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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 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 Commercial Water Damage Cleanup.


2. Take Swift Action


ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons helps you get back in business quickly. When a Water Damage Disaster happens, ServiceMaster is the connection between you, your customer, and complete satisfaction. We minimize 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.


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What Process Does Our Water Damage Cleanup 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


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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
      • Grey Water 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.
  • 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.

Under normal circumstances, property insurance policies cover 100 percent of emergency water damage restoration services, excluding your policy’s deductible. Make sure to confirm Water Damage coverage and endorsement details with your insurance agent.
Drying time is determined by a combination of factors, including the location, duration, and source of water, the types of building materials, the weather conditions, and how quickly emergency services begin. Through consistent monitoring and evaluation of the drying process, we can determine when the drying is complete. Your carpet may feel dry to the touch, but padding and subfloors may still be wet underneath. While there are no rules to determine how long your property will take to dry, we can tell you it may take between three and five days or more, depending on the conditions.

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.

There are a few reasons your carpet may not be salvageable, including:
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)
Permanent stains
Carpet covers wood flooring (to salvage the wood flooring)
Our technicians will evaluate moisture content, determine the severity of the damage, and may have to remove some of your ceilings for ventilation. Wet insulation can also be a hazard and may need to be removed.
Wood flooring must be evaluated during the drying process. We employ specialized drying systems and dehumidifiers that enable us to create an environment where wood floors can dry more efficiently and resume their original shape. Due to the density of hardwood flooring and urethane finishes, drying may take up to three weeks or longer. If you filed a claim, your insurance adjuster will work with you to make the final decision as to whether floors will need to be refinished or replaced.
If you file an insurance claim, you may receive guidance from your insurance representative. However, this is a decision you must reach on your own. Here are several things to consider. Safety is paramount. Our equipment is as childproof as possible, but we require your supervision to make sure no children play with it. Air movers and dehumidifiers will create noise and make your property drafty for a few days. It is important that the equipment remains on, so if the noise is disruptive to you, you might want to consider an alternate place to stay.
It is not unusual to smell odors during the drying process. Increased heat and humidity can also lead to increased odors that may be coming from the drying building materials, or dormant spill and accident areas. Do not confuse these normal odors with the odor of mold. As the drying process continues and humidity levels drop, you’ll notice these odors disappearing on their own. Deodorizers are often used to minimize these effects as well.
Hard surfaces can be cleaned and sanitized. Affected items that cannot be sanitized require disposal. Porous materials such as drywall, ceiling tiles, insulation, particleboard, paneling, etc., that have been directly affected should be removed during the emergency service visit.


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.

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Contact us today! ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is an IICRC Certified Master Water Restorer and Large Loss Franchise.  ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is Chicago’s Trusted Name in Water Damage Cleanup, Flood & Sewage Cleanup. We are also proud members of the Restoration Industry Association.