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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Appliance cause water damage to your home or basement | Water damage restoration service Chicago Services by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

How to Protect Your Basement from Water Damage

When you think of basement flooding, you might point the finger first at Mother Nature and her heavy rains, melting snow, or more disastrous weather events. However, in-home water damage is more often caused by appliance issues, plumbing problems, or other manmade-related situations, according to the Insurance Journal. In fact, among the five most common […]

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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

10 Home Fire Hazards and How to Avoid Them

In 2014 alone, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported nearly 1.3 millions fires in the United States. Those fires led to 3,275 deaths, 15,775 injuries, and $11.6 billion in property damage. In mere seconds, a fire in the home can turn deadly, so it’s important to prevent them from happening before they ever start. […]

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Ice dams cause water to backup into your home or business and causes black mold to grow | Mold removal services by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, Skokie, IL

How Ice Dams Cause Mold Problems

Living in Arlington Heights, Wheaton, Schaumburg, and surrounding IL areas, we’re used to battling through snowy, icy, cold winters. But just because we’re used to the icy cold, doesn’t make our homes immune to ice dams and the danger they pose to the health of our homes. But first things first. How are ice dams […]

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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

How to Respond When Frozen Pipes Burst

Understanding Frozen Pipes While frozen pipes tend to be more common in older homes, the location of the pipe and the level of insulation surrounding it is really at the root cause. The other factor is, of course, temperature. When the mercury plummets to near record lows, water freezes. When this happens inside pipes, the […]

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