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I Have Water Damage. What should I do?
1. Prevent Potential Water Damage
The potential causes of water damage to your home or business or commercial property are endless. From roof leaks or pipe leaks to a fire sprinkler failure, severe rainstorms to sewer backups, ServiceMaster has dealt with it all. If your business has experienced water damage, ServiceMaster will help with Water Damage Cleanup today.
2. Take Swift Action
ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons helps you get back to normal as quickly as possible. We minimize home and business disruptions by quickly analyzing the crisis, providing a professional Water Damage evaluation, establish the services needed, handle insurance details, finish the job on time, and follow up to ensure total satisfaction.
Emergency 24/7 Service
ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Water damage increases significantly if swift action is not taken to contain the damage. Our speedy response reduces your stress and saves you money. Our experienced restoration professionals use advanced products, techniques, and equipment to provide the best cleaning service available and protection for your furnishings and property.
Call ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons immediately at 773-376-1110
What Process Does Our Water Damage Restoration Service Follow?
Upon the arrival of ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons at your property, our trained IICRC Certified project manager will begin assessing damages and planning how to mitigate the water’s damage to the property. Some of the water damage assessments we perform include:
- Determining the cause or source of the water damage to your property
- Determining the water’s path through the property using thermal imaging equipment
- Determining areas in the property affected by the water damage, i.e. ceilings, walls, flooring, fixtures, mechanical damage, etc.
- Determining the plan of attack, i.e. how ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons will dry your property and what equipment we’ll use to do it
Frequently Asked Questions
Dealing with water damage after a flood or severe storm is never something home or business owners look forward to. Often times the process not only seems time consuming and tedious but also expensive. How much does a water damage restoration job really cost and what is included in the pricing?
Here at ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons, In our years of experience serving the Chicagoland area, we have found that many of our clients tend to assume projects like this cost around $5,000. Little do they know, this is just a generic figure, and the actual price tag to fix water damage could be lower or higher.
Without understanding what factors into the actual cost of this repair service, it becomes impossible for customers to make important informed decisions. Fortunately, our expert technicians will always be more than happy to explain the scope of services for our customers so they fully understand what they’re dealing with before deciding anything permanent.
To help you better understand what you can expect to pay in the event of water damage, we’ve used our years of experience to break the process down. The actual cost of emergency water damage restoration services varies largely for two main reasons. First, the pricing of a job is completed on a case-by-case basis. Second, different companies will always offer different quotes on the same job. Determining how much a particular job will cost is easy — simply ask for a quote.
However, we caution our customers to look beyond a simple verbal quote or over-the-phone estimate. Instead, make sure your contractor offers you a written quote breaking down all of the individual costs of the operation so you have the documents in your records and for your convenient reference. Not all contractors do this automatically, so be sure to ask for it specifically.
Understanding how a contractor prices a job:
A variety of factors are taken into consideration when a contractor is determining the pricing of a job. Generally, the more water a contractor is dealing with, the higher you will be charged.
Other factors of consideration include:
- The height of the water
- The amount of water that still needs to be extracted
- Water type
- There are three categories of water:
- Clean water which does not pose any health risks
- Greywater comes from sources with physical, biological or chemical pollutants like kitchen wastewater or laundry water. Greywater can cause illness or discomfort to those exposed to it or consuming it.
- Blackwater which is highly toxic and absolutely unsanitary. This includes sewage and floodwater.
- Obviously, you can expect to pay more if the water type is dangerous and therefore requires more effort to clean.
- There are three categories of water:
- Size of the affected area
- This is usually measured by square feet.
- The extent of the damage
- The materials involved
Residential Water Damage Cleanup services can sometimes average between $3000 – $10,000 and
Commercial Water Damage Cleanup services can sometimes range between $3000 and $30,000.
Call ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons at 773-376-1110 to begin a Water Damage Restoration assessment and estimate for your property.
Not necessarily. We will adjust the temperature to its optimum setting for the proper drying conditions. Please do not change the setting or shut off the HVAC system. If you do, you may prolong the drying process.
Additionally, opening your windows to assist the drying process is not always recommended. Outside weather conditions may vary, so the technician will determine when and if the outside air is appropriate.
