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2nd Chance Water Restoration provides water and mold disaster restoration services and cleaning for commercial and residential clients in the greater Chicago land area. If you’ve been affected by water damage, or mold and need water damage restoration, sewage backup cleaning, and/or mold remediation, or removal, our highly-trained, friendly staff will make sure your Chicago area home or business is cleaned and your life gets back to normal – ASAP!
2nd Chance Water Restoration uses specialized cleaning products, drying equipment, technology, and up to date techniques for amazing results. We are equipped and staffed to handle any size facility, but we excel at large-loss water and mold damage restoration jobs, such as warehouses, industrial complexes, and high-rise buildings.
When the unforeseen damage happens to your home or business, call 2nd Chance Water Restoration at 630-546-2239 now! Our professional restoration service technicians are always on call and will respond to your emergency 24/7/365.
Can 2nd Chance Water Restoration work with and bill my insurance company?
Anyone that has experienced water damage, or sewage backups in Chicago understands that there is a lot that goes into the cleanup process. There is often thousands of dollars at stake and insurance companies are needed to help fix the issues that the disaster has caused. It is important to call 2nd Chance Water Restoration of Chicago, because we have vast experience in dealing with and billing through insurance companies, so nothing really has to come out of your pocket except for a deductible, which we do not need to collect to get started.
A lot of people in Chicago attempt to clean up the mess that water damage and sewage has caused to find themselves overwhelmed, confused, and ultimately costing themselves more money, but it is ok, because we can come help you at any point along the restoration process.
Most Chicago water damage losses are basements that have flooded with rain water, or sewage, so all of our professional restoration service technicians have pumps and extractors to get the water up and out of your home, business, or warehouse ASAP!
Once the water is out we focus on getting all of the saturated material up and out of the building as well. Fortunately, the wonderful Chicago garbage pickup services are great at taking most of the waste for no additional cost. There are times, when the property, or homeowner may need to get a dumpster for the discarded material. 2nd Chance Water Restoration can also haul most debris away for minimal disposal cost. Affected material can include, but is not limited to carpet, drywall, and insulation.
After, the water is out and the affected material is removed, it is time for dehumidifiers and air movers, which we use to dry the remaining wet content and building materials.This drying equipment usually needs to run for 48-72 hours continuously to insure that everything is dry and restoring the damage can be complete.
How long can I wait to address the water damage issues?
Don’t hesitate and call 2nd Chance Water Restoration of Elmhurst and Chicago right now at 630-546-2239. It is imperative that you dry the property and fix the issues as soon as possible, because mold generally starts within 24-72 hours and thousands of dollars of damage can be caused should you wait on cleaning up the mess. 2nd Chance Water Restoration offers the most professional water damage and mold removal services at the best prices in the greater Chicago area. Call 630-546-2239 for a free estimate.
Most people knows us as the basement flood cleanup guys, but we have been doing this a long time and we can also service homes, high rise buildings, hotels, or whatever property in Chicago is having water damage, or mold removal issues.
Water damage caused by roof leaks, broken/or frozen pipes, and leaks the plumbing can cause happen real fast, but it if often slow leaks that go unnoticed that cause the most mold damage. You should be aware and know that mold can grow, if there is water in your property and you don’t do anything about it, but a surprising amount of people in Chicago treat water damage as though it is not a big deal, but the reality is the millions of dollars every year is spent on water damage restoration in the city of Chicago and that number can e greatly reduced, if everyone called 2nd Chance Water Restoration at 630-546-2239.
What is the best way to avoid mold growth problems in my home, or place of business?
Address the water damage issue as quickly as possible and get the property dried out immediately. When necessary we can apply antimicrobials to help prevent future mold growth, but the reality is that drying the property with our professional drying equipment like our air movers and LGR dehumidifiers will eliminate the food source that mold relies on to grow. Mold can not always be avoided, because it can start in as little as 24 hours, so it is important to get the water out and the place drying as soon as possible.
2nd Chance Water Restoration are experts at mold removal and remediation and we have been working in the industry right here in Chicago since 1998! It has been proven to be fact that living and working in areas that have mold can and will be detrimental to your health. If you suspect that you have a mold problem than you most like need to call a professional mold remediation company right here in Chicago!
A lot of people try and fail in Chicago to clean up their own mold and water damage issues, because of a lack of proper equipment, knowledge, and training no matter how great their effort and desire. A professional mold remediation company like 2nd Chance knows how to set up negative air pressure with containment barriers and has access to air scrubbers and other professional service equipment that most people in Chicago simply do not have. Every job is equally unique and complex, but our experience with similar projects give us an edge that average person trying to cleanup mold doesn’t have as well.
If you are in Chicago and need water damage restoration, mold remediation, sewage cleanup, or any flood project that you need looked at than please feel free to give us a call anytime day, or night and we can have a trained service pro at your door usually within the hour depending on our famous Chicago traffic.
Why choose 2nd Chance Water Restoration to cleanup your water damage and remove your mold?
When a pipe breaks, a water heater blows up, a dishwasher springs a leak, a washing machine or refrigerator supply line gives out, a toilet or sink overflows, flooding from storms or rivers, immediate water damage cleanup is needed and a service professional from 2nd Chance Water Restoration is your best bet, if you live in the greater Chicago area. The cost and disruption to your life sucks, but waiting will cost you even more money and prevent you from getting back to normal for an even longer period of time.
We can provide residential home owners, business owners, property managers, schools, industrial buildings, and any commercial property owners an estimate for mold remediation, water damage restoration, or sewage cleanup at any time free of charge.
Can you cleanup the sewage in my basement, or crawl space?
Yes, we are experts in providing sewage cleanup, water damage restoration, and mold remediation services to Chicago area homeowners, commercial property managers, and business owners that have water related emergencies in their basement, or crawl space. We have done more crawl space sewage jobs in Chicago than you would believe.
