Water damage restoration should be commenced as soon as possible
Water damage is top of the list when it comes to insurance claims for property damage and loss. Water damage can result from natural causes such as flash floods, storm surges or domestic issues such as leaking pipes. Water damage restoration is often required after water has accumulated in your home or building. A Emergency provides water damage restoration services in Chicago, Niles, Morton Grove, Skokie and Lincolnwood, IL.
Once water has accumulated in your home or building, damage is inevitable. It is important to act fast in order to prevent additional damage. The longer the water remains, the greater the damage. Standing water can also turn toxic and pose health risks. Water damage restoration involves water removal, mold remediation, drying, sanitizing, salvaging as well as repairs and construction work.
If the source of flooding is of a domestic nature it is important that this source be identified and dealt with before water damage restoration begins. After assessing the situation and dealing with a possible leak, the recovery team will commence the water damage clean-up process. The first step in water damage cleanup is getting rid of the water. This normally involves the use of powerful pumps, extractors and relating mopping and drying equipment. The recovery team will also determine if there might be a mold infestation and will deal with that as well. Mold can form quickly so it is important to get the recovery process started as soon as possible.
Salvaging of equipment, appliances, carpets and furniture is also an important part of the water damage clean-up and restoration process. More items will be salvaged if the water damage cleanup commences immediately.
Dealing with water damage also involves paper work and insurance claims. Your recovery team will also be able to assist with damage estimates, supporting evidence and the related insurance claims.