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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Flood Water In My Home!

4/28/2020 (Permalink)

Do you have water in your home after a storm?  So many questions will start going through your mind on what you should do.  Let SERVPRO of Kankakee County help!

SERVPRO of Kankakee County has the most experience handling potentially hazardous water cleanup in Bourbonnais, Bradley, Kankakee, Herscher, Clifton, Chebanse, Manteno, Grant Park, and all surrounding areas!

What we call Category three groundwater is one of the worst types of water loss that can affect your home. The water ruins anything porous it touches.  Water can find a way of getting into areas that you wouldn't think it could, and the longer it remains in the house, the more damage that it does. Fast action is the best action when it comes to "dirty" water in your home. 

What Could Potentially Live In Floodwater?

When groundwater is the cause of the flood in your home, there can be many problems that can present within the water. As the water travels, it picks up everything it comes in contact with and brings it along for the ride. SERVPRO of Kankakee County technicians perform water restoration services on water damages that could contain one or more harmful agents. Additionally, all types of mud and debris may potentially be in the water when it comes into your home.

Can Floodwater Harm Your Flooring?

The potential outcome of your flooring in your home after a floodwater disaster is dependent on how fast the cleanup efforts began making it even more important to call a professional to clean it up. After groundwater enters a home, it travels to any area that offers the least resistance. SERVPRO of Kankakee County techs know from experience some of the most common places affected by floodwater are:

  • Under your tile
  • Behind baseboards and drywall
  • Through your floor joists possibly into your basements or crawlspaces
  • Through carpet and pad 

 Extraction of Floodwater is Critical When You Have a Flood Damage

After floodwater enters a home, the timer starts ticking. If the water gets extracted quickly after the water starts to enter your home, there is a greater chance that you will not have as much damage to the structure of your home as well as your possessions inside.

Because of the contaminated nature of this water, SERVPRO of Kankakee County techs often apply treatments that will greatly lessen the possible contagions present before starting the  mitigation process. 

It is common for the original amount of water to seem like it is starting to recede.  Be aware that when that happens, most likely the water has starting being soaked up by things like drywall, carpet/pad, and paneling.

Controlled Demolition is Part of the Restoration Process

As scary as it may seem, part of the mitigation process may entail demolition.  Our technicians may have to cut into the wall to remove all wet drywall and insulation that is behind it.  Leaving wet drywall or insulation can lead to mold.

When contaminated water soaks into your carpet, it is almost always a loss. It is almost impossible to return the carpet to a sanitized state for reuse. 

If any of your possessions are contaminated from the flood water that require disposal get documented, including photos to assist the homeowner in the filing of insurance claims.

How Do Wet Items in a Home Get Restored After Flood Damage?

Unfortunately, It depends on the material. Porous items after exposure to contaminated water rarely have restoration possibilities. Non-porous items can respond well to methods of cleaning. Immersion cleaning tend to have the most potential for a positive outcome. SERVPRO of Kankakee County techs have access to a wide range of cleaning products, including powerful biocides and antimicrobial solutions.

You can call SERVPRO of Kankakee County at (815) 935-0077  24/7 to handle any size flood damage. 

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