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Knowing Who To Call When You Have A Flood

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of a flooded basement, showing furniture and carpet under water A finished basement, flooded

Flood Damage Restoration

Cleanup emergencies usually don’t occur during regular business hours.  In fact, it often happens when you are away from home, welcoming you back to a giant soggy mess.

Knowing who to call in Chicago for flood damage restoration is just as important as knowing how to dial 911.  From standing water in the basement to burst pipes, flood damage can result in tearing out carpeting and hardwood flooring, as well as removing baseboards, drywall, or even demolishing entire kitchens and bathrooms. Having SERVPRO of Ravenswood as your local resource is a luxury you cannot afford to disregard.  Flood damage can occur from a variety of sources. 

Basement Flood Damage 

Though you may think that it can only happen during a bad rain storm, your basement is actually susceptible to flooding at any time from a number of scenarios, here are just a few to be aware of:

  • Blocked or failed sewer pipes
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure

Time is of the essence when dealing with damage that could affect your home’s structure and the health and safety of your family.

 Frozen Pipes Flood Damage 

We all know that water expands as it freezes. In plumbing and radiator systems, this expansion puts tremendous pressure on the metal or plastic pipes.

  • Pipes that freeze most frequently are:
  • Outdoor hose bibs
  • Swimming pool supply lines
  • Water sprinkler lines
  • Water supply pipes in unheated interior areas
  • Pipes that run against exterior walls with little or no insulation

Hidden Damage and Minor Leaks Can Lead to Major Problems

Water damage can also be hidden from view. A little water stain can lead to larger issues. A small spot on the wall can be the tip of the iceberg.  Water from leaky plumbing can swiftly spread throughout your floors and walls, causing the formation of mold and mildew if not addressed.

Radiator leaks might sound minor but they can actually cause a lot of damage. If wood flooring or carpet under the radiator is consistently moist, they can rot over time. On a second floor, small radiator leaks can damage the ceiling below them which can also result in a mold issue in the space between the floor and ceiling.

A flooded home is unsafe for your family. Without proper remediation, your environment can become unhealthy.  Our crews are professional and trained in how to best remedy any flood damage situation.  They are always courteous and understanding of homeowner’s feelings.  We as a company have earned trust from homeowners, business owners, and property managers.

Residents of Ravenswood, Horner Park, the Manor, it is important to know how to react and who to call for help. SERVPRO of Ravenswood is your neighbor and we are here to help 24-hours a day – 7 days per week. Providing proper guidance and immediate service for flood damage restoration is the nature of our business.

SERVPRO of Ravenswood is a preferred vendor to many National Insurance Companies.  We are held to strict rules by our industry following closely the s500 IICRC Restoration Standards.

For more information about our flood damage restoration services in the Horner Park area or to set up an appointment for a free estimate, please contact SERVPRO of Ravenswood at 773-878-5200

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