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Sewer Backup In Chicago?

Sewer Backup In Chicago?

Flood cleanup

Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, Carol Stream, Addison, Woodale, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove, Darien, Hinsdale, Westchester, Hillside, Berkeley, Bellwood, Oak Park, River Forest, Warrenville, Naperville, Aurora, Schaumburg, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Skokie, Westmont, Willowbrook, Palos, Palos Park, Tinley Park, Algonquin, Romeoville, New Lennox, Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace, Northlake, Bensenville, Stone Park, Hardwood Heights, Evanston, Glenview, Elgin, Geneva, Batavia, West Chicago, North Chicago, Gurnee, Vernon Hills, Linconshire, Long Grove, Antioch, Hanover Park, Streamwood, Bartlett, South Holland, Woodale, Schiller Park, Des Plaines, Zion, Oswego, North Aurora, Yorkville, Libertyville, East Dundee, West Dundee, Gilberts, Elburn, Gary, Hammond, Evergreen Park Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, Carol Stream, Addison, Woodale, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove, Darien, Hinsdale, Westchester, Hillside, Berkeley, Bellwood, Oak Park, River Forest, Warrenville, Naperville, Aurora, Schaumburg, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Skokie, Westmont, Willowbrook, Palos, Palos Park, Tinley Park, Algonquin, Romeoville, New Lennox, Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace, Northlake, Bensenville, Stone Park, Hardwood Heights, Evanston, Glenview, Elgin, Geneva, Batavia, West Chicago, North Chicago, Gurnee, Vernon Hills, Linconshire, Long Grove, Antioch, Hanover Park, Streamwood, Bartlett, South Holland, Woodale, Schiller Park, Des Plaines, Zion, Oswego, North Aurora, Yorkville, Libertyville, East Dundee, West Dundee, Gilberts, Elburn, Gary, Hammond, Evergreen Park are a few of the towns we serve but we do most of our sewer backup in Chicago!

Chicago basement sewage flood

If you have sewer backup in Chicago may I start by saying on behalf of 2nd Chance Water Restoration we are very sorry that you had that happen to you. We feel to often that companies in our industry are not the most sensitive when people have sewer backup in Chicago. As a Water damage restoration company we pride ourselves in helping people and their home recover recover in a compasionate way. We do not want to make your bad day worse by needlessly tearing apart your home.

Here is a video about sewage cleanup:

We only use the steps that are necessary according to the standards of the water damage restoration industry when we are taking care of a sewer backup in Chicago! There have been many instances where the rain came in at to quick of a pace for the sewer system to handle. Sometimes that leads to much water in the system and the next thing you know you have a sewer backup in Chicago. The first thing you should do is call the best water damage restoration company around, 2nd Chance Water Restoration at 630-546-2239!

Chicago sewage flood in basement

Often times customers will get multiple estimates and that is fine with us. We encourage homeowners to get multiple estimates for their Water Damage Restoration needs. We will supply you with a free estimate for the actual work you need done at no cost. It is simple, if you do not like our technician or think we are not the company for you then we will leave and it will not have cost you one red cent. All of our techs are certified in water damage restoration and sewer backup. We are based out of Elmhurst but can be anywhere within the Chicago area in or about an hour. This week we took care of an over filled sink way up in Harvard and performed a dry out all the way down in Plainfield. We had another customer who fell and burst pipes in his basement by his sump pump. Not every job has to be a sewer backup in Chicago has you see. We can literally take care of any water damage restoration job so you do not get mold.

This Washington Post article describes how water damage leads to mold growth.

Mold is scary for everyone who does not like bad things to breath. Mold is in every home already as it lives in the air. If you allow a sewer backup or water problem to sit for twenty four to seventy two hours in your home then you will have a mold problem. Sewer backup water usually will grow mold quicker has it has a lot of organisms already thriving in it. By rule all sewage water is class three and any organic material it comes into contact with should be removed. Class three water can cause hepatitis or diphtheria so it is nothing to fool around with. That is why it is important to get a good company to take care of it.

Catagories and Classes of Water Damage
The IICRC (Institute of International Cleaning and Restoration Certification) is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards developer. They produce standards for the cleaning and restoration Industry. The current standard that addresses water damage restoration is the S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration (S500).

