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What Does Commercial Flood Damage in Chicago Entail?

5/19/2016 (Permalink)

Extreme Flood Damaged Area After a Storm

Flood Damage Needs to Be Quickly Dealt With to Prevent Resulting Hazards

Commercial flood damage in Chicago can be one of the trickiest obstacles for any business to deal with. Flood damage is often thorough, impacting a wide area across a building and finding its way into dark and forgettable places. If given time, flood damage can later cause more types of damage through corrosion and mold growth, if you are not careful.
 
Who's at Risk?
 
Any building could potentially experience flooding, but locations near water or in a low-lying area are particularly vulnerable. Never assume that your building is immune to flood damage near Chicago simply because it is on high ground; internal leaks or floods could strike unexpectedly.
 
What Happens in Floods?
 
Floodwaters tend to cover all or a vast part of a building, ruining, staining, and contaminating floors and low-lying objects. The waters are often loaded with dirt, grime, and biological or chemical hazards, making cleanup a tricky and dangerous affair. Furthermore, floods often create ideal conditions for mold growth, which may cause adverse health effects.
 
How are Floods Cleaned Up?
 
First, any remaining water is pumped out with heavy extractors, sometimes truck-mounted for larger amounts of water. Then, air movers and dehumidifiers are used to dry out the area and eliminate any remaining moisture. Finally, deodorization and cleanup can begin, with all affected areas and objects scrubbed and sanitized. During this phase, mold removal and restoration processes may also take place, depending on the situation.

We are Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As a leader in Chicago flood damage restoration, SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City has the specialized expertise, equipment, and training to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. We offer 24/7 emergency service for Chicago, Downtown Chicago, and South Side Chicago. Call (773) 337-3900

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