Spring has arrived here in the communities of DeKalb, Sycamore, Sandwich and surrounding areas of Illinois. That means a return to warmer temperatures, outdoor activities, rain, more rain, and then some more rain, and then, of course water damage.
Home water damage due to excessive rains isn’t something you usually equate with this time of year, but the potential for water damage is very real, and it can become very extensive very quickly.
Basement foundations are particularly at risk for water damage this time of year. Even the most soundly and solidly constructed basement foundation can succumb to the relentless power of flowing water. After all, if water can carve out the Grand Canyon, it can certainly exploit even minuscule cracks in a basement foundation, and subsequently wreak water damage havoc.
Once water enters a basement, one of the last lines of water damage defense is the basement’s sump pump drainage system. However, sump pumps occasionally fail, and even the best sump pump system can be overwhelmed by excessive flooding. Further, many homes aren’t even equipped with a sump pump system, so they’re at an elevated risk of water damage.
In the unfortunate event that your home basement experiences water damage, you must act quickly to limit just how much water damage occurs. Standing water and saturated carpets and upholstery must be immediately dried and thoroughly cleaned. This decreases the chance for black mold to take root and proliferate. Any saturated dry wall should likewise be dried as much as possible, before it becomes a chalky puddle and has to be replaced entirely.
ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip employs a team of water damage restoration professionals who understand everything that goes into the water damage restoration process. We know the specific steps that should be taken to ensure water damage is kept to a minimum, and how best to prevent black mold and mildew from taking hold and ruining your beloved basement and belongings.
Spring in April should be a time of new life and renewed hope. Don’t let spring flooding and water damage damper your enthusiasm for the season. Give the water damage restoration professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip a call right away.