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Chicago's Premier Water Damage Restoration Company

Welcome to Redefined Restoration, located in Chicago, IL, your trusted partner in turning back the clock on water, fire, and mold damage. We’re dedicated to restoring your property and peace of mind with expert precision and compassionate care.

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60-90 Minutes

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Hear From Our Customers

Pat Barry
Pat Barry
February 12, 2024
Shannon Knight
Shannon Knight
January 28, 2024
Vinnie and his team did an amazing job. Very knowledgeable and worked with the insurance company. I can’t say enough about them. Highly recommended!
Joseph Johnson
Joseph Johnson
January 17, 2024
Vinnie and team are amazing. They will look out for you and your property. They work with your insurance provider to make a terrible situation as seamless as possible. Just overall good people to deal with!
Anna Cienkowski (Ania C'ski)
Anna Cienkowski (Ania C'ski)
January 17, 2024
Great company to handle all your restoration needs, very happy with Vinnie and team!
Adn An
Adn An
January 16, 2024
Strong team. Know what they are doing. Insurance tried to undercut our repair estimate and they really pushed back to ensure all the details were covered and taken care of. Made sure we got the best recovery possible
Chris Barnett
Chris Barnett
January 8, 2024
There aren't enough stars available to represent how easy Vinnie and his team made this whole process! We came back from vacation to find severe water damage in our home from the recent storms and after connecting with them, they helped us navigate all the insurance steps and quickly remediated the damage our home suffered. I would happily recommend them to anyone finding themselves in the same situation!
Deborah Gibson
Deborah Gibson
January 7, 2024
Vinnie and the professional team maintain a high level of knowledge and skills with years of experience to assess any type of water and fire damage in providing an excellent outcome to any project.
Jamie S
Jamie S
January 3, 2024
Vinnie and team do an amazing job, would highly recommend for any repair or restoration work. They came in for a foundation repair project, took half the expected time and were very tidy and professional. Use Redefined Restoration for your next home project and you won’t regret it!
Fazil Mehmood
Fazil Mehmood
November 24, 2023
As a first time home buyer going through restoration process, I had a lot questions. Vinnie Guaderrama was extremely patient and answered all my questions. The steps were explained to me ahead of time so I’d know what to expect. The demo/clean-up crew was personable & they did an excellent & efficient job of removing flooring, walls, ceiling. We are waiting on insurance to clarify somethings before remodeling starts but so far Vinnie and his team are providing suggestions/recommendations for the best final result, as well as identifying issues that needs to be addressed.
Rebecca Cadena
Rebecca Cadena
November 21, 2023
Great team and high-quality services! Vincent was quick to assess the water damage in my kitchen, wrote a clear estimate and kicked off the project right away. Glad to support a new local business - will call them again!

IICRC Trained & Certified
Chicago Water Damage Restoration Company

Redefined Restoration stands as a beacon of excellence in the greater Chicagoland area, proudly boasting our IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) training and certification. This distinction underscores our commitment to upholding the highest industry standards in water, fire, and mold restoration. Our team is not just skilled; they’re masters in their field, equipped with cutting-edge techniques and knowledge to tackle even the most challenging restoration projects. As an IICRC-certified company, we ensure that every job we undertake is executed with precision, integrity, and a deep understanding of the latest restoration practices. This certification is more than a badge—it’s our promise to deliver unparalleled service and results that not only meet but exceed your expectations.

Our Chicago Restoration Services

Check out our services, where we get down to business fixing all kinds of water, fire, and mold messes. We’ve got the know-how and the tools to sort out your space, making things right again, quick and hassle-free. Let’s dive into how we roll up our sleeves and get your place looking sharp again.

At Redefined Restoration, we specialize in comprehensive water damage restoration services in Chicago. Our team understands the urgency of water damage situations and responds within 60-90 minutes to minimize further damage. We offer free estimates and ensure complete satisfaction with our services. Our IICRC-certified professionals handle everything from initial assessment to final cleanup, using advanced equipment to restore your property efficiently. We also work closely with insurance companies to streamline the claims process, making recovery as stress-free as possible for you.

