Spectrum Restoration Services
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Spectrum Restoration Services has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 284 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"At Spectrum, we believe the best way to serve our customers is to focus on quality customer interactions and excellent solutions. Our priority is to get on-site quickly. Spectrum's highly trained technicians use high-tech drying solutions to mitigate further damage and restore your home, while also restoring your peace of mind."

Cory Hansen | President
Company Information
Services Offered
Spectrum Restoration Services provides 24/7 emergency services for water and flood damage restoration, applied structural drying, and fire and smoke damage restoration in addition to mold remediation services.
Services Not Offered
The company does not offer mold assessment tests or attic mold remediation.
The company offers a 100 percent customer service guarantee.
Company History
Spectrum Restoration Services has been a part of the Chicagoland community since 1995 and has operated for 22 years under the same ownership.
Spectrum Restoration Services is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm and is also certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The company is a member of the IICRC and the Restoration Industry Association.
Areas Served
Chicago, Lincolnwood, Deerfield, Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park, Libertyville, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Skokie, Vernon Hills, Wilmette, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bartlett, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Aurora, Berwyn, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, La Grange, Lockport, Naperville, Romeoville, Woodridge, Addison, Batavia, Carol Stream, Elmhurst, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Melrose Park, Oak Park, Saint Charles, West Chicago, Wheaton

“They got up pretty quick. They were pretty friendly. They did a great job, followed up on it, and got it done within a couple days. We had a water heater leak, and the property in the basement got a lot of water. They came in within two hours of me noticing it. They got the fans going, flushed all the water out—as much as they could—got everything dry and taken care of. I would give Spectrum an A+.”

“They've worked for me twice, and both times they cleaned up a black water flood in two separate houses I lived in. I had bad luck in both houses. They did a great job. They show up at all hours of the night, and they just make you feel like everything's going to be OK. It turns out it's great both times. Every time I see them I'm like, 'I really hope I don't have to see you again.' They're very keen and professional. I don't have any complaints at all. They deserve an A.”

“They had a very friendly staff and did it in a timely fashion. It was a sub pump that failed. I would grade them an A—just a little higher.”

“They came right away—a lot of communication, great customer service. I had water leaking downstairs. Everything is working up to expectations now. I would give them an A overall. I would recommend them.”

“They did the basement. Water, we had water damage. It was, everything was OK, it was professional. Excellent.”

“They are very timely. I had called on a Sunday for an emergency situation. They were able to get somebody to my house quickly to assess the situation, and then the next day they were able to get some of their equipment over there. So, for a restoration company you can't ask for more than that. It was a broken sub pump and I had water damage in my basement. So, they reacted quickly and prevented any mold. I would grade them an A+. They did a really good job. This is the second time I actually used them, and I would definitely call Spectrum Restoration Services again.”

“Everything was really good. They were really clean, neat, on time, and quick. Everything was good. They did water damage remediation. My basement flooded. I'd give them an A+.”

“They were on time. They knew what they were doing. They were very professional. It was a good experience. We had a hardwood floor in our kitchen that had been damaged while we were on vacation. Water from the refrigerator drained all over the floor and sat there for a few days. They were able to mitigate the damage and repair the floor. I'd give them an A+.”

“They were just very professional. They were just drying out some of the stuff—water damage. I'd give them an A+. I would recommend them.”

“Overall, there were just no problems. They did water damage remediation for me. I'd give them an A+.”

“They responded quickly. I was in a bit of a jam. I had water coming into my basement, and they responded quickly and told me what they were going to do. They came over that night and did work, and then they told me what they were going to do to more permanently fix my issue, which they did. So, I was very happy with them. I had a flood in my basement, and they got the water out, came over that night, started getting the water up. They brought machines over to dry everything out. They had to talk out drywall because insulation got wet. I'd give them an A overall.”

“The work got done, and it was done well. There had been some water damage issues in a condo, and they restored that. I'd give them an A.”

“They had good communication and good service. They did mold remediation and carpet cleaning. I was overall satisfied with no complaints. They deserve an A.”

“Spectrum Restoration Services made sure it was done correctly. We had water extracted from our basement because it flooded. No complaints; doing well. I think they deserve an A. I already have recommended them.”

“When they said they're coming, they're prompt, I called them—I can't help but to be honest with you. We had a flooding issue, so they drained out the house. I'd give them an A. I would recommend them.”

“They came in very quickly, set up, and left the house in good condition. They did water damage work. They did mold remediation. It was an A job. They did a good job.”

“They were just very prompt and addressed the issue very quickly. We had a washing machine that malfunctioned. We had water in our main floor that then leaked into our ceiling in our basement and onto the floor in the basement. I would give them an A. I would recommend Spectrum.”

