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Should I Seek Professional Help for Water Cleanup When All I Notice Is a Small Leak Under My Chicago Kitchen Sink?

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

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Creation of a Proper Water Cleanup Plan for Your Chicago Home Is Why SERVPRO Persistently Seeks Evidence of Long-Term Moisture Issues

Some water damage arrives swiftly and decisively -- a ruptured water heater, a burst supply pipe, a backed-up toilet. Other damage sneaks up on you, perhaps seepage occurring in a faulty connection in the freshwater line snaking through the walls to the ice maker in the refrigerator, or drip by drip in the P-trap assembly under the sink. 

Do I Need Water Cleanup for a Slow Leak?

Just because the damage is incremental does not mean you can take a hard pass on water cleanup in Chicago. Putting a bucket under a leak or mopping up periodically under the refrigerator is not a solution, and it exposes your home to permanent damage including but not limited to:

  • Deterioration of drywall, requiring removal and replacement
  • Loss of the protective characteristics of now wet and packed down insulation
  • Weakened and warped subfloors
  • Rotting of cabinet bottoms (toe kicks)
  • Mold growth and damage, possible unseen in building cavities

What Steps Can I Expect During Cleanup of Neglected Water Damage?

Our crew members check for signs of previous, unresolved water issues, not pulling up short with the currently wet materials. We look for clues that lead us to damage that needs addressing like staining, musty smells, blistered paint, and peeling wall coverings. Failing to check for lingering moisture, trapped water, and crumbling building materials allows the destructive cycle to continue, why SERVPRO steps in and thoroughly investigates. We follow restoration industry best practices to make it “Like it never even happened,” ensuring that your home remains sound and a safe and healthy place for you and your loved ones.

Why trust SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville with your water cleanup needs? We are available 24/7 at (312) 509-5000, ready to discover, mitigate, and remediate the full extent of your water loss.

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