ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons, Chicago’s leader in professional disaster restoration services, provides Fire Damage Restoration Services to homes and businesses of Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood
Boasting one of the best home values of all the 77 Chicago suburbs, Portage Park is heavily residential and has attracted many young families over the past 20 years. Most of the architecture found in Portage Park are Midwestern-style bungalows featuring wide lots and an attractive tax rate for people who want to live near the city but not in it. While you will find some newer apartments in the area, most of the 4-mile radius is comprised of older homes build in the 1930s. As these homes age, faulty and outdated electrical wiring has been to blame for house fires in the area. ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons can respond quickly any time day or night for fire restoration needs in Portage Park.
Here are some signs you may be at risk for an electrical fire:
- Circuit breakers are tripping: The job of a circuit breaker is to prevent overheating and protect against short circuits. If a circuit breaker trips frequently, you need to have an electrician check the breaker and circuit it protects.
- A burning smell with no identifiable source: This can be produced by old and/or faulty wiring, the main causes of electrical fires. Our fire damage restoration services comprise largely of remediating electrical fires.
- Charred or discolored outlets or switches: This is seen when you have loose connections or faulty wiring behind them. This causes arcing and sparks, and repeated arcing can eventually cause a full scale fire.
- A home that is 50+ years old: Many older homes simply don’t have the wiring or circuit protection required to meet the needs of all the appliances, devices, and lighting we find in today’s homes. Your electrical system may need to be upgraded to be safe!
If you have a home that needs fire damage restoration as a result of an electrical fire, or any other kind of fire in Portage Park, ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons can help. Do not delay in calling us, no matter how small the fire, so we can begin restoring your home to pre-loss condition as soon as possible. Contact ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons at 773-376-1110.