“They were flexible, and they were easy to work with. So, they were in and out and got everything done. We had a small water issue in the bathroom. So, they dried out the floor and the ceiling below it. I would give them an A.”

“They were very fast and very professional. I had some water damage, and they were drying it out and preventing it from spreading. I would grade them an A.”

“We had a flood. They were very timely, they were informative, and they did a really nice job. We've never had a flood issue before, but they were very helpful. I'd give them an A. I would absolutely recommend them.”

“I had a leak in the basement, so Spectrum did mold remediation because there was mold in the walls. The heating company gave me their number and said, 'They're the best. If you want it done right, call them.' Spectrum came in with the air quality test after some time to follow up. They were on time, took care of me, and did a good job. The overall experience was definitely an A+.”

“They were really good. They tore my closet and my living room ceiling apart, removed all the mold spores, patched everything up, and made it look brand-new. Their customer service was superior. They were very helpful and courteous. I felt very comfortable with them in my home, taking care of things and making sure everything was done to my complete satisfaction. I would give them an A.”

“They tore down my flooded bathroom. They're excellent—A.”

“Spectrum shows up on time. They do an incredibly good job. They're the best of the best. My husband and I own rental properties. They've done a variety of different things for me and I think of them first every time. They just did a house for me two days ago, carpet cleaning. I'm using them for that. Unfortunately I've had a couple of water issues where something gets wet for some reason or another and they come and dry it out. They're really good. Overall I'd give them an A.”

“They were very timely with the work and communication on what they were doing. The timeframes were outstanding. The actual folks that I was in contact with were very knowledgeable. I had water in my basement, so they dried out my basement for me. Overall, I would give them an A.”

“Spectrum were wonderful. We had a flood in June of last year. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful they were on the spot.”

“My experience with Spectrum was very positive. Consistent, responsible, pleasant customer service, polite, and appropriate. I had a problem with pipes on the second floor, and the water flooded to my garage. They were drying; they had a machine. I would give them an A, A+ actually for everything.”

“I had a very good experience, they were very helpful. Spectrum was the one that came to do the dry out for water damage. They did the dry out, they got carpeting ripped out, they identified any possible issues with mold contamination, and they addressed it all. I think they turned it over within 4-5 days. They had to take out the carpet, then they did something to test it and see if it was recoverable. They got out there quickly, as soon as they got out there, the gentleman that did the over view got working on it right away. As soon as he checked the meter to find where there was water damage behind the drywall, he started the investigation and the dry out. They were very expedient. I had no issues at all, everything he said they would do they did. They're an A+ company.”

“It was fine. As I recall, it was the water heater that broke. It leaked water out. They cleaned the carpet; they sucked the water out. They showed up on time, they were prompt, they were efficient, and they did the job they advertised they'd do. My recollection was that it was an A.”

“They came in, they did what they had to do, and they did it very promptly. It was water damage, a lot of water damage, and some mold remediation work as well. I'd give them an A rating.”

“It was kind of a stressful time. They were really professional, had great customer service, they did what they said they were going to do, and they were on time. I don't remember if they did mold remediation after the fact, not recently anyway. I'd rate them an A rating.”

“They were prompt. I got their name through another organization that does plumbing and heating and stuff. I called them and said 'Help!' They were good. They took care of what needed to be done, plus they worked with the insurance. I think they call it water mitigation. My lower level got water in it. I guess I'd rate them an A.”

“It was fine. They came promptly, they did their work, they got out and explained everything that they had done. I had some flood issues. I'd say they're an A. They were in and out quickly.”

“They did a great job. My basement flooded, so they dried everything out, ripped the carpet out, and cleaned everything else. I don't think they had to do mold remediation. They deserve an A.”

“They were very quick to respond in an emergency situation, very nice, and very respectful. They exceeded our service expectations. They cleaned up some water damage and took care of some mold that had developed. I'd give them an A grade.”

“They were thorough, professional, and effective. They did mold remediation for me. I'd definitely give them an A. I'd recommend them, I'd hire them again.”

“They explained what they needed to do, they did it in a timely fashion, and we didn't have any issues with them. They needed to move some mold that somehow got into the walls because of some leaky pipes. I would give them an A.”

“I like the people who were working there. The person that answers the phone is very friendly and helpful. I felt like they were trustworthy people. The equipment and the actual services that were performed were good. It was water restoration. There was water in the home when a pipe burst on the floor. They used sands and were pulling up carpet. They earned an A.”

“They came out really quickly and did the job really quick. They cleaned up after the downstairs room flooded. I'd rate them an A.”

