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Steps to Recover from Flood Damage in Chicago

9/23/2021 (Permalink)

floodwater on street; 'road closed' sign Unfortunately, flooding can happen without warning. When water enters your home, call SERVPRO for fast, effective remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Dry Out Your Property After a Flood

Water tamed into taps and pipes is necessary for cleanliness and drinking. Water raging because of storms or infrastructure failures is one of the most destructive forces, including the effects of flood damage to Chicago homes. Professional assistance when floodwaters invade your home makes a tremendous positive difference, guiding to a successful restoration.

Illinois experienced both drought and heavy rains that caused Chicago flood damage within the same season. Homeowners need to be alert to the possibility of pop-up thunderstorms that dump vast amounts of water on the parts of the state in a short period. Sections of Chicago, like any other established urban area, struggle with adequate storm sewer drainage during this type of downpour. Many residences experience a degree of basement flooding during torrential rains, and the challenges of removing the water from and drying out the underground spaces require the expert services we offer.

Do Not Delay a Call to SERVPRO When Water Floods your Lower Levels

The faster the floodwaters exit, the more likely your home’s structure and contents survive the deluge with minor lasting damage. Because the water building up in your basement is probably a combination of backed-up sewer flow and rainwater seeping through foundation walls, contamination is an immediate concern. Our crews receive advanced training in identifying and remediating gray and black water and ensure we extract the possibly hazardous and infectious mixture, then contain and discard it according to local codes.

Truck mounted pumps and extractors tackle the task of removing the flooding efficiently, even during power outages. Our crews then carefully inspect for hidden water in cinder block foundations or behind paneling or drywall, drilling through mortar joints or removing sections of wallcoverings to release the water. SERVPRO technicians place air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers to dry the basement thoroughly, using moisture meters to set and monitor drying goals.

The contaminated water leaves lingering hazards that our team attacks through the use of proven cleaning products and antimicrobials. We arrange an evaluation of any damage done to the mechanical systems and appliances that suffered from the incursion of floodwaters and recommend they be put back into use only after it is certain their operation cannot result in safety concerns.

SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City is your full-service partner when floodwaters threaten your residence. Call (773) 337-3900 for a 24-hour response, with crews dispatched as soon as possible to get the restoration on track.

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