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Flood & Fire Restoration

Water Damage Restoration for Chicago and Suburbs ~ Call Our First Response Team at 847-721-4466!

“Unbelievable service, I am so pleased with the work that was done!!! Joanne O. in Lake Villa

When you have water damage, it’s important to take action immediately. Bill’s In-Home Cleaners has the most up-to-date advanced cleaning and drying equipment to get the water out of your home, treat the affected area, and get your home dry fast!

In most cases, your insurance company will cover the cost. We are certified by IICRC (The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification) this institute created standards by which your insurance company approves to be the process to use when you have water damage. The IICRC S500 is the Water Damage Standard we use when restoring your home to its pre-loss condition.

Category 1 Water

Water that is clean at the releasing source and does not pose a hazard if consumed by humans. Category 1 water may become progressively contaminated as it mixes with soils on or within floor coverings or building assemblies (walls, decking, sub flooring). Time and temperature, which promote the growth and amplification of microorganisms in water can cause Category 1 water to degrade. Examples: burst water pipes, failed supply lines on appliances, vertically falling rainwater.

Category 2 Water

Water that begins with some degree of contamination and could cause sickness or discomfort if consumed by humans. As with Category 1 water, time and temperature can cause Category 2 water to become progressively more contaminated.

Category 3 Water

Water that is highly contaminated and could cause death or serious illness if consumed by humans. Examples: sewage, rising floodwater from rivers and streams, ground surface water flowing horizontally into homes. Water enters a building because of windstorm damage in several ways.

Most household microorganisms (fungi, bacteria) typically require five conditions for germination, growth, amplification, and dissemination.

Generally, they include:

  • Organic food source, especially cellulose (e.g., paper, wood), which are found in abundance in construction materials.
  • Moisture, even high humidity (67% RH plus).
  • Moderate temperature – 68-86°F/20-30°C.
  • Stagnant air.
  • Time – several hours to several days.

Anything that can be done to control or minimize these optimum conditions will delay microbial growth.

Restoration Services provided by Bill’s Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Service includes water extraction, mold remediation, water removal, odor control and removal. If water has flooded your basement or carpet area it is important to remove water fast. After the water extraction or water removal has been done the area will be treated with micro-ban disinfectant. This will stop odor and kill any mold that is caused by the water damage or water flood damage.

Most insurances companies cover the cost to remove water, water extraction, and water damage.

Call 847-566-7416 to schedule a FREE inspection.