Water Damage restoration
Not all water damage starts with flooding or from big elemental disasters. Sometimes it happens because a toilet overflowed or leaky plumbing. No matter how water damage starts it can quickly escalate into a bigger problem, which is why it is important to always take immediate action to minimize losses and ensure your property is restored as quickly as possible.
Most Common Causes of Water Damage
Water can damage your property in a number of ways. Restore has been working in the water restoration industry for decades, so we have dealt with nearly every type of water damage imaginable. Our full-service team of trained and certified water restoration technicians is able to handle whatever water damage you may have, but the most common causes of water damage that we deal with include:
- Frozen, Burst, Broken, or Leaky Pipes
- Cracked, Broken, or Leaking Sewage Lines
- Dishwasher or Washing Machine Overflows or Malfunctions
- Leaking Roofs or Windows
- Flooding or Heavy Rain From Storms
With Restore You Can Expect:
24/7 Immediate Emergency Service
Fast, Efficient Service
Experienced and Certified Water Damage Specialists
Local, Friendly Service
Contact Restore With Any Questions
Our team of trained and certified technicians is here to help you with all of your restoration, cleaning, and insurance-related needs. Give us a call if you ever have any questions or concerns.
Restore Water Damage
Restore has served the Chicagoland area for more than 30 years. We have helped more than 10,000 home and business owners recover and will be there for you in your time of need.
We are the preferred contractor for thousands of Chicagoland area homeowners and business owners for emergency board-up, emergency property restoration services, and disaster repair services. If your property has been impacted by a disaster, call us today!
Tell Us About Your Disaster
We’re ready to help you with your cleanup and repair. Just answer a few questions to help us understand your specific needs and we’ll take it from there.
Frequently Asked Questions
The amount of time it takes to complete a water restoration project depends on the extent of the water damage, what materials might be wet, the length of time they have been wet, and how much the building materials can absorb.
We use a variety of tools and instruments designed to detect the moisture content of building materials. One such tool is a thermal imaging camera which helps us find trapped pockets of moisture within the building structure. Penetrating meters are also used to find moisture that has passed below the surface material. Most structural materials (wood, plaster, sheetrock, etc.) will hold excess moisture but will not show visible signs. If these materials are left to “slow dry”, this can produce odors and can rapidly start to grow mold. Our goal is to bring the moisture levels down to a normal pre-loss condition.
Secondary damage would be considered the moisture damage to all surfaces that didn’t get wet, but as a result of exposure to high humidity, they might receive swelling, cupping, buckling, rusting, or mold damage. Prolonged exposure to this high moisture or elevated humidity situation will lead to environmental problems of a much higher cost if left in that condition.
There is no doubt that restoring a finished basement from water damage can be an expensive proposition. If you look at what is at stake, restoring your structure compared to replacing it or doing nothing at all can seem like a much more reasonable way to protect your investment. Depending on the amount of moisture involved, what is at risk goes beyond the carpet and pad, as moisture will begin to wick up into the base trim and sheetrock. Your list of replacement items will continue to grow beyond just carpet and pad as the structure remains wet.