Water can cause damage fast. Our restoration pros will make it right.

With increasing changes in weather, flooded basements have increased the need for qualified water damage restoration companies in Chicago. Enter Chicago Handyman.

Theres a lot of maintenance that goes along the worlds first underground sewer system, and residents can often times foot the bill. If you have water damage, contact us for an estimate on water damage repairs.

What is the best time to start water damage restoration?

The area must be dry before the start of water damage restoration. We will use fans and dehumidifiers to extract all moisture from the area.

How long does water damage take to dry out?

Typical dry time can be anywhere from 3 days to a few weeks. This is not something you will want to rush. inadequate dry time for water damage can lead to bigger issues down the road

Does water damage create mold?

Mold can be an issue created by water damage. If we see discoloration on any trim, drywall, flooring or framing, we treat it as mold and take the necessary steps to remediate.

What is the best way to prevent water damage in Chicago?

There are a few types of water damage in Chicago that are common. Each with its own red flags you will want to consider.

Ceiling water damage

One of the most common causes of ceiling water damage in Chicago is faulty plumbing from a neighbor unit from the floor above. Keep an eye out for any discoloration in your bathroom on the drywall. many units have bathrooms on top of each other so discoloration on your ceiling may indicate your upstairs neighbor has a leak. Any discoloration at the base of your stub or shower could be an indication of damage to a unit below.

Basement water damage

Your best defense against basement flooding, which is the number one cause of water damage in basements, may be a backflow valve. Chicagos rain water collection has a limit, and when that reaches capacity, overflows can end up in your basement. A backflow valve installed at the exterior of your home will stop water from entering your home. Installation cost can start at $5,000 and should be installed by a licensed plumber.