Chicago Flooding Woes? Minimize Stress and Damage--Contact SERVPRO
How to Get the Best Outcome During Flood Damage Cleanup in Your Chicago Home
Extreme weather events that climate change has fueled are on the rise. Flooding is one such event, and it is costly. A report from the American Geophysical Union shows that flooding in the U.S.A beginning from 2000 to 2018 caused over 62000 deaths and over $830 billion in economic damage. Heavy rainfall in Chicago can lead to flooding after the resulting runoff causes rivers to rise. Floodwater can devastate your home and necessitate remediation services from a professional flood restoration firm.
The flood clean-up experts from SERVPRO know the appropriate procedures to follow to restore your home to its preloss condition. We can properly clean, dry, and disinfect your flood-damaged Chicago property to prevent costly damage. Generally, professionals perform flood damage remediation better than homeowners because of the following reasons:
Sometimes, removing floodwater from a property is complicated and requires the use of several types of water extraction systems. After assessing your home, we can know which equipment is needed to tackle the job quickly. For instance, if there is floodwater in an underground structure like a parking garage or basement, our crew can use high pressure pumps to remove it.
Mitigating standing water is relatively straightforward. The challenge is digging further to determine where gravity sent water below the surface. Floodwater can travel through porous or semi-porous surfaces such as walls, into cabinets, and under subfloors. Identifying where the water went helps in moisture removal efforts. We have sophisticated moisture detection equipment like thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, and moisture sensors that help our restorers to track the moisture in your home.
Selecting appropriate cleaning products
By taking proper clean-up and remediation procedures after flooding, damage and mold growth can be stymied. Our crew has the knowledge to choose the most suitable cleaning products like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved sanitizers and disinfectants. We rely on EPA approved cleaning products because they are more effective in eliminating biological contaminants.
Knowledge of the procedures to follow when applying cleaners
Apart from selecting the appropriate cleaning products, using them correctly is also vital. Our crew is aware of this fact and can choose the application methods that offer the most effective cleaning. When applying cleaning products, our SERVPRO crew uses methods and quantities that allow the solution to come into contact with all contaminated materials and surfaces such as tackless strip, subfloors, wall bottom plates, and walls.
Structural drying should happen quickly, and it is crucial to dry every surface to a specific moisture content level. We have air moving and dehumidifying equipment that makes this possible.
If your home has flood damage, call SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City at (773) 337-3993 for restoration services. Our restorers can arrive at your home within an hour, assess the situation, and start the remediation work. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.