Will and Mike were absolutely terrific! We were very pleased with their work and felt we were treated fairly. We have kids with asthma so we wanted to get the problem taken care of right away, and that is exactly what they did. My husband does the maintenance for our church and if ever we have a situation with water we will be contacting you. Thank you again for all the help and great customer service!— Crystal Moore
One of the most important aspects of dealing with water damage is dealing with the initial water removal. This is often the most critical phase of the restoration because water is fast seeping and spreading into any porous materials, causing more damage.
At Chicago Water & Fire Restoration, our crews are dispatched 24/7 to arrive within minutes of your call to respond with the latest and most powerful extraction equipment available. We place such an emphasis on extraction because it reduces repair cost, drying time and further damage. In addition, our business model is focused on referrals from friends, insurance and plumbing professionals so our interest is in doing the best possible job for you because referrals are an important part of our business. Don't give your water damage the chance to cost you more time and money! Call us today for a free estimate.
Category 1 water intrusions are the result of compromised sanitary water supply lines. In order for a situation to remain a Category 1, water must not have sat in a structure for more than 72 hours, and materials affected must be clean and well maintained. Odors indicate that the cleanliness of the water is not Category 1.
Water that contains a significant degree of chemical, biological and/or physical contamination is said to be Category 2. In order to remain a Category 2, water must not be allowed to dwell in the structure for extended time. If the water source was originally Category 1, the water will degrade to Category 2 after 72 hours. When water is a Category 2, it will continue to degrade and become a Category 3 after 48 hours.
When water intrusion results from a grossly unsanitary source, carries disease causing agents, or when water has dwelled in a structure for more than 120 hours, it is said to be Category 3. Regardless of the initial source, water can be deemed Category 3 if it is allowed to dwell in the structure for five days. Removal of all highly porous materials and thorough cleaning or surfaces to be restored is required.