Water Mitigation - (847) 868-3121
If your Skokie home or business has suffered water damaged, the restoration experts at Rainbow International® of Chicago North Shore are ready to help.
Each year, one out of every five homes experiences some sort of water damage, many the result of some type of plumbing failure or natural disaster like flooding and hurricanes. If water damage occurs in your home, it is important that you locate a company that is well-trained and has the necessary restoration equipment to completely dry your home as quickly as possible. Water damage is progressive and items that could be restored or dealt with within the first 48 hours of initial damage may not be restored if emergency response is delayed.
Although you might be tempted to use a shop vacuum or call a company that only has equipment to dry carpet, you should consider that water will wick up walls and travel under base molding and sill plates. It will penetrate through floor coverings into sub-floors.
In addition, if humidity inside the structure is not controlled, items that were not damaged from the original water damage could be damaged as a result of absorbing moisture from the air. Structures that are not dried out quickly and properly can become a food source for microbial growth.
Rainbow International® of Chicago North Shore Service Professionals are trained on current procedures, such as , to dry your entire structure as quickly as possible, using state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Our Moisture Meters and our Flir Thermal Imaging Camera are used to locate moisture that may not be visible or may be hidden behind walls or cabinets, so that our Service Professionals can ensure that all wet materials are dry. Because we understand how important it is to react quickly in the unfortunate event of water damage, you can rely on Rainbow International® of Chicago North Shore to provide emergency response and quick professional service 24-hours a day.
In the event of water damage, do the following:
·Stay calm! Call Rainbow International® of Chicago North Shore at 847-868-3121.
·Make sure the water source is turned off. This will help contain the damage.
·Turn off the breaker in the damaged area before you unplug or remove any electrical devices located on the wet carpet.
·Place aluminum foil under the legs of any furniture which is in contact with wet carpet. This might help prevent furniture stains on your carpet.
·Lift draperies away from wet carpet.
·Remove books, shoes, paper goods, fabrics, potted plants, and other items which may stain wet carpet.
Do not attempt the following:
·Don’t use your home vacuum, since electrical shock may result, as well as certain damage to the equipment itself.
·Don’t place newspaper in traffic areas to walk on, since newspaper ink transfers easily to the wet carpet fibers and may result in permanent staining.
·Don’t walk on carpet any more than necessary. This will keep the damage from spreading to unaffected areas.
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