In recent weeks, stories of hurricanes and severe storms have circulated in the news media and soon there will be warnings for blizzards and extreme freezing temperatures. With these news stories and weather warnings come numerous tips and checklists on how to protect your family and your home. However, you can prepare all you want but there’s always a chance that water damage will still occur. For times like these, contact us at ServiceMaster DSI for water damage restoration services in Denver, CO and Kansas City, MO as well as Chicago, IL; Springfield, IL; and Indianapolis, IN.
Sometimes the threat of water damage comes from the outside—think excessive rains or the flooding of lakes and rivers—while other times it’s the hidden danger of a leaking valve or burst pipe inside your home. Wherever the water comes from, it can cause serious damage to such areas as:
- Foundation: Water surrounding concrete and brick building foundations can decrease the integrity of the entire structure. Foundations are especially susceptible to cracking from moisture with soon-to-be below-freezing temperatures.
- Crawl spaces: Crawl spaces are between walls and underneath floors. They are used for access to plumbing, wiring, and insulation. If pipes burst and these areas flood, you could have a whole host of problems with your electrical system, wood rot, and mold growth.
- Basement: Flooded basements are common with increased rain as sump pumps work overtime to try to keep the water at bay. If your basement floods, you may need to refurbish a renovated space, rip out electrical systems, and even redo cement floors and walls.
When you’ve done everything you can to prepare, but still are faced with water damage in your home, contact us at ServiceMaster DSI. We can help restore and salvage your home and possessions through our water damage restoration services whether you live in Chicago, Kansas City, Springfield, Indianapolis, Denver, or elsewhere in the Midwest.