Are you facing flood damage at your Lake Forest home or business? We’re here to help.
When a frozen burst pipe in your basement floods the downstairs, water damage affects everything from your home’s foundation to appliances and stored boxes.
When severe storms push floodwaters into your commercial property, you’re left with soaked interiors, flood-damaged equipment and ruined inventory.
Both situations are overwhelming, but we’re here to help. Our teams take care of flood damage cleanup in Lake Forest zip codes 60035 and 60045 with these services and more.
- Emergency water extraction and cleanup for flooded basements
- Property-wide restoration after flooding from plumbing system breakdowns
- Storm flood damage cleanup for residential and commercial properties
- Cleanup and restoration for properties flooded by fire sprinkler systems
- Industry-certified decontamination for interiors flooded by Category 3 water
Regardless of the type of flooding or the size of your property, you can depend on ServiceMaster by Zaba for emergency flood cleanup and expert restoration.
Our 7-Step Emergency Flood Cleanup Process for Lake Forest
1. Flood Damage Inspection
Your call dispatches our teams to your Lake Forest door within 90 minutes. Our technicians arrive in fully equipped service vans and inspect all flood-damaged interiors and adjacent areas.
If necessary, we secure the property by boarding up broken windows and doors. We can also tarp storm-damaged roofs.
2. Assessment and Action Plan
Based on our damage assessment, we draw up an action plan outlining flood cleanup and restoration for your home or business. We also include a proposed timeline for job completion.
You’re welcome to review our plan. We’re happy to answer your questions and address any concerns you might have.
3. Immediate Water Extraction
We start by removing flood water with advanced truck-mounted extraction systems. The equipment quickly pumps out flooded basements and crawlspaces.
Our technicians take care of residual water in carpets and floors with specialized wet vac equipment. We can often apply our extraction techniques to salvageable furnishings and soft goods.
4. Water Damage Mitigation
This step contains floodwater damage and ensures a safe working environment. Our teams remove and dispose of crumbled drywall panels, soaked insulation, ruined carpets and warped flooring.
As we work, we identify areas that need additional tear-out before remediation and begin setting up drying equipment.
5. Property-Wide Structural Drying
Our structural drying techniques greatly reduce the spread of floodwater damage and unhealthy mold growth.
We set up industrial-grade equipment, including axial fans, centrifugal air movers and specialized dehumidifiers. Our wood floor and subfloor drying systems speed up the process.
6. Remediation Cleanup and Mold Removal
Floodwater remediation work covers final cleaning of all affected surfaces and interiors. We finish with sanitizing, disinfecting and deodorizing techniques, using OSHA-approved products.
Our teams also eliminate mold growth with highly effective, industry-certified removal techniques.
7. Detailed Interior Restoration
Once your home or business is completely clean and dry, we finish our process with property-wide interior restoration. Our technicians rebuild walls, replace floors and reassemble ceilings.
We take care of every detail and finish with a thorough post-restoration cleanup. When we have your final approval of our work, we know we’ve done our job and thank you for your business.
Why Choose ServiceMaster by Zaba for Flood Damage Cleanup in Lake Forest, IL?
Our in-house staff answers your call day or night. Our teams are dispatched immediately and arrive at your door in 90 minutes or less, ready to get the job done.
We clean and restore your flood-damaged property with 85 years of combined experience. Our technicians are all highly trained and IICRC-certified.
As a locally owned business, we’re proud to be a part of the Lake Forest community. You can always trust us to serve you with our professional and personal best.
Our Specialized Flood Damage Cleanup Services for Lake Forest IL
Highly Effective Mold Removal and Remediation
Mold is a serious type of secondary flood damage that must be addressed immediately. Our mold removal and remediation process is industry-certified and highly effective, even in properties flooded by Category 3 water.
Emergency Extraction for Flooded Basements
We take care of basement flooding with powerful truck-mounted extraction systems and advanced drying equipment. Our teams restore finished and unfinished basements, and we clean salvageable contents stored downstairs.
Flood-Damaged Commercial Property Cleanup
We clean, sanitize, deodorize and restore commercial properties after all types of flooding. Our restoration expertise includes cleaning salvageable business records, inventory, electronics, equipment and more.
Category 3 Water Damage Cleanup and Decontamination
Often referred to as black water, Category 3 water leaves behind dangerous levels of pathogens and chemicals. Whether it results from storm flooding or a sewage backup, we completely restore contaminated interiors, adhering to all OSHA and CDC guidelines.
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Helpful Resources for Lake Forest Residents
The average cost of flood cleanup in Lake Forest ranges from $3,000 to $8,000. Typical costs vary depending on the extent of flood damage, type of flooding and how long interiors remained exposed to water.
No. Floodwaters are classified as Category 3 black water because they contain pathogenic bacteria and dangerous chemicals. Always leave hazardous cleanup to industry-certified professionals.
Your homeowners policy should cover flooding from plumbing failures, such as frozen burst pipes or broken fire sprinkler systems. Coverage for storm flooding can be purchased through the National Flood Insurance Program.