Flood Damage Cleanup Lake Forest IL

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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.

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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.

Request a flood damage inspection now.

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

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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

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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.

Don’t let flood damage sit. Speak to an expert now.

Why Choose ServiceMaster by Zaba for Flood Damage Cleanup in Lake Forest, IL?

Emergency Dispatch 24/7

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.

Certified Flood Damage Cleanup

We clean and restore your flood-damaged property with 85 years of combined experience. Our technicians are all highly trained and IICRC-certified.

Service You Can Trust

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

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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.

What Customers Are Saying

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

Helpful Resources for  Lake Forest Residents

Current Weather Forecast – Lake Forest

Severe Weather Prep Tips – Illinois.Gov

Flood Insurance Information – FEMA

Lake County – Flood Info & Safety

How much does it cost to clean up flood damage in Lake Forest?

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.

Is it safe to clean my flooded home or business by myself?

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.

What type of flooding does homeowners insurance cover?

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.