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Commercial Chicago Water Damage Restoration

5/20/2016 (Permalink)

Damaged Carpet Being Removed From a Floor

Quick Tips to Follow After Sustaining Water Damage

The first thing a cleaning and restoration professional does when they come to your business after water damage in Chicago has occurred is to use special equipment, so they know just how severe the water damage is. After they have evaluated the damage, they get rid of any standing water. The process differs depending upon whether the water is on the property or under the property.


Under Property


They vacuum up the water using an extractor, so everything is not soaking wet anymore. If a broken pipe were the cause, they would make sure that the pipe is accessible to a plumber. After the pipe gets fixed, they’ll get rid of the contaminated soil and spray anti-microbial and replace the bad soil with fresh, new soil.


Inside Property


When the water is inside your business, the company should get there as soon as they possibly can, hopefully within the hour. They use an extractor to vacuum up the water and take out any furniture which was affected or put it up on blocks. Carpet padding gets discarded since it is cheaper and safer to replace them rather than dry them. If the Chicago water damage is on a wall, they make small holes in the wall where the baseboard which got removed was. These holes let air flow dry the wall.


Tips for Water Damage


Before the professionals get there, and immediately after the damage occurs, there are a few things you can do:

  • Make sure that the water source is off
  • Turn off any power sources and appliances near the area which has flooding if it is safe to do so.
  • Get rid of paper products from the source of water
  • Mop up any water you can
  • Move any paintings to a dry area
  • Take anything off the floor, such as wet rugs
  • Open closet doors and open drawers to lessen drying time



SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City has the equipment, experience, and training to handle water damage in and near Chicago, retail shops in Downtown Chicago, and motels in South Side Chicago with great speed and efficiency. Call us for all your fire, water, and mold damage problems at (773) 337-3900!

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