Redefined Restoration provides expert fire damage restoration services to help you recover quickly and efficiently. Our IICRC-certified team is equipped to handle all aspects of fire damage, from soot and smoke removal to structural repairs and odor elimination. We understand the emotional toll of fire damage and offer compassionate, professional service to restore your property to its pre-loss condition. Our comprehensive approach ensures that all affected areas are thoroughly cleaned and repaired, giving you peace of mind during the recovery process.

Redefined Restoration offers specialized mold removal and remediation services to ensure your home or business is safe and healthy. Our IICRC-certified team conducts thorough inspections to identify all sources of mold and moisture. Using advanced techniques and equipment, we safely remove mold and treat affected areas to prevent future growth. We also address underlying issues like water leaks to ensure long-term solutions. Trust Redefined Restoration to restore a clean and healthy environment in your property.

At Redefined Restoration, we provide comprehensive reconstruction services to restore your property to its original state after damage. Our skilled team manages every aspect of the rebuilding process, ensuring high-quality workmanship and timely completion. From structural repairs to finishing touches, we handle all phases of reconstruction with precision and care. We work closely with you to understand your needs and preferences, delivering results that exceed expectations and help you move forward with confidence.

Redefined Restoration offers expert roofing and siding services to protect and enhance your property. Our skilled team handles everything from minor repairs to complete replacements, using high-quality materials to ensure durability and aesthetic appeal. We provide thorough inspections and detailed assessments to identify the best solutions for your needs. Whether dealing with storm damage or planning a renovation, you can trust Redefined Restoration to deliver superior craftsmanship and reliable service, ensuring your home or business remains safe and beautiful.

Our Team Works Directly With Your Insurance!

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What To Expect From Our Restoration Process

We’ll walk you through every step of our hands-on approach. From initial assessment to the final touches, we’re here to make the restoration journey smooth and stress-free for you.

Initial Assessment/Planning

Our restoration journey begins with a thorough initial assessment of the damage to your property. Our expert team arrives on-site, equipped with the latest tools and technology, to evaluate the extent of water, fire, or mold damage. We take the time to understand the unique challenges your property faces. This step is crucial as it allows us to develop a customized plan that addresses your specific needs. We also communicate with you every step of the way, ensuring you’re informed and comfortable with the proposed action plan.

Restoration & Cleanup

Once the plan is set, we dive into the heart of restoration. This phase involves the hard work of cleaning, repairing, and restoring your property. Our skilled technicians employ advanced techniques and equipment to ensure the highest quality of work. Whether it’s extracting water, removing soot and smoke, or tackling mold remediation, we handle it all with precision and care. Our focus is not just on fixing the present issues but also on preventing future problems, ensuring a safe and healthy environment for you to return to.

Final Review & Completion

The final step in our process is a comprehensive review and completion of the project. We conduct detailed inspections to ensure that every aspect of our work meets both our high standards and your expectations. Our team will walk you through the restored areas, providing insights into the work done and offering tips for future prevention. It’s important to us that you are completely satisfied with the results. This step marks not just the end of the restoration work but also the beginning of your return to a fully restored and revitalized space.

Learn More About Restoration

Assessing water damage is a crucial first step in the restoration process. At Redefined Restoration, our comprehensive assessment includes the following steps:

  1. Initial Inspection: Our IICRC-certified technicians arrive promptly to evaluate the extent of the water damage. We use advanced moisture detection equipment to identify affected areas, including hidden moisture behind walls and under floors.

  2. Damage Categorization: We categorize the water damage based on contamination levels. Category 1 is clean water from a clean source like a broken pipe. Category 2 is gray water, which has some contaminants, and Category 3 is black water, which is highly contaminated and poses health risks.

  3. Extent of Damage: We assess the extent of structural damage, including compromised walls, floors, and ceilings. This helps us determine the necessary repairs and whether materials can be salvaged or need replacement.

  4. Content Evaluation: Personal belongings and furnishings are inspected for water damage. Items are categorized for cleaning, restoration, or disposal based on their condition and contamination level.

  5. Mold Risk Assessment: We check for signs of mold growth, which can develop quickly after water exposure. This is crucial to prevent long-term health issues and further property damage.

  6. Documentation: Detailed documentation of the damage, including photographs and written reports, is prepared. This is essential for insurance claims and to develop an effective restoration plan.

  7. Safety Evaluation: We ensure the property is safe for occupants and workers. This includes checking for electrical hazards, structural integrity, and potential biohazards.

