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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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mold removal

Black Mold Removal: How to Get Rid of It in 10 Steps

It can start with a slow leak inside the wall or an area in the bathroom that always stays damp. You might not notice it until it turns into unsightly splotches, but black mold can begin growing on surfaces in as little as 24 hours. While you want to clean it up right away, you […]

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fire safety for kids

Fire Safety for Kids: What Should Parents Know About?

Protecting your children’s lives is a basic instinct. You don’t need to be trained to react when they’re in harm’s way. You do all that you can to be aware of the dangers that can threaten them. As a parent, you understand your responsibility to protect them from risks that they’re too young to understand […]

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ways to flood proof your building

High-Rise Maintenance: 3 Ways to Flood-Proof Your Building

Its size and tenant population make your high-rise building a challenge to manage on a daily basis. Whether it houses residential, retail or office space, you constantly deal with routine maintenance, cleaning and repairs. Even when things run smoothly, your position as property owner or manager keeps you busy. Coping with water damage in your […]

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how to unclog drains

How to Unclog A Drain: 3 Powerful Tools to Tackle the Job

In a perfect world, the toilet would always flush with a healthy swoosh. Bathtub drains wouldn’t slow down, and the kitchen sink wouldn’t ever turn into a puddle. Your busy life would never be interrupted by clogged drains, but don’t despair when it happens. While you understand the basics about how to unclog a drain, […]

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what to do after a house fire

What to Do After a House Fire

A home fire can occur with very little warning and cause extensive damage to the house and your belongings. Here at ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, we’ve been providing fire damage restoration services for more than 15 years, so we understand the impact of this disaster. In this blog, we’ll share our top tips for reclaiming […]

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how to remove ice dams

Ice Dam Removal Strategies – What You Need to Know

Heavy snow, freezing temperatures and winter winds take a toll on the roof. Add ice dams to this winter equation, and you have a frozen phenomenon that threatens the integrity of shingles, eaves and gutters. Are you ready to get out the ladder and head up to the roof to remove your ice dams? We […]

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how to prevent your fire sprinkler system from freezing

How to Prevent Your Fire Sprinkler System from Freezing

This winter has been a little warmer than we’re used to, but February means that we’re only halfway through the chilly season. You never know when temperatures are going to plummet, so it’s important to make sure that the pipes in your home’s fire sprinkler system are ready for freezing weather. Getting caught off guard […]

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Prevent Frozen Pipes: 4 Steps to Insulate Pipes Like a Pro

Turning off the alarm clock as you climb out of a warm bed on a winter morning isn’t always easy. Realizing that a frozen pipe burst while you were sleeping turns waking up into a miserable day soaked with problems. Can you find a plumber who’s available for emergency pipe repair service? Will your insurance […]

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Avoid Freezing Pipes: Check these Areas of Your Home

Nothing prepares you for the shock of waking up to water all over the floors. If a frozen pipe burst while you were sleeping, you have to deal with the flood, contact a pipe repair service and start thinking about water damage repair. This all happens before you put on the coffee, and even that […]

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