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Crystal Lake Water Damage
Crystal Lake has all the sources of a safe community. This does not prevent the 60012,60014,60039 area from flooding, unfortunately. 2nd Chance Water Restoration is excited to help residents of Crystal Lake by offering water removal services to the entire 60012,60014,60039 area. Water can invade a property several ways and cause a variety of types of damage. Regardless of the water source, 2nd Chance Water Restoration is the right restoration company for you. From storm flooding to frozen pipes, our technicians are ready to help at all hours. 2nd Chance Water Restoration is an emergency service provider. This means there is an industry professional available by phone to dispatch a crew twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The technician will greet you with a courteous attitude, and professionalism. Ready to address your initial concerns and give thorough recommendations on keeping damage and costs to a minimum. An inspection of your property will take place, wherein the next step is at your request. The crew can begin work on the spot or provide an estimate for you to compare and review. We are ready to help in Crystal Lake at your convenience. Restoration crews are trained to work fast, so they will be out of your hair quickly, but not until your home is safely on it’s way to dry, sanitary conditions.
Upon inspection, devices will be used to measure and record both the moisture content of exposed surfaces, and the relative humidity percentage of your indoor air. These are used to set drying goals that will ensure proper drying of your home or business. Improving your indoor air quality and drying saturated building materials (doors, drywall, flooring) are important for the health and wealth of our customers. Mold can develop on building materials in just twenty-four to seventy-two hours, and all types of mold have a potential to be harmful. Mold spores are respiratory, which means they can be breathed in. Machines are used to capture airborne particulates in these events. The building materials in homes and businesses are hydrophobic, or intolerant of water. Left improperly dried, they can show visual signs of severe damage, and will need to be replaced. Sometimes, materials need to be removed to expose surfaces that have bound moisture, or trapped water, so they can be properly dried. Fast action prevents contamination and increases chances that personal items and/or building materials can be saved. most flooring takes only a few hours to be irreversibly damaged. We will explain what and why some things are non-salvageable. Once drying goals are set an initial cleanup can begin. You will be kept informed throughout the drying process. After cleanup and the necessary surfaces have been exposed, the crew can move on to placing the drying equipment. The amount of equipment needed will depend on the size of the affected area, a broken pipe gushes out at a rate of about three gallons a minute. That can fill up a lot of space rather quickly! Leaving several
feet of water or hitting multiple levels, water travels quickly. We find where it went and the equipment is set up appropriately. Air movers focus on saturated walls, flooring, framing and whip the moisture off of their surfaces and into the air. From there, high efficiency dehumidifiers pull the water out of the air at an impressive 140 pints a day. Sometimes, heat can be used to raise the vapor pressure in building materials, and evict the water out instead of inviting it. The drying process ordinarily takes 3-5 days.