By conducting a thorough assessment, we create a tailored restoration plan to address all aspects of water damage efficiently and effectively. Our goal is to restore your property to its pre-damage condition with minimal disruption.

At Redefined Restoration, we understand that swift action is crucial during a water damage crisis. Our emergency water removal services are designed to mitigate damage and prevent further issues. Here’s how we handle the process:

  1. Immediate Response: We respond within 60-90 minutes, equipped with state-of-the-art water extraction equipment to begin the removal process immediately.

  2. Safety First: Ensuring the safety of occupants and our technicians is our top priority. We assess and secure the area, checking for electrical hazards and structural stability before beginning extraction.

  3. Comprehensive Water Extraction: Using powerful pumps and industrial-grade vacuums, we remove standing water quickly and efficiently. Our team addresses all areas, including basements, crawl spaces, and hard-to-reach places.

  4. Moisture Detection and Monitoring: After the initial extraction, we use advanced moisture detection tools to identify hidden pockets of water. Continuous monitoring ensures all moisture is effectively removed, preventing mold growth and structural damage.

  5. Drying and Dehumidification: High-capacity air movers and dehumidifiers are strategically placed to accelerate drying. This step is critical to restore normal humidity levels and ensure no residual moisture remains.

  6. Content Protection: We take steps to protect and restore your belongings. Items are removed from affected areas, and salvageable items are dried and cleaned to prevent further damage.

  7. Documentation and Communication: Throughout the process, we maintain clear communication with you and document all actions taken. This documentation is essential for insurance claims and ensures transparency in our services.

Redefined Restoration’s emergency water removal service aims to minimize disruption and restore your property swiftly and efficiently. Our experienced team is available 24/7 to respond to your water damage emergencies, providing peace of mind during stressful times.

At Redefined Restoration, drying and dehumidification are critical steps in our water damage restoration process. Here’s how we ensure thorough drying:

  1. Assessment and Planning: We begin by assessing the extent of moisture and developing a tailored drying plan. This involves identifying all affected areas, including hidden moisture pockets.

  2. High-Capacity Equipment: We use industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers to accelerate the drying process. These machines are strategically placed to optimize airflow and moisture removal.

  3. Continuous Monitoring: Throughout the drying process, our technicians use moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to monitor progress. This ensures all areas reach the appropriate dryness levels.

  4. Secondary Damage Prevention: Effective drying prevents secondary issues such as mold growth, structural weakening, and warping of materials. By thoroughly removing moisture, we safeguard your property against long-term damage.

  5. Final Inspection: Once the drying process is complete, we conduct a final inspection to confirm that all moisture has been eliminated. This step guarantees the restoration is successful and your property is safe for use.

Our meticulous approach to drying and dehumidification ensures a comprehensive restoration, providing you with peace of mind and a fully restored property.

At Redefined Restoration, we understand the emotional value of your personal belongings. Our salvaging and restoration process includes:

  1. Thorough Assessment: We inspect all affected items to determine which can be salvaged and restored. This includes furniture, electronics, documents, and personal items.

  2. Specialized Cleaning: Using advanced cleaning techniques, we remove water, soot, mold, and other contaminants from salvageable items. This may include ultrasonic cleaning, dry cleaning, and disinfecting.

  3. Restoration and Repair: Items that can be repaired are carefully restored to their pre-damage condition. This includes repairing furniture, restoring electronics, and treating fabrics.

  4. Storage Solutions: We provide secure storage for your belongings during the restoration process, ensuring they are protected and organized.

  5. Final Review: Once the restoration is complete, we conduct a final review with you to ensure satisfaction with the restored items.

Our dedicated team handles your belongings with the utmost care, aiming to restore as much as possible to help you recover quickly and fully.

At Redefined Restoration, we provide expert structural repair services to restore the integrity and safety of your property after damage. Our process includes:

  1. Comprehensive Assessment: We conduct a detailed inspection to identify all structural damage, including compromised walls, floors, and foundations.

  2. Customized Repair Plan: Based on the assessment, we develop a tailored repair plan addressing all issues to ensure a thorough restoration.

  3. High-Quality Materials: Using durable and high-quality materials, our skilled technicians perform repairs to restore your property to its pre-damage condition.

  4. Code Compliance: All repairs are conducted in compliance with local building codes and standards to ensure safety and longevity.

