christmas tree safety

Christmas Tree Safety: 7 Life-Saving Ways to Prevent Fires

For a wonderful while, it’s the most beautiful decoration in your home. Whether it’s tall, short, slender or plump, the Christmas tree stands at the center of holiday celebrations. It also stands as a seasonal addition to the house that needs to be treated with special care. As you make plans to bring home this […]

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fireplace maintenance

Fireplace Maintenance: 8 Things Every Home Hearth Needs

You inspect the gutters, put up storm windows and insulate the pipes. As a homeowner, you know how important it is to take care of winter chores. They keep the house safe, hold down heating costs and head off unexpected repair bills. Do you make regular fireplace maintenance a part of your home’s wintertime upkeep? During […]

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7 Questions to Ask When Buying Homeowners Insurance

As a first-time homeowner, you make so many important decisions. From working through the buying process to wrapping up closing and finalizing the loan, you take time to understand all the details. When you shop for insurance for the new house, do you know which questions to ask about a homeowners policy? We often see […]

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mold in closet

Mold in the Closet? Here’s How to Get Rid of It for Good

A hacking cough, chronic fatigue, and red, itchy eyes might be a sign of a hidden culprit: mold growing in your closet. Toxic black mold thrives in dark, damp areas, releasing spores as it feeds on materials found in drywall, carpet, paper, cardboard, or fabric. Breathing in these spores can cause symptoms you might mistake […]

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bathroom water damage

Bathroom Water Damage? 5 Steps to Take Right Now

Water is the foundation of life, but too much of it inside your home can have many consequences. Burst pipes, faulty fixtures, leaky roofs and storm flooding are just a few of the things that can quickly turn your comfortable space into a major health hazard. This is especially true in the bathroom where water […]

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furnace fire safety

Furnace Fire Safety: 6 Strategies for a Safe Winter

With cool weather finally here, we all look forward to the change in seasons. As beautiful fall days bring us closer to wintertime, we enjoy a refreshing chill before the freeze. It’s time to prep the house for cold weather and make sure the furnace is ready too. Do you have a handy list of tips for […]

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cleaning gutter

Best Ways to Clean Gutters: 10 Tips That Really Help

Some seasonal chores around the house always seem like a big job. Climbing the ladder and tackling the gutters isn’t a project you look forward to, but you know you have to get it done. Do you sometimes wish you knew the best way to clean gutters? Could you use a few tips and tricks? We know […]

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category 3 water damage

Category 3 Water Damage: What It Is and How to Deal With It

When you’re faced with water damage in your home, you need to clean and dry everything as quickly as possible.  Fortunately, you’re not alone in the process. Here at ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, we have more than 85 combined years of experience in the restoration industry.  In this blog, we’ve compiled our top tips to […]

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unattended death checklist

Your Unattended Death Checklist: 8 Things to Expect

There are so many circumstances, and none of them are easy to face. An unattended death might be from natural causes. It could be a suicide or the aftermath of a crime scene. When it happens to someone you care for, the results can seem overwhelming. No one is ever really ready to deal with […]

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