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Professional Basement Flood Removal in Chicago

7/10/2022 (Permalink)

the front door of a house that is flooded with water three quarters up the doorway and covering the stairs leading up to it Dealing with basement flooding can often be overwhelming. Call SERVPRO for water removal and effective remediation efforts. Our team is standing by.

Chicago flood damage can be tricky, let our team help you through all the steps.

Floods are the most common natural in the US today, and the most costly to homeowners. According to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a 1,000 square foot home with three inches of floodwater in it can cost an average of $11,450 to repair. With two feet of water in the same space, the cost nearly triples to $33,700. For a 2,000 square foot home, the cost incurred by three inches of floodwater is $22,590, while two feet of water skyrockets the repair expenses to $62,880.

If your Chicago residence requires flood removal, an emergency-response SERVPRO team can come to your home within hours of your call to extract floodwaters and contaminants. The goal is to restore your home and its contents to a preloss condition while minimizing losses and replacements. Your local SERVPRO team also serves the community by cooperating with organizations like the Children's Museum of Oak Lawn, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, and the Sertoma Centre, Inc.

What Not to Do During a Basement Flood

  • Avoid entering your basement during a flood. Floodwaters often contain sewage, pests, industrial chemicals, and bacteria that can make entering your basement unsafe.
  • Never neglect flood prevention measures. Whether you need to design an emergency evacuation plan for your family, maintain a basement sump pump, or install water sensors, these measures are essential to minimizing damage and maximizing safety. 
  • Contact your insurer immediately. Most flood policies impose time limits on claimants after a disaster occurs, so fast filing is a must.

SERVPRO's State-of-the-Art Inventory System

SERVPRO's unique electronic contents management system makes detailed notes of what was damaged, what needs repair, and what needs replacement. It also includes essential details about various belongings such as makes, models, and serial numbers. This software bolsters insurance claims by providing adjusters with extensive photo, video, and written documentation of the flood-affected contents in your home. This system can not only improve your chances of compensation, but it can also increase the amount you receive.

SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City offers emergency-response services that are Faster to Any Size Disaster. You can call (773) 337-3993 for cleanup 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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