  5. Final Inspection: We perform a final inspection to verify the quality and completeness of the repairs, ensuring your property is safe and structurally sound.

Our meticulous approach ensures that all structural issues are addressed, providing you with a secure and restored property.

Redefined Restoration offers comprehensive plumbing repair and restoration services to address water damage and prevent future issues. Our process includes:

  1. Detailed Inspection: We identify all plumbing issues, including leaks, broken pipes, and faulty fixtures.

  2. Immediate Repairs: Our skilled plumbers perform necessary repairs using high-quality materials to ensure durability and reliability.

  3. Preventative Measures: We implement solutions to prevent future plumbing problems, such as improved drainage and advanced leak detection systems.

  4. Restoration and Cleanup: Post-repair, we restore affected areas, ensuring your property is fully functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Our expert plumbing repair and restoration services ensure your property remains safe, functional, and protected from future damage.

Navigating insurance claims can be complex and stressful, especially after experiencing property damage. At Redefined Restoration, we offer dedicated insurance claims assistance to simplify the process for you:

  1. Comprehensive Documentation: We provide detailed documentation of all damages, including photographs and written reports, to support your claim.

  2. Direct Communication: Our team liaises directly with your insurance company, ensuring accurate and timely information exchange.

  3. Expert Guidance: We guide you through every step of the claims process, helping you understand your policy coverage and advocating for fair compensation.

  4. Streamlined Process: Our goal is to expedite your claim, reducing stress and allowing you to focus on recovery.

With Redefined Restoration, you can trust that your insurance claim will be handled professionally and efficiently, ensuring you receive the support and compensation you deserve.

At Redefined Restoration, we believe that prevention is the best defense against water damage. Here are some proactive steps to protect your property:

  1. Regular Inspections: Conduct routine inspections of your plumbing system, roof, and foundation to identify and address potential issues early.

  2. Proper Drainage: Ensure gutters, downspouts, and drainage systems are clear and functioning correctly to prevent water buildup around your property.

  3. Seal Leaks: Promptly repair any leaks in pipes, windows, and roofs to prevent water intrusion.

  4. Install Sump Pumps: Use sump pumps in basements and crawl spaces to manage excess water and prevent flooding.

  5. Moisture Control: Use dehumidifiers in areas prone to moisture buildup to reduce the risk of mold growth.

  6. Water Detection Systems: Install water detection alarms to receive early warnings of leaks or flooding.

Implementing these preventive measures can significantly reduce the risk of water damage, protecting your property and providing peace of mind.

Why Hire Redefined Restoration in Chicago, IL?

Choosing Redefined Restoration means selecting a team that goes beyond mere repair; we’re your allies in turning adversity into a new beginning. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in every aspect of our work, from our meticulous attention to detail to our unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction. We understand that dealing with property damage can be overwhelming, which is why we strive to make the restoration process as seamless and stress-free as possible. Our team isn’t just trained in the latest restoration techniques; they’re also compassionate, understanding that behind every project is a family or business eager to return to normalcy. With Redefined Restoration, you’re not just hiring a service; you’re gaining a partner who values your peace of mind as much as the quality of their work.

Moreover, our IICRC certification is a testament to our expertise and adherence to the highest industry standards. This ensures that when you choose Redefined Restoration, you’re choosing a level of professionalism and quality that is recognized and respected industry-wide. We pride ourselves on being a local Chicagoland business, understanding the specific needs and challenges of the community we serve. Our deep-rooted connection to the area not only drives us to provide exceptional service but also to build lasting relationships with our clients. When you hire Redefined Restoration in the greater Chicago area, you’re entrusting your property to skilled hands that care about your community and its people, dedicated to restoring more than just buildings, but also the lives of those affected by damage. Give us a call today!

Restoration FAQs

  1. Ensure Safety: Turn off electricity and avoid standing water.
  2. Stop the Source: If possible, stop the water source (e.g., shut off water supply).
  3. Document Damage: Take photos and document the damage for insurance purposes.
  4. Contact Professionals: Call a water damage restoration company like Redefined Restoration immediately.
  5. Notify Insurance: Inform your insurance company about the damage.

The duration of a water damage restoration project depends on the extent of the damage. Generally, it can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks. Initial water extraction and drying typically take 2-3 days, while complete restoration, including repairs, can take 1-3 weeks.


