Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Chicago IL
Are you dealing with fire damage? Call us right now!
Fire damage can destroy a home rapidly. Smoke and soot penetrate walls and belongings, and water used to put out the flames can damage building materials. After any fire, time is of the essence.
Here at ServiceMaster of Lake Shore in Chicago, we restore homes affected by protein fires, structural fires, chimney fires, furnace malfunction fires, cigarette fires, and more. Our IICRC-certified team services all of Chicagoland including Chicago, Skokie, Evanston, Northbrook, Glenview, Wilmette, Winnetka, and Park Ridge.
We know not every fire is the same, and we strive to provide tailored service for any situation. You can depend on ServiceMaster of Lake Shore to provide these fire damage services:
- Emergency board up and tarping
- Water damage cleanup and restoration
- Mold remediation
- Smoke damage restoration
- Soot removal
- Content pack-out
- Deep cleaning
- Property reconstruction
If you’ve had fire damage in your home (or business), trust the job to ServiceMaster of Lake Shore – one of Chicago’s leading fire damage restoration companies. We respond promptly to your call, providing the urgent and comprehensive service you need after a damaging structure fire.
We restore your home to pre-fire condition. Call now for an inspection: 312-707-8597
Our 7-Step Fire Damage Restoration Process
We follow a proven process to repair your fire damage and get things back to normal as quickly as possible.
1. Emergency Evaluation and Pre-Cleaning
Emergency fire damage can’t wait, and we respond rapidly to every event. With a prime location in downtown Chicago, we’re equipped to respond to emergencies around the clock. Our fleet of fully-stocked response vans arrives on the scene within 90 minutes of your call – ready to go to work.
Once the fire department leaves, we’ll begin our restoration process. The first thing we do is to evaluate the damage and conduct emergency pre-cleaning. We remove large debris and anything else that may get in the way of our restoration efforts. This important step helps us clear a space for work to begin safely.
2. Extensive Fire Damage Assessment
Once we’ve pre-cleaned the property, we’ll begin the process of providing a more extensive damage assessment. During this phase, we’ll conduct a thorough inspection of the home’s structural integrity and the state of your belongings.
Our highly-trained fire restoration technicians will identify the type of the fire, and pinpoint where it started. Before we move on to the next phase of our restoration, we’ll ensure the building is safe to enter, for both our teams and your family.
3. Property Security
Even small fires cause severe structural damage. Often, this damage makes it impossible to close and lock doors or windows, leaving your home vulnerable. To protect your home and ensure security after a fire, our team will board up damaged areas of your home. We’ll also reinforce compromised walls or roofs to safeguard your property and belongings.
4. Packout Services and Content Cleaning
The next phase of our process is content cleaning. We’ll provide thorough, extensive cleaning of all the salvageable textiles, surfaces, and items in your home. When we identify items that are beyond repair, we will pack them out of the home so you can start fresh.
Our team understands that your belongings are precious. As such, we’ll try to restore items whenever possible, and will seek your input every time we make a pack-out recommendation.
5. Water Damage Restoration
While fire causes a lot of damage, most fire-affected properties also experience a high level of water damage. Water from in-house sprinkler systems or firefighting efforts can saturate furniture and belongings, damage drywall, and more.
Fortunately, our team has the experience and equipment needed to address even extensive water damage repair in Chicago homes.
We use heavy-duty, commercial equipment to remove excess water and restore affected areas. To prevent mold and mildew growth, we finish this phase with state-of-the-art dehumidifying and drying services.
6. Smoke & Soot Removal
Fires leave behind heavy soot and smoke, both of which contain dangerous carcinogens like cadmium, chromium, and arsenic. To guarantee your health and safety, we remove soot and smoke residue from every surface in your Chicago home, including walls, ceilings, furnishings, and personal belongings.
Our teams use specialized smoke and soot mitigation products and techniques to clean and sanitize everything in the home. The result is a clean space that looks good and protects you from ongoing exposure to dangerous compounds.
7. Final Property Restoration
The final step in our extensive process is complete property restoration. During this phase, we do everything needed to make your property livable once more. Depending on the severity and location of the fire, we can provide drywall reconstruction, plumbing repairs, flooring replacements, and much, much more.
To get rid of any lingering smoke odor, we also use proprietary deodorization techniques, including industrial-strength fans and foggers. These techniques remove lingering smoke odor and eliminate all chemicals associated with it.
Regardless of whether your home needs moderate or extensive restoration, we’ll provide industry-established fire damage restoration procedures and standards for each phase of the job. You can count on us to deliver high-quality workmanship and materials to restore your home to its original condition.
No job is too big or too small. Give us a call right now to speak to a fire damage expert: 312-707-8597
Why Trust ServiceMaster of Lake Shore to Repair Your Fire Damage?
When it comes to fire restoration, you need a team that can deliver top-quality service that’s tailored to your property. Our team provides that, and more.
Here are a few benefits of working with us:
Help With Insurance
We understand that dealing with insurance companies in Chicagoland can be stressful to property owners, so we’ll walk you through the claims process as part of our fire damage restoration services. We’ve been in business for more than 20 years, so we know the ins and outs of complex insurance paperwork.
Emergency Response 24/7
We understand that you want to get back on your feet quickly following a fire-related disaster, so we respond to fire damage cleanup calls around the clock. When handling a commercial fire restoration job, we’ll work hard to get your business up and running in short order, keeping the safety of your employees and customers in mind.
At ServiceMaster of Lake Shore, customer satisfaction is our No. 1 priority, and we want you to feel completely at ease while we clean up and restore your home or business. We stand out among top Chicago fire damage restoration companies due to the personal attention we give to every client.
Contact Us for 24/7 Fire Damage Restoration Services
Whether you need smoke damage cleanup after a single-room fire or extensive restoration services after a significant fire event, our team is here for you. Our IICRC-certified restoration experts use cutting-edge restoration equipment and are regularly undergoing training and education to stay up-to-date on the industry’s leading techniques.
We provide service to all residential and commercial properties, including schools, offices, warehouses, single- and multi-unit properties, and more. No matter what you need, you can count on quality service from our team of professionals.
If you’ve experienced fire damage, give us a call right now. We’ll send out one of our experts to assess your fire damage and create an action plan to restore your home.
Fire Damage Resources for Chicagoland Residents
Illinois Disaster Assistance: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/oem/supp_info/illinois_disasterassistancecall1-800eng.html
Ready.Gov Home Fire Prevention Tips: https://www.ready.gov/home-fires
US Fire Administration Fire Damage Tips: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fa_46.pdf