Recent Water Damage Posts

Understanding the Categories of Water & Its Damage

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

As water damage restoration specialists from SERVPRO know, there are several categories of water leading to water damage. The concern for the rate of water removal escalates as the Category number increases. 

Category 1 is clean water, and this is a type of water that poses no serious threat to people. This is drinking water (potable) that is in a place it should not be. 

Category 2 is gray water, and this type of water is contaminated and can cause illness when ingested. This may be soapy dishwater, standing water on a floor, or wastewater containing urine. 

Category 3 is black water. This type of water is unsanitary and dangerous because it contains bacteria that can cause sickness. Blackwater results from sewage issues and standing water that has been contaminated. This category of water requires immediate water removal.

Understanding the categories can help a home or business owner recognize the importance of having water disasters mitigated properly to reduce the chances of illness and further damage to the property. 

When you call our franchise, your call will be answered by one of our staff and not an answering service.  You can rest assured that you will get an immediate response during the day or at 3 in the morning. 

If you find yourself in a situation where water mitigation services are needed,  call us immediately (773) 337-3900.

An Emergency Situation!

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

Wet Wood Flooring Flooring such as laminate or engineered wood that has been affected by water may begin to buckle if not dried properly.

Imagine that it is 3 a.m. and you wake up to the sound of running water. After further investigation, you discover that a pipe behind your bathroom wall has burst and water is pouring out everywhere; out of the bathroom, through the hallway affecting everything in its path. What do you do?

First, shut off your water at the main in an effort to minimize damage in your home. Second, you should contact a plumber to repair the broken pipe. Once the pipe is fixed, call SERVPRO of South Holland/Dolton/Riverdale so we can assist you with getting your home dried out.  

SERVPRO of South Holland/Dolton/Riverdale provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in our community. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

SERVPRO always strives to provide the best possible service. No matter how big or small your water damage may be, we have the know-how to restore your home or business to a preloss state.  

If your home has sustained major water damage, you may feel like your home will never recover. Call the professionals who can fix it "Like it never even happened."

If you have questions about water or fire damage, call us 24/7/365 - (773) 337-3900

We are proud to serve our local communities

Water Damage: A Real Headache

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

We're heading into the summer season, and while we are hoping for sunshine and warm temperatures, we also fully anticipate rain showers and thunderstorms. Inclement weather can be a real headache for homeowners, leaving the possibility for flooded basements and waterlogged backyards. If you’re dealing with a flooded basement, it may be time to call SERVPRO to assist you with your water damage restoration.

From soaking wet carpets and floors to water damaged walls and furniture, weather-related disasters can be quite stressful, leaving you and your family with a heavy burden on your shoulders. Not only can flooding cause structural damage and loss of possessions, it can also bring the threat of mold, which can cause undue worry, and put a strain on your finances.

SERVPRO of South Holland/Dolton/Riverdale arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

 Flooding and water emergencies don't wait for regular business hours and neither do we.  We provide emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including all holidays.