Evanston and Skokie have been known to flood in a flash catching many of it’s residents completely unaware and causing water damage to their homes, businesses, and commercial properties that costs many thousands of dollars. It is important to know whom to call, when disaster strikes.
2nd Chance Water Restoration services the greater Chicago area including bother Evanston and Skokie having certified, experienced, and fully equipped water restoration and mold remediation technicians available 24-7!
Can you bill my insurance directly, or do I have to come out of pocket?
2nd Chance Water Restoration can come give you a completely free estimate and do the work without you ever pulling a nickel out of pocket should you have insurance to cover your water damage loss. We can bill your insurance company 100%, if you have a claim number, than we are ready to get started cleaning up the mess and saving you a lot of headaches and stress about how to pay.
Do you really provide free estimates for mold removal and water damage situations in Evanston?
Yes, 2nd Chance Water Restoration will come out and give you a free estimate, but more importantly, we will will tell you what needs to be done and how we are going to do it. There is a lot of steps and procedures that need to be done to properly clean up, dry, and restore water, or mold damage and we are experts due to our vast training and experience in Evanston and Skokie, IL water damage restoration and mold removal work.
How fast can you get to my property to check out the water damage, or mold issues that I have going on?
2nd Chance can typically get a certified water restoration technician with over five years of pro service experience to your door within an hour. Considering the state of our Chicago area traffic that is pretty good. Our technicians will call, when they are dispatched and keep you up to date in regard to their location, if needed, when they’re on their way.
What are some of the biggest causes for water damage in Evanston and Skokie IL?
There are many things that cause water damage and lead to mold, but some include faulty appliances, broken plumbing supply lines, clogged toilets, backed up sewer systems, broken sump pumps, old injector pit pumps, rain, storm damage, or frozen pipes due to these lovely Chicago winters.
Can you help prevent mold growth in my home, business, or commercial property?
Yes, 2nd Chance can help you prevent mold growth by drying the property very rapidly and by applying antimicrobials, when needed. The best way to prevent the growing of mold in your house is to extract the water and remove any material such as carpet, drywall, cardboard boxes, and/or fabric that is too saturated, or contaminated to dry properly. Antimicrobials should be applied in the case of category two and category three water.
Local, fast, and reliable professional water restoration and mold removal services is what we offer to Evanston and the greater Chicago area including Skokie, Highland Park, North Chicago, Glenview and Des Plaines. Fixing property damage is what we do .
Areas that we service with our water damage restoration, sewage backup, and mold removal specialist include, but are not limited too:
East Chicago, IN 46312
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
Edgewater, Chicago, IL 60660
Elburn, IL 60119 (West)
Elgin, IL 60120 (Northwest)
Elgin, IL 60123 (Northwest)
Elgin, IL 60124 (Northwest)
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 (Near Northwest)
Elmhurst, IL 60126 (Near West)
Elmwood Park, Chicago, IL 60707
Elsdon, Chicago, IL 60632
Elwood, IL 60421 (South/Southwest)
Englewood, Chicago, IL 60621
Evanston, IL 60201 (Northshore)
Evanston, IL 60202 (Northshore)
Evanston, IL 60203 (Northshore)
Evergreen Park, IL 60805 (South/Southwest)
What is the difference between water mitigation and water restoration?
Homeowners and business owners in Evanston, or Skokie who contact local companies like 2nd Chance Water Restoration will hear the words water mitigation and water restoration as they are two most common forms of water damage services. Mitigation means to prevent damage from spreading by removing all water, drying the damaged areas, and getting rid of any material that unsalvageable items that have been damaged by water. Restoration goes beyond the mitigation, because it involves repairing, or replacing all of the water damaged material in an effort to renew, or restore your home to it’s pre-loss condition.
How will 2nd Chance Water Restoration deal with my home, business, or property damage in both Evanston and Skokie Illinois?
Our job is to completely dry out the damaged portions of your home, which our local Evanston and Skokie water damage technicians will do with the use of industrial strength air movers and industrial size low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers. These machines work very well together by supplying air flow, heat, and eliminating moisture from the air, walls, floors, and saturated materials in the home, business, or commercial property in Evanston, or Skokie. These machines are designed to run continuously and should be left on for an average of 72 hours to insure that the water damaged property is completely dried out.
Tips, frequently asked questions, and free information on cleaning up water damage from 2nd Chance Water Restoration:
1.) the first thing that you need to do, when you notice water damage is identify where the water is coming.
2.) the second thing that you need to do, when you notice water damage is extract, or remove the water from the affected area.
3.) after, all the water is cleaned up it is time to apply air movement to all of the affect, or water damaged materials. Air flow helps evict the water from that water damaged material and warm air is even better. The more air that is hitting the affected area the better. We can provide you drying equipment like industrial air movers, and low grain refrigerant dehumidifiers that pull the moisture right out of everything, if you need our assistance. Did I mention that we are cheaper and have a better reputation than everyone in the local water damage restoration industry.
