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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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How to Clean Up Water Damage After a Water Leak

When plumbing starts to leak, you take care of it right away. Whether you call water damage pros or fix it yourself, the problem gets solved. Now, you’re facing one more big job: Water leak clean up. This work can’t wait either. From floors, walls and cabinets to personal belongings, it all has to be […]

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How to Clean Commercial Outdoor Cushions Like a Pro

From poolside bar service to patio dining, the great outdoors extends your hospitality business. Spotless furniture outside reflects the professional focus you put on keeping guests happy. Knowing how to clean outdoor cushions makes sure your venue makes the best impression. It’s just one of the specialty services we provide for hotels and restaurants in […]

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home water damage

10 Important Steps to Take After Water Damage in Your Home

It doesn’t take long to mop up a spill on the kitchen floor. If water splashes out of the tub, you throw down a couple of towels. These routines work great on small mishaps. When you’re facing serious home water damage across multiple rooms, you need an action plan. You need to know what to […]

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home water damage

10 Important Steps to Take After Water Damage in Your Home

It doesn’t take long to mop up a spill on the kitchen floor. If water splashes out of the tub, you throw down a couple of towels. These routines work great on small mishaps. When you’re facing serious home water damage across multiple rooms, you need an action plan. You need to know what to […]

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smoke damage restoration

6 Steps for Proper Smoke Damage Restoration

The devastation left behind after a house fire is difficult to deal with emotionally and physically. The flames are out, the first responders are gone, but the challenges are still there. You’re looking at extensive fire and smoke damage. No one is ever prepared for a situation this overwhelming. We know. For more than 10 […]

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How to Fix a Leaking Pipe Anywhere in the House

If you’ve never done it before, you may not know where to start. If you’re familiar with this type of home repair, you know it can get complicated. Don’t let it sneak up on you. Now’s the time to brush up on how to fix a leaking pipe. We can help. Our water damage pros […]

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water is leaking behind siding

Water Leaking Behind Siding? 6 Steps to Take Right Now

If you’ve noticed moisture seeping behind your home’s siding, you must act immediately.  Over time, the moisture can creep through sheathing and insulation and ruin interior walls, ceilings, and floors. Fortunately, we’re here to help.  ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba has more than 85 years of combined experience restoring water-damaged homes in Chicago and the suburbs.  […]

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apartment fire damage

Apartment Fire Damage: What You Need to Know

It starts with smoke filling the hallway. Suddenly, you spot flames, and they’re spreading quickly. Alarms are going off and sprinklers are coming on. There’s a fire in your apartment building. Do you know what to do? All renters need to be prepared. Over the years, we’ve helped tenants and landlords recover from fires in […]

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Upholstery Cleaning Tips Every Evanston Homeowner Should Know

Whether it’s a comfortable sofa or favorite lounger, the couches and chairs in your home are part of the family. You take care of them with an occasional vacuuming, and you’re quick to clean up spills and pet accidents. Still, deep cleaning the furniture isn’t part of most housekeeping routines. We specialize in upholstery cleaning […]

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How to Deal With Water Damage in Your Apartment

You don’t own the apartment, but it is your home. Whether you drive to work or telecommute, the unit serves as your base. This is where you live, relax and enjoy leasing personal space. It’s also where a burst pipe, appliance failure or upstairs neighbor can soak the rooms and ruin your belongings. Cleaning up […]

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