Burst Pipe Water Damage Cleanup Des Plaines, IL

24-Hour Emergency Services for Des Plaines Homes & Businesses

Are you dealing with water damage from leaking pipes at your Des Plaines home or business? We can help.

A hidden plumbing leak seeps into walls and down through the floor. A frozen burst pipe floods the basement. Fire sprinklers at work malfunction, soaking furniture, equipment and inventory.

It’s never easy to deal with the aftermath of a plumbing emergency. When residents in Des Plaines need water damage cleanup right away, they call us here at ServiceMaster by Zaba.


We provide burst pipe water damage cleanup services in Des Plaines zip codes 60016, 60017, 60018 and 60019. Our teams provide industry-certified remediation and restoration for these situations and more.

  • Clogged AC condensate lines and damaged drain pans
  • Water seeping through ceilings from leaky pipes overhead
  • Cracked pipes located behind kitchen and bath cabinets
  • Burst supply hoses on washing machines and dishwashers
  • Busted pipes under kitchen, bathroom and laundry room sinks
  • Frozen burst pipe water damage in basements
  • Broken pipes in commercial fire sprinkler systems
  • Plumbing breakdowns resulting from old pipe components
  • Leaky water pipes slowly flooding crawl spaces
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Our 7-Step Pipe Leak Damage Cleanup Process for Des Plaines Residents

When you need professional cleanup and restoration after a plumbing emergency, you want to know what to expect. We understand. Our cleanup process follows these seven steps.

1. Assessment, Repairs and Action Plan

First, we quickly assess the extent of the pipe water damage. This gives us the information we need to draw up an action plan for cleaning and restoring your property.


Our water damage technicians can fix small pipe leaks and breaks, but we recommend bringing in licensed plumbing professionals for large or complicated repairs.

2. Emergency Water Extraction

Next, we extract standing water with advanced truck-mounted pump systems. The equipment is especially effective for removing water from flooded basements and subfloors.

Our teams follow up with specialized vacuuming techniques that take care of residual water in carpets and flooring.

3. Pipe Water Damage Mitigation

Crumbling drywall and collapsed ceiling tiles are examples of the soggy debris left behind after a plumbing emergency. We mitigate the situation by managing safety issues, clearing out affected interiors and containing the water damage.

4. Applied Structural Drying

In order to speed up the drying process, we set up industrial-grade equipment that continually circulates fresh air through interiors damaged by the pipe water emergency.

Our structural drying techniques are maximized by centrifugal air movers, axial fans and desiccant dehumidifiers.

5. Pipe Leak Damage Remediation

Our water damage remediation sets the stage for final reconstruction and restoration. We tear out and dispose of materials that can’t be salvaged, such as ruined drywall and soaked carpeting.

All remaining porous and non-porous surfaces are scrubbed with industry-approved products. This intensive cleaning is followed by disinfecting and deodorizing all affected areas.

6. Highly Effective Mold Remediation burst-pipes-restoration-des-plaines

Mold removal and remediation are critical steps in cleaning up after burst pipe water damage. We use industry-certified techniques to eliminate the fungus. Our remediation process ensures the mold doesn’t return.

7. Property-Wide Restoration and Final Cleaning

During this last step, our teams replace water-damaged floors, ceilings and walls. We take care of every detail, from baseboards and crown molding to window and door casings.

When the work is complete, interiors at your home or workplace are restored to their pre-loss condition. With your inspection and final approval, we consider the job a success.

