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Restoring Water Damage To Your Chicago Apartment

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage to your Chicago apartment is very different than a typical homeowner having a substantial leak from their basement pipes.

Restoring Water Damage

Owning an apartment in Chicago comes with an added set of concerns when a disaster occurs. Even a seemingly small incident could produce significant water damage. The threat of this kind of emergency makes a property owner have to be even more diligent with preventative maintenance of appliances and plumbing to reduce the risk of something costly occurring. The trouble is, some unfortunate incidents occur with no warning and can be the fault of someone else entirely.

Water damage to your Chicago apartment is very different than a typical homeowner having a substantial leak from their basement pipes. In a building full of apartments, you have to be concerned with more than just the immediate damages to your place and couple that with concerns for the damage that spreads out to nearby apartments both to the sides and underneath yours.

With added stresses of needing to consider potential damages to your neighbors, it is imperative for you to reach out quickly to SERVPRO. Our emergency response team is equipped with the tools and skills to clean up the mess and to restore the area, provided that the damage is not beyond replacing damaged drywall.

Our SERVPRO professionals work quickly to assess the root of the problem and to prevent it from getting worse as soon as we arrive. Depending on the severity of the water in the apartment, portable pumps can be used to remove standing water. Drying the area is critical, as this prevents the spread of the damage to neighboring properties sharing common walls/floors and reduces the moisture available for mold colonies to start forming.

We work closely with your insurance company to give our assessment of the damages as well as the appropriate actions that have been taken to remedy them. This direct communication helps to streamline the process and ensure that the work is completed to restore your apartment in a very timely matter.

Owning an apartment does not mean that you have to handle water damages to your property alone. You can call us at SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City any time at (773) 337-3993.

For more about the city of Chicago visit https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en.html.

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