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I’ve Got a Flooded Basement; So What? Water Damage in Chicago, IL


    ServiceMaster by Simons | Flooded Basements and Water Damage in Chicago, IL and surrounding areas   

    We’re not sure about you, but we are beyond ready for more sunny days and less stormy clouds looming over our heads here in Chicago! While the rain is nice for our plants and greenery, everything is starting to become a bit of a soggy mess. You might have even noticed that some of that water is starting to seep into your basement. You’re thinking, “It’s just a little water…no big deal.” In a sense you’re right…it may be “no big deal” – it can be a huge deal! Proper water removal and water damage restoration in Chicago, IL, is extremely important to maintaining the health of your building.

    There is a lot of precipitation in the springtime. Between melting snow, frost lines, and increased April and May showers, water and moisture are coming into your home from every angle. Water damage restoration is about more than just removing water from your basement or building. It  also includes repairing water damage to your home, including compromised structural materials.

    There are quite a few problems that can arise from water finding its way into your home or office, but mold and dry rot are among the most predominant.

    Mold. The most common problem that occurs after water damage is mold. Even the smallest leak can cause a huge mold infestation. Any amount of moisture creates a buffet for mold to feast and grow. Mold growth affects both your building and your family. Mold spores can travel through air ducts and throughout the home, causing respiratory issues for you and your family.

    Dry Rot. Dry rot is another side effect of both water damage and mold. Without proper water damage restoration or mold remediation, the safety of your building’s structural materials can be compromised. Moisture and mold can break down the fibers that keep the wood in your building strong and unyielding, resulting in dry rot.

    Both mold and dry rot can cause severe problems in your home or business. Proper mold remediation and water damage restoration in Chicago, IL, is essential to maintaining the health of your family and the health of your building. For mold and water removal, call the experts: ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons. We can clean up the mess, remove the mold, repair the damage, and help you take the correct steps to prevent future water damage and mold problems.


    • Simon Sam

      ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons is an MBE/WBE certified firm and family-run company serving both Cook and Lake County, Illinois. Recently, the company was awarded a variety of honors, including the SB100 Best of Small Business Award Winner 2021, Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, recipient of the 2020 Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, and the recipient of the 2020 Skokie Business of the Year Award, Honorable Mention Category. Restoration By Simons provides disaster restoration services including water and flood damage restoration, fire and smoke damage restoration, mold remediation, to residential and commercial customers in both Cook and Lake County IL.

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