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What Should I Do After a Business Fire?

It’s so hard to handle the aftermath of a property fire. It’s even more difficult to deal with the chaos when it impacts your workplace, your employees and your financial security. You hope it never happens, but you need to be prepared. Knowing what to do after a business fire gets you and your workforce […]

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Flooded Bathroom? Here Are 10 Essential Steps to Recovery

Clogged toilets can happen in the best-kept homes. 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. Before you grab a mop, ask yourself a quick question: Do […]

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How to Prevent a Flooded Basement: A 10 Step Guide by Water Damage Experts

If you were anywhere near the city last June, you remember the severe storms and flooding that shut down Eisenhower Expressway. The river was out of its banks, and we had two tornado warnings that night. As Chicago’s leading restoration contractor, our teams were busy after the deluge answering calls from folks with flooded basements. We cleaned […]

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How Do I Get Rid of Water Stains on My Ceiling?

As long as you don’t look up, water stains on the ceiling don’t seem too serious. Still, you’re always good about taking care of things around the house. This problem needs a fix. How did the stains get there? Are you dealing with bad flashing on the roof or leaky pipes up in the attic? […]

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Chimney Fires: Everything You Need to Know About Them

Nothing chases away the cold like a warm, inviting glow from your fireplace. You pull a favorite chair closer to the hearth and settle in. Suddenly, you realize something is very wrong. Flames begin shooting up into the flue. Debris sparks and rains down on the grate. You’re dealing with a chimney fire. What do […]

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How to Fix Water Damage Behind Shower Tiles Like a Pro

It’s easy to take the shower for granted. You use it every day, keep it clean and maintain fixtures with quick repairs. Over time, the walls of that inviting personal space can develop unsightly cracks and surround you with musty odors. Water damage behind the shower tiles doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a slow process that […]

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Mold in the Garage? Here’s What to Do Right Now

Most homeowners don’t think of the garage as dark and humid. It often serves as a main entrance into the house, but it doesn’t get much sunlight when the doors are down. Dampness builds up and musty odors fill the air. Sooner or later, you’re dealing with mold in the garage. We’ve work in hundreds […]

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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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Mold in the Laundry Room? 5 Steps to Get Rid of It Now

You’re washing a load of clothes, but something’s not right. The laundry room smells musty. A quick check behind the washing machine reveals mold growing on the wall. You find more dark stains in corners. It doesn’t take long for mold spores to spread through the entire area. You need to figure out how to […]

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How to Fix a Sagging Ceiling Due to Water Damage

Water damage: it’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare. When it affects the ceiling, though, it can be especially problematic. When the ceiling is damaged, gravity isn’t on your side. Because of this, you have to act fast to fix a sagging ceiling due to water damage.  As a leading ceiling water damage restoration provider in Chicago, […]

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How to Clean Commercial Glued Down Carpet

Commercial carpets work hard. All day long, they welcome your customers into your building. Over time, that heavy foot traffic creates stains, wear spots, and discoloration. To keep your carpet looking fresh, you need to clean it regularly.  The question is how to do that.  At ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, we specialize in cleaning commercial, […]

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Toilet Overflowing? Here’s What to Do Right Now

You jiggle the handle, but it doesn’t help. The toilet won’t flush. Water rises up, fills the bowl and spills out onto on the bathroom floor. You’re dealing with an overflowing toilet. How do you handle this mess before it floods the bathroom? Each day, we help homeowners in Chicago homes recover from these types […]

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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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