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flooded bathroom

Flooded Bathroom? Here Are 12 Essential Steps to Recovery

If your bathroom has flooded, you need to act quickly to prevent further damage.  With more than 85 years of combined restoration experience, we know how to tackle this kind of work.  In this blog, we’ve compiled our expertise to help you learn how to clean up your flooded bathroom and avoid future damage. What […]

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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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water remediation

What Is Water Remediation? Everything You Need to Know

Water remediation is a critical step in restoration. If you’re like most property owners, you might not be familiar with this part of the process. Fortunately, ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba is here to help. We have more than 85 years of combined experience in restoration, and we take care of water damage in Chicago homes and businesses […]

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Water Damage in Chicago? Here’s What to Do Right Now

Heavy rain filled the basement with water. You didn’t notice leaks under the kitchen sink until you smelled the mold. A broken fire sprinkler at work soaked office ceilings, walls and floors. There are countless causes of water damage in Chicago homes and businesses, but they all have one thing in common: They leave you […]

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How to Clean & Disinfect Church Pews: A Complete Guide

Your church’s pews regularly fill with members attending worship services. The central church seating welcomes guests to special events and celebrations. Taking care of the pews in your church is one of the most important jobs involved in keeping your religious facility looking its best. Concerns for sanctuary benches are two-fold. In addition to regular […]

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How to Remove Mold From a Bathroom Popcorn Ceiling

When you’re dealing with a flooded bathroom floor, you don’t usually look up. If it’s located upstairs, you’re probably worried about the ceilings in rooms downstairs. Most homeowners don’t give bathroom ceilings much thought until they notice dark spots growing overhead. When mold spreads into porous, textured surfaces, it becomes very difficult to eliminate. Do […]

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who is responsible for damage caused by a water main break

Who Is Responsible for Damage Caused by a Water Main Break?

A water main breaks. It could be the city’s aging infrastructure or botched maintenance. A geyser floods your driveway, leaves pot holes in the yard and floods the basement. Somebody has to take care of the mess. Who is responsible for damage caused by a water main break? We don’t fix broken city water mains, […]

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basement water damage

Basement Water Damage: What to Do, Causes & Prevention

Whether it’s dripping from an appliance or seeping through the walls, you need to take care of basement water damage right away.  For over 15 years, we’ve restored flooded basements in the Chicago area. This guide is designed to help you reclaim your home. Before You Get Started Before you start with DIY basement water […]

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flooded warehouse chicago

Flooded Warehouse? Here Are 6 Essential Steps to Recovery

A flooded warehouse can stop business in its tracks. You’re looking at soaked inventory and wet equipment. Receiving and delivering critical goods becomes a logistical nightmare. Between the flooded warehouse and a wrecked schedule, you need a plan. As Chicago’s leading restoration company, we can help. Based on our experience handling commercial water damage and […]

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ceiling leaking from upstairs apartment

Apartment Ceiling Leak? Here’s What To Do

If you have an apartment ceiling leak, you need to act fast to resolve it and repair the damage. Fortunately, we’re here to help. At ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, we have over 85 years of combined experience in the water damage restoration industry.  In this blog, we’ve compiled that expertise to offer an overview of […]

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water mitigation

What is Water Mitigation? A Complete Guide [2024]

Heavy rains fill the basement with floodwater. Leaks behind the bathroom wall create mold growth that quickly spreads. A broken fire sprinkler system at work soaks offices, furniture, and equipment. These are just a few examples of property disasters that need professional water mitigation, which is different from water restoration. This guide covers everything you […]

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stagnant water in chicago home

Stagnant Water: Why It’s Dangerous and How to Get Rid of it

Homeowners know how important it is to keep the house and yard in top shape. Commercial property owners and managers recognize how building upkeep impacts customers and tenants. Stagnant water is an easily overlooked nuisance that can create all kinds of problems at your home or business. By the time you notice the foul smell, […]

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