Recent Water Damage Posts

Water-Damaged Business in The Loop?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

The Loop area of Downtown Chicago is shown. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Cook County.

The Loop is the home of major department stores, several large financial institutions, and many other commercial businesses. SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago has been restoring water damage for Loop-area businesses for years. Water is invasive and will seep into and underneath anything in its path. If left unmitigated for too long, water can cause structural damage and more costly and time-consuming repairs. Our team is highly trained and has the equipment and experience to mitigate and restore any water loss.

Employee Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Call Us Today!

The Loop’s commercial businesses and residents can trust SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago to mitigate and restore water damage quickly and efficiently. Our team of highly trained technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to assist you, and we typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. Call us today at 312-888-7378. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage Emergency in Downtown Chicago?

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

The Chicago River in Downtown Chicago is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cook County.

One-Four-Eight-Hour Rule for Chicago Customers

When you have a water damage emergency, fast mitigation is critical to reducing the time and costs associated with the restoration process. Water is invasive and will seep into and underneath anything in its path and can cause serious damage if left untreated for even one hour. SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago has been restoring water damage for businesses and homes in Downtown Chicago for years. We use industrial-grade water extraction equipment and air dryers and blowers to remove the water quickly and efficiently. We follow the one-four-eight-hour rule, meaning:

One hour – we will return your call within one hour or less

Four hours – we will arrive onsite within four hours of your call

Eight hours – we will contact your insurance adjuster within eight hours of your call

Water Damage Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact                                                                                                    

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you with water damage emergencies in Downtown Chicago. Call us today at 312-888-7378. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago Specializes in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration

7/14/2021 (Permalink)

Standing water on the floor with debris on the floor and a doorway at the bottom of a stairway. SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago can help you with a flooded basement.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Downtown Chicago basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today – 312-888-7378

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – 312-888-7378

Water Damage - SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago can Help

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

Living room with water gushing out of the photo over the fireplace and flooding the room. SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago responds to water damage emergencies 24 hours a day.

When your Chicago home or business has water damage caused by flooding or a leak, you need a company that can respond immediately and has the experience, expertise and equipment to properly restore your property.  SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago uses advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible.  Our highly trained technicians will carefully monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal. 

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

If you experience water or flood damage, call SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago at 312-888-7378.  We are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Downtown Chicago - 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO employees with water damage and the SERVPRO orange house in front. SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago provides 24 hour fire and water restoration service in Chicago.

SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small.  When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial.  A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today – 312-888-7378

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable.  You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time.  We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage event.  Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Faster to your Downtown Chicago Water Damage Event

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

Big green SERVPRO semi truck with two employees in the cab. SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago provides 24-hour fire and water damage restoration service in Chicago.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 312-888-7378

SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago has a team of water restoration technicians ready to respond 24-hours a day to any water intrusion emergency in Chicago. Call us at 312-888-7378. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”