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Cleaning Up After Flood Damage in Chicago

6/26/2022 (Permalink)

a person removing water damaged carpet from the floor of a house After a flood in your home, a professional is needed to help repair the damage. For certified technicians and effective equipment contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Helps with Chicago Flood Restorations

Now that summertime has come, the frigid temperatures may be gone for a while, but Mother Nature could still bring about some surprises. During the late spring and winter months, thunderstorms are common to come into the Chicago metro area, bring high-speed winds, and record rainfall numbers. When a storm breezes into your neighborhood, several factors could cause moisture to enter your home, including if it starts to flood outside.

When restoring flood damage in Chicago, our SERVPRO technicians will first look for the source of the water entering your structure. By determining where the water came from, we can change our plan of attack if the moisture source could be contaminated. When dealing with storm-related projects, if the source is rainwater, it is considered category two water damage. However, suppose muddy water enters your house from the ground after a storm. In that case, it gets classified as category three, and it gets treated the same as a sewage backup during the restoration process.

Since moisture will follow gravity, it will normally head straight to your floors once it enters from the outside. If your carpeting gets wet, your carpets and pad will have to be removed due to possible contamination. Hardwood and vinyl floors can often get saved if dried out and treated with an antibacterial product like Vanquish. Once all of the porous materials that got wet get removed, we can then take steps to dry out your structural components.

Services SERVPRO provides to Return Your Home to Its Pre-Loss State

  • Water Extraction Services
  • Water Damage Debris Removal
  • Flood Damage Clean Ups
  • Sewage Backup Cleaning and Restorations
  • Applied Structural Drying (ASD)
  • Structural Deodorization
  • Black Mold Inspections

If you ever notice water building up on your floors after a storm strikes, call SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville at (312) 509-5000.

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