Where Downtown Chicago Water Removal is Most Needed in Your Home
Common Areas Susceptible to Flood Damage in Your Home
Whether a storm causes it, river overflow, water line break, or something else entirely, major flooding can wreak havoc on your property and cause enormous damage if not dealt with appropriately. SERVPRO technicians have seen the aftermath of a wide variety of floods and water damage situations, where heavy and costly damages come quickly and easily. Getting quick and adequate water removal for your Downtown Chicago property is essential if you hope to avoid more severe damage and repairs. If you are worried about flooding on your property, be sure to check these common areas to see if and how severely they have been damaged.
Water Damage in Basements
If your home has a basement, it is highly liable to flood and take on standing water, requiring immediate water removal from your Downtown Chicago home. Basements are the lowest-lying point in most homes and thus naturally collect the most water. Problems can be amplified if the basement has any windows, even if these are waterproofed. Be sure to check your basement carefully and also monitor for excess humidity, as a stray leak may be causing far less visible damage in a dark corner.
If any area of your yard is on lower ground than the rest, even if only by a fraction of an inch, it may be significantly more likely to hold standing water. When standing water is allowed to cover undeveloped soil, it can smother plant and animal life below, creating large dead patches in your yard and unsuitable soil for growth. It is very common for SERVPRO technicians to have to pump water out from a home and its yard simultaneously due to this factor.
Garages and Sheds Need Water Damage Restoration
Garages, sheds, and other exterior or augmented structures may be at exceptionally high risk for flooding. These buildings typically lack seals and safeguards present in many ordinary homes that protect against excess water. If high volumes of water find their way in, they can destroy flooring materials and any objects contained within the structure.
SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale is ready around the clock to respond to your water damage calls. If you believe your home may flood, be sure to call us immediately at (630) 830-6236 so we can get there as fast as possible.