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Time Is Running Out! Think About These Ways to Change Your Flood Damage Situation in Chicago Heights

4/21/2019 (Permalink)

Timing is critical when flooding and associated flood damage affects your home. Contact SERVPRO for water removal services.

SERVPRO - Restoring Homes After Flood Damage In Chicago Heights Neighborhoods

After flooding in a Chicago Heights home, there are several actions needed to reduce or eliminate the long-term effects the water can have on the structure. These include water removal, cleaning surfaces covered or touched by the contaminated water, and quick drying the interior of the home.

SERVPRO technicians train and work swiftly to ameliorate these effects of flood damage in Chicago Heights homes. We have an extensive inventory of tools and cleaners to return each area residence to a dry, safe condition for occupation once more.

Since flooding is water from outside the home, it contains soil and other contaminants. In these situations, our teams begin by spraying the water and nearby surfaces with an anti-bacterial chemical agent. This action eliminates the immediate health threat, so our technicians can begin removing the water from the home.

SERVPRO team members begin with a commercial-grade pump to drain water from the home. They direct all floodwater from home directly into the closest sewer access point. If the system is still overwhelmed by the flood, our personnel pump everything directly into a tank truck for delivery to a wastewater treatment plant.

After removing the water, specialists then spray all exposed surfaces; floors, walls, and floor trim for example, with the anti-bacterial agent. If the property is not restorable, they dispose of it according to state and federal EPA regulations.

If the structural property is restorable, we start with cleaning. Using drywall as an example, technicians carefully spray and wipe down the walls. We are careful with our actions since drywall can become very delicate if it absorbs too much water. After removing visible dirt and other contaminants, team members dry the sections using an air mover device that generates warm air. They carefully adjust the temperature and direction of the airflow to dry the affected sections before the water can cause them to crack or split.

At SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher, our goal is to help each homeowner back into their residence as soon as we can return it into a safe, dry place to live again. If you have had even just a little flood water get into your home, call us today at (708) 672-0077. We are here for you.

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