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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.

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24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Water Cleanup Game plan?

1) Stop Water Leak | 2) Water Removal | 3) Dry The Area | 4) Remove Damaged Contents | 5) Deep Clean & Sanitize | 6) Restore

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Common Water Damage Questions 

How much does it cost for Water & Flood Damage Restoration services?

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.
  • 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.

How much will my insurance cover?

Insurance policies cover 100 percent of emergency water damage restoration services, excluding your policy’s deductible. We make sure the damage is covered by your insurance policy. We prevent further losses and advocate on your behalf. Let us help guide you through the process to ensure this will not be a financial burden upon your home or business.
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How long will it take my property to dry?

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. We will be in constant communication with you about where we are along in the process and exactly when you’re able to return to your home or business.

Will turning up the heat or opening windows help dry things out?

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.

Can my carpet be restored or will it have to be replaced?

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)

My ceilings are wet. What needs to be done?

Our technicians will evaluate moisture content, determine the severity of the damage and may have to remove some of your ceiling for ventilation. Wet insulation can also be a hazard and may need to be removed.

My wood floors are wet and buckling. Will they have to be replaced?

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.

Do I need to stay someplace else while my property is being dried and restored?

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.

The drying process has started, but there are new smells in my home. Do I have mold problems?

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.

What about sewage contamination?

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.

Insurance Guidance? Absolutely

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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

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What Water Restoration Equipment Do We Use to Dry Your Property?

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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:

  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air Movers
  • Negative Air Fans
  • Thermal Imaging Cameras
  • Moisture Meters
  • Wood Floor Drying Systems
  • Desiccants
  • Anti-Microbial Solutions
  • 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

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Single Family Home Restoration

Townhouse Restoration

Apartment Restoration

Condominium Restoration

Commercial Water Restoration

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Disaster Restoration – Manufacturing Facility

Disaster Restoration – Places of Worship

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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.

Click here to learn about the 3 Categories of Water and the 4 Primary Classifications of Water Damage.

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

Water Damage Cleanup Services

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.

Call ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons immediately at 773-376-1110