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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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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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bathroom sink leaking

Is Your Bathroom Sink Leaking? Here’s How to Fix it! 

Have you noticed pooling water on the floor or inside your cabinets? If so, you must act fast – your bathroom sink is probably leaking.  Fortunately, we’re here to help. With over 85 years of combined experience, we’ve helped hundreds of homeowners deal with leaky bathroom sinks and clean up water damage. In this blog, […]

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11 Lifesaving Apartment Fire Safety Tips

When an apartment building goes up in flames, tenants go into evacuation mode, often on different floors. Families and neighbors head for safe exits. It’s a situation that can quickly become confusing and dangerous. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 105,000 residential fires occur in multi-unit properties every year. As Chicago’s leading fire […]

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Top 3 Best Chicago Water Damage Restoration Services [2024]

If you’ve experienced water damage in your Chicago property, you need a skilled team to restore your space. Unfortunately, finding that team can be easier said than done. With so many options available, how do you know which is right for you? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. In this blog, we’ve compiled a list […]

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Washing Machine Pipe Burst? Here’s What to Do Right Now

Doing the laundry is a simple routine. You never think about how quickly it can go wrong. Suddenly, a washing machine pipe bursts. The damage spreads in a matter of minutes. One ruptured hose can flood the laundry room with a flow equivalent to 650 gallons per hour. That’s a huge volume of water filling […]

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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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What Is Water Damage Restoration? A Complete Guide [2024]

Water restoration is a critical service after water damage, but it can be tough to understand its purpose. Fortunately, we’re here to help. At ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, we have over 85 years of combined experience providing comprehensive water damage restoration services to customers like you. In this blog, we’ll look at the process that […]

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flooded basement

Help! My Basement is Flooding – What Do I Do?

When the basement floods, you’re suddenly facing multiple problems. They all need attention right away, but you may not know where to begin. Don’t worry – you’re not alone. Here at ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, we’ve been helping Chicago-area customers clean and restore flooded basements for more than 15 years.  In this blog, we’re compiling […]

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How to Hire the Best Fire Damage Restoration Contractor

The impact of a fire on your home or commercial property doesn’t stop when the flames are extinguished. Dealing with the aftermath is overwhelming. It’s not something you want to take care of by yourself. You need the services of an experienced fire damage restoration contractor. We work with Chicago home and business owners in […]

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7 Sure Signs of Water Damage in Rosemont, IL Homes

When we help Rosemont, IL homeowners with water damage restoration, we’re often asked about how to identify hidden leaks. This type of plumbing failure is hard to spot, and that’s why it causes so many problems. The best handyperson skills don’t let you see through walls or under the floor. A moisture meter can fine-tune […]

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