2nd Chance Water Restoration provides professional sewage cleanup, mold remediation, and water damage pro services to an area that includes the city of Chicago, the rest of Cook County, eight nearby Illinois counties (Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Grundy, Will, and Kankakee), and the two Indiana counties of Lake and Porter.
We provide water damage restoration, sewage cleanup and mold removal service to the following Chicago, IL zip codes as well: Zip codes: 60018, 60068, 60176, 60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60606, 60607, 60608, 60609, 60610, 60611, 60612, 60613, 60614, 60615, 60616, 60617, 60618, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60622, 60623, 60624, 60625, 60626, 60628, 60630, 60631, 60632, 60634, 60636, 60637, 60639, 60640, 60641, 60642, 60643, 60644, 60645, 60646, 60647, 60649, 60651, 60652, 60653, 60654, 60655, 60656, 60657, 60659, 60660, 60661, 60706
Tips, frequently asked questions, and free information on cleaning up water damage from 2nd Chance Water Restoration:
1.) the first thing that you need to do, when you notice water damage is identify where the water is coming.
2.) the second thing that you need to do, when you notice water damage is extract, or remove the water from the affected area.
3.) after, all the water is cleaned up it is time to apply air movement to all of the affect, or water damaged materials. Air flow helps evict the water from that water damaged material and warm air is even better. The more air that is hitting the affected area the better. We can provide you drying equipment like industrial air movers, and low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers that pull the moisture right out of everything, if you need our assistance. Did I mention that we are cheaper and have a better reputation than everyone in the local water damage restoration industry.
4.) Now, that you have an appropriate amount of air flow and dehumidification going, it is time to close the windows and doors in the affected area, so that the air flow and heat can build up and remove the moisture even quicker.
5.) Use moisture meters to check the moisture in the affected material.
Frequently asked question:
Does plumbing supply lines go bad?
Yes, plumbing supply line failure is a large part of what keeps up busy working at water damage jobs all over Chicago year round.
What type of water can damage my property?
There are basically three different types of water that damage homes, or commercial properties. The first category of water is from plumbing supply line failures, which consist of the cleaner type of water that can cause damage. The second category of water mainly consist of rain, storm, or ground water and can contain micro organisms and other contaminants. The third type of water is used primarily to describe sewage and other more hazardous water.
Did I mention that we can come out for free anywhere in the Chicago land area to do a moisture check and give you a totally free no obligation estimate for water damage, or mold removal?
Because we can get anywhere in the Chicago land area within an hour.
Can I save carpet that has suffered water damage?
In some cases it is relatively easy to save the carpet, but it has to be a category one, or category two water damage. Never save carpet that has been hit with category three water, because it is hazardous and can cause breath psychical harm especially to the young, old and those that suffer from weaker immune systems. A lot of people try to save carpet and padding that has been bit hit by sewage, but 2nd Chance Water Restoration would never do that, but it is against a reasonable standard of care.
To save carpet that has been hit by categories one, or two water, you must begin by extracting the water from carpet and pad. The pad generally should be thrown out, unless it is category one water and you are able to properly extract it and get enough air flow under and on top of it. 2nd Chance Water Restoration has a truck mounted weight assisted extraction machine that we can use to extract the carpet and pad in place as long as the pad does not have a vapor barrier. In cases of vapor barriers it is more cost effective to remove the padding.
Will you go to Chicago for a small water damage, or mold job?
Yes, 2nd Chance Water Restoration serves the entire Chicago land Area and can generally get to a water damage, or mold removal estimate with an hour. Call us today at 630-546-2239!
Do I need to detach the trim, or baseboards, because they got hit with water damage?
In most cases it is wise to detach the trim and baseboards to allow hit flow to hit the drywall behind it, because the trim, or baseboard acts like a vapor barrier that prevents proper drying. If it is category three water (sewage) than the trim and baseboards should be tossed out (remove affected drywall too).
How do I clean sewage off a concrete floor?
It is easiest to out it back down the sewage pipe, or drain that it came out of in most cases. Basically, you have to wash it down the drain with a surfactant like dish soap. Follow FDA guide lines and do not use bleach, or harsh disinfectants, because they are potentially hazardous and not as effective. It is ok to apply disinfectants, after the sewage is cleaned up, if you wish, but an anti-microbial surfactant can do the job. Make sure that you get it dried properly.
Facts about Chicago’s neighborhoods:
There are more than 200 neighborhoods in Chicago but there is no official list of the city’s neighborhoods or their boundaries. Neighborhood names and identities have evolved over time due to real estate development and changing demographics. Chicago is also divided into 77 community areas, which were drawn by University of Chicago researchers in the late 1920s.Chica go’s community areas are well-defined, and generally contain multiple neighborhoods, and are less commonly used by city residents.
Community areas in Chicago refers to the work of the Social Science Research Committee at the University of Chicago, which has unofficially divided the city of Chicago into 77 community areas. These areas are well-defined and static. Census data are tied to the community areas, and they serve as the basis for a variety of urban planning initiatives on both the local and regional levels.
The Social Science Research Committee at University of Chicago defined seventy-five community areas during the late 1920s. At the time, these community areas corresponded roughly to neighborhoods within the city. In the 1950s, with the city’s annexations for O’Hare International Airport, a seventy-sixth community area was added. Other than the creation of the seventy-seventh community area in 1980 , boundaries have never been revised to reflect change but instead have been kept relatively stable to allow comparisons of these areas over time.
Community areas are distinct from neighborhoods in Chicago. Community areas often encompass groups of neighborhoods. Although many community areas contain more than one neighborhood, they may also share the same name, or parts of the name, of some of their individual neighborhoods.