Water Damage Restoration for Evanston, IL

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Has Water Damaged Your Evanston 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 to residents in 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

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First, we inspect water-damaged interiors and contents in your Evanston property 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 and get obtain regular training on industry protocols.

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 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 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.


Service Master Restoration work was excellent on time professional very clean respectful Employees and very detail in the service that they provide for you. They answer any questions you have And are very helpful And willing to assist you. And their services Was wonderful.
Edwin Munoz
Edwin M.
21:09 18 Jan 24
After a fire, that caused a lot of smoke damage, Fernando the GM, went above and beyond helping us navigate not only the clean up process,but all questions we had. The crew is professional and thorough cleaners. I highly Service Master.
sondra graton
sondra G.
11:56 28 Dec 23
While we were out of town our vanity mirror fell and turned on our sink faucet. Water was running for days, we're not sure when it happened, the fire department was alerted when the house sensors got wet and set off the alarms. our neighbor came over when she saw the fire department. We were called immediately. Our agent highly recommended neil at service master. He came out with a huge team and a general manager. I felt very comfortable with him and all office staff to get the job done while we were still out of town. My neighbor checked in on them until we returned. 80% of my entire house was gutted. I have a lot of custom wall paneling, crown molding and trim. They were able to save it all. They also did my packout and duct work cleaning. Everyone at service master was extremely knowledgeable and professionaland very helpful.
Andres Ortiz
Andres O.
21:15 17 Dec 23
I had a burst pipe in the middle of the night and one of my guest rooms was damaged. Service Master was able to get a crew to me first thing in the morning. Everyone was super helpful and treated my home as if it was their own while doing the necessary work.
Maurice Williams
Maurice W.
21:53 09 Dec 23
A week after I purchased this property it flooded with 12 inches of water. The previous owner left the basement full of stuff that was ruined by the flood. It was all getting thrown away but now the process was even harder.  My State Farm insurance agent had a Servicemaster rep give me a call because I wanted to opt out of flood insurance.  It was only a courtesy call to explain the process of mitigating and repairing a flooded basement.  I reluctantly signed up for flood insurance just in case....Oh man I am glad I did; this flood situation was a nightmare, and the additional expenses would have been devastating if I didn't have insurance.  I immediately called them after all my failed attempts of trying to get the water out.  That 15 minute-call saved me thousands of dollars.  Servicemaster by zaba rocks! the team was great and they saved me a huge headache. I highly recommend them and I am so grateful for my State Farm agent.
Aden Zrod
Aden Z.
20:22 09 Dec 23
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

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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.