Water Damage? We’re On It!
Problems with water damage to your home or business property are endless; roof leaks, pipe leaks to a fire sprinkler failure, severe rainstorms to sewer backups. Let’s work together to prevent further potential water damage & take swift action immediately!
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 furnishing and property.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
1) Stop Water Leak | 2) Water Removal | 3) Dry The Area | 4) Remove Damaged Contents | 5) Deep Clean & Sanitize | 6) Restore
Ready To Get Back To Normal? Call Us at 773-376-1110 or Book Appointment Online
Common Water Damage Questions
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:
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.
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)
Insurance Guidance? Absolutely
If you are not familiar with understanding your insurance policy, then you are not alone. Thousands of homeowners buy policies without being aware of what is covered, the terminology, and how your rate is affected. Insurance has a reputation for being “boring” and we are here to help you become familiar with the information you need to know.
Do I Call my insurance company first or a restoration company? You should understand and be familiar with your insurance policy limits and coverage before calling a restoration company. We can help navigate your restoration needs by bringing up your policy for us to review together. Most property insurance covers 100 percent of your water damage cost, but you’re responsible for paying a set deductible. Your agent or adjuster is your best resource for coverage information, and our staff at ServiceMaster by Simons can help as well. Please call with any more questions you may have.
We Understand These Are Difficult Times
But We are Here To Help You Every Step Of The Way. Contact Us For Hassle-Free Questions When You’re Ready To Talk
Call Us at 773-376-1110 or Book Appointment Online
We Serve The Chicago Metropolitan Area
What Water Restoration Equipment Do WE Use to Dry Your 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:
Negative Air Fans
Thermal Imaging Cameras
Wood Floor Drying Systems
Truck-mounted Water Extraction Units
Portable Water Extraction Units
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:
1. Determining the cause or source of the water damage to your property
2. Determining the water’s path through the property using thermal imaging equipment
3. Determining areas in the property affected by the water damage, i.e. ceilings, walls, flooring, fixtures, mechanical damage, etc.
4. 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
Residential Water Restoration
Commercial Water Restoration
Disaster Restoration – Manufacturing Facility
Disaster Restoration – School & Educational Facility
Providing Water Cleanup Services For The Following:
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:
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.