Have fire or smoke damage at your Skokie property? We’re here to repair the damage.
Whether it’s a kitchen fire at your Skokie home, or a fire at your business, the aftermath is devastating.
Fortunately, ServiceMaster by Zaba is here to help with fire damage restoration for Skokie properties in zip codes 60076, 60077, and 60203.
Offering 24/7 emergency service and quick response, our team’s mission is to minimize losses and restore your home to its pre-fire condition.
Don’t navigate the aftermath of fire damage on your own. Contact our team for the expert help you need for the following services and more:
- Emergency pre-cleaning
- Content cleaning and pack-out
- Wall, ceiling, and HVAC cleaning
- Comprehensive deodorization.
- 24/7 emergency cleanup services, including water damage cleanup, smoke and soot removal, and more
- Deep cleaning
- Mold removal and remediation
- Carpet and upholstery cleaning
- Structural cleaning
Our 7-Step Fire Damage Restoration Process for Skokie Residents
Our fire damage restoration experts will use the following process to restore your property after a fire:
1. Emergency Pre-Cleaning
We jump into action as soon as we get your call about a Skokie-area fire.
One of our fully stocked response vans will arrive on the scene within 45 minutes of your call. We often arrive sooner since our office is located in downtown Skokie.
Once the Skokie fire department finishes its work, our team will begin our process.
The first thing we do is called emergency pre-cleaning.
During a fire, smoke creates corrosive byproducts that can etch and ruin delicate or porous materials like marble, glass, or metal.
Our team will remove that corrosive film during the emergency pre-cleaning phase to prevent further damage to your home or business.
Once we’ve set the stage for comprehensive restoration, we’ll assess the damage to your property.
Our technicians will work to identify the source and type of the fire and conduct a detailed inventory of everything that was damaged during the fire.
During this process, we’ll create a detailed repair cost estimate to help you understand what kind of restoration services are needed.
3. Property Security
Fire can make it impossible to close windows and doors or secure a property.
To keep your space safe from further damage, we’ll provide secure board-up services that maintain your home’s or business’s physical safety and prevent break-ins or intrusion.
4. Content Cleaning and Packout
During the content cleaning phase of our process, we’ll provide comprehensive cleaning for all surfaces, textiles, and items in your home that can be restored or repaired.
If we can’t save an item, we’ll seek your involvement and approval to pack it out and dispose of it or recycle it.
When we respond to fire damage, we strive to restore (rather than replace) as many items as possible.
5. Water Damage Restoration
While water is necessary to extinguish a fire, it permeates building materials and saturates belongings.
We use industrial-strength equipment to remove water, dry, and dehumidify the area to minimize and reverse water damage.
This critical step prevents mold and mildew growth and prevents future damage to your property.
6. Smoke and Soot Removal
Next, our teams will clean and sanitize everything in your home or business with specialized products and techniques designed to mitigate smoke and soot damage.
This critical step prevents ongoing soot damage and protects the health of you and your family.
We’ll follow that step with deodorizing techniques to remove any lingering fire smells.
We use air scrubbers and state-of-the-art carpet and air duct cleaning equipment to remove lingering traces of smoke and leave your property fresh and clean.
7. Comprehensive Property Restoration
Finally, we’ll restore your property to its pre-fire condition.
Depending on the extent and severity of your fire, this may involve replacing flooring, deep cleaning tiles, repairing baseboards, and repainting ceilings.
No matter how much work your property needs, you can trust that we’ll use high-quality materials and workmanship to make your space feel clean, safe, and comfortable.
Why Choose ServiceMaster by Zaba for Fire Damage Restoration in Skokie?
Once the fire department has completed its job, you’re left with a messy situation. Water, soot and smoke damage spread quickly after a fire.
You don’t have time to wait for help. With headquarters here in Skokie, we’re positioned to be at your door within 45 minutes.
We go to work immediately restoring your property and belongings.
We tackle fire and smoke damage with advanced equipment and the latest restoration techniques.
All our team members are IICRC-certified and have years of field experience.
You can trust us to take care of your home or business in Skokie with expert fire damage cleaning services.
Our staff understands all the details involved in filing an insurance claim after a property fire. We regularly work with local and national carriers including Allstate, Farmers and State Farm.
Insurance companies often recommend us because of our Quality Restoration Vendor status. You can depend on ServiceMaster by Zaba to take care of you with the best fire damage cleanup and restoration services.
WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
What are the dangers of fire and smoke damage?
Fire and smoke create numerous hazards. Smoke, for example, is made of gasses and fine particles produced by burning wood and organic materials.
When people inhale smoke, the microscopic particles within it penetrate the lung tissue. This can cause a variety of health problems, including the following:
Sneezing or coughing
Aggravated chronic heart and lung disease
Because of the dangers of smoke and fire, it’s important to avoid entering or reentering a fire-damaged space until help arrives.
While you wait for our Skokie fire damage restoration team to arrive, follow these steps:
Contact your insurance company. Start the claims process early by notifying your insurance company. They will provide you with a claim number which will expedite the fire damage restoration process.
Gather important documents, if possible. Gather documents like vehicle titles, property deeds, marriage and birth certificates, and insurance policies if you can. Smoke and soot-damaged paperwork can often be salvaged, and these documents will be critical to help you move forward after the fire.
Stay out of the home. Fire damage can make buildings structurally unstable. Leave the building and don’t reenter it until the Skokie fire department gives you the go-ahead.
Come up with a place to stay. If the fire affected your home, you’ll need a temporary place to stay. Contact friends or family or consider reaching out to a local hotel or emergency relief center.
Whatever you do, don’t make the following post-fire mistakes:
DON’T consume any affected food. Even if the food looks sealed and unaffected by the fire, it may be unsafe to eat. To prevent illness, throw out all fresh and packaged food stored in the refrigerator, cabinets, or pantry.
DON’T DIY your restoration. Fire and smoke damage repair can be complex. If you approach them wrong, you can do MORE damage to your home or business. Avoid the temptation to get a head start on the process and wait for the professionals to arrive.
DON’T attempt to move damaged items. Even items badly covered in stains and soot may be salvageable. Wait for the restoration team to arrive before you start moving items or throwing things away.