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Flooded Basement Cleanup Cost: What You Should Expect

It can be the result of rain seeping through foundation cracks. It can happen when storms back up sewage lines. Sometimes, the sump pump gives out. Whatever the cause, your basement looks like an indoor pool. Do you take care of flooded basement repair yourself or call in professionals? Before you make a decision, consider […]

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Public Adjuster vs Insurance Adjuster: 7 Differences You Need to Know

Even a small house fire can quickly turn into a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Burst pipes can flood every room and ruin furnishings and belongings. When disaster strikes, you immediately think about your insurance coverage. If this scenario happens to you, will you be asking yourself, “Should I use a public insurance adjuster?” It’s a question […]

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My House Is In a Flood Zone: What Should I Do?

Have you ever considered what you and your family would do if your neighborhood was flooded? If you’re living in a flood zone, you probably understand the vagaries of flooding after heavy rainstorms, sustained rain events or snow thaw in spring. Flooding causes untold misery for property owners and millions in property damage not to mention loss […]

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8 Essential Steps to Rebuilding Your Home After a Fire

A fire in your home is devastating. Faced with the enormous task of putting everything back together, you may be wondering where to begin. Don’t worry, though – you’re not alone.  Here at ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, we have more than 85 years of experience providing fire damage restoration services to Chicago homeowners, and we’ve […]

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Navigating Flood Insurance Claims: What You Need to Know

Homeowners all across the city are still drying out after our most recent wave of severe summer storms. The downpours closed streets, stranded drivers and caused power outages all across Chicago. It’s the kind of wet wake-up call that makes everyone double-check their insurance coverage. You may already understand the details in your policy, but do […]

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Are Frozen Pipes Covered by Homeowners Insurance? 5 Facts

With another Chicago winter settling in all around us, you’ve done your best to get the house ready for freezing temperatures. If something should happen, you rely on your home insurance policy to cover property damage. Those premiums pay for your peace of mind too. As well as you know your policy, do you wonder, […]

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