Historic Building Restoration for Chicago and Suburbs

historic henry gerber house in chicago

The historic Henry Gerber House in Chicago.

Of all the planetariums in the Western Hemisphere, Chicago’s Adler is the oldest. We enjoy one of the nation’s largest historic indoor aquariums when we visit the Shedd. So many extraordinary historic buildings and landmarks grace our city. Taking care of these special properties can be very challenging.

As a historic site manager or owner, are you prepared to handle the sudden devastation of storm, fire or water damaged buildings?

When disaster strikes, you need the expertise of teams that understand how to take care of unique interiors and furnishings. As part of our extensive line of commercial services, ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba offers historic building cleanup and restoration across Chicago and the suburbs.

How Do Historic Building Restoration Services Work?

building restoration crewEvery damaged building needs immediate attention, but damaged historical buildings require extra care. We thoroughly assess all affected areas, determine what types of materials are involved and quickly work up a custom recovery plan. Our crews explain exactly what you can expect.

We address everything from water removal and mold remediation to smoke stain and soot removal. Our teams restore your historic building to its original condition with advanced drying, dehumidifying, cleaning and sanitizing equipment and products.

When We Take Care of Your Damaged Building, You:

Know Help Is On the Way

Because we’re headquartered in both Chicago and Skokie, our cleanup and restoration services are just a phone call away. Our response time averages 45 minutes or less.

Benefit From Industry Expertise

Our highly trained technicians are industry certified in all aspects of historic site cleanup including fire and water damaged buildings. From floors to ceilings, we perform our work carefully and efficiently.

Count on Multiple Services

We do more than clean and restore historic properties affected by flooding, fires and storms. Our services include mold remediation, duct and furnace cleaning, deep interior cleaning and more.

When you need Chicago’s most experienced historic building cleanup and restoration contractor, call ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba. We’re here for you 24/7.

View Our Full Line of Certified Commercial Cleaning Services

In addition to our historic building cleaning and restoration services, we provide a full line of commercial services including:

• Hotel Property and Hospitality Venue Cleaning
• Restaurant and Commercial Kitchen Cleaning
• Retail Store, Shopping Center and Mall Cleaning
• Trade Show, Special Event and Festival Cleaning
• University, College and School Cleaning
• Clinic and Health Care Facility Cleaning
• Expert Upholstery and Furniture Care
• Complete Commercial Carpet and Rug Care
• Hardwood, Laminate and Vinyl Floor Cleaning
• Commercial and Educational Laboratory Cleaning
• Certified Air Duct Cleaning and Sanitizing
• Post-Construction and Remodel Cleanup Services
• Exterior Power Wash Graffiti Removal


Q: Do your services cover all types of historic properties?
A: Yes. Our crews work on both residential and commercial sites. We take care of private and public museums and historical houses as well as cultural landmarks like historic auditoriums, theaters and musical halls.

Q: Can you provide green cleaning options?
A: Yes. Our teams are fully certified in green cleaning techniques that are especially appropriate for historic buildings. Green cleaning is more expensive than our regular services, but it’s often preferred by historic property owners and managers.

Q: Does your company work with all insurance carriers?
A: Yes. Insurance companies frequently recommend our services to clients because we consistently adhere to the standards that maintain our Preferred Vendor status. Our staff knows how to navigate complicated insurance paperwork and help with the claims process.

Q: What’s the average cost of your services for fire and water damaged buildings?
A: It’s not possible to quote an average cost because every historic property is different. Damages can range from moderate to severe, so we only give estimates after an on-site assessment. Our quotes are detailed and complete.

Expert Historic Building Cleaning and Restoration
historic building cleaning crew

We understand the challenges you face when a storm, fire or flood damages your historic building. You want cleaning and restoration professionals who know exactly how to take care your property’s special interiors.

You can trust ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba for expert historic building cleaning and restoration services in Chicago and the suburbs.

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