Water removal and damage restoration should be a priority when flooding occurs
What should you do when flooding occurs in your home, apartment or building? Well you can attempt water removal yourself or you can call a professional disaster recovery team. A Emergency provides disaster recovery services in Chicago, Niles, Morton Grove, Skokie and Lincolnwood including water removal and water damage restoration. In deciding what to do when flooding occurs in your space, there are some things you need to consider.
Flooding by its very definition implies the accumulation of water in volumes greater than you can remove with buckets, mops and brooms. You also most likely don’t have the equipment, resources, knowledge and skills to deal with a flood situation. Water that is allowed to accumulate and stand will cause a great deal of damage. The longer the water remains, the greater the damage. Standing water will soon turn toxic and pose additional health risks. This does not take long. Water from a contaminated source will already be toxic and will pose immediate health risks. Damage from flooding will most likely require more than water removal. Valuables will likely require salvaging. Structures and fitting may require repairs. Since humidity and standing water is likely to attract mold spore, mold remediation might be required.
A professional water damage restoration team will be able to remove the accumulated water using state of the art equipment such as industrial pumps, air-movers, humidifiers, blowers and more. Once the water is removed the disaster recovery team will set about the rest of the water damage restoration tasks. These include salvaging, decontamination, drying, sanitizing as well repairs, construction and building work.
If you delay your response to flooding you might also jeopardise your insurance coverage. You should act at the first signs of flooding and call the water removal and water damage restoration people who know how to deal with the situation.