Ice Forming on Exterior of Building Causing Ice Dams

How Ice Dams Cause Water Damage

Winter in the Chicago area has their share of snowstorms and cold weather. When ice and snow begin to pile on your roof, can lead to problems if your attic isn’t properly insulated. Snow begins to melt, but due to irregularities in temperatures on your roof, it will refreeze, eventually causing the formation of ice […]

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Heavy rainfall in and around Chicago causing flooded basement and water damage cleanup Chicago | Water damage restoration service by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

How to Handle Flooding in the Chicago Area

Chicago, Arlington Heights, and Libertyville are areas of the Midwest where flooding due to heavy rain and melting snow are regular occurrences. In the most extreme cases, flooding can have a profound effect on properties, leaving basements, homes, businesses, and schools flooded without an easy way for property owners to clean up the mess. Here […]

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sump pump in basement

How to Spot a Failing Sump Pump

According to industry experts, 98% of homes will experience some sort of water damage during their lifespans. This can be from a variety of reasons like rain, broken appliances, cracked pipes, or a broken sump pump – all culprits that can lead to a flooded basement and costly repairs. Install a Sump Pump Most homes […]

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tree roots breaking sewer pipe

Is Your Home Protected Against Sewage Damage?

Sewage water doesn’t just smell bad, it is also filled with bacteria and viruses. If it seeps into your home sewage water can lead to diseases for anyone that comes in contact with it, making them incredibly ill. Water damage from freshwater sources can cause serious damage, but sewage water causes worse problems. Instead of […]

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