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Water Removal and Flooded Basement Cleanup In Oak Brook
- Broken Pipes
- Storm Flooding
- Appliance Malfunction
- Sewage Backup
Secure Important paperwork, pictures, and valued items in water resistant containers off the ground. Your washer and dryer may be elevated to keep them from flood water, as well as any other sensitive electronics or machines in the basement. Upon inspection, we are keeping an eye out for problem areas. This is to provide you with suggestions on ways to keep from future flooding.
“What is the fee for an inspection?”
“How do you know everything is dry?”
Water damage is assessed by class and category
Flood cleanup is really never straightforward work. Different techniques are applied depending on the size of area affected and the source of the water. Some water has immediate contaminants and should always be safely removed and the property sanitized, both by a professional. These also effect the required drying equipment needed to correctly complete the structural drying. The categories and classifications are as follows:
- Class 1- Used in cases where a small area has been affected by water
- Class 2- May describe that some of the floor in a room or two have been flooded
- Class 3- The highest class, pertains to when most of the ceiling, walls, and flooring of a property have been saturated
- Category 1- The best case scenario, often from a broken pipe, this is reserved to describe clean water
- Category 2- This is water that may contain harmful bacteria, rainwater that has passed over the ground or through storm pipes are carrying contaminants
- Category 3- Hazardous material, such as human waste from your home’s plumbing, or raw sewage from the city system- or stagnant water
As water is allowed to set, it changes categories every 24 hours. Elevated moisture and humidity allow for mold and/or bacterial growth quickly. Mold growth can occur within 24-72 hours of settled spores coming into contact with water. High humidity feeds airborne contaminants and creates an off gassing effect, which in turn, causes a foul odor. High moisture levels in building materials can continue to cause damage for a long time.
Check us out, Oak Brook
Our crews travel all across the country. We are dedicated to building experience, knowledge, customer satisfaction. Our experience sets us above the rest and you can find our five-star reviews on Google, Yelp, Facebook, and Angie’s List. You will also find us an accredited business through the BBB. We are proud to be a local water cleanup business that is hard working, and full of positive attitude.
Proper tools for the job
Water restoration companies use high powered equipment, from the water extraction to the structural drying, the work would not be done right without the machines. Once all the water is removed and necessary surfaces exposed, the air movers can blow the moisture off materials into the air. From there, it will be pulled in by high efficiency dehumidifiers. Lowering the humidity and stopping the water damage, while also improving the indoor air quality.
“I have a claim number from my insurance company.”
2nd Chance Water Restoration has worked with the adjusters of multiple companies, that handle the cases for water removal and flooded basement cleanup in Oak Brook. With just a claim number, work is able to get under way. We recommend you take pictures of anything you want to show has been affected by water damage. Restoration companies will also take pictures and supply all other necessary documentation that will help your adjuster process your claim, and ensure appropriate coverage pertaining to your loss. We are happy to be there and meet with your adjuster at his inspection, to answer questions personally.