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Chicago Water Damage & Restoration

With several years of professional service, we know that dealing with damage caused by flooding is upsetting. Home and building owners as well as occupants are seeking solutions to repair and restore their structures to pre-flooding status. To help get you back on your feet, turn to our experts with specialized knowledge of water damage restoration.

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Home Damage

If your home has damage caused by water, fire or mold it is time to act. Postponing could cause more damage to your home and poses a health risk to you and your family.

24/7 Phone Call

Home emergencies don't happen on your time table. By calling day or night you are connected with a technician who can answer your questions and take care of your needs.


30 Minute Response

We take home damage very seriously which is why we have a 30-minute response time. We will be at your home in less than 30 minutes to assess the situation.


Once we make it to your home our technicians will assess the home damage and provide a FREE no obligation estimate for you to review.


Our technicians are certified, licensed and insured professionals and will work with your insurance company. Our customers are our #1 priority.

Before & After

From Unusable to Perfected

Home damage can come in many forms from water, mold or fire. Each can be devastating in its own way and can make a once useful space of your home unusable and potentially dangerous. At Restoration Local our technicians are certified professionals prepared to bring the damaged parts of your home from unusable to perfect. We employ the latest strategies in home restoration and ensure your home is back to or better than its original state.

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Restoration of water damaged ceiling

“The technician did work for my sister, and they were very helpful. She had a fire loss and they were out to her home the very next day. The technician and his employees were on time each day, very courteous and helpful in a time of need. I highly recommend!”

Thelma J


  • Emergency Water Damage
  • Wet Basement
  • Mold Removal & Remediation
  • Fire & Smoke Repair Service
  • Sewage Restoration
  • Water Damaged Floors, Ceiling and Drywall

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We Are Your Chicago Water Damage Restoration Company.

We are a full-service water restoration company located in Chicago, Illinois. We provide home and business owners with a full range of services related to water damage, water mitigation, flood repair, emergency water removal and basement flooding.



Chicago Water Damage Restoration

From burst pipes to basement flooding, we have got you covered. Our team is trained and certified to help assist with any water damage you may have. Our water removal process includes:

  • Free onsite review of damaged with a free estimate
  • Removing of water
  • Repairing of damaged property via drying, cleaning and restoring

Image of kitchen with a moldy wallMold Removal

Water damage can lead to growth of mold spores, which thrive on moisture. These spores can quickly grow to colonies. Let us put a stop to it before it gets out of control. To protect buildings and occupants, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends discarding materials that haven’t been thoroughly cleaned and dried within 48 hours of water damage. Our work includes:

  • Free onsite review of damages with a free estimate
  • Creating a remediation plan
  • Isolating the contaminated area, suppressing dust, removing materials, cleaning, visibility testing, drying and replacing

Fire Damage Restoration

The safest way to clean smoke and fire damage is to turn to a professional. Our role is to clean the damage and preserve and protect your home or business so further damage doesn’t occur. Our fire damage restoration services include:

  • Free onsite review of damages with a free estimate
  • Prioritizing damage that could lead to further damage, such as a hole in a roof
  • Cleaning and sanitizing the buildings, removing odors and stains, to help prevent health issues

Image of water damaged road with houseProblems Caused by Water Damage

Water damage puts home and business owners as risk for a variety of damage. Studies show that water damage is the second most frequently filed insurance claim in the United States. Damage includes:

  • possible collapse of buildings not properly dried
  • fire risk caused by electrical systems not correctly restored

Even more serious is the possible impact on the health of your family and other building occupants. Bacteria, viruses and mold that if not properly removed, can cause health problems. Mold also can aggravate allergy and asthma systems, especially in children and people with compromised immune systems.

Home and building owners also will likely experience emotional damage, caused by seeing homes, offices and belongings damaged and destroyed. Calling on professionals to take care of the restoration process helps put you return your life to normal. During this difficult time, we offer quality, courteous and professional services, bringing you peace of mind. Let us make your home or building look like new.

The Costs

  • Floods are the No. 1 disaster in America, averaging more than $3 billion in claims per year, according to the National Flood Insurance Program.
  • About 20 percent of all insurance claims relate to water damage
  • Figures from the website Angie’s List show that a minor flood with several inches of water could cost $10,000 to repair, while a more substantial flood could cost between $25,000 and $50,000 to remediate.
  • The average homeowner’s losses are estimated at around $48,000, according to Allstate.
  • Almost 40 percent of homeowners have experienced loss from water damage

Flooding in Chicago

No one knows better about the problems and costs caused by water damage than the citizens of Chicago. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Great Chicago Flood.

In 1992, a damaged wall of a utility tunnel beneath the Chicago River opened into a breach that flooded basements throughout the city’s central business district with an estimated 250 million gallons of water. The flood caused an estimated $1.95 billion in damage.

The city also experienced significant floods in past years, including 2013, 2008, 2011, 1996, 1992, 1987, 1986, 1979, 1973 and 1961.

Categories of Water

Category 1 Water

Refers to a source of water that does not pose substantial threat to humans and classified as “clean water.” Examples are broken water supply lines, tub or sink overflows or appliance malfunctions that involves water supply lines.

Category 2 Water

Refers to a source of water that contains a significant degree of chemical, biological or physical contaminants and causes discomfort or sickness when consumed or even exposed to. Known as “grey water.” This type carries microorganisms and their nutrients. Examples are toilet bowls with urine (no feces), sump pump failures, seepage due to hydrostatic failure and water discharge from dishwashers or washing machines.

Category 3 Water

Known as “black water” and is grossly unsanitary. This water contains unsanitary agents, harmful bacteria and fungi, causing severe discomfort or sickness. Type 3 category are contaminated water sources that affects the indoor environment. This category includes water sources from sewage, seawater, rising water from rivers or streams, ground surface water or standing water. Category 2 Water or Grey Water that is not promptly removed from the structure and or have remained stagnant may be reclassified as Category 3 Water. Toilet back flows that originates from beyond the toilet trap is considered black water contamination regardless of visible content or color. – From Wikipedia

The Restoration Process

Different removal methods and measures vary depending on the category of water. Restoration methods also depend heavily on the amount of water, and on the amount of time the water has remained stagnant. Contacting Restoration Local is the safest way to restore water damaged property.

Standards and Regulation

While there are currently no government regulations in the United States dictating procedures, two certifying bodies, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) recommend standards of care. The IICRC-recommended standard is IICRC S500.

Fire and water restoration companies are regulated by the appropriate state’s Department of Consumer Affairs – usually the state contractors license board. In our case, we are regulated by the Illinois Department of Consumer Affairs.


Water damage restoration begins with a loss assessment and evaluation of affected materials. The damaged area is inspected with water sensing equipment such as probes to determine the source of the damage and possible extent of area affected. We then start restoration services to dry the structure, sanitize any affected or cross contaminated areas, and deodorize all affected areas and materials.

After the labor is completed, water damage equipment including air movers, air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, wood floor drying systems, and sub floor drying equipment is left in the residence. Industry standards state that drying vendors should return at regular time intervals, preferably every twenty-four hours, to monitor the equipment, temperature, humidity, and moisture content of the affected walls and contents. From