“I felt that they were very knowledgeable in what they were doing. They were very personable, good at communicating, and their follow up was good. They did water cleanup for me. I would say they were an A company.”

“They did what they said and they were on point—we were good with it. I had a basement flood and they pretty much took care of it, came out, cleaned it all up, and got it done. It was a sewer back up, so pretty nasty. They did a great job. I'd say they're an A.”

“I had a great experience. They came in, they did what they said when they were going to do it, and everything ended up exactly as they planned. They were helping with water mitigation on our floors. Overall, it was an A.”

“They were very professional and efficient. They did water mitigation. I would give them an A grade overall.”

“Everything was fine. He explained everything and he was professional. They were on time. It was a small area in the basement. I would give them an A rating.”

“I wasn't here when the work was done. Overall, it was positive. It was water damage. My son was here when they did the work. I'd give them an A.”

“Spectrum was very timely and professional. They were restoring a basement that was damaged due to flooding. They get an A grade from me.”

“They're efficient, but they take their time, and they're thorough. They did flood repair. I would give them an A.”

“They were reliable, on time, and they did the job well. We had a leak in the stairs. I'd give them an A rating. No issues. I thought they did a great job.”

“They were efficient. They cleaned up some water that was in the basement. They're an A, I would recommend them.”

“I liked the attitude of the employees, and that they showed up on time. They were addressing some water damage that I had. I'd probably give them an A.”

“It was in the basement, over the years we had some water problems. Last year he worked on the malfunctioning of the water heater. It went bad; there was a leak where the water was coming out. We had to pull up the entire carpet then get rid of some drywall. They gave us mold relief. The bathroom was also damaged, so we had to literally re-do the bathroom, it was quite a bit. It's been a while, I really don't remember, we had other issue with the house. I think they came and dried it as much as they can. I would put an A. They came, did a good job, and they left. I know if I had a bad experience it would stick in my mind.”

“They did great. They were prompt, they were there when they said they were going to be there, and they did a good job. We had a leaky pipe in our ceiling. They cut out the ceiling, pulled out the carpets, and took away everything. They worked around our schedule—we could meet them there because we were both working, and that was great. We got a referral from our insurance company. They're an A+.”

“Their people are actual people with personalities and personable skills, and they check to make sure that their time is convenient. They show up and stay with it until everything is back to the way it was. We had some water in our basement; we got that remediated and fixed, and we got the carpet dried out and stuff like that. I found out about them from people I know. I would give them an A+.”

“Spectrum was thorough. They got on-site quickly, they completely cleaned up after themselves, and they solved the problem. We had a pipe burst, and a lot of things got soaked in our basement, including the carpeting. We ended up replacing it. They got it out, and they had major fans down there and got it all dried out, so we did not have any mold damage at all. I called them, and they were able to come out immediately. I'd give them an A+.”

“They're very professional, clean, and in-and-out fast. There was some water damage, so they came out to run some dehumidifiers and huge fans to get that dried out for us. They were actually referred by our insurance adjuster. I'd say they're an A+ for sure. I don't remember the gentleman's name, but the couple of guys were professional, returned my calls, were there every day as promised, and did quality work, so it's an A+ for sure.”

“They came in and did their job, and that was it. They're professional. They did the restoration for my basement. They did good work with no issues—they get an A.”

“They were quick, and they were accurate in what they did. They seemed to be very precise in what they did. They had to tear out the flooring in the bedroom where it got wet, and they had to run the dryers and tear out the tile in the bathroom. The countertop got wet, the floor was wet underneath, and the ceiling pieces in the basement were wet and hanging. They removed everything that was damaged, and they had to tear out all the old tiles when the tiles that were down there got wet underneath. They had to do the whole basement room area and redo it. I'd say they are at the top of the list—an A.”

“There were no problems. I liked the promptness and the personal detail they gave to everything. I had water damage, and they came in and cleaned everything up. I did not have to call them back for any issue after the work was done. I was very pleased with the service. They get an A.”

“Spectrum showed up quickly, and they got the job done efficiently. There was good coordination with the insurance. Somebody told me to give them a call, and they were working on another house in the same neighborhood, so they were there within about an hour. It was a very, very good response—they did a great job. We had double sump pump failure, so we had some water in the basement; they had to come and rip out the carpeting and padding, remove the baseboard, and punch some holes. We didn't have drywall damage, but they had to put some holes in the drywall behind the baseboard and industrial-sized blowers and all that kind of stuff, and then they had to come back and make sure that the base two-by-fours were dried out. I would recommend using them. They deserve an A.”

“They had predicted five days, but it only took them four. It hasn't leaked since. They were recommended to me by a plumber. I would grade them as an A.”