What Customers Are Saying

Joanna provided my fiancé and I with exceptional communication and customer service through our renovations needs!
Liz Bailon
Liz B.
03:06 31 Aug 23
I had a great experience with Joanna Cintron, she is very professional as a receptionist and she made me feel heard when I asked all my questions. Thanks
Luis Echevarria
Luis E.
03:03 31 Aug 23
UPDATEI had ServiceMaster out again after the July 2, 2023 sewer back ups in the city. The crew came back out and quickly dried and cleaned/disinfected my basement and returned twice to ensure everything was completed to my satisfaction. Everyone was a complete professional and they explain every step of the way, from the office staff to the cleaning crew and follow up representatives the sent. I highly recommend them.Neil and the crew really know there job. They are professional, fast, reliable, courteous, and very sympathetic. They work well with the insurance company which helps immensely when dealing with an emergency. Highly recommended!!!
16:28 29 Aug 23
Fernando and his team "hand held" my situation from the moment I called him to report the incident. Fernando was EXTREMELY helpful in guiding me with what to discard, how to value the lost items, how to present the same to my insurance adjustor and sharing his own personal experience with the process. Every time I contacted him with questions during the process he again was informative, patient and continued to provide guidance. On the day my personal property was delivered his staff was uber professional (laid contractor paper on the new floors, asked for placement of furniture, etc. ) and even removed an old wine refrigerator from the rental unit where I was residing). I will share my positive review with my insurance agent and the adjuster. In todays "new" world of difficulty with expected customer service (and lack thereof) Fernando and his team were a pleasant surprise. I do hope I never have to use his services again (lol) however if I do I know I will be satisfied.
Nancy Summers
Nancy S.
15:10 17 Jul 23
I have a rental property in Lake Forest and the renters were vacationing last week. The temperatures dropped and warmed up and when they got back the house was flooded due to a pipe that burst in the ceiling. I immediately called ServiceMaster by Zaba in Chicago and they came out within the day to clean up the mess and dry everything out. I definitely would recommend them to anyone who's experiencing water damage in their homes!
20:02 08 Feb 23
Had a small kitchen fire. Luckily I was able to extinguish it myself but it left a big mess in my kitchen and entire apartment. ServiceMaster cleaned it out and within 48 hours they got rid of the soot/smoke smell and had cleaned the entire apartment from soot residue. Highly recommend them.
Jecenia Cabrera
Jecenia C.
02:37 28 Dec 22
Service master provided me with excellent customer service. They responded quickly to my water issues and answered all my questions and concerns in a professional manner. I never experienced this type of home issue before and they were able to fix my water problems without adding additional stress. I would definitely recommend this company to any person experiencing water damage in their home. In today’s day it is very difficult to find a trustworthy and reliable company that can do a good job. Service Master is definitely the company to call in a water home emergency. I would definitely use them again for any future restoration issues.
Tatiana Hernandez
Tatiana H.
17:40 27 Dec 22

Why Choose ServiceMaster by Zaba for Burst Pipe Cleanup in Des Plaines, IL?

Our Immediate Response

You don’t have to wait for help with cleanup after a pipe bursts. We’re here for you 24/7 and at your door within 90 minutes of your call. Our teams arrive in fully equipped service vans, ready for the job.

Industry-Certified Expertise

Our water damage technicians are highly trained and industry-certified. This is your assurance that pipe burst cleanup, remediation and restoration are taken care of with solid, professional expertise.

Teams That Truly Care

We’re proud to be a part of the community here in Des Plaines. Our staff and technicians work hard to earn your trust and your business. For example, we help with insurance paperwork and filing your water damage claim.

Helpful Resources for Des Plaines Residents

Frozen Pipes: Prevention and Solutions – Red Cross

Tips for Avoiding Frozen Pipes – City of Chicago

How to Fix Common Leaks – EPA

What does burst pipe water damage cleanup cost in Des Plaines?

It depends on how widespread the water damage is. Cleaning and restoring one room with minor damage can cost between $500 and $1,000 while extensive water damage cleanup can cost $3,000 or more.

What causes pipes to break and leak in Des Plaines homes and businesses?

Des Plaines residents often deal with frozen burst pipes during the winter, but other pipe problems can be caused by age and corrosion; pipe seal damage; clogged drain lines; heavy pressure fluctuations; and foundation problems.

Will my insurance cover the cost of water damage caused by plumbing problems?

In most situations, yes. Both homeowners and commercial property insurance cover the cost of water damage from burst pipes and leaking plumbing. It doesn’t cover plumbing repairs, but it does cover water damage cleanup and restoration.