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Water Damage Restoration - Making it "Like it never even happened."

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

Comparison of water damage in basement - left side shows walls and floors removed, right side shows walls and floors repaired At SERVPRO, we make water damage "Like it never even happened."

At any given moment, water damage can strike in your home or business. Whether it is from leaking kitchen appliances, pipe bursts, or failing sump pumps, you may find yourself knee-deep in water and not knowing what to do next.

SERVPRO is well-equipped to handle any size disaster. We are your local neighbors in Elk Grove Village, and we know there are many older residential properties in the surrounding area that are susceptible to failed plumbing and pipe bursts, especially in the winter season. Luckily, we have had enough experience in these properties that we can not only help mitigate the damage, but we can restore your property to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

Mitigation & Restoration

When water damage occurs, surface level damage is obvious - moisture wicking up drywall, saturated carpet, buckling hardwood floors, etc. However, it is the damage that lies underneath that we are concerned about. Even if you dry the outer layers of your walls and floors, there will most likely still be moisture found in the underlying structure, such as your subfloors or framing studs. Leaving this unattended increases the risk of microbial growth and mold, which will lead to further damage and expenses down the road. Because of this, depending on the extent of the water damage, our technicians may be required to perform a certain level of demolition to your property.

While in some cases we can thoroughly dry the structure without removing materials, there are times we will need to completely remove sections of drywall and flooring in order to dry and disinfect the underlying structure. There may also be times we would need to remove items such as vanities and cabinets, either because we need to access the walls and floors beneath or these items are damaged beyond repair. This will help protect the integrity of your structure and prevent further damage, but it will also leave the framing of your property temporarily exposed.

We know it can be a harrowing experience to see your home in this state, and that's why we will also work quickly to restore everything back to the way it was, perhaps in an even better state. Working alongside you and your insurance company, SERVPRO can coordinate reconstruction efforts to make sure all new materials match with what was there before to ensure a seamless repair. We can also assist you in selecting any cabinets/vanities/etc. that need to be replaced. 

Click here to see an example of one of our previous reconstruction jobs!

SERVPRO is ready to respond to any size disaster, 24/7/365. Call us now, 847-593-3055!

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