For many greater Chicago area retailers, it truly is “the most wonderful time of the year.” Not only can Chicago store owners and managers enjoy the holiday season with friends and family, they can also ring up a tremendous amount of retail sales, which puts their stores in good financial shape heading into 2016.
In fact, holiday sales make up about 19% of retail’s annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation. The NRF recently predicted that retail sales will increase 3.7% to nearly $631 billion this November and December. Gallup’s November update of American’s 2015 holiday spending intentions finds that adults in this country plan to spend an average of $830 on holiday gifts. That is up sharply from the $720 recorded a year ago, and is significantly higher than what consumers have indicated in any November since 2007.
With so much at stake, the last thing Chicago retailers in the popular shopping areas of Bucktown, the Magnificent Mile, River North, and Wicker Park want to do is close their doors for a significant amount of time due to water damage. Fortunately, whether the water damage is caused by a broken pipe, clogged toilet (yuck!), faulty plumbing, or some other situation, the restoration professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons can be on-site within two to four hours to halt further damage and to remove all water and moisture. After that, our well-trained staff will work tirelessly to restore your retail business back to its former condition. Before you know it, our water damage restoration technicians will have your building repaired and your cash registers will be humming again.
ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons serves 18 Chicago neighborhoods, including Bucktown, Magnificent Mile, River North, and Wicker Park. Contact us immediately at 773-376-1110 if water damage has halted holiday sales in your boutique, big box store, or any other type of retail outlet and caused your customers to go elsewhere to make their Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or other seasonal purchases. We are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help get you back to business!