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Water Removal in Chicago

Water Removal In Chicago

Having done water removal in Chicago for many years I thought I had seen just about everything when it comes to water damage restoration. The other day on a Chicago water removal job I ran into something I have never seen before in my almost 20 years of experience. We were taking apart some plaster walls that were damaged by a burst pipe, and were saturated like the rest of the house causing some flood damage, when we noticed a problem. Over the course of the lifetime of those, which was a hundred years old, mice had used the wall cavities to drop the empty seeds from the bird feeders that fed them along with their droppings. I have done a lot of sewage cleanup in the Chicago area so I am not overly squeamish when it comes to feces. This was something new and so I found it to be quite gross for so many reasons.

Sometimes water damage reveals other long hidden problems that would not be discovered if not for the flooding!

Mold removal in Chicago

Mold will happen in force with out water removal being done in a timely manner!

There have been many other discoveries I have made of problems that properties had that no ones was previously aware. Mold is a common thing to find in flooded basements and usually the mold was there first. Water will often be ignored by homeowners if is in a small area or happens “only once in a while”. That is not the correct course of action that needs to be taken. Every time water is found in your home it needs to be removed otherwise you could have your house develop problems that the naked eye can not see. Mold is not visible to the naked eye until there is already to many spores for a healthy environment. Millions of spores are needed to be visible to the naked eye! If you have flooding in your basement then you need water removal right away!