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Condominium Water Damage Restoration Chicago, IL & Suburbs

Has water damaged your Chicago condo unit? We’re ready for your call!

water damaged condoWhether it was a leak under the sink or a burst pipe in the unit above yours, the result is water damage that needs to be dealt with quickly.

ServiceMaster of Lake Shore stands ready for your call!

We bring more than 28 years of experience to condo water damage restoration in Chicago and the suburbs.

Our technicians tackle the aftermath of these situations and more:

  • Appliance breakdowns, including dishwashers and refrigerators
  • Damages from plumbing emergencies in overhead units
  • Window and door leaks due to heavy storms and wind-driven rain
  • Interiors and belongings soaked by broken fire sprinklers
  • Leaks inside walls caused by malfunctioning HVAC equipment
  • Flooding resulting from building-wide plumbing failures
  • Category 3 black water contamination from toilet backups

Call to request an estimate now: (312) 707-8597

Our 7-Step Water Damage Cleanup Process for Condos in Chicago & Suburbs

1. Immediate Response and Inspection

ceiling water damage chicagoWe respond to your call immediately and perform a thorough inspection of all areas affected by the water damage.

Our technicians use advanced electromagnetic sensors and moisture meters to pinpoint unseen problems behind walls, inside ceilings and under floors.

2. Assessment and Consultation

As we finalize our assessment, we outline a plan for cleaning and restoring your condo. We’re happy to share the details with you, including our proposed timeline for project completion.

Your input is welcomed, your concerns are addressed, and your questions are answered.

3. Expert Water Removal

With your approval, we begin working immediately, removing standing water and residual moisture.

Using specialized extraction systems and vacuuming tools, our technicians stop the damage from spreading through your condominium and into adjacent units and common areas.

4. Deep Structural Drying

We address critical structural drying with industrial-grade equipment that continually circulates, dehumidifies and deodorizes interior air.

Overall drying time is reduced by our centrifugal air movers, heavy-duty axial fans and high-volume dehumidifiers.

5. Damaged Structure Tear-Out

condo water damage restoration chicagoNext, we begin the tear-out and demolition work necessary to remove water-damaged walls, floors and ceilings. Our technicians continue cleanup, addressing general debris and moving everything out for disposal.

We make sure building management is continually updated through all phases of job progress.

6. Cleanup and Remediation

This step prepares your condo for final restoration. Our teams thoroughly clean all interiors and affected surfaces.

We go over everything a second time with sanitizing and disinfecting agents. Our technicians remediate mold growth and finish deodorizing your condo’s interiors.

7. Complete Condo Restoration

Because we work closely with your building’s management, we’re able to restore your condo following all established architectural guidelines. As we repair, replace and rebuild interiors, we carefully match materials, colors and styles.

When all floors, ceilings and walls are returned to their pre-damaged condition, we ask you to make a final inspection of your newly restored condominium. Once we have your approval, we know we’ve successfully completed the job.

Call us for emergency restoration: (312) 707-8597

Why Trust ServiceMaster of Lake Shore?

We Respond 24/7

If you need emergency water damage cleanup, we’re ready for your call with 24/7 dispatch services straight from our headquarters. Our immediate response puts our teams at your door in 90 minutes or less.

We’re Industry-Certified

You can trust our technicians for professional services, from initial cleanup and mitigation work to final restoration. Each team member is highly experienced and industry-certified.

We Adhere to Regulations

We’re familiar with management personnel in large and small condominium communities all across Chicago. Our staff understands how to work with complex regulations regarding cleanup and restoration work.


Our Specialty Services for Condo Owners in Chicago & Suburbs

For more than 28 years, ServiceMaster of Lake Shore has taken care of water-damaged condominiums in Chicago and all across the suburbs with these special services and more.

Contents and Belongings Restoration

water damage restoration chicagoWe can often restore soaked contents and belongings to their original condition. Our technicians excel at revitalizing salvageable carpeting, furnishings, soft goods and even treasured area rugs.

Certified Mold Removal

Unhealthy mold growth takes hold in damp materials in as little as 24 hours. We use industry-proven techniques to locate and eliminate all fungal growth in your condo. Our remediation process prevents mold from returning.

Category 3 Water Remediation

Whether a toilet backs up in your unit or floods down from the condo above, the contamination is very hazardous. Our emergency response capabilities include Category 3 black water cleanup, remediation and restoration.

Multi-Unit Restoration

Our scalable services position us to clean and restore multiple condominiums affected by the same water damage. We work closely with you, your neighbors and building management to restore all units and common areas.

Helpful Resources

How to Fix Common Leaks – EPA

Condo Ordinance Information – Chicago.gov

Condo Unit Owners’ Rights – Illinois.gov


What should I do before help for my water-damaged condo arrives?

Once you’ve scheduled professional water damage cleanup, make sure building maintenance is aware of the problem. Contact your insurance agent to set up an adjuster’s inspection, and document the damages with pictures.

Keep initial cleanup to a minimum so that the adjuster can see the full extent of your losses. You may also want to forward a copy of your HOA’s master insurance policy to your insurance agent.

What is the average cost of water damage cleanup for Chicago condos?

The average cost of water damage restoration in Chicago condos ranges from $1,300 to $6,000. The final cost depends on the overall extent of damages, total loss of contents and belongings and length of time between the initial water emergency and professional cleanup.

Does my homeowners insurance cover water damage in my condo?

In most cases, yes. The exceptions are breakdowns in the building’s plumbing system, negligent repairs to or shoddy installation of current plumbing and damages caused by weather events. Talk to your insurance agent about purchasing flood coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program.

When is building management responsible for condo water damage?

Condominium building owners and HOAs carry property insurance policies that detail responsibilities and coverage. In general, building management is responsible for water damage that occurs outside the interior walls of individual units.

For example, damages to adjacent units caused by a burst pipe in a common area should be covered by management’s insurance. Ask for a copy of your HOA’s insurance policy, and review its details with your home insurance professional.

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(312) 707-8597


Our office is located in downtown Chicago, IL just west of Millennium Park, nearby Willis Tower and Magnificent Mile. We provide 24 hour emergency fire and water damage cleanup to all of Chicagoland including Lincoln Park, Logan Square, Gold Coast, Lake View, Magnificent Mile and Little Village. We also provide a variety of specialty cleaning services.