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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Chicago Water Damage Experts Repair Your Home after a Fire Damage or Flood Damage

4/7/2015 (Permalink)

Don't have the right tools? Call an expert!

Finding a professional water repair expert to restore a home as fast as possible is vital.

After devastating water damage occurs in a home due to a natural flood or defective plumbing, finding a professional water repair expert to restore a home as fast as possible is vital. An expert Chicago water damage repair company has technicians who understand exactly what to do in a home to prevent additional problems caused by invading moisture, smoke and soot. Water damage repair technicians have service trucks ready to arrive promptly with the tools and equipment required to remove moisture from floodwater or firefighter’s hoses as efficiently as possible. Restoration companies understand the specialized processes needed to correct problems in a structure after a flood or fire that can lead to crumbling or rotting drywall and wood floors.

Water Damage Experts Work as a Team

In addition to removing the current moisture in a home after firefighters leave or a flood recedes, a restoration team must prevent secondary damage caused by invading pathogens. Natural flood water contains mold spores and bacteria that can lead to a dangerous environment. In many cases, floodwater invading a home contains raw sewage that can cause serious illnesses. The contamination left on surfaces can cause mildew odor and mold growth that is unhealthy for building occupants. An excellent way to ensure a home is cleaned efficiently is by having several technicians working at one time in different areas while performing a variety of tasks. This professional fire and flood cleanup method helps to prevent secondary damage to a home that occurs after the restoration team leaves.

A Restoration Team has the Correct Tools

Instead of using everyday household devices to remove moisture and debris from a home, professional restoration companies have industrial-strength equipment such as extraction machines. Technicians will install drying fans and dehumidifiers to reduce humidity and dry surfaces to prevent mold growth. Fast evaporation of moisture with air circulation makes the cleanup easier for technicians but also helps with preventing secondary damage. A sump pump powered by a generator is used to remove deep water from lower levels of buildings while technicians begin to use extraction machines to suction moisture from wall-to-wall carpeting, tile floors and drywall. As these areas of a home are dried thoroughly, technicians apply chemicals designed to destroy mold spores and mildew odor.

Water Damage Technicians are Specially Trained

Water damage technicians are trained to remediate different types of damage from sources such as sewer lines, lakes or broken water pipes. When the damage in a home is from a combination of water, soot and smoke, they are ready to use specialized methods to make repairs. A professional water and fire restoration business trains technicians in the most appropriate methods. Technicians undergo rigorous training to receive certification in the skills of fire and water restoration.

How Water Damage Technicians Restore Homes

When water damage in Chicago occurs s in a home due to a fire or flood, homeowners are often traumatized and do not know what to do. By calling a water restoration team immediately, a home is less likely to have permanent damage from floodwater, smoke and soot because these items are removed quickly. The debris and moisture is suctioned into containers for removal to another site as other technicians work in a building to dry and decontaminate surfaces. After a water disaster, many home insurance providers reimburse the cost of restoration repairs. Homeowners needing to hire a restoration team can request a referral from an insurance agent. Never delay calling a restoration company after a fire or flood occurs to avoid additional damage as moisture or smoke seeps into surfaces.

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