insects may contribute to water damage in residential homes | by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

Get to Know the Real Pest of Water Damage

Spring and water damage tend to go hand in hand, be it melting snow, falling rain, or rising levels of humidity. And seasons aside, there’s also man-made water damage due to burst pipes, leaky appliances, and inadequate ventilation. As soon as the water hits–whatever its source–the destruction begins, causing stains, odors, wood swelling and warping, […]

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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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Winter sewer backup prevention tips by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

Winter Sewer Tips to Avoid Home Damage

Floods are often the culprit of home water damage, and even worse, sewer backup. And since flooding is more often associated with spring and summer, you may think you’re safe during the winter season. Not so. While heavy rainfall and flooding is a common cause of sewage line problems, they are certainly not the only […]

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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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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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