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
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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 85 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.


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
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
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

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.