Flooded Basement Cleanup Chicago IL & Suburbs
Are You Staring Down a Flooded Basement? Call Us Now!
Water in the basement always means trouble. You have to figure out why it happened, fix the problem and get busy with flooded basement cleanup. It’s a huge job, but you don’t have to tackle it by yourself.
Our basement flood cleanup service for Chicago homes and businesses includes complete basement restoration. We pump out water and address repairs. Our technicians power wash concrete floors, disinfect surfaces, eliminate mold and dry out wet basements. You can depend on our water-damaged basement cleanup services to solve these downstairs disasters and more.
- Black water sewage backups
- Storm and snowmelt flooding
- Upstairs toilet overflows
- Basement appliance failures
- Slow leaks and burst pipes
- Bad sump pumps and clogged drains
- City water main backups
When your basement floods, call us right away for the best basement cleaning services in Chicago: 312-707-8597
Our Flooded Basement Restoration Process for Chicago, IL & Suburbs
It’s easier to deal with a flooded basement when you know what to expect. We start with an action plan based on our inspection of your basement. Our flood-damaged basement restoration process follows these six steps.
1. Water Source ID and Repair
We begin our cleanup and restoration process by identifying the source and type of water in your basement. Our technicians take care of necessary repairs, and we can bring in trusted members of our professional network to solve problems like extensive plumbing failures.
2. Complete Water Removal
Once we’ve addressed the source, our teams use heavy-duty pumping and vacuuming systems to remove basement water. We follow up with water remediation techniques that prepare the area for cleanup and restoration.
3. Basement Flood Cleanup
We thoroughly scrub all areas and surfaces in the basement, including hard-to reach places behind and under appliances. Our technicians use power wash equipment as needed to clean concrete floors. We also explain what items can and can’t be salvaged from your flooded basement.
4. Efflorescence and Mold Remediation
A wet basement often develops white, powdery patches of efflorescence on walls and concrete floors. The humid environment also quickly breeds unhealthy mold growth. Our basement cleanup teams remove both and prevent their return with specialized remediation products and techniques.
5. Basement Drying and Deodorizing
Using industrial air movers and dehumidifiers, we dry out the basement, affected materials and salvageable items. Basement humidity and temperature are closely monitored as the area dries to industry standards. We also use disinfecting products that treat antimicrobial contamination and kill odor-causing bacteria.
6. Restoration and Reconstruction
After any type of flooding, finished basements usually need material tear-out and reconstruction. We take care of it all, and we can often salvage furnishings, appliances and belongings. Our basement water damage restoration process returns your downstairs space to its pre-flood condition. As we clean and restore your flooded basement, we can also help you file your water damage insurance claim. Our staff understands how to navigate the details and handle the paperwork. It’s just one more way we make it easier to deal with basement flooding.
Let our certified, local experts restore flooded basement. Call now: 312-707-8597
Why Trust ServiceMaster of Lake Shore?
Why choose ServiceMaster of Lake Shore for basement flood cleanup and restoration in Chicago, IL? Here are the things that keep our customers coming back:
Years of Proven Experience
ServiceMaster of Lake Shore offers more than 20 years of basement cleaning and restoration experience. We’ve served home and business owners in Chicago since 1996, and we cover the suburbs too.
Dedicated Project Managers
All our team leaders are professionals who understand the importance of genuine, personal customer care. When you work with us, you have a project manager who listens to your concerns and keeps you updated from job start to finish.
In addition to basement water damage cleanup, we offer a full array of industry-certified services. We’re here for you with everything from area rug and carpet cleaning to fire damage restoration, and we’re on call 24/7.
Contact Us Now to Schedule an On-site Inspection
When you’re suddenly facing a flooded basement, don’t try to deal with it by yourself. Report it to the City of Chicago and then call us! ServiceMaster of Lake Shore is standing by, ready to put our expertise to work at your home or business. You want the best basement flood cleanup service in Chicago, so give us a call right now: 312-707-8597
Resources for Property Owners
FEMA Basement Flooding Tips: https://www.fema.gov/pdf/hazard/flood/2010/1935/Basement_Flood_Mitigation.pdf
City of Chicago Basement Flood Reporting: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/water/supp_info/basement_floodingpartnership.html
Illinois Weather: https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood-states-il
Guide to Floodproofing Your Home: https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/WaterResources/Pages/GuideToFloodproofing.aspx