewer backs up what to do

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

Basement Flooding in Lake County, IL: A Complete Guide [2024]

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 what to do

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

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 lake bluff home

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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