Fire Damage Restoration Services for Chicago, IL

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If you’re dealing with the aftermath of a fire — whether it’s a minor incident in the kitchen or a severe disaster — it’s important to act quickly to prevent further damage to your property.

ServiceMaster by Zaba is here to help. We specialize in comprehensive fire damage restoration that will make your property like new. Our friendly team is there every step of the way to help.

We are available 24/7 for immediate emergency assistance. Contact us at any time, and we promise to be at your site within 90 minutes,  committed to not only restoring your property but your peace of mind too.

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Our Advanced Fire Damage Cleanup Services for Chicago, IL

Emergency Services

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  • Rapid response mobilization.
  • Fire damage assessment.
  • Emergency board up and tarping services.
  • Water damage cleanup, drying, and restoration.
  • Smoke and soot removal and cleaning.
  • Smoke odor removal and deodorization.
  • Deep cleaning.
  • Mold removal and remediation.
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning.
  • Demolition and debris removal.
  • Complete property reconstruction.

Structural Cleaning

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  • During structural cleaning, we’ll clean the entire property. We pay special attention to removing soot from the walls, ceilings, and other structural elements, including crown molding and baseboards. Depending on the extent of the damage, we may use a soft detergent to clean the ceilings and walls.
  • We will clean the floors, doors, windows, and other flat surfaces, including windowsills and countertops.
  • We will restore fire-damaged area rugs and carpets, and remove and replace affected carpet pads when necessary.
  • We will clean the ventilation and duct systems or your HVAC unit.

Content Cleaning & Pack-out Services

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  • Our cleaning and pack-out services include cleaning all the home’s soft goods, including drapes, bedding, garments, carpet, and upholstery.
  • Cleaning of all appliances and electronics.
  • Restoration and drying of documents.
  • Restoration of art.
  • Cleaning of shelving, furnishings, bookshelves, and light fixtures.
  • Packing out home content that cannot be restored.

Before & Afters

How We Restore Fire Damage

1. Emergency Response and Pre-Cleaning

With headquarters in both Chicago and Skokie, our teams respond to emergencies 24/7.

Our fully stocked fleet vans arrive on the scene within 90 minutes of your call, after the Chicago fire department teams have left, and we get to work immediately — fine-tuning our fire damage restoration process to your property.

Our immediate services include emergency pre-cleaning, which helps us clear a space to work and set the stage for a comprehensive restoration.

2. Detailed Fire Damage Assessment

fire damage technician inspecting property with customersWe perform a thorough inspection of all damage to determine your home or business’s structural integrity and the condition of your belongings.

Our technicians identify the fire source, classify its type, and report our detailed assessment and estimated repair costs to you and your insurance agent. These things combine to help you understand how the fire started and to ensure the building is safe before you enter it.

3. Immediate Property Security

Fire damage often makes it impossible to close windows and doors, and it compromises the strength and stability of walls and roofs. Our fire restoration process addresses these problems with secure board-up services that ensure the physical safety of your Chicago property and everyone in it.

4. Content Cleaning and Pack-out

Next, our team will begin content cleaning. We will provide thorough, comprehensive cleaning for all textiles, surfaces, and items that can be saved. We will also pack out the things that are beyond repair. We will seek your involvement with any pack-out recommendations we make. On every restoration job, we strive to restore rather than replace items as much as possible.

5. Water Damage Restoration

Water left over from extinguishing a fire permeates infrastructure and saturates furniture and belongings.
Our technicians use industry-proven equipment to take care of water damage cleanup and restoration, and then we finish up with state-of-the-art drying and dehumidifying techniques.  This prevents future mold and mildew growth and keeps your property fresh.

6. Smoke & Soot Removal

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Our teams tackle smoke and soot cleanup from every damaged surface in your Chicago property. This includes walls and ceilings, as well as all furnishings and personal belongings. We carefully clean and thoroughly sanitize everything with specialized smoke and soot mitigation products and techniques. This protects your health and prevents ongoing soot exposure. Our property-wide smoke mitigation begins with thoroughly washing all surfaces.

We use chemical sponges and wet-wash techniques that penetrate deep into structural materials and clean away smoke stains. We follow up with deodorizing processes that utilize air scrubbers as well as state-of-the-art equipment for carpet and air duct cleaning. Smoke odors don’t stand a chance against our industry-proven methods.

We also clean furnishings and personal belongings affected by smoke damage and odors. Using advanced techniques, we can salvage upholstery, drapes, electronic devices and more. As we restore your belongings, we return everything to its original placement and position in each room. We understand and respect the value you place on personal belongings. We work hard to restore everything to its original condition using the safest, most thorough techniques.

7. Complete Property Restorationreconstructing property after fire damage

We finish your fire damage recovery process by restoring your property to its original condition – from minor plumbing repairs to wall reconstruction.

Our teams replace the flooring, deep clean tile, repair baseboards, and repaint ceilings.
We handle all aspects of the project with industry-established fire damage restoration procedures and standards, and we restore your property with the highest quality materials and workmanship.

To get rid of the lingering fire smell, we use a proprietary deodorization process – complete with air foggers and industrial-strength fans. This reduces the chances that any smoke odor will linger in the air and helps make your home healthy once more.

Why Choose ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba?

  • 85+ years of combined fire damage restoration experience
  • Guaranteed response time of under 90 minutes
  • We manage your insurance claims
  • Licensed, bonded, insured, IICRC certified
  • We answer your call the first time
  • Friendliest customer service in Chicago

What Chicagoland Customers are Saying

I highly recommend servicemaster by zaba, they took care of a recent flood damage in my home, the service and communication was exceptional.
Alvaro Gonza
Alvaro G.
15:45 02 May 24
Professional from start to finish.
Lisa Fremont
Lisa F.
17:24 03 Apr 24
This is the second time I've used ServiceMaster. I needed the walls and ceiling in my kitchen to be removed due to a water leak from the unit above me. They were super cautious of my furniture and covered everything with plastic. I hired them to do my reconstruction as well and am extremely happy with my new cabinets!
Jorge Daniel castro
Jorge Daniel C.
16:07 21 Mar 24
This is the second time I've used ServiceMaster. I needed the walls and ceiling in my kitchen to be removed due to a water leak from the unit above me. They were super cautious of my furniture and covered everything with plastic. I hired them to do my reconstruction as well and am extremely happy with my new cabinets!
Jorge Daniel castro
Jorge Daniel C.
16:07 21 Mar 24
I had 4 inches of standing water in my basement. ServiceMaster was able to pump all the water out of the basement and cleaned and sanitized my floors and walls. I’m extremely impressed by how quick they worked and how clean they left my basement!
Barney Cruz
Barney C.
16:03 21 Mar 24
I had 4 inches of standing water in my basement. ServiceMaster was able to pump all the water out of the basement and cleaned and sanitized my floors and walls. I’m extremely impressed by how quick they worked and how clean they left my basement!
Barney Cruz
Barney C.
16:03 21 Mar 24
I used ServiceMaster for a recent water damage issue. They helped me with my insurance claim and handled all aspects from packing out my home, mitigating and repairs. Thank you ServiceMaster by Zaba, I highly recommend them !!!
madeline kim
madeline K.
00:20 12 Mar 24