Below Are Our Water Damage And Other Related Restoration Services We Provide In Potomac, IL
- Emergency Water Damage
- Wet Basement
- Mold Removal
- Fire & Smoke Repair Service
- Sewage Restoration
- Water Damaged Floors, Ceiling and Drywall
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Here at Restoration Local we take great pride in our work. Hundreds of homeowners have trusted us to help restore their lost property. Our experienced technicians are licensed and insured. With our availability of 24/7 we are able to assist homeowners in situations be it emergency or otherwise. Call us now for a FREE estimate.
We are happy to assist you with water damage, mold removal, sewer cleanup, flooded basement or fire and smoke repair. We would be happy to serve you and help restore your damaged or lost property.
When your home suffers water damage, immediate action is necessary to save your belongings, minimize damage, and prevent contamination and mold. We offer emergency water removal and water damage restoration to help you recover after a flood, burst pipe, or other form of water damage. Call us at: 1-888-443-3110
Water damage can come from many sources, including natural disaster, sewage backup, firefighting efforts, overflowing toilets and bathtubs, and leaking appliances and plumbing. We use a multi-step water mitigation approach that begins with an initial inspