WATER Damage Restoration Services in Schaumburg, IL

Fast action is key to preventing escalating property damage.

From burst plumbing to dripping bathroom fixtures and roof leaks, water damage is one of the most common disasters faced by homeowners. Trapped moisture or flooded spaces can lead to costly structural and property damages, including the potential for harmful mold and mildew growth. Time is the key to mitigating the risk of these secondary damages.

Water Damage Restoration

What to Expect with Firecon's Water Damage Repair Services

When you call Firecon for emergency water damage services, you can expect a response within an hour of your call. Our restoration specialists will arrive on the scene to evaluate the damage and start developing a plan to dry, clean, and repair the property keeping further damage to a minimum. Throughout this process, you will be kept up to date on all services, costs, and timelines that will be included, so there will be no surprises.

Firecon's equipment is tailored to expertly remove standing water and perform drying techniques from even the hard to reach places on your property. Our goal is to bring your home back to normal as quickly as possible, and with as little disruption to your life as possible. Our IICRC-certified water damage technicians have up-to-date training and access to all the resources we'll need to get the job done right. 

Why Choose Firecon Construction?

  1. Serving the Chicago Area Since 1993
  2. 24/7 Emergency Services
  3. Turn-Key, Full-Service Restoration & Reconstruction
  4. Property Damage Insurance Claim Experts
  5. Restoration Certification: IICRC #187377
  6. Illinois State Contractor #104013110

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Full-Service Water Damage Restoration

Water Extraction
Water Extraction

Quickly removing any standing water from your property is the first step in the process. Our water extraction equipment is able to pump thousands of gallons of water out of your home or business - FAST.

Structural Dryout
Structural Dryout

Wet drywall, insulation and subfloors are the perfect recipes for mold growth. Our powerful fans and dehumidifiers will bring the moisture level in your space down to healthy levels. 

Appliance Failures
Sewage Cleanup

When plumbing systems fail, the mess left behind is not only gross, it's hazardous. Our sewage cleanup technicians will safely remove the sewage, affected materials, and clean what's left behind. 

Repair & Reconstruction
Repair & Reconstruction

Being dry isn't enough. We'll handle the "rebuild" process to replace any materials that couldn't be salvaged from the water damage.  We bring your property back to pre-loss condition. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Water damage insurance claims depend on a few different criteria. Ultimately, that's a question you'll have to clarify with your insurance company. However, we can tell you that the viability of water damage insurance claims depends primarily on what caused the damage (storm, burst pipe, plumbing malfunction, localized flood, sump pump failure, etc.). Some insurance policies will outline scenarios that will NOT be covered without specific riders like flood insurance, or sump pump failure insurance. 

Contacting a restoration contractor as well as your insurance adjuster at the same time is a good idea, because the restoration contractor will help make sure that not only will the water extraction and dry out be covered, but the rebuild process that should follow. If the full scope of the claim isn't outlined and agreed upon from the start, there may be issues down the line, and property owners may find themselves having to pay out of pocket to get the property completely back to normal. 

That depends on the types of materials that were affected by water. Drywall, carpet, and hardwood floors will take longer to dry than other materials in the space. We use moisture meters throughout the process and in many different locations to gauge the moisture levels and will continue to adjust our fans and dehumidifiers to achieve an efficient but effective dry time.  The bare minimum of "three days to dry" may only produce a surface dry, but can still leave behind moisture levels that create an ideal environment for mold to grown. 

Most homeowners start trying to remove the water themselves before they realize they'll need to contact their insurance company about a claim so they can call in a water damage restoration company. However, standing water around anything with a power cord or outlet or sagging ceilings make the area unsafe. Also, many insurance claims require documentation of the loss BEFORE any work is done, including removing the water. Always take plenty of photos of the damage you see before taking any action to start cleaning up the mess. Your restoration contractor will be able to back up your insurance claim scope with the necessary technical documentation as well. 

If the water damage involves Category 1 water (clean and free of microbes and bacteria), many of your personal belongings can be salvaged. Category 2 water would include other water sources, including rainwater, that, while not containing biohazards or sewage, still pose health risks and the potential for destructive microbial growth and mold. A water damage restoration technician will help you sort through the contents of the property to determine what can be safely dried, what can be restored by a textile/contents technician, and what can't be saved or salvaged. There are off-site facilities in the area that specialize in restoring water-damaged contents. Your restoration team will document all of the contents leaving the property for restoration or disposal for your records and also for reimbursement from your insurance company. 

Identifying the source of the water damage is one of the first steps in both the insurance claim process but also before beginning to dry out and repair the damaged areas. After all, if you replace a sagging, wet ceiling that was caused by a roof leak but don't fix the roof, too, the next rainstorm will start the cycle all over again. The buckling to your hardwood floor could be caused by a leaking pipe. We will pinpoint the exact cause of your water damage and make sure the source is repaired. We make sure your restoration job is done right the first time. 

Our Accreditations

LEED-Safe Certified Firm
IICRC Certified
HAAG Certified Roofing Inspector
Proudly Providing Restoration Services to Cook County, IL | McHenry County, IL | DuPage County, IL | Lake County, IL

Proudly Serving Cook County and the North Chicago Suburbs

Since 1993, Firecon Construction has been proudly providing property damage restoration services to the Chicago area.

  • Cook County
  • Dupage County
  • Kane County
  • Will County
  • Dekalb County
  • Lake County
  • McHenry County