In the S500, water is described relative to its degree of contamination in 3 categories. The determination of the category helps restorers to determine the restorability of an affected material and to determine the need for personal protective equipment to be worn by restorers during restoration.

Category 1
Category 1 – Water originates from a sanitary (clean) water source and does not pose substantial risk from dermal, ingestion, or inhalation exposure. (i.e., broken water supply lines; tub or sink overflows with no contaminants; appliance malfunctions involving water-supply lines; melting ice or snow; falling rainwater; broken toilet tanks, and toilet bowls that do not contain contaminants or additives).

Category 2
Category 2 – Water contains significant contamination and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. Category 2 water can contain potentially unsafe levels of microorganisms or nutrients for microorganisms, as well as other organic or inorganic matter (chemical or biological). (i.e., discharge from dishwashers or washing machines; overflows from washing machines; overflows from toilet bowls on the room side of the trap with some urine but no feces; seepage due to hydrostatic pressure; broken aquariums and punctured water beds).

Category 3
Category 3 – Water is grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents. (i.e., sewage; toilet backflows that originate from beyond the toilet trap regardless of visible content or color; all forms of flooding from seawater; rising water from rivers or streams; and water entering or affecting the indoor environment, such as wind-driven rain from hurricanes, tropical storms, or other weather-related events that can carry contaminants (e.g., silt, organic matter, pesticides, heavy metals, regulated materials, or toxic organic substances).

Category 1 or 2 water can deteriorate to 2 or 3 respectively. Category 1 water that flows into an uncontaminated building does not constitute an immediate change in the category. However, Category 1 water that flows into a contaminated building can constitute an immediate change in the category. Once microbial organisms become wet from the water intrusion, depending upon the length of time that they remain wet and the temperature, they can begin to grow in numbers and can change the category of the water. Odors can indicate that Category 1 water has deteriorated.

In the S500, water intrusion is also separated out into 4 classes. Each class identifies the relative amount of water left in a material after initial extraction, which needs to be evaporated in order to dry. The class of water intrusion helps restorers to determine the initial amount of dehumidification needed to dry a building.

Class 1
In a Class 1 water intrusion, there is a minimal amount of water that has flowed into the area and the materials are predominately low porosity. This results in there being little moisture remaining after the bulk water was removed and therefore a minimal amount of evaporation is needed to complete the drying process.

Class 2
In a Class 2 water intrusion, there is a significant amount of water that has flowed into the area and wet materials are medium to high porosity (e.g. carpet, gypsum wall board). The result is a greater absorption into materials, and that after the bulk water was removed there is a greater amount of water to evaporate to complete the drying. The scope of what is wet generally is confined to what got wet as a result of what flowed across a floor with some adsorption into other materials.

Class 3
A Class 3 water intrusion represents the greatest amount of absorption into materials, resulting in the highest potential rate of evaporation needed after the bulk water is removed. It also includes a major part of all structural surfaces within the affected area (e.g. carpet, gypsum wall and ceiling board).

Class 4
A Class 4 water intrusion results in the majority of the moisture being, trapped or bound within building materials and assemblies, resulting in a low potential rate of evaporation after bulk water removal. Affected materials are typically low in porosity (e.g. plaster, hardwood, concrete, masonry) or the building assemblies (e.g. gym floors, structural cavities) may require special methods, longer drying times, or substantial vapor pressure differentials.

All of our technicians know this like the back of their hand so if you have a water damage restoration job caused by a sewer backup in Chicago then call us! 2nd Chance Water Restoration is Standing by to help you out.

This one job that was a sewer backup in Chicago was a total nightmare because of the amount of raw sewage all over the basement. There was over three thousand pounds of poop in this place. You know that is a lot of poop when you have to use a scoop shovel. That would fall under the term heavy muck out. Muck out is my favorite type of sewage backup. You get to wear all the cool PPE! I really like when I get a good picture of that so I can put it on Facebook. Our fiends refer to it as brown gold since that is how we get our bread and butter. Nothing like shoveling poop for a living. We spent over four hours shoveling but we got it completely cleaned. It was very rewarding to us to achieve such cleanliness