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Cleaning sewer backup, mold and water damage restoration in Buffalo Grove, Illinois is the specialty of 2nd Chance Water Restoration. We offer sewage damage cleanup in Chicago 24-7 every day of the year. We can get a water damage service pro to your home, business, or property with in the hour whether you are in Chicago, Lombard, Villa Park, Naperville, Aurora or any of the other local surrounding areas.

Call the sewage, mold, and water damage cleanup pros at 2nd Chance Water Restoration for your water damage service needs at 630-546-2239 today in Buffalo Grove, Illinois!

Our water and sewage damage restoration cleaning pros have the experience, training, equipment and the desire to help you in your time of need! We are a local family owned and operated water damage restoration company with the goal of building upon and earning our stellar reputation with every water, sewage, and mold job that we do in Buffalo Grove, Illinois!

Call 630-546-2239 for immediate professional help with your water, sewage, or mold damage needs in Buffalo Grove, Illinois!

Most common issues that lead to water damage in Buffalo Grove, Illinois include:

1.) sewage backups

2.) broken pipes

3.) broken or old sump pumps and injector pumps

4.) accidents

5.) flooding

6.) foundation cracks

7.) over filled tubs and sinks

8.) power outages

9.) storms

10.) frozen pipes

11.) flushing of feminine products, or baby wipes

12.) faulty appliances

Call 630-546-2239 for immediate professional help with your water, sewage, or mold damage needs in Buffalo Grove, Illinois!

Some of the best ways to avoid water, sewage, or mold damage in your home, business, or property include:

1.) regular maintenance on your plumbing and roof

2.) replacing your sump pump every 2-4 years

3.) do not buy the cheap sump pumps

4.) rodding your drains and sewer pipe every year, or so depending on your conditions

5.) avoid flushing baby wipes, paper towels, and feminine products

6.) check your windows, door jams, and foundations for signs of water damage frequently

7.) regularly inspect gutters, down spouts, and window wells to make sure there is no blockage and proper draining

Call 630-546-2239 for immediate professional help with your water, sewage, or mold damage needs in Buffalo Grove, Illinois!

frequently asked questions, facts, and other things about water damage in Buffalo Grove, Illinois that you should know:

1.) The average water damage restoration job in Buffalo Grove, Illinois costs in excess of $1,000.00.

2.) Plumbing supply line system failures are one of the leading causes of water damage in Tinley Park, Illinois.

3.) Sewer backups in Buffalo Grove, Illinois tend to happen to everyone with a basement especially those on the corner of the block and those with a lot of things on the do not flush list regularly going down the drains.

4.) Older homes tend to have more water damage issues especially with shower pans and drains going bad due to time and the use of harsh cleaning supplies.

5.) Water heaters tend break within the first fifteen years and the chances of a water heater failing increases dramatically after 5 years.

6.) Homes over 30 years of age are way more likely to have failure or issues with their sewer drains and plumbing supply lines.

7.) How fast you attend to water damage has a direct impact on how much damage can be averted.

8.) sewage backup and other water damage expenses go up in finished basements.

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Call 630-546-2239 for immediate professional help with your water, sewage, or mold damage needs in Buffalo Grove, Illinois !! One of the many things we take very seriously when we are doing a water removal job is providing our service at a fair price. The first thing we do after inspecting a home is providing a free estimate so our customers know upfront what they are dealing with. All of our technicians are certified in Water damage restoration and applied anti microbial remediation. Applied anti microbial remediation is a really fancy way to describe mold. That is right, we absolutely know what we are doing when it comes to water removal and sewage backup remediation. 2nd Chance Water Restoration has successfully dried out thousands of homes in the Chicago area over the years without a single complaint with the BBB while maintaining a five star rating anywhere a company can be ranked.

Illinois became a state in 1818. The Buffalo Grove area was opened for settlement after the Treaty of Chicago (1833) where the United Nation of Ojibwe, Ottawa and Potawatomi ceded their Illinois lands to the United States.

During the 1830s, the area saw its first settlers, mostly land speculators. By the 1840s, they sold their land to German Catholic dairy farmers; it is believed that either Melchior Raupp or Jacob Weidner were the founders of the community. Eventually, other families came to the area, and they formed a close community. The settlers built the first St. Mary’s Church in 1852 and St. Mary’s School in 1855. Both eventually burned to the ground. By 1869, they were rebuilt, and a small downtown formed with the addition of the Weidner General Store and the Firnbach Tavern, built in 1899. The tavern building today houses a Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria.[2]

The origin of the name “Buffalo Grove” is uncertain, but the traditional account is: “When the English, French, and Pottawatomi Indians were ranging through northeastern Illinois, so were the buffalo. The buffalo left the Wheeling woods in the morning and grazed their way diagonally to Long Grove. Noon found them in a grove of trees along the creek—drinking and resting. A buffalo skeleton was found beside the ‘Buffalo Creek,’ as it soon became called.”[2]

Apart from a downtown which centered on the intersection of Buffalo Grove Road and Lake-Cook Road, Buffalo Grove served as a key farming community. The community gained a special reputation for supplying milk, cheese, and other dairy products to Chicago. The Weidner Cheese Factory was one of the key settlements. By 1926, the Public Service Company of Northern Illinois offered electric power to the area farms, and by 1930, Dundee Road, the first concrete road in northern Illinois, was built in south Buffalo Grove.

