Water, Fire, & Restoration Services

Residential Cleaning & Restoration Services



Water Damage Restoration

Homeowners who experience a sump pump overflow, sewer line backup, or a broken appliance supply line turn to the restoration professionals in Alsip to help them mitigate their water damage. Water is pervasive and can quickly spread, affecting the structure and personal items.

Carpet can become saturated, flooring can warp, and drywall can begin to crumble. Response time is critical to help prevent additional damage. If moisture is not quickly addressed, the relative humidity within the home will cause secondary damage to other building materials and contents that were not previously affected. 

It is not recommended that you clean up water damage yourself as it can lead to bigger issues down the road, such as mold. Water can seep behind baseboards, under flooring, wick up walls, and infiltrate the sill plate causing "hidden damage." Rainbow Restoration has a variety of moisture meters and uses thermal cameras to detect hidden damage that is often overlooked.

Before performing water damage restoration, one must understand the science of drying, psychometry, to ensure that things are properly dried out. This is why it is so important that you turn to a certified restoration professional who understands restoration and abides by a standard of care.

Our water damage service professionals are well versed in insurance claims. We can help you determine the source of your water loss and if your damage will exceed your insurance deductible. This information is necessary to file an insurance claim.

A project manager will put together a scope of work for your loss and work with your insurance adjuster to develop an agreed-upon scope. Once we have your approval, we will get to work by inventorying and removing any personal property that has been affected, extracting any remaining water, performing demolition (if needed), and setting up drying equipment. We will communicate how long the estimated dry time is and we will coordinate monitoring times with you for each day that we will need to revisit the property. 

Photos, detailed notes, and drying logs are documented as supporting evidence. These items will be given to your adjuster at the end of your project. 


We understand that not all restoration projects warrant an insurance claim or they may not be covered by insurance. For these out-of-pocket scenarios, we can provide a self-pay estimate. You can also inquire about our price match guarantee!



Residential Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration

There are many things to consider after a fire occurs. What is going to happen to my belongings? Will the smoke odor be removed from my home? How long will it take before I can return to my home? Rainbow Restoration has assisted many Chicago homeowners by cleaning up their fire and smoke damage over the years. We have since developed economical and comprehensive solutions to restore your property and belongings. Our service professionals will educate you, communicate what to expect, and walk you through the entire process. 

Rainbow Restoration's service professionals are IICRC certified and trained to address fire damage and smoke odor instead of choosing a general contractor to address your fire mitigation. When a fire occurs, building materials heat up, causing their pores to expand. Smoke particles become trapped in the wall's pores as the building begins to cool, and the pores then contract. If the property is not properly restored before the build-back, the smoke odor will reappear. Especially on warm summer days that cause pores in the building materials to expand.

Smoke damage repair is best performed by trained professionals that know how to properly implement ozone and thermal fogging applications to eliminate smoke odor. Soot can etch surfaces, tarnish metals, yellows plastics, embeds itself into upholstery, clothing, and carpet, so it is important that you choose a restoration contractor that is experienced in cleaning soot and smoke damage.

Sometimes, the steps taken to put out the blaze can cause more damage than the actual fire. This is why fire restoration is an elaborate and invasive process, as it deals with heat, soot, smoke, and water damage. 

If your personal property is damaged, our contents division can pack out your contents and safely relocate your belongings to our secure facility to clean and store them while remediation takes place. 

Our fire damage service professionals are well versed in insurance claims. We can help you determine if your fire or smoke damage will exceed your insurance deductible. If your damage warrants filing an insurance claim, Rainbow Restoration's service professionals will work with your adjuster throughout the process and will provide your insurance carrier with our documentation.

The longer your personal property and building components sit unaddressed, the more damage they can encounter. Contact Rainbow Restoration at (800) 262-0244 so that we can assess your property, your contents, and provide an action plan.


Contents Pack-Out

We know that your personal property and business inventory are important to you. Therefore, it is important to us. Our contents professionals handle your contents with the utmost care while evaluating, inventorying, moving, and cleaning your items. 

If your home or business has suffered damage, it is more than likely that your contents did too. Some of your contents may need to be removed and relocated to an off-site facility for prompt and thorough cleaning and restoration, while other items need to be inventoried as a total loss. If your contents suffered smoke damage and are salvageable, it is often easier, more secure, and cost-efficient to pack them out and clean them at our facility. 

Our contents division implements an electronic inventory system that photo inventories, catalogs, and barcodes all of your contents that were removed from your home or business. This time-saving technology aids in the production and the precise tracking of your contents. The pack-out process involves meticulous documentation to ensure your items receive the best possible care, including photo documentation, identification numbers, and detailed lists. 

We offer home and business owners full-service contents restoration, including inventory, pack-out, cleaning, and storage. Rainbow Restoration is the leading contents restoration company in Chicago, Illinois. 


Once your personal property has been restored, it is stored within Rainbow's secure, climate-controlled facility until it is time for your belongings to be returned to your home or business.

Cleaning and Restoration

We understand that valuable possessions, irreplaceable family treasures, and retail inventory are critical components of many damage restoration jobs. That is why Rainbow Restoration offers a comprehensive content restoration system designed to help return your items to pre-damage condition. In many cases, we can help save items you may consider unsalvageable.  

Knowing how to properly assess contents and handle these items is critical. A trained eye knows the difference between what can be restored versus what needs to be replaced. 

Rainbow International Restoration utilizes a wide variety of content cleaning equipment and processes. The equipment and methods used vary among the items in question; material, composition, durability, type of damage entailed, and known reaction to certain restoration processes. The equipment and processes used may include:

  • Specialized drying chambers

  • Ultrasonic cleaning

  • Launder/dry cleaning

  • Spray and wipe

  • Immersion cleaning

  • Ozone treatment

  • Air duct cleaning

  • Deodorization

  • Restoration grade cleaning products


If your home or business suffered fire or smoke damage, the cleanup and restoration experts at Rainbow Restoration are the premier choice for contents restoration.