Putting grease down the drain can cause your a sewage backup | Sewage cleanup services by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

Prevent Sewer Backup in Your Home

5 Tips to Prevent Sewer Backup in Your Home Damaging floors, walls, furniture, appliances, electrical systems, and other home possessions, sewage back ups can be a serious problem. Making it even worse are the costs associated with such destruction, which often aren’t covered by average homeowners insurance policies without the addition of a specific rider. […]

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Causes of Basement flooding due to sump pump failures

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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Water damage due to washing machine hose bursting and causing water damage

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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Fourth of July fire and smoke damage safety tips from McMahon | Fire and smoke damage restoration Services by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

July 4th Tips to Keep You and Your Home Safe

Whether you’re celebrating America’s Independence with family and friends,  grilling out, splashing in the pool, going to the beach, or getting out of town, making safety first a priority is the best way to avoid accidents and losses from ruining your plans. If  you don’t think safety is a necessity for this independence holiday, consider […]

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Grading, mulch, and landscaping your lawn can help prevent basement flooding | Water damage restoration Chicago Services by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

7 Landscaping Tips to Prevent Home Flooding

As spring arrives and you start planning your summer backyard, it’s time to think about flower beds, plants, and trees… but there’s more to landscaping than just improving the value of your home! Proper landscaping will help prevent flood water from creeping into your basement and below ground rooms during the springtime when things are […]

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How to clean mold and mildew with bleach | Black mold remediation Services by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

How to Clean Mold and Mildew in Your Home

As the rain continues to pour down, the additional moisture in the air can mean mold and mildew in your home. Mold and mildew, both terms commonly used to describe fungi that grows on various surfaces, are not only unsightly but also unhealthy. And because these microorganism love to feed and grow wherever moisture is […]

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