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Following the end of World War II, there was a great demand for modestly sized homes for returning GIs. In the mid 1950s, Albert Frank, a developer, built hundreds of homes, some costing as little as $16,900, along Buffalo Grove Road, west along Bernard Drive as far as the current Park District headquarters, formerly Louisa May Alcott School. The subdivision was called Buffalo Grove Homes. Albert and his partners incorporated a portion (67.4 acres) of the subdivision as the Village of Buffalo Grove on March 7, 1958. It became the 11th municipality in Cook County. By 1961, new homes west of Buffalo Creek and the school were added (annexed) as far west as Greenwood Courts North and South, north through neighborhoods including Cherrywood and Cottonwood roads and south through White Pine Road. These earliest homes, in the Cook County section of the village, are sometimes referred to as “Old Buffalo Grove.” Older housing stock is often surrounded by larger, newer houses, apartments and condominiums due to pockets of formerly undeveloped farmland being surrounded by housing. Over time, the holdout parcels were sold and developed.

The fledgling village grew rapidly in the 1960s with the development of Ranch Mart Shopping Center (also built by Albert Frank) and a Mobil Oil gas station, near the corner of Buffalo Grove Road and Dundee Road (State Route 68). In the late 1960s, the center contained a grocery store (Jewel Foods), a dime store (Hornsby’s), a dry cleaner, a shoe store, a bakery, and a Walgreens Agency drug store/pharmacy (Mark Drugs). Nearby, on Dundee Road, stood a bowling alley (originally “Rick Casares’ Pro Bowl, named for the former Chicago Bears player who had an interest in the alley, which was later sold and renamed “Striker Lanes”). In 1970, the enclosed Buffalo Grove Mall, which included a grocery store (Elm Farms, a subsidiary of National Tea), a dime store (Scott’s of the TG&Y chain), an ice cream shop (Baskin Robbins), and a Radio Shack, opened. Both of these complexes have undergone significant physical renovations and tenant changes in the intervening years. During this time, numerous other shopping centers were developed, but primarily in Cook County. With rising taxes, along with rapidly increasing land values, farm families were encouraged to sell farms for residential and commercial development. By the early 1970s Buffalo Grove had approximately 15,000 residents.

It was during the 1980s and 1990s that the village saw its largest population boom. As early as the 1970s, the village had begun annexing unincorporated regions of Lake County, and were now beginning to develop the land into residential developments. Helping encourage further growth into Lake County was the extension of Buffalo Grove Road past McHenry Road (Illinois Route 83). Today, Buffalo Grove Road ends at U.S. Route 45 in Vernon Hills. In the late 1980s, Buffalo Grove created the Town Center retail development along McHenry Road north of Lake-Cook Road. However, the development has faced numerous challenges over the years, and there had been talk of either redevelopment of the property or building another similar development elsewhere in the village.

In 1992, because of the rise in the population, the United States Postal Service established a free-standing post office in the village. Towards the late 1990s, the village made a major road improvement at the heavy intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Lake-Cook Road, by having Lake-Cook serve as an overpass over Milwaukee. In addition, the village extended Deerfield Road west to Busch Parkway. A short time later, Busch Parkway was rerouted to allow for the new Deerfield Road addition to serve what remained of Busch Parkway (to Checker Road). With the improvements to Deerfield Road and the population boom, Chicago’s train service, Metra, opened the North Central Service which stopped at a new station in Buffalo Grove on Deerfield Parkway. In 2010, the village had upwards of 41,000 people living in it.

Today, most of the village is developed. There are no working farms left in the village. There are farms in the area, though, such as Didier Farms in unincorporated Prairie View and Horcher’s Farm in Wheeling. The village continues trying to annex land of unincorporated Prairie View (Vernon Township), which is surrounded by Buffalo Grove. Buffalo Grove has often sparred with neighboring Wheeling over the Chevy Chase County Club, located north of the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Lake-Cook Road, along with the Arlington Club development, which is an apartment and condominium development located north of the intersection of Buffalo Grove Road and Dundee Road. Buffalo Grove has attempted to annex both properties multiple times, but it continues to fail. The village’s primary annexation interests are of Prairie View to the north and unincorporated Deerfield property to the east.

During the 2010 elections, Buffalo Grove made history by recalling the first public official in Illinois history, with nearly 70% of the voters agreeing to the recall. After only a year and a half as a trustee on the Buffalo Grove Village Board, Lisa Stone was recalled for being disruptive during board meetings in which she accused fellow board members of taking part in illegal political activities. Stone was also accused of bypassing the board on certain issues, and instead going directly to private agencies.