Floods are common throughout the summer months due to severe storms in the Chicagoland area. With this, it's important to be ready at any time for floods by following these tips.
We recommend creating a Emergency Profile with the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile. Our app can store all of the important information about your property and emergency response information in one place making it easy to report any damage from your smart phone, tablet or computer.
Watch for Pooling Water
Take note of all places that water may pool on your property and direct this water away from buildings. Make sure gutters are clean and are directing water as directed.
Maintain Sump Pump
If you have a sump pump, make sure it is operating correctly and efficiently before water starts to rise.
Raise items of the floor onto shelves or pallets to keep them away from possible water damage. In some cases, a few inches can make a huge difference.
Keep Storm Drains Clear
If you see water gathering near a storm drain in your neighborhood, it may be blocked with debris. Clearing the debris away from the drain will help water flow away from your property into the drain.
When you experience a flood, it's important to act fast to dry out any wet items in the property including walls and floors. Call SERVPRO of Norridge/Harwood Heights at 1-708-453-3655 to extract water and mitigate any mold growth. We have the experience and training to make it "Like it never even happened."