Yes, water damage restoration in Chicago must comply with local building codes and regulations. Depending on the extent of the repairs, permits may be required for structural work, electrical, and plumbing repairs. It’s essential to work with a restoration company familiar with Chicago’s regulations to ensure compliance.

If you discover mold growth, contact a professional mold remediation service immediately. Mold can pose serious health risks and should be handled by experts. Redefined Restoration offers comprehensive mold removal and remediation services, including thorough inspections, safe removal, and preventative measures to stop future growth.

Preventive measures include:

  • Regularly inspecting and maintaining plumbing systems, roofs, and foundations.
  • Ensuring proper drainage around your property.
  • Sealing leaks promptly.
  • Installing sump pumps in vulnerable areas.
  • Using dehumidifiers in moisture-prone areas.
  • Installing water detection alarms for early warning of leaks.

Your Chicago Restoration Company

Chicago, Illinois, stands as a beacon of urban charm, cultural richness, and architectural grandeur in the heart of the American Midwest. Known affectionately as the “Windy City,” Chicago is the third-largest city in the United States by population and boasts a history as deep and diverse as the country itself. From its iconic skyline dotted with architectural marvels to its vibrant neighborhoods, each with its own unique flavor, Chicago offers a microcosm of the American experience. This article explores the multifaceted character of Chicago, focusing on its demographics, education system, and tourism sector, providing insights into what makes this city a pivotal American landmark.

Chicago’s story is one of resilience and reinvention. Founded in 1833 near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, the city quickly grew into a bustling hub for trade, transportation, and industry. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was a turning point, leading to a wave of innovative urban planning and architectural design that reshaped the city’s landscape. Today, Chicago is celebrated for its world-class cultural institutions, economic prowess, and diverse population, all set against the backdrop of Lake Michigan’s vast blue expanse.


The demographic makeup of Chicago is as varied as its cultural offerings. According to the latest census data, the city’s population is a rich tapestry of ethnicities and cultures, making it one of the most diverse cities in the United States. African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Caucasians comprise the majority of the population, living together in a mosaic of communities. This diversity is reflected in the city’s myriad festivals, restaurants, and neighborhoods, each celebrating the traditions and customs of their inhabitants. Chicago’s diversity is not just a characteristic of its population but a source of strength and vibrancy, contributing to the city’s dynamic social and cultural life.


Education in Chicago is a top priority, with a strong emphasis on providing quality educational opportunities for all. The city is home to several of the nation’s top universities and colleges, including the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the Illinois Institute of Technology, which are renowned for their rigorous academic programs and research contributions. Chicago’s public school system, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), is one of the largest in the United States and has been the focus of various reform efforts aimed at improving educational outcomes for students. Beyond higher education, Chicago boasts a rich landscape of museums, libraries, and cultural institutions that serve as extensions of the classroom, offering lifelong learning opportunities for residents and visitors alike.


Tourism is a vital part of Chicago’s economy and cultural identity. The city attracts millions of visitors each year, drawn by its architectural marvels, such as the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), the John Hancock Center, and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. Chicago’s Millennium Park is a center of urban leisure and art, featuring the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture (affectionately known as “The Bean”) and the Crown Fountain. The Art Institute of Chicago houses an impressive collection spanning thousands of years, while the Museum of Science and Industry offers interactive exhibits that engage the minds of young and old. The city’s lakefront, with its miles of parks and beaches, provides a scenic escape from urban life, while neighborhoods like Wicker Park, the Loop, and Hyde Park offer a glimpse into the city’s eclectic cultural and culinary scene.

Chicago is also renowned for its contributions to music, particularly jazz, blues, and house music, with numerous venues across the city hosting live performances that capture the spirit of these genres. Festivals such as the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival, and Lollapalooza highlight the city’s musical legacy and attract global audiences.

Chicago is a city of endless discovery, where the past and present converge to create a unique urban tapestry. Its diverse population, commitment to education, and wealth of cultural and recreational attractions make it an enduring symbol of American vitality and creativity. Whether one is drawn to its historical significance, architectural beauty, or vibrant cultural scene, Chicago offers a rich array of experiences that resonate with visitors and residents alike. As a microcosm of the American dream, Chicago continues to inspire and innovate, making it a must-visit destination for anyone seeking to understand the heart and soul of the United States.

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