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Chicago Water Damage Cleanup Where To Begin

3/2/2015 (Permalink)

bathroom with vanity and toilet covered in sewage damage If your Chicago home has suffered water damage, then there are a few tips you can follow to help you stay safe and protect your home.

The Basics Of Chicago Water Damage Cleanup

If your home has suffered water damage, then there are a few tips you can follow to help you stay safe and protect your home. The first step is to check for damage to your home's structure. Damage to the structure can cause dangerous gas leaks. If you smell gas, then immediately call 9-1-1 or the gas company's emergency line. Wait for the authorities, and move away from the area. If there doesn't appear to be structural damage or leaks, then start throwing damaged items away, such as damaged foods, rugs and other similar items.

Call Your Chicago Insurance Agent

Once you are safe and secure, you should call your insurance agent to file a claim. You'll need your policy number to leave a message for a callback. If you have a smartphone with a camera, then start photographing the damage. Providing evidence will ensure your claim gets processed much faster. You should also make a list of lost or damaged items and their approximate value. A restoration service can help you with water damage cleanup and you'll save time.

How To Clean Up Your Water Damage Related Mold Damage

The main problem with water damage cleanup is the fact that wet items will encourage mold and bacteria to grow. That's why it's important to start cleaning up right away. The entire area inside your home needs to be cleaned and disinfected. A professional restoration service can make this part extremely easy. If you decide to try to clean up on your own, then you may want to rent a wet/dry vacuum that has a lot of power. Photograph all damage, including floors, baseboards, roofs and walls. You can have photographs and books restored by contacting a professional company.

Floods and Chicago water damage can seem overwhelming and devastating. However, a professional restoration company has years of experience dealing with this type of disaster. Choose a restoration company that has a good reputation. Look in the yellow pages under fire and water restoration companies. You may have seen advertisements for this type of company on television or in your local newspaper.

Chicago floods are particularly devastating since a portion of your home has been submerged in water. If this is the case, it is important that you hire a professional company. Ask your insurance agent if you have flood insurance that will cover the cost of hiring a restoration company. You can learn more information by visiting the National Flood Insurance Program's website.

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