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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO of Gold Coast/Lincoln Park/Lakeview Helps Restore Your Home after a Fire.

Checking that your smoke detector is working properly is important to help prevent in-home fires. If your home experiences smoke or fire damage, our teams at SERVPRO® of Gold Coast/Lincoln Park/Lakeview want to help restore it.

SERVPRO of Gold Coast/Lincoln Park/Lakeview

Smoke detectors are one of the best ways to help save lives from fires. They may even prevent fires by alerting people before a fire gets out of control.

The primary function of smoke detectors is to save lives. Because contemporary structural materials, equipment, electronics, furniture, and other materials often burn hotter and faster than older materials, what starts as a tiny, seemingly innocuous fire can engulf a two-story house in under five minutes.

After a fire happens, call us as soon as possible at 773-935-6750. Fire and smoke are like toddler meltdowns; they start off bad and rapidly get worse. Fortunately, at SERVPRO of Gold Coast/Lincoln Park/Lakeview, we have the skills and the equipment to remediate the damage and to help restore your home and belongings to their pre-damage states.

We can’t time travel and prevent the fire from happening, but our goal is to make the damage “Like it never even happened.”

Be Aware

  • A spark can turn into a major fire within 30 seconds
  • Near half of residential fires start in the kitchen, often on top of the stove. When a fire starts on a burner, stopping it is easier to stop than at most other times. Use a kitchen-rated fire extinguisher or baking soda to stop the supply of oxygen to the fire. Sometimes a pot lid works
  • Grease-spattered countertops make it easier for the fire to spread
  • As the fire spread, the heat increases. Breathing without a respirator causes lung damage, and visibility is limited
  • Parts of the house become so hot they combust without touching other flames (“flashover”)

Remember: this sequence can happen in under five minutes, so your best plan is always escape.

Remediation and Restoration

Even small fires can cause significant damage, and we hope you don’t have to go through any of the above. If you do, you might see:

  • Stains and odors from soot and smoke
  • Smoke odors and stains from kitchen fires are especially likely to recur without professional remediation
  • Corrosion of wires and electronics (we air out and clean wiring and electronics)
  • Water damage from fire suppression
  • Microbial growth (including mold) from water damage

We are franchise professionals. Here are some of our certifications:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Health and Safety
  • Odor Control
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • General and/or Construction Industry Training

Our team members work wonders. Look at some recent examples of their work remediating fire damage and helping restore homes after damage in the Lincoln Park area.


Recently, animal-cognition scientists discovered that pigs can play video games. The scientists had to modify the joysticks so the pigs could maneuver them with their snouts. We’re curious as to how they figured pigs would want to play video games.

SERVPRO of Gold Coast/Lincoln Park/Lakeview