2nd Chance Water Restoration | Water, Fire, Mold, Moisture Since 1997
Serving Chicagoland, Wisconsin, Northwest Indiana, and Beyond

Water Damage Restoration

The power of water has to be seen to be believed, and we’re not just talking about major flooding here. It doesn’t take a lot of water to inflict a lot of damage, and most water problems are the result of smaller leaks that simply go unnoticed over an extended period of time. By the time these leaks are discovered, they have already grown to considerable size, causing damage to flooring, carpets, drywall, and AC / HVAC systems. Far too many people choose to ignore these problems when the fact is that they will not improve with time. On the contrary, they will only get worse, and as the problem grows, so does the cost of properly repairing it. Flooded basements are every homeowner’s worst nightmare so counter that with the best-rated solution to your problem!

2nd Chance Water Restoration provides the latest in water removal and mold remediation services for everything from the smallest studio apartment to the largest industrial complex. Our technicians are trained, certified, and able to handle any water damage scenario, allowing you to get back to your normal life as soon as possible and with a minimum of disruption to your routine. We are here to provide the 2nd Chance that your property deserves! We have been the highest rated water damage restoration company in Chicago for years! No other Chicago based water damage company can lay claim to the title of most liked amongst consumers. It is so easy nowadays to find out from your fellow consumers about the true quality of a product. 2nd Chance is an A+ five-star company and you can see that with a quick Google!

Whatever size problem you may be facing, the basics of water damage restoration are always the same….the water must be removed and all affected surfaces completely dried out. Sometimes this can be done with a few towels and a shop vac, while other cases may require heavy duty, industrial grade pumping units. Once the water is out, fans, blowers, dehumidifiers, and other air moving devices are brought to bear, eliminating any residual moisture left in the surrounding atmosphere and bringing relative humidity levels back down within normal parameters. This means that long term problems such as mold and mildew are stopped before they can take hold.

When dealing with water damage restoration it is important to know the classifications of water:

Category 1 Water – Refers to a source of water that does not pose a 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 nutrients of microorganisms. 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 affect 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 originate from beyond the toilet trap is considered black water contamination regardless of visible content or color.


Whatever your water damage restoration needs, call (866) 575-5814 for a free estimate … and the sooner the better. Quick response is absolutely essential to making certain that the problem does not get worse. The initial damage is minimized, and the problem can be addressed before the repair bill skyrockets. Don’t wait … call the professionals at 2nd Chance Water Restoration today! We understand that the last thing someone wants when they need water removal is to be hit with a costly service fee by the cleanup crew! It is also impossible to give a price over the phone every job is so different. Our solution is to send a compassionate expert to your home or business to give a free inspection and estimate!


But wait, it’s 3 AM on a Sunday morning and my upstairs bathroom pipes just burst … who do I call? 2ndChance Water Restoration! We are on call 24/7 and ready to have a technician on your doorstep within the hour. We will not ask you to call back the next business day or during normal business hours. Water damage almost never fits anyone’s schedule, so we are here night or day, year round, to make sure your property is protected. We service Chicago and the surrounding suburbs across Lake, Cook, Dupage, Will, McHenry, Kane and Kendall counties.

We also work directly with insurance providers and claims adjusters to make sure that your homeowners claim is processed rapidly. You already have enough to deal with, so let 2nd Chance Water Restoration handle the insurance legwork!

2nd Chance Water Restoration is the go-to authority for water damage problems in the Chicago area, with trained, certified technicians who have experience in all areas of the restoration industry, and we will bring the latest tools and techniques to bear on your home, cleaning out the water, drying everything out, and restoring your property to its pre-loss condition in a timely and efficient manner. We also back our work with the industry’s most comprehensive guarantee, which means you and your family can be assured of a first-rate job, done right, the first time!

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