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Commercial Water Damage Restoration Albany Park Chicago  

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

High meter reading for a large water loss at a pristine hotel.

If you have a commercial building in Albany Park, Horner Park or Irving Park that has had water damage due to burst pipes or flooding time is of the essence. You don’t want to lose business due to restoration work, however, delaying the work or doing this yourself improperly could mean you lose a lot more time and money for your business in the long run.

So what do you do in the event of a burst pipe or flood? Firstly if possible and safe to do so turn off the water supply to prevent further water entering the premises, but be aware that with water damage comes other safety risks such as electrical items being in contact with water, if in doubt stay out.

Next, you should call SERVPRO of Ravenswood at 773-878-522.  Our specialist team will arrive within 24-48 hours to ensure that the damage does not worsen and cause more problems. We have specialized equipment that can sense areas with elevated water and moisture levels so we can ensure that all areas are treated and all areas where water has penetrated to ensure that they are properly dried out this includes flooring, both carpeted and wooden, wallpaper and the drywall itself.

Levels of Water Damage

There are three types, and two levels of water damage that you should be aware of, primary and secondary. Primary water damage is the areas of your property that have become wet or damp as a result of water intrusion and is not always visible to the naked eye. Secondary damage is moisture damage where an area that has been left untreated or has not been properly treated, results in drywall disintegrating, wooden flooring that is warped or split and mold growth can begin which also has a strong smell which can further damage furnishings. SERVPRO of Ravenswood will provide a full inspection to help identify the type of damage your building endured. 

What do Commercial Water Damage Restoration companies do?

Whether your business is in Albany Park, Horner Park or Irving Park our professionally trained SERVPRO of Ravenswood team will assess the premises and identify the root cause of the water damage then, mitigate the water to prevent further damage. They will then extract as much water from the affected areas as possible. This will be followed by drying and dehumidifying the area using a combination of specialty equipment to ensure that the moisture readings are back at acceptable levels. Finally, they will clean and treat the area to protect your premises from the development of contaminants which may be prone to cause serious health and safety concerns for you, your employees and your customers.

While hiring the SERVPRO of Ravenswood cleanup and restoration team in Albany Park, Horner Park or Irving Park may seem costly it will save you money in the long run. If the primary damage is mitigated quickly and properly, then secondary damage cannot occur and this will save you money down the line as secondary water damage is more costly to repair both in terms of the cost of the repairs and the time it will take to complete the restoration which may prevent you from conducting business at the property.

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