4.) Now, that you have an appropriate amount of air flow and dehumidification going, it is time to close the windows and doors in the affected area, so that the air flow and heat can build up and remove the moisture even quicker.
5.) Use moisture meters to check the moisture in the affected material.
Frequently asked question:
What type of water can damage my property?
There are basically three different types of water that damage homes, or commercial properties. The first category of water is from plumbing supply line failures, which consist of the cleaner type of water that can cause damage. The second category of water mainly consist of rain, storm, or ground water and can contain micro organisms and other contaminants. The third type of water is used primarily to describe sewage and other more hazardous water.
Did I mention that we can come out for free anywhere in the Chicago land area to do a moisture check and give you a totally free no obligation estimate for water damage, or mold removal?
Because we can get anywhere in the Chicago land area within an hour.
Can I save carpet that has suffered water damage?
In some cases it is relatively easy to save the carpet, but it has to be a category one, or category two water damage. Never save carpet that has been hit with category three water, because it is hazardous and can cause breath psychical harm especially to the young, old and those that suffer from weaker immune systems. A lot of people try to save carpet and padding that has been bit hit by sewage, but 2nd Chance Water Restoration would never do that, but it is against a reasonable standard of care.
To save carpet that has been hit by categories one, or two water, you must begin by extracting the water from carpet and pad. The pad generally should be thrown out, unless it is category one water and you are able to properly extract it and get enough air flow under and on top of it. 2nd Chance Water Restoration has a truck mounted weight assisted extraction machine that we can use to extract the carpet and pad in place as long as the pad does not have a vapor barrier. In cases of vapor barriers it is more cost effective to remove the padding.
Will you go to Evanston, or Skokie for a small water damage, or mold job?
Yes, 2nd Chance Water Restoration serves the entire Chicago land Area and can generally get to a water damage, or mold removal estimate with an hour. Call us today at 630-546-2239!
Do I need to detach the trim, or baseboards, because they got hit with water damage?
In most cases it is wise to detach the trim and baseboards to allow hit flow to hit the drywall behind it, because the trim, or baseboard acts like a vapor barrier that prevents proper drying. If it is category three water (sewage) than the trim and baseboards should be tossed out (remove affected drywall too).
How do I clean sewage off a concrete floor?
It is easiest to out it back down the sewage pipe, or drain that it came out of in most cases. Basically, you have to wash it down the drain with a surfactant like dish soap. Follow FDA guide lines and do not use bleach, or harsh disinfectants, because they are potentially hazardous and not as effective. It is ok to apply disinfectants, after the sewage is cleaned up, if you wish, but an anti-microbial surfactant can do the job. Make sure that you get it dried properly.
Is mold dangerous whether it is alive, or dead?
Yes, mold is dangerous whether it is alive, or dead, because the mycotoxins that they produce in their war for food do not break very quickly and the human body can not easily break down, or get it out of it’s system which is why mold cause serious health issues for people. It is important, when you are dealing with mold that you get both a mold test company and a mold remediation company like 2nd Chance Water Restoration to come out and perform their individual services. It is important that you do not use the same company to do both the mold test and the mold remediation, because that would be a severe conflict of interest. You should have both a pre and post mold remediation mold test done to insure that the mold was removed properly.
Facts about Skokie and Evanston:
Skokie (/ˈskoʊki/; formerly Niles Center) is a suburban city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Its name comes from a Potawatomi word for “marsh”. A Chicago suburb, for many years Skokie promoted itself as “The World’s Largest Village”. Its population, according to the 2010 census, was 64,784. Sharing a border with the city of Chicago, Skokie’s streets, like that of many suburbs, are largely a continuation of the Chicago street grid, and it is served by the Chicago Transit Authority, further cementing its connection to the city.
Skokie was originally a German-Luxembourger farming community, but was later settled by a sizeable Jewish population, especially after World War II. At its peak in the mid-1960s, 58% of the population was Jewish, the largest percent of any Chicago suburb. In recent years, however, Skokie’s population has become significantly more diverse, and several synagogues and Jewish schools have closed. However, Skokie still has a very large Jewish population. It is home to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, which opened in northwest Skokie in 2009.
Evanston is a suburban city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, 12 miles (19 km) north of downtown Chicago, bordered by Chicago to the south, Skokie to the west, and Wilmette to the north, with a population of 74,486 as of 2010. It is one of the North Shore communities that adjoin Lake Michigan. The boundaries of the city of Evanston are coterminous with those of Evanston Township – although school districts 65 and 202 take in a small portion of eastern Skokie. Evanston is the home of Northwestern University.