Here at Chicagoland Water Medics we have a team of professionals that are IICRC and Water certified and are thoroughly trained in the specific methods of cleaning up water damage.
Ways Water Damage Can Occur
There are many scenarios your home could get water damage and Chicagoland Water Medics can aid you in water damage cleanup in these and other situations:
A pipe freezes or bursts inside your house due to cold weather
Your roof is damaged and a crack or loose shingle could allow rain and moisture to seep inside a home
Ice Dam, the water that backs up behind the dam can leak into your home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas
Water pipes inside the house have undetected holes, worn hoses or weak/rusted fittings that cause leaks
Leaking appliances, water heaters, plumbing
Overflowing sinks, toilets, bathtubs that may have been clogged
Sump Pump failures in basements
Water Damage Services
There are many specific ways to clean up water damage and dry a house back to pre-loss conditions. A lot of people think they can clean up their water damage themselves by mopping the water up or using shop vacuums and just wiping the areas dry with rags and towels, but the wrong cleanup methods can cause problems such as mold/fungus to grow on drywall and dry rot to occur on the wood framing of your home.
Here at Chicagoland Water Medics we have modern equipment and the scientific know how to dry out your home back to pre-loss conditions.
We also scan your home with thermal imaging to check for hidden moisture to make sure nothing is missed and free from any more damage. The problems faced by most property owners is that moisture behind walls, over ceilings, and under floors is often impossible to detect until the problem is excessive and visible to the naked eye. This technology helps us determine the necessary steps to take for the best course of action. It is the start of an investigation that will help the property owner stop a problem before it becomes serious.
DETECTING WATER DAMAGE
Seeing standing water on the floor is easy to see. Less obvious signs of problems can include:
Unexpected increases in your water bill
Stains on walls, floors or ceilings
Discoloration or bubbled flooring in vinyl
Warped/bubbling in bottom panels in under-sink cabinets
Peeling paint or wallpaper
Corrosion on plumbing valves and fittings
Cupping or buckling of wood floors
The following are different types of water damage, which one do you have?
Category 1 Water Loss
Clean clear water
Most likely comes from a broken or frozen water supply line. Broken water heater, refrigerator ice maker hose. Examples: Toilet tanks, drinking water fountains, faucets.
Category 2 Water Loss
This is water that has been mixed with something and may be contaminated.
The sources would be from a washing machine, dishwasher, sump pump failure.
Category 3 Water Loss
Black Water and Sewage Water
Black water or sewage is unsanitary and hazardous. By chance coming in contact with any of this water could cause serious illness or hospitalization.
Examples: Sewer backup, flooding from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces, standing liquid that has been sitting for a long period of time.
Take care of these problems as you find them. Clean up any water or moisture, locate the source and make repairs. Tracking down a leak isn't always straightforward, if you’re having a hard time and need help, you can count on Chicagoland Water Medics to locate and mitigate the problem before it gets worse. Call Us at (331) 205-9354