Recent Water Damage Posts

Water in Finished Basement in Wheaton

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water in Finished Basement in Wheaton “I have water in my finished basement. What do I do?”

“I have water in my finished basement. What do I do?”

We don’t recommend just using your shop vacuum or mopping the visible water up and calling it a day. There are so many different variables to consider such as:

Where has the water traveled?

  • If your second-floor bathroom experienced water damage, the water can travel through the floor and affect first floor rooms.
  • If your finished basement has water damage, the water can soak up in the drywall and insulation behind the wall.
  • Water dripping in your bedroom could be coming in from the roof and affect insulation and roof in your attic.

All these undetected areas, if not dried properly, can become an environment for microbial growth (MOLD!) and avoiding growth is why you should call an IICRC trained firm to inspect the property to see just where the water has traveled.

You can call SERVPRO of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Lisle 24/7 at 630-384-1040 to discuss the process of cleaning and drying out your property after water intrusion in your home or business.

Why to call a Professional After a Water Damage

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why to call a Professional After a Water Damage After a water damage, calling a professional restoration provider is essential to confirming that property damage is properly handled.

Many people try to handle things themselves these days.  Watching a video or reading an article and online and suddenly, everyone is an expert.  Professional training, years of experience, and hundreds of projects cannot be replaced by a five-minute video.

Using Experienced Restoration Professionals Makes a Difference

When you call SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle, the team members who respond to your water emergency know where to look, how to identify issues, and what steps need to be taken.  In the case of the photo above, many people forget to look behind, underneath, or seek areas where water may have settled.  This is important to identify, as water can damage wood and other materials, developing into mold and creating long-term issues. 

When you call SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle, we understand how to help, and we take the steps necessary to minimize damage, handling the project quickly, professionally, and thoroughly.

Water Damage and the Equipment – SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle Helps

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage and the Equipment – SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle Helps The box fans you use in the summer will not really do the job to dry your basement after a flood or water damage. SERVPRO can help.

The box fans you use in the summer will not really do the job to dry your basement after a flood or water damage.  SERVPRO can help.

It could be a large, catastrophic flood or a minor overflow.  Whatever the water damage that you experience, you can count on SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle to respond with the equipment, experienced professionals, and know-how to help you return your home or office back to normal.

After a Water Damage, Drying Equipment and Professionals Matter 

Would you try to cook thanksgiving dinner in a toaster oven?  Probably not.  Why people think that a box fan will dry out their basement after a water damage is a mystery.  SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle can help you through every part of a water damage event.  We work with your insurance company to help handle the paperwork.  Our team is trained and certified in many areas of water damage restoration, and we have the experience to handle the biggest or smallest project.  You don’t have to handle this yourself.

Water in Your Basement or House? Call SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water in Your Basement or House?  Call SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle If you discover water in your home after heavy rains or a storm, don’t let the damage worsen, call SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle.

It could be a heavy rain or an overnight storm but whatever the cause, if you discover water in your basement or seeping into your home, SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle can respond and help.  Our crews are trained to determine the source of the water, fix the problem, then begin extracting water and repairing any damage to your home.

Water on the Floor, What do you do?

If you discover water in your home, SERVPRO can help you.  We respond to situations like this all of the time and know how to handle the problem and help you through a frustrating situation.  We work with your insurance provider and handle most of the troublesome questions.  Our trained team will identify the source and stop the cause of the water, professionally dry the impacted area, as well as repair any damaged property.  You don’t have to try to fix this on your own, SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle is a trusted restoration provider for water damage and floods.

For assistance with a water problem in your home, call SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle at (630) 384-1040.

Water in the House: SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle helps when you have water trouble in your home or office

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water in the House: SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle helps when you have water trouble in your home or office If you have standing water, flood damage, or other water issues in your home or office, SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle can help.

Water damage is a common occurrence in homes and buildings.  You may experience an event with water from a heavy rain, flooding in the area, a broken sprinkler head, or even from an over-flowing toilet.  Whatever the cause of the water problem, SERVPRO can help.  Water damage is not to be taken lightly, as water can cause damage to flooring, wood trim, drywall and other parts of a structure. When water is standing in a basement, rooms, or even in a bathroom, it seeps into crevices and travels under flooring, trim and baseboards.  If not properly dried, that water can create irreparable damage, even cause mold.  Of course, the amount of water needs to be something beyond a common spill, although even a small, steady leak that is not stopped and dried can create big problems.

When to contact SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle for water damage repairs and drying:

  • Standing water in the basement
  • Flood water has entered the house or building
  • Visible damage to a window, door or walls, with water pooling in areas
  • Roof damage that has allowed wind driven rain to enter the structure
  • Sewer water or other plumbing backup
  • A long-term leak has been discovered

If there is a question of whether water can be damaging your home or building, SERVPRO professionals are trained at identifying and surveying the damage any water may have created.  Most importantly, we can remove the water and clean, dry, and professionally repair water damage.

Faster to your DuPage County Water Damage Event

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your DuPage County Water Damage Event SERVPRO of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Lisle provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in DuPage County.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Lisle provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Lisle arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 630-384-1040

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Lisle

SERVPRO of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Lisle specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet Our Crew!

DuPage County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

9/5/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage DuPage County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service SERVPRO of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Lisle provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in DuPage County

SERVPRO of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Lisle is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 630-384-1040

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Lisle has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Lisle

SERVPRO of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Lisle specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet Our Crew!