Portage Park

Water Damage Restoration

ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons, Chicago’s leader in emergency disaster restoration services, provides Emergency Water Damage Restoration to residents and business-owners of Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood

Located on Chicago’s northwest side, Portage Park is named after the 36 acre park built in 1913 that borders Irving Park Road. This residential area is home to many Polish immigrants and has many beautiful prairie and craftsmen style bungalows built in the late 1930s and 1940s. Because of the older homes and low lying areas, Portage Park is susceptible to flooding, and the neighborhood sustained major damage during heavy rains in 2010 and 2013. ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons has assisted many homes with water damage restoration in Portage Park.

Several factors cause flooding in residential areas during a rainstorm. The two elements that contribute to damage are the intensity of the rainfall and the duration. Some other factors that come into play are the soil conditions and ground cover of the area. Flash floods are the most dangerous and often the most damaging as they are caused by heavy rains from thunderstorms that “sit” over one spot dumping vast amounts water in a relatively short amount of time.

ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons has extensive knowledge on how to treat flooding damage. We can provide you the quickest and most efficient methods to remove water from your home and begin water damage restoration. While having a flood in your home is not something anyone wants to experience, our trained technicians can be on site within hours to assist and get your Portage Park home back to pre-loss condition.

Our trained staff of technicians will:

  • Remove damaged items
  • Extract water
  • Dry and dehumidify the area and structure of the home
  • Perform restoration services on carpeting, furnishings, and more
  • Provide construction services if necessary

Serious damage can occur with as little as one inch of standing water in your home. Don’t delay! ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is here 24/7/365 with one call to 773-376-1110 to help you with water damage restoration.

Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration

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.

Hoarder & Clutter Cleaning

ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons, Chicago’s leader in professional cleaning and disaster restoration services, provides Professional Hoarder & Clutter Cleaning Services to homes, apartments and senior facilities in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood

Portage Park is a beautiful, mostly residential area located on Chicago’s northwest side. Bordered by the park that bears its name, Portage Park is also home to many beautiful turn of the century churches with towering spires viewable from many vantage points. Midwestern style craftsman bungalows are commonplace here, and there is a rich heritage of Polish immigrants living in the area, some for many generations.

As some of these aging populations have predominated the residential areas of Portage Park, there has been an increasing need for hoarder and clutter clean up. Hoarding is a hard-to-understand condition is closely associated with obsessive compulsive disorder, and can be an embarrassment for many families who have loved ones who just can’t seem to throw anything away. ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons can help with any type of clean up from light to heavy clutter to the more serious stages of hoarding. How can you tell if it’s just messy clutter or a more serious hoarding habit?


All homes have clutter to some extent, and it’s normal to have pockets in the home of things that you don’t really need. When your whole house is filled with things you are not sure of where to put, you have a clutter problem. In a cluttered house you can still tell what room is what. While it may be untidy, it still functions as a home people can live in without health and safety concerns.


In 2013, hoarding was classified as a mental illness. In a hoarder situation, rooms in the home cannot be used for their intended purpose. There may be sanitation and safety issues, broken appliances, and structural damage to parts of the house. People who hoard have an inability to throw away things with little or no value, believing they might “need” them again at some point.

If you have concerns that you or a loved one may need help with clutter or hoarding clean up, call ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons at 773-376-1110. Our understanding and compassionate technicians will help you determine what services your home requires, and we’ll provide help for you in your Portage Park home as quickly as possible to get you back to living a more organized life

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