“Spectrum Restoration Services did an excellent job, and they were very professional. They were great. I would definitely use them again. I had some water damage in my basement, and they cleaned it up. They were 24/7, and I needed someone right away. They earned an A+ grade.”

“I had a great experience with Spectrum Restoration Services. They were very prompt, very organized, and very thorough, and they did good-quality work. We had water leakage, and they came the night we called them in a panic. They were very reputable and honest, and they fixed the problem. They get an A.”

“They were very easy to work with and very quick to get back to us. It was good. They ended up having to remove some drywall and insulation in my basement. The customer service was great, and they did it all well on the first try. They were excellent—A+.”

“We had water damage in our basement, and they came in and helped clear out the water. They put fans in, dehumidified, and got it back to a state where we could redo it. The customer service was wonderful, and I thought they did a great job. Everything went great—A+.”

“They came over because I had a flood—a pipe burst. They remediated a room that got destroyed. They were very responsive. They came out really quick and got started that night, and they took care of it so quickly that there was never an odor issue. I saw three different servicemen in my house, and they were polite and respectful. I'd give them an A+.”

“They cleaned up the basement after a flood. The workers were great, and they did a very thorough job. Everybody was very polite. I would definitely call them back if the need arose. I would rate them as an A+.”

“We had a burst pipe in our basement, and Spectrum Restoration Services helped dry out our basement. The response time was quick, and they brought the right equipment. They got the job done very professionally, neatly, and quickly. They earned an A+.”

“They took out the carpeting and dried off the walls in the basement so no mold would start to grow after it flooded. Since the work's been done, there's been no sign of mold or moisture. They were very quick and efficient. Our insurance company referred them to us. I'd give them an A.”

“Spectrum Restoration Services did some mold remediation for me. I liked how they were punctual and did a thorough job. I'd use them again, and I would recommend them. I'd give the company an A grade.”

“The basement filled with water, and they needed to dry it out. I thought they did a great job. I liked the quality of work and their timeliness. They get an A from me.”

“We had some flooding in our basement, and they came here quickly. The workers were very professional, quick, and efficient. I would give Spectrum Restoration Services an A.”

“We had them come out to take care of our basement after a sewer leak. They were prompt, clean, and very respectful, and they took care of the things down there that needed to be brought out. I was very pleased. It was done with the most minimal discomfort for us. I'd give them an A-.”

“I had a pipe burst in my trilevel home, and when I walked in the door, every level of the house was floating. The plumber I had come over to assist with the situation gave me the number for Spectrum Restoration Services. They responded quickly on a bad day, weather-wise, and they managed to do what needed to be done during my disaster. For what they had to work with and the time frame, I think they did a good job. They should get an A.”

“They had to remove drywall for me, and it was done in a timely manner and to my satisfaction. The workers did what they said they were going to do, and they were good. They get an A rating from me.”

“Spectrum Restoration Services did an excellent job. They restored a very large basement that had enormous water leaks. They did their work on time and were very efficient. They were highly recommended, and I would use them again. I would grade them as an A+.”

“They are polite and nice. A furnace hose leaked in our basement, and they dried it out and took care of the problem. The quality of the work was excellent, and I had no problems with the crew at all. I'd give them an A+.”

“Spectrum Restoration Services was thorough, and they made us feel comfortable. Our refrigerator leaked onto our hardwood floor and cabinets, and they responded quickly so we could get it repaired. They were able to set it up so that it wasn't too much of a problem for us during the holidays. They were A+.”

“They were excellent. It was my first time using Spectrum; they were recommended to me by a friend. Our basement flooded, and they tore out our carpet and the pad and dried out the couple wet spots on the drywall. They did excellent work, and they were professional. I would give them an A+.”

“They did work for us last year. We had water flooding back up from the sewer and water lines, and they fixed it. I would grade them A+. The quality of the work they did was excellent, and the workers that came out were very, very good—I have already referred them.”

“Spectrum Restoration restored our sewage backup. They're A+. They did very good work, and I highly recommend them. The workers were great.”

“We had water damage, and they repaired it. The quality of the work was excellent, and I thought the workers that came out were very professional. They completed the work just as they promised. I'd rate them an A+. If you have this kind of problem, these are the kind of people you should contact to help solve it.”

“They did a fine job. The technicians that came out were fantastic—they worked hard and got the job done. The customer service was OK. Everything has held up fine. The quality of the job was very good. My basement was flooded, and they took care of it; they did what they were supposed to do, and they did a fine job. I grade them an A+.”

