Water Damage Restoration for Lake Forest IL

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Are you facing water damage at your Lake Forest home or business? We’re ready for your call.

It only takes a few minutes for a frozen burst pipe to flood the basement. Undetected leaks inside a wall can drip for days, causing extensive structural damage.

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Regardless of how water damage happens at your home or business, we’re here for you.

ServiceMaster by Zaba stands ready to answer your call with professional water damage restoration services for Lake Forest zip codes 60035 and 60045.

These are just a few examples of the water damage problems we solve for local residents.

  • Attic flooding caused by ice dam backups or roof leaks
  • Water damage behind walls due to leaking pipes
  • Floors and walls soaked from ruptured appliance hoses
  • Basement flood cleanup after pipes freeze and break
  • Collapsed ceilings due to overhead plumbing failures
  • Business properties flooded by fire sprinkler breakdowns
  • Property-wide contamination from sewage line backups
  • Interiors, contents and belongings damaged by floodwaters
Request a water damage inspection today:

Our 7-Step Water Damage Restoration Process for Lake Forest Residents

1. Immediate Response and Inspection

Your call immediately dispatches our fully equipped service vans. Within 90 minutes, our industry-certified technicians arrive at your Lake Forest property. We quickly inspect all water-damaged areas and secure the property as needed.

2. Damage Assessment and Consultation

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Based on our damage assessment, we develop and share an action plan and timetable for restoring your home or business. This consultation gives you an overview of what to expect, and we also answer any questions you might have.

3. Advanced Water Extraction

Using advanced truck-mounted extraction systems, we pump out basements and remove water from crawlspaces. Our specialized vacuuming equipment takes care of residual water in subfloors, floors and carpets.

4. Water Damage Containment

Next, we contain the water damage and begin initial cleaning. During this mitigation phase, our teams tear out and dispose of ruined materials, such as crumbling drywall, water-damaged ceilings and buckled flooring.

5. Highly Efficient Structural Drying

Water damage mitigation also includes critical structural drying. We speed up the process with centrifugal air movers, axial fans, wood floor drying systems and heavy-duty dehumidifying equipment.

6. Final Cleanup and Remediation

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Using industry-approved products, our teams perform a final cleanup of all affected surfaces. We scrub, sanitize, disinfect and deodorize interiors. We also eliminate mold growth with certified remediation techniques.

7. Expert Property-Wide Restoration

This last step involves replacing torn-out walls, floors and ceilings. Our technicians take care of every detail so that your property is completely restored to its pre-loss condition.

We only consider the job done when we have your final approval.

Why Choose ServiceMaster by Zaba for Water Damage Restoration in Lake Forest IL?

We’re Here For You 24/7

When you need emergency water damage cleanup, we’re here for you 24/7. We answer our own phones and dispatch our teams to your doorstep within 90 minutes of your call.

You Can Trust Our Expertise

We’re proud to serve you with more than 90 years of combined industry experience. Our technicians are all IICRC-certified, highly trained and ready for all types of water damage emergencies.

We Help With Insurance Claims

Our in-house staff works with local and national insurance carriers every day. We can help you navigate the details involved in filing your water damage claim. Our assistance often speeds up the process.

Our Specialized Water Damage Cleanup Services for Lake Forest IL

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Black Water Mitigation

Our industry-certified technicians are highly trained in dealing with Category 3 black water damage from sewage backups  and floodwaters. When cleaning and decontaminating affected interiors, we strictly adhere to all OSHA and CDC standards.

Basement Flood Cleanup

Whether it’s the result an appliance breakdown, frozen burst pipes or torrential rain, we take care of flooded basements. We also clean salvageable contents stored downstairs.

Commercial Property Restoration

We quickly get your doors back open with expert commercial property cleanup. From water-damaged offices, showrooms and manufacturing floors to furnishings, equipment and inventory, we restore everything to its pre-loss condition.

Certified Mold Removal

Mold breeds in water-damaged materials within 24 hours. Our teams stop its spread with industry-certified techniques. We follow up with specialized mold remediation that prevents it from returning.


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

Weather Forecast – Lake Forest

Severe Weather Preparedness – Illinois.Gov

Understand Your Flood Risk – FEMA

How much is the average cost of water damage restoration in Lake Forest?

Water damage restoration in Lake Forest costs between $3,000 and $8,000. We provide an accurate estimate based on our assessment of the property size and the extent of the damage.

Are cleanup and restoration costs the same for all types of water damage?

Expect to pay more for cleanup and restoration after damage caused by Category 3 water. This includes flooding resulting from weather events, sewage line backups, and toilet overflows.

What are the most common reasons for water-damaged properties in Lake Forest?

Plumbing problems are the most common sources of water damage. Examples include frozen burst pipes, supply line leaks, and pipe breaks. Storm flooding, snow melts and ice dam backups also result in water damage to local properties.

Does my homeowners insurance always cover water damage to the house?

As long as the water damage was caused by a plumbing failure, you should be covered. Damages from a natural weather event aren’t typically covered, but you can purchase protection through the National Flood Insurance Program.