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Cold Weather Maintenance Checklist for Commercial Buildings

You already know commercial buildings and facilities require a lot of attention. And the necessary efforts escalate when the temperatures plummet. Snow, cold, ice, harsh winds and other winter elements can be problematic on your properties. Even if you took preventative measures during the warmer months to winterize your commercial buildings, you can’t let maintenance […]

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Take precautions before winter storms damage your home by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

Stay a Step Ahead of Winter Storms

When the future forecast calls for winter storms, the heavy snowfall, ice, and plummeting temps can mean trouble ahead for your home. Before you bundle up indoors and wait for Mother Nature to do her worst, take a few precautionary steps to protect your home from costly and inconvenient damage. Winter Storm Hazards Many people […]

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Winter Weather Damage Prevention

Winter Weather Damage Prevention November and December can already be an expensive time of year, given the holiday season. But when you add in the damage that can be caused by winter weather, your wallet could take an even bigger hit than expected as you enter the New Year. Snow, ice, wind, and cold may […]

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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

8 Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Waking up to a snow-covered picture landscape may be the winter dream, but in recent years, things like polar vortex has made the cold and freezing temps near unbearable. Snowball that with blizzardy conditions so intense they garner their own names–we’re looking at you Snowmageddon, Snowzilla and Snowpocalypse–and winter can be a stressful time of […]

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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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Regularly inspecting your plumbing system could prevent costly water damages to your home | Water damage restoration service by by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

Tips for Checking Your Plumbing

If you’ve never touched a wrench and have no idea where your home’s maze of pipes begins and ends, your chances of filling the shoes of a skilled, qualified plumber are next to nil. The good news is you don’t need to know the difference from a ball valve and hose bib to stay ahead […]

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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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Tree roots can cause sewage damage to your home | Sewage damage cleanup services-by-mcmahon-services-and-construction-of-Chicago-Arlington-Heights-Berwyn-Des-Plaines-Evanston-Grayslake-Mundelein-Liberyville-Skokie-IL

Is Your Home at Risk for Sewage Damage?

Filled with bacteria and viruses, sewage water can be quite harmful if it seeps into your property. In addition to smelling bad, sewage water can lead to disease making those coming into contact with it quite ill. While leaks and flooding from freshwater sources can cause a great deal of damage, sewage water raises the […]

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