Delamination (occurs when the backing separates from the carpet fiber)
Loss of adhesion (may be caused by prolonged exposure to water or age of the carpet)
Carpet covers wood flooring (to salvage the wood flooring)
Will ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons Guide Me Through the Insurance Process?
Absolutely. As a QRV or Quality Restoration Vendor, ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is part of the elite group of national ServiceMaster franchises chosen to take part in national contract agreements with most major insurance companies. That means that we follow the strict guidelines administered by these insurance companies and provide a direct pipeline to your insurance company. It also means that you don’t need to be caught in the middle during the claims process. When applicable, we work directly with your insurance to make sure that your property is properly restored after water damage.
What Equipment Does ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons Use to Dry My Property?
ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons uses state-of-the-art equipment and technology to get your property’s structure dry. This advanced technology is necessary for the efficacy and efficiency of the Water Damage Restoration Chicago – drying and restoration process.
Some of the Water Damage Restoration equipment used for structural drying include:
- Air Movers
- Negative Air Fans
- Thermal Imaging Cameras
- Moisture Meters
- Wood Floor Drying Systems
- Anti-Microbial Solutions
- Truck-mounted Water Extraction Units
- Portable Water Extraction Units
Have Questions or Need More Information?
ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is here to serve you. If you have questions about the water damage cleanup and restoration process or you are concerned about the services performed by another company, give us a call. We’d be happy to answer your questions.
If your home or business has been affected by water damage as a result of weather, human error, or mechanical failure, ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is the here to restore your property — FAST! As Chicagoland’s trusted name in water damage cleanup restoration, it is important to know that you can rely on the expertise and professionalism required to return your property to normal.
Call ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons immediately at 773-376-1110
- Disaster Restoration – Manufacturing Facility
- Disaster Restoration – Places of Worship
- Disaster Restoration – High Rise
- Disaster Restoration – Retail
- Disaster Restoration – Multi-Family
- Disaster Restoration – Military & Municipal Facility
- Disaster Restoration – Hospitality & Hotel
- Disaster Restoration – School & Educational Facility
ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons Works Closely With:
- Real Estate Professionals
- Property Management Professionals
- Business owners
- Insurance Agents
- Insurance Adjusters
Are there different types of Water Damage?
Yes. Clean water damage from a burst water supply line pipe on your property is considerably different than water damage from a sewer backup. As an IICRC Certified Firm, ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons follows IICRC S500 Standards for Professional Chicago Water Damage Restoration.
Water Damage Restoration Services
The most devastating of natural disasters—such as a flood—happen without warning. Other unfortunate events, like pipe bursts, leaking water heaters and other plumbing mishaps also occur when least expected, but leave behind a similar amount of water damage and devastation. We understand that for Chicago and suburban residents and businesses, experiencing water damage can be difficult and stressful. In addition, damage caused by water can increase substantially if not addressed promptly.
With ServiceMaster Chicago Water Damage Restoration services, you can expect and depend on fast, competent water damage cleanup. In Chicago and the surrounding area, we are on-site within 2-4 hours to halt further damage and remove all water and moisture. After that, we’ll work tirelessly to restore your home or business to its former condition.
Who Can Receive Water Damage Restoration Services From ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons?
Because of our expertise in the water & flood damage restoration industry, we serve both residential and commercial clients. ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons provides emergency water damage restoration services in the neighborhoods of Albany Park, Lincoln Park, Logan Square, North Park, to name a few! For a complete list of neighborhoods that we serve, check out our Water Damage Restoration Service Areas.
The water & flood damage restoration services we perform include:
- Burst Water Pipe Cleanup
- Sewage Backup Cleanup
- Storm & Weather Flood Cleanup
- Emergency Floor Drying Services
As Chicagoland’s Trusted Water Damage Restoration and Water Damage Cleanup company for over 65 years, ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is an MBE/WBE certified and family-operated company that is industry certified by the IICRC as a Master Water Restorer and Master Fire & Smoke Restorer. We are also members of the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) Our staff of estimators, project managers, and technicians are held to the strict standards as determined by the Water Damage Restoration Industry and adhere to best practices and use state-of-the-art equipment and technology to get your property cleaned, dried, and restored — FAST! If you need emergency water damage restoration services, look no further than our expert team.