Roof maintenance checklist to prevent water damage by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

Can My Roof Hold Santa & His Sleigh?

While elves are busy making toys for good little girls and boys, your children might have some concerns about the logistics of Santa delivering their presents on Christmas Eve. After all, there are a lot of houses and children to visit in just a few hours, so the smoother the landing zone, the better! We […]

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Frozen pipe burst can lead to significant water damage to your home or basement | Water damage restoration services by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Oak Park, Wheaton, Waukegan, Schaumburg, Skokie, IL areas

5 Steps to Prep Your Outdoor Plumbing This Fall

The colorful leaves are dropping from the trees, leaving your outdoor chores filled with related tasks, such as raking the yard and clearing the gutters of newly packed debris. While the leaves may have your attention, don’t let them distract you from taking proper care of your outdoor plumbing. Outdoor Plumbing Systems When you think […]

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Stove fires are among home fire hazards causing fire and smoke damages | Water and fire damage restoration services by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

Top 3 Causes of House Fires and How to Stay Safe

As the temperatures drop outside, the potential for fires increase inside. An average of seven people die in U.S. house fires every day, according to statistics by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). In the NFPA’s most recent report on Home Structure Fires, general causes, including cooking and home heating, account for 84 percent of […]

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Water damage caused by commercial sprinkler systems | Water damage restoration services by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

Water Damage from Commercial Sprinkler Systems

Fire sprinkler systems offer reliable and affordable fire protection to your commercial properties. Not only do sprinkler systems prevent lives and property losses from fires, but also save millions of dollars to business owners by way of tax deductions, code and ordinance compliance, insurance savings, and the ability to continue business as usual. But for […]

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Storms bring in all kinds of out of town contractors. Make sure you are using a reputable company such as McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

Buyer Beware: After-Storm Contractor Scams

If Mother Nature didn’t do ample damage with heavy rains, lightning, and hail, get ready to weather another storm in the way of contractor scams. As if there wasn’t enough to deal with in terms of flooding, downed trees, torn-off shingles, and cracked siding, now you have to put your trust (and money!) in the […]

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Sump Pump Failure

7 Culprits of Sump Pump Failure Did you know 98 percent of basements will experience some sort of water damage during their lifetimes, according to industry estimates? Be it flooding from rain, an appliance malfunction, faulty plumbing, or burst frozen pipe, a sump pump can be the difference between a dry basement and expensive home […]

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Heavy rainfall in and around Chicago causing flooded basement and water damage cleanup Chicago | Water damage restoration service by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

Flooding and Water Damage Cleanup Chicago

5 Steps to Take When a Flood Is Forecasted for Chicago Recent rainstorms doused parts of the Midwest, including our entire service area of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, Skokie, and surrounding IL areas. Leaving many areas flooded and some counties declaring states of emergency. While the rain has stopped […]

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Washing Machine Overload or Overdue?

A homeowner recently told us that she had left her house after turning on the washing machine, only to return 30 minutes later and discovered it was still filling up with water. Sadly for this homeowner, a broken water supply line caused extensive damage not only to the laundry room, but also to the ceiling, […]

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