What are the Two Main Types of Flood Damages?
SERVPRO Professionals Handle Any Size Flood Damage in Chicagoland Properties
When heavy storms impact the area, the result can be more water than the city drainage can handle, and flooding may occur. As long as the water is outside the property, there are no significant issues.
If flood damage occurs to a property, two main types of floodwater wind up in a home. The first is clean water from a damaged roof that allows rainwater or snowmelt into the house. As long as this gets extracted and dried within 24 hours, there are little to no health hazards. When groundwater such as from the river enters a home, it can hold a host of contaminants and debris, meaning people and pets in the house should not come into contact with it.
SERVPRO technicians have the equipment to safely handle this type of water damage cleanup, including:
- Personal protective gear
- Professional biocides for water treatment
- Extraction equipment to move large amounts of water quickly
SERVPRO of Oak Park-river Forest at (708) 483-8636 is available any time of the day or night for flood damage cleanup.