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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 seem like the norm […]

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Holiday Cooking Kitchen Safety Tips by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

Keep Your Kitchen Safe During Holiday Cooking

Did you know that one in every six civilian fire deaths involved cooking equipment? According the National Fire Protection Association, the U.S. fire department responded to an average of 162,400 home fire structures between 2009 and 2013 that cooking equipment as the common culprit. Unattended cooking was considered to be the biggest contributing factor to […]

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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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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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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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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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