garbage disposal leaking

Help! My Garbage Disposal is Leaking – What Should I Do?

Are you noticing wet spots in the cabinets under the sink? You might be dealing with a leaking garbage disposal.  Here at ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, we have more than 85 years of combined experience helping Chicago-area customers address water damage caused by garbage disposals. In this blog, we’ll share our top tips to address […]

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refrigerator water line leak

Fridge Water Line Leaking? Here’s What to Do

An occasional puddle under the fridge could be stray splashes from the water dispenser or a few dropped ice cubes. But when it happens over and over, you’ve got a problem. Those ponds on the kitchen floor are sure signs that your refrigerator ice maker water line is leaking. Based on our years of experience […]

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overflowing kitchen sink

How to Fix an Overflowing Kitchen Sink in 5 Fast Steps

You step away for just a minute. Suddenly, you hear gurgling noises. When you look back into the room, you know you’re in trouble. The kitchen sink is filling up with water. What do you do first? If you’re lucky, you catch the sink overflowing before it floods the entire kitchen. Still, you need to […]

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mold under kitchen sink

How to Get Rid of Mold Under Your Sink Quickly and Effectively

You don’t stick your head under the sink very often. The cabinet under this essential fixture doesn’t light up when you reach inside for supplies. The first sign of trouble usually greets you as an unpleasant musty smell. That’s when you know there’s a problem. You’re dealing with black mold under the kitchen sink. How […]

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burst pipe kitchen

How to Deal With a Flooded Kitchen: 7 Essential Steps

When you walk through the door, you know right away that something is very wrong. Everywhere you look, you see water. Whether it’s an overflowing dishwasher or a kitchen sink flooding the room, you’re staring down a huge problem. You’re looking at wet appliances, soaked cabinets and a flooded kitchen floor. Knowing what to do […]

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How To Repair Kitchen Cabinets with Water Damage: 3 Easy Steps

Do you have water damaged kitchen cabinets? If so, acting quickly is essential. Over time, water can destroy the outer shell of your kitchen cabinets, damaging the finishing and darkening the wood. In some cases, water damage can also render your cabinets useless, especially in cases where you’re dealing with a water leak in the […]

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burst pipe kitchen

Burst Pipe in the Kitchen? Here’s What to Do Right Now

You’re never ready for it. When a kitchen sink pipe bursts, it always catches you off guard. Whether it starts while you’re rinsing dishes or soaks floors while you’re away at work, it’s a mess that demands immediate attention. The cost of burst pipes under kitchen sinks can add up fast. What can you do […]

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How to Clean Ceiling Tiles in the Restaurant: 3 Tips to do it Like a Pro

There are many places that get dirty in a restaurant, but you might not imagine that ceiling tiles would be a very high-impact area. Surprisingly, though, commercial kitchen ceiling tiles can get filthy quite quickly. Commonly made of absorbent materials like “popcorn” finish and plaster, ceiling tiles can become discolored and warped. In some cases, […]

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Kitchen Fire Damage? Here Are 5 Essential Cleanup Tips

Cooking at home can turn into a disaster in just a few minutes. A small grease splatter ignites, and you’re suddenly facing a kitchen fire. Once the flames are extinguished, you’re out of danger. Take a good look around. Everything is covered with soot. Smoke damage stains walls, and overpowering odors hang in the air. […]

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