“We were very satisfied. Spectrum Restoration removed some mold and cleaned up some water damage that we had. This is a company that I would use again if need be. The technicians that came out were excellent. I would give them an A.”

“They did a small job for me—they dried out some wet carpet. They responded pretty quickly, and we're pretty satisfied with what they did. They did a good job. I would say they're excellent—A+.”

“We had some water damage, and Spectrum Restoration did a really thorough job of cleaning it up and doing what they said they were going to do. This was my first time ever having work done by them. They got there on time to start the work, and they completed it in the time frame that they said they would. I thought the workers were very professional. I would rate them A+.”

“Spectrum Restoration repaired the basement after it flooded—they put it back together. They did what they said they were going to do, they did it on time, and it looks like it's done well. The workers that came out were fine; they knew what they were doing. They did what we expected and did it well. I'd grade them A+.”

“We had a fire in our home, and Spectrum was the company that did the restoration. They were very good to work with. Everyone turned out OK. The technicians were courteous when they came out. I would grade them A+.”

“Spectrum Restoration cleared out all of our basement carpet, put fans down there, and took out some furniture that was wet from a lot of the flooding that we had in the area. Then, they came back in the next few days and checked on the fans and the water conditions. They were on time, they were nice to work with, and they did a good job. They finished the work within a reasonable amount of time. There's not anything negative to say. We heard about them from a plumber we used the same day. I would use them again, and I would give their work an A+ grade.”

“Spectrum Restoration removed water-filled carpeting for me. The time frame the work was finished in was fine—everything was fine. I would give them an A+.”

“We had a home in Aurora that flooded, and Spectrum Restoration came right over there the next night and took care of it. Now it's like the flooding never happened. I did not have any issues with them. They arrived on time, and their customer service was great. Everybody I talked to took care of me, got me the information I wanted, and got back to me when I needed to be gotten back to. I'm pretty sure I got a reference from somebody, and that's how I heard about them. I'd have to give them an A+—there just weren't any issues at all. They took care of it and didn't leave a big mess when they left, and it was nice.”

“We had some water leakage that seeped into some of the drywall and a lot of the carpet, so they dried out and cleaned the carpet. That was my first time using them. The customer service was good. They were friendly, and they could work around our schedule. It was a good experience; I feel I received good, quality work. They did a good job. I'd give them an A+.”

“The technicians were nice and easy to work with, and they worked with our insurance company. We had a flood in our basement. They came in and dried it all out, and they got rid of anything that was wet. We don't have any mold now. The time frame the work was finished in was good—they did it quick. I would use Spectrum again. I thought the workers that came out were good. They stayed in touch and kept us informed. They were an A+ business.”

“I had some water damage, and they had to come out and clean up all the water and the mess. I thought they did a good job with the work they did. They were very thorough. I'd say they deserve an A+.”

“This was the first time that I used Spectrum. We had some water in one of our basement rooms from a burst pipe, and it was in the wintertime. They dried everything out for us—the walls and the floor. To us, it seemed like a relatively big job. We couldn't do it on our own. They got everything done; we just had to have new carpet installed. If another emergency such as this came up, Spectrum would absolutely be a company I would consider using. We'd definitely give them an A+. I can't think of anything they could have improved.”

“I know Spectrum Restoration Services very well. They did everything they said they were going to do when they were going to do it. We had a water leak, and they fixed it and cleaned up afterward. It was an A+ job.”

“They did what they said they were going to do, and they did a good job. They took pictures as they went along and sent them to me. They kept me up-to-date and did a neat job. The person I was in contact with was very sure to keep me in the loop about what was going on with the house. He took readings to show me the levels of the water as it was drying out to show me that it was getting better. They cut up the carpets, pulled them out of the house, and piled everything neatly in front of the house so that the township could take everything away. They pulled out the counters and the things we wanted them to get rid of—he asked me what I wanted to get rid of; he didn't just get rid of things randomly. He did a very nice job. I give them an A+.”

“We had a sewer back up, and they got rid of the stuff. The work was very well done; I would use them again. The workers were very professional and very knowledgeable. I give them an A+.”

“They did a great job. I'm happy with them. I had water damage from the kitchen sink—the water was overflowing to the floor. I had water damage there in the bathroom floor seeping into the living room area. They finished that work in a timely fashion. I would rate them an A+.”

“They have done a couple of things for me, but the most recent was flood restoration. Everything turned out well for me. I called several restoration companies, interviewed them, and found Spectrum. They spoke and definitely acted with creative professionalism. This is a company that I would use again. They treated me very respectfully. I rate them an A+.”

“Spectrum Restoration Services did water damage work for me. I heard about them from my insurance company. The quality of their work was good—it was A+.”