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Emergency Flooding Services Chicago

Has your Chicago home or business flooded? Call us now.

emergency flooding services chicagoYour home’s basement fills up with water from a frozen burst pipe. Heavy storms send flash floods into your business. Whether it’s a plumbing failure or torrential rain, you need help right away.

ServiceMaster of Lake Shore stands ready for your call. We’re here for you 24/7 with emergency flooding services for Chicago as well as the Suburbs, including Evanston, Glenview, Glencoe, Harwood Heights and more.

These are just a few examples of the flood emergencies we handle in Chicagoland:

• Flooding caused by frozen burst pipes
• Homes and businesses damaged by storm flooding
Businesses flooded by broken fire sprinklers
• Plumbing disasters in all types of properties
• Category 3 water damage from sewage backups
• Interiors soaked after extinguished property fires

The effects of a flood emergency at home or your business can seem overwhelming. Our water damage technicians return your property to its pre-flood condition, and we restore your peace of mind too.

Call now for emergency flooding services: 312-707-8597

Our Full Line of Chicago Emergency Flooding Services

Recovering from any type of flooding takes time, but we know how to streamline the process. Our emergency flood services quickly and efficiently address these problems and more.

Flooded Basements

Whether it’s at your home or business, we pump water out of the basement with advanced truck-mounted extraction systems. We also take care of basement cleanup and restoration.

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Property-Wide Water Removal

Our teams work with specialized vacuuming equipment to pull standing and residual water from carpets and floors. We also extract water from subfloors and crawlspaces.

Water Leak Cleanup

An undetected leak behind a wall can quickly turn into a plumbing failure that floods your home or business. We take care of the damage caused by leaking pipes with professional restoration expertise.

Applied Structural Drying

We use science-based techniques to completely dry structural materials soaked by flooding. Our work reduces the risk of collapsed drywall, rotted wood framing and buckled ceilings.

Content Drying & Restoration

From personal items to furnishings, our technicians can often salvage and restore water-damaged content. For example, we can clean and restore valuable area rugs affected by flooding.

Certified Mold Remediation

Eliminating mold growth in a flood-damaged property is a critical step in the restoration process. Our Chicago mold remediation services remove all fungal growth, including toxic black mold.

Category 3 Water Cleanup

This type of water is also called black water because it contains high levels of dangerous contaminants. We follow all EPA and OSHA regulations for Category 3 floodwater and sewage cleanup.

Don’t let flood damage sit. Get help now: 312-707-8597

Our 7-Step Flood Cleanup and Restoration Process

1. Emergency Assessment and Action Plan

First, we thoroughly assess the flood damage to your property. Based on our inspection, we draw up a cleaning and restoration action plan. We share this information with you and answer your questions.

flood restoration equipment emergency chicago2. Rapid Water Extraction

We use advanced, truck-mounted extraction systems to quickly remove all standing water. Our technicians follow up with specialized equipment that addresses residual moisture in floors, subflooring and crawlspaces.

3. Floodwater Damage Mitigation

Next, our teams mitigate the floodwater damage with initial cleanup and debris removal. We tear out and haul off materials that can’t be salvaged. This helps establish a safe work environment.

4. Water Damage Remediation

The remediation phase of our work includes cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing all areas impacted by the flooding. We also take care of structural repairs before final restoration.

5. Complete Interior Drying

After initiating water damage remediation, we set up heavy-duty air moving equipment that completely dries flood-damaged interiors. Our technicians monitor the drying process with electromagnetic sensors and moisture meters.

6. Mold Removal and Remediation

Property flooding leaves behind mold in walls, floors, ceilings and wood framing. We eliminate the hazard with industry-certified mold removal. Our remediation techniques make sure unhealthy fungal growth doesn’t take hold again.

7. Detailed Flood Damage Restoration

Our teams repair and rebuild flood-damaged walls, ceilings and floors. Every detail is taken care of so that your property is restored to its pre-loss condition. When we have your final approval of the work, we consider our job done.

Let us restore your flood-damaged property and peace of mind now:  312-707-8597

Why Choose the Professionals at ServiceMaster of Lake Shore?

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We Respond 24/7

When you call us for help with a flood emergency like basement flooding or a basement leak, we respond right away. Our teams are ready for immediate dispatch 24/7 and arrive at your doorstep within 90 minutes or less.

We’re IICRC certified

We’re industry-certified in all aspects of flood damage cleanup and restoration. We follow EPA, OSHA, and other government protocols and standards for flood damage cleanup.  ServiceMaster of Lake Shore is fully licensed, bonded and insured. Our work is backed by more than 25 years of experience in the field.

We Help With Your Water Damage Claim

Our staff knows how to process the paperwork required by insurance companies. We apply that expertise to documenting your property’s restoration and expediting your water damage claim.

What Should You Do During a Flood in Chicagoland?

We all know how quickly flash floods in Chicago can damage homes and businesses. It’s not something you ever get used to, but there are steps you should take:

• Be prepared to move to higher ground.
• Keep a pre-packed first-aid kit ready to go.
• Check Chicago’s online site for emergency updates.
• Include only essentials and pets in evacuation plans.
• Stay safe re-entering your home after a flood event.

What Should You NOT Do During a Flood?

In addition to the things you should do during a flood, there are also things you should never do:

• Don’t risk fire hazards posed by candles or gas lanterns.
• Don’t turn on overhead fans or light fixtures in wet ceilings.
• Don’t operate appliances or equipment located on wet floors.
• Don’t go downstairs into a flooded basement.
• Don’t attempt to drive or wade through floodwaters.

Call for Chicago Emergency Flooding Services You Can Count On

We all hope the next rainy season passes without damaging floods. We also understand how storm flooding in Chicago can threaten our homes and businesses in just a matter of hours.

Be prepared, stay safe, and know that you can depend on ServiceMaster of Lake Shore for flood cleanup 24/7. Our teams are always here for you with emergency services for all types of flooding.

We’re just a phone call away: 312-707-8597

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FAQs for Chicago, IL & Suburbs Residents

Q: Why is floodwater dangerous?

Storm flooding can be very destructive. Homes and businesses left standing after the water recedes are often filled with multiple hazards. These are just a few examples:

• Damaged electrical systems
• Gas line leaks and breaks
• Contaminated water supply
• Widespread structural damage
• Diseases carried by rodents and insects

Q: What should I do before help arrives?

Here are some tips for flood-damaged Chicago homes.  Our flood restoration teams are on the way within 90 minutes of your call, but there are several things you can do before we arrive. Please be sure to always put personal safety first.

• Turn off the water, electricity and gas coming into your property.
• If needed, contact ComEd for assistance in shutting down utilities.
• Open as many windows as possible to increase fresh air circulation.
• Document the damage for your insurance carrier by taking pictures.
• Throw out packaged and canned food contaminated by floodwater.