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Prompt Water Mitigation Services for Chicago Apartments

12/25/2022 (Permalink)

water covering the floor of a kitchen Dealing with water damage on your own is never easy. Contact us to investigate the cause and remediate the water damage in your home.

Assessing Your Need for Water Mitigation

Mitigation is an important phase of recovery after disasters in area apartments. Owners and renters must understand the order of events so they might get needed restoration work started to protect what matters most. After a disaster, homeowners should:

  • Contact restoration professionals
  • Move items that could be in the damage path 
  • Get to safety if hazards exist
  • Contact your insurance provider

Water Damage Repair Services

While many consider water mitigation in Chicago apartments to begin with water removal services, it is often more necessary for our SERVPRO team to determine if repairs are needed first. From board-up services to emergency repairs for the plumbing system after leaks and breaks, our general contractor license can be instrumental in thwarting continued damage to the structure.

Extracting Standing Surface Water

To prevent absorption into materials and contents, it is critical to begin extraction as soon as possible. The wall systems used in high-rise apartment buildings are not often thick and formidable, making water movement easy after prolonged exposure. We focus on the earliest actions possible to clear surface pooling. We have several extraction devices in our inventory, though the process is often down to a combination of pumps and vacuums to remove any standing water threats.

Transitioning to Restoration

One of the ultimate objectives of successful mitigation is directly transitioning to the restoration needs of the apartment. Time is critical with multiple units connected to prevent avoidable water migration through wall systems that could cause greater concerns. Extraction and repairs are often suitable foundations to begin setting up drying equipment. 

Mitigating water damage in Chicago apartments can be a large undertaking for even experienced professionals like ours. Many high-rise structures require unique restoration approaches after disasters, as multiple units could get impacted. Give our SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville team a call today at (312) 509-5000. 

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