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Apartment Building in Oak Park, IL

Commercial Water Damage Recovery in Oak Park, IL

Description of Work

Oak Park, IL – A fire occurred on the top floor of a new 20-story luxury apartment building, which led to a tremendous amount of water damage in the building from floors 20 – 6, due to the sprinkler system running, as building management could not locate the shutoff valve. Water damages were also present on the 6th level affecting the social room, fitness and yoga rooms, common bathrooms, common hallway, and apartments. JCR had been hired to handle all mitigation on the levels 10-6 initially, as multiple contractors were on site.

About one week after performing water mitigation on floors 10-6, JCR was requested to take over all restoration of the affected portions of the building, including reconstruction. After a walkthrough of floors 11-20, teams discovered the apartments and hallways remained saturated and additional mitigation and drying services were needed. A total of 63 apartments required JCR’s services on floors 11-20. A total of 102 apartments needed mitigation, 15 hallways, and the common areas already stated on the 6th floor.

After inspection, 130 apartments required JCR reconstruction services, plus 15 hallways and common areas on the 6th floor. The JCR reconstruction teams completed all drywall and flooring removal and replacement. Some challenges the teams encountered were moving hundreds of tenants around, the large contents manipulation that occurred, and the original flooring installed in all the units had been discontinued. The reconstruction teams had to work very diligently to source new flooring to the building’s liking as well as source other new materials.

This project had a strong sense of urgency, due to the sheer volume of the units and tenants being displaced. From inspection, to water mitigation, to reconstruction, JCR was on this job for a period of just over 2 months.

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Date of Loss

August 2020

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Building Type

Residential Building

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Oak Park, IL

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Loss Event


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Water Mitigation, Contents Manipulation and Cleaning, Drying and Monitoring, Drywall & Flooring Removal & Replacement

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