Installing a digital thermostat can help control your home's heating and cooling temperatures in the summer and winter months | Duct cleaning and HVAC cleaning Services by McMahon Services and Construction of Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, and Skokie, IL

8 HVAC Tips Energy Pros Want You to Know

As Chicago’s seasonal transition from cool to warm temperatures happens, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system has to work in new ways to keep your home comfortable. Instead of eliminating the nip in the air, it now has to help you and your family chill out while also reducing the dampness caused by […]

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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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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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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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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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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 know about home fire hazards and how to […]

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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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