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Why choose The CleanUP Guys for your water damage restoration services?
We understand the need to completely dry out your structure. Our resolve is to save your property walls and flooring from buckling, and bulging. With the drying process done properly, you safeguard against the chance of mold forming and creating an unstable environment that can be quite unsettling, to say the least.
We have hundreds of property owners that got their place restored to a stable and safe condition. Call and speak to a remediation specialist for a consultation, or fill out our form below. We will contact you immediately. See our REVIEWS.
As you know, excessive water intrusion can cause all sorts of nasty problems that can take a long time to mitigate, if not dealt with immediately. These conditions make living and working in that type of environment extremely hazardous to your health and breathing, for you and your animals.
Water is the conduit for many microbes and diseases especially when it is water that does not come from your clean running source, like your faucet. Foundation cracks, and sewer backups can carry some of the worst bacteria and can become airborne and wreak havoc in other areas.
A Few Things to Remember:
If you haven’t done so, it is always a very good idea to check with your insurance carrier before calling a restoration company, to see if you are covered for the issue regarding your property.
It is important to know this before you call for help, as the answer could impact your decision-making process. Many customers don’t take the time to investigate this very important step before calling an emergency restoration contractor. This can slow matters up while the moisture in your property sits and the longer it sits, the damage worsens and can incur greater expense.
Category 1: Clean Water Damage
Water damage from clean water is the easiest to manage, but it still requires quick action plus specialized equipment and techniques. Clean water can come from a water heater or dishwasher that malfunctions, the city water supply or a well when a pipe bursts or damaged supply lines to appliances or toilets. When clean water floods your Chicago home or business, most flooring, building structure and contents can be saved from potential flood damage cleanup costs when quick action is taken.
Category 2: Gray Water Damage
A gray water flood comes from water that’s known to contain a significant amount of physical, chemical or biological contamination. Exposure to this water can cause illness and property damage if action isn’t taken quickly. Category 2 water damage may come from a urine-filled toilet bowl, dishwasher or washing machine discharge or a failed sump pump. Any water that needs to be sanitized before use is gray water. Structure and possessions impacted by gray water must be removed to prevent the growth of mold and to prevent further damage. Some materials may be restored, but most items will be lost when impacted by gray water.
Category 3: Black Water Damage
Category 3 or black water damage at your Chicago home or business is the most dangerous to your health and the most damaging to your structure and its contents. This damage from highly contaminated water can cause illness and disease and must be dealt with immediately. Black water can come from a sewage backup, an overflowing river, seawater or other infiltration of water from the outside. Any water left standing for more than 48 to 72 hours may become black water as bacteria levels in it rise from stagnation. Special equipment, training and sanitation instruments and procedures as well as possible mold remediation are necessary to deal with black water damage.
Water Damage Restoration: Step By Step
Step 1: Water Removal
In any water damage restoration project at your Chicago home or business, water removal is the first step. This is done with commercial-grade water extractors, pumps and air movers to aid in evaporation. You can’t be sure how extensive the damage is until enough water removal has been completed for damage to be carefully assessed.
Step 2: Carpet and Padding Removal
Removing the carpet and padding makes it easier to completely dry the floor. Other types of flooring may have to be removed as well. Getting rid of the carpet and padding as soon as possible also decreases the likelihood of water being spread by walking on wet carpeting and of mold being able to establish itself inside your San Diego business or home.
Step 3: Recovery and Restoration of Possessions
Whenever possible, The CleanUP Guys works quickly and carefully to restore your possessions after loss from water damage. Documents, photos, artwork, curtains, computers and both small and large appliances as well as electronics and all other possessions are carefully evaluated and dried, where possible. You may be surprised how many possessions can be restored. Your insurance may pay for replacement of items that cannot be restored.
Step 4: Decontamination and Disinfection
After all drying is complete and possessions are dealt with, we work to disinfect and decontaminate your Chicago home or office so that you can safely occupy and use it again. We have carefully formulated solutions for every kind of water damage, and we take great care in making sure bacteria, mold and other contaminants are eliminated so you can feel confident about using your property again. It all adds up to complete restoration.
Step 5: Drying Equipment Setup
Strategically placed air movers and commercial grade dehumidifiers will speed up the evaporation and drying process.
Step 6: Monitoring of the overall environment
This ensures that humidity levels are brought to a normal state to prevent over saturation of walls, floors, etc.
If your water damage goes beyond just a bit of water to a flood issue, we offer:
Flood Restoration & Cleanup
We remove standing water from basements all the time with flood remediation.
Call Us Right Now (773) 885-8528!
We have seen all kinds of basements over the years with items floating on top of standing water. It is not a pretty sight when it does happen. But, we can make it go away! We respond immediately when a call comes through for a basement that is flooded with water.
Our goal, of course is to get the water out immediately. Then we can start assisting you with dry out and decontamination. The longer the water sits in your basement the more damage it can cause to your electrical functions, your drywall, your studs, your baseboards and trim, may all need to be removed. We offer complete flood restoration services, from water removal to drywall, flooring, or appliances and perishables that need to be taken off premises and hauled away, to structural drying and dehumidification processes.
We are certified by the Illinois Institute of Cleaning and Restoration Certification in flood cleanup and flood restoration services.
If your basement looks anything like these pictures and has filled up with water like a basin, it’s high time you do something about it and fast. We have found that flooding can happen to anyone and just about anywhere. There are all sorts of reasons why a basement can flood.
We can help save yours!
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