Flood Damage Cleanup Lake Forest IL

Full-Service 24-Hour Emergency Flood Cleanup

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 more than 90 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

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

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.