All forms of water damage must be addressed immediately to prevent significant problems, especially if you experience indoor flooding. Standing flood water can occur in a home as a result of outdoor flooding or rain as well as burst pipes, plumbing leaks, overflows, and backups. Excessive flooding in a home or building can be dangerous because it can cause structural damage by weakening building materials and create conditions for mold growth. ServiceMaster DAK provides flood damage cleanup and restoration services in Wilmette, IL for homes and businesses with indoor flooding. We use advanced equipment that can completely remove the flood water and we will make sure to dry and restore the damaged areas.
The most common building materials in your home including wood, flooring, insulation, and drywall are absorbent which makes them especially vulnerable to flood damage. These materials allow water to spread through them and too much water will weaken them which can result in major structural damage. The wet conditions created by the flooding can also trigger mold growth which will add the risk of negative health effects such as allergies and infection.
You can rest assured that our technicians at ServiceMaster DAK are equipped and prepared to remove flood water from your home or business and restore the affected areas back to their original condition. The flood water is removed with advanced water extraction equipment and we will set up dehumidification equipment around the area to extract all moisture from wet furnishings, building materials, and air spaces.
We perform the following steps for our flood damage restoration services:
- Emergency Response: We will respond quickly to your call to contain the flood water and create a restoration plan.
- Water Removal and Drying: We can extract all flood water with our water extraction equipment and we use dehumidifiers to dry wet furnishings and building materials.
- Reinstallation and Cleaning: We will clean and disinfect the affected areas and move back any large objects that we moved during the process.
Flooding from Burst Pipes
We have been serving the Chicago area long enough to know that freezing winter temperatures can cause frozen and burst pipes that lead to significant indoor flooding. As water within your pipes freezes, the ice expands and puts pressure on the pipe that leads to a burst. Dealing with a major leak from a burst pipe is frustrating in the middle of winter but our technicians can fix the pipe and remove the water from your home. Frozen pipes are much more likely in areas of your home that are not insulated so consider installing pipe insulation or taking other measures to keep uninsulated areas warm.
You should never hesitate to address any amount of flooding in your home because allowing the water more time to soak into your home will greatly increase the risk of mold growth and structural damage. If you have a flooding issue in your home or business in Wilmette, IL, call ServiceMaster DAK right away to stop the spread of the water and begin the restoration. We are available 24 hours a day at (847) 983-7400 for emergency assistance.