Water Damage Restoration for Evanston, IL

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Are you facing water damage in your Evanston IL home or business? We’re here to help.

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When burst pipes, backed-up drains, faulty plumbing or storm flooding soaks your Evanston property, you need help right away.

At ServiceMaster by Zaba, we provide expert water damage restoration services for Evanston zip codes 60201, 60202, 60203 and 60208. Our industry-certified technicians solve these problems and many more.

  • Drywall and ceiling water damage
  • Soggy carpets, padding and area rugs
  • All types of water-damaged flooring
  • Baseboard and subflooring water damage
  • Soaked furnishings and personal belongings
  • Sewage backups and toilet overflows
  • Flooded basement water removal
  • Damages from leaking roof water
  • Frozen pipes that burst due to freezing weather
  • Water damage from storm flooding
  • Interiors and contents soaked after extinguishing a property fire
Request a water damage inspection today.

Our 7-Step Water Damage Restoration Process for Evanston, IL Residents

We’re standing by 24/7 ready to respond to every type of water damage emergency in Evanston, IL. Your call sets our teams in motion.

When you contact our staff, we have several questions that help us assess your situation and explain what you can expect. We ask that you share the following details.

  • Your name, address and contact information
  • The type of water damage and when it occurred
  • Availability of utilities on the property
  • Insurance information that might apply

We follow up by immediately dispatching our fully equipped fleet vans to your door. Our teams quickly arrive at your home or business ready to restore your property with these seven steps.

1. Water Damage Inspectionbasement flood clean up evanston

First, we inspect water-damaged interiors and contents and assess exactly what needs to be done. Our teams check the structural stability of walls, floors and ceilings. We also determine what contents can and can’t be salvaged.

2. Cleanup Action Plan

Based on our examination, we put together a plan of action. This outline covers the specific procedures we follow to keep your job on track and on schedule.

We’re happy to answer questions and address any concerns you might have about our process.

3. Extraction and Mitigation

Using the latest truck-mounted extraction systems, we quickly remove standing water. Our technicians follow up with industrial-strength vacuums that take care of residual water.

We also identify and mitigate secondary water damages, such as structural problems and mold outbreaks.

4. Tear-Out and Debris Removal

During the mitigation process, we tear out materials that can’t be salvaged. For example, our teams pull up soaked carpeting, pull out ruined drywall and take down damaged ceiling materials.

As we work, we clean up, haul off and dispose of all debris, following the City of Chicago’s demolition regulations.

5. Highly Effective Structural Drying

Water damage quickly seeps into wall framing, subflooring, joists and support beams. We stop the spread of moisture through wood structures with heavy-duty drying equipment that runs 24/7.

This step is accomplished with desiccant dehumidifiers, axial fans, centrifugal air movers and floor drying systems.

6. Property-Wide Remediation

Water damage remediation is a type of deep cleaning applied to interior surfaces. Our teams scrub, sanitize and deodorize all areas. We also take care of any final structural issues, and we address fungal growth with industry-certified mold removal techniques.

7. Final Water Damage Restoration

With this last step, we rebuild torn-out drywall, floors and ceilings. Door frames, window casings, baseboards and trim are replaced as needed. All water-damaged materials and salvageable contents in your home or business are restored to their pre-loss condition.

Finally, we ask you to take a close look at the affected areas and inspect our restoration work. We don’t consider the job finished until you’re completely satisfied with every detail.

Why Choose ServiceMaster by Zaba for Water Damage Restoration in Evanston, IL?

We’re At Your Doorstep in Less Than 90 Minutes

Water damage needs immediate attention to minimize property loss and mold outbreak. We’re at your door right away. Dispatched from our nearby headquarters, our teams arrive on the scene within 90 minutes or less. We take care of residential and commercial properties.

Our Highly Trained Technicians Use Advanced Technologies

Our team members are IICRC industry-certified in all types of water damage repair, cleanup and restoration.

We work with the latest equipment and technologies developed exclusively for water damage restoration.

Regardless of the type of water damage to your Evanston property, you can depend on us for complete cleanup and restoration solutions.

We Know How to Work With Your Insurance Carrier

We put years of experience to work expertly navigating your water damage restoration claim.

Our knowledgeable staff streamlines the process with both local and national carriers. Because we consistently maintain our Quality Restoration Vendor status, insurance companies trust us the most to do a great job.

Our Specialized Water Damage Cleanup Services for Evanston, IL

Flooded Basement Restoration

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Flooded basements in Evanston, IL happen every day. Whether it’s a burst pipe, clogged sump pump or storm flooding, we handle it. We identify the source of basement flooding, pump out standing water and start the cleanup process.

Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to clean, sanitize and dry out your flooded basement. We also address contamination from sewage backup and Category 3 floodwater. When we’re done, your basement is completely restored to its original condition.

Industry-Certified Mold Remediation

Wet ceilings, soaked walls and soggy floors create a perfect environment for mold growth. Mold begins breeding in damp materials within 24 hours. The mold in your Evanston home or business can quickly spread to every room.

We provide certified mold removal services, and we eliminate toxic black mold too. Using the latest technologies, our teams locate hidden mold and moisture. We clean and disinfect all affected areas and finish with a remediation process that prevents future mold growth.

Commercial Property Restoration

Water damage doesn’t have to shut down your business indefinitely. Our restoration professionals speed up the recovery process using advanced equipment and highly efficient techniques. We help file your water damage insurance claim too

Whether you’re facing flooded floors in a restaurant or property-wide water damage at a storage facility, we’re ready for the job. From rebuilding interiors to salvaging inventory, you can depend on our commercial restoration capabilities.

Category 3 Black Water Cleanup

Due to high levels of contamination, storm floodwaters and sewage backups are both classified as Category 3 water. Our certified technicians are industry-trained in black water cleanup and restoration in residential and commercial settings.

Strictly following OSHA and CDC regulations, we safely extract and dispose of Category 3 water. The work includes specialized techniques to sanitize, disinfect and deodorize affected interiors and surfaces. Call us 24/7 for any type of Category 3 water emergency.


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

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Winter Flooding Hazards in Evanston

What is the average cost of water damage in Evanston?

In general, Evanston water damage restoration costs range between $3000 and $8000. Extensive structural damage and reconstruction can add to the cost.

What factors affect the cost of water damage restoration?

Sewage backup contamination, Category 3 floodwater or delayed cleanup can affect cost. All three factors increase the negative impact of water damage.

Are there common causes of water damage in Evanston homes and businesses?

Water damage usually results from faulty plumbing, leaky pipes and sump pump failure. Pipes often freeze and burst during our cold Evanston winters.

Does homeowners insurance cover my losses due to water damage?

Most homeowners and business property insurance policies cover water damages caused by plumbing failures, such as frozen burst pipes or leaking supply lines. Ask your insurance agent for details about your policy.
Policies don’t usually cover the cost of plumbing repairs, and they don’t cover losses due to natural flood events. Coverage for damage from floodwaters can be purchased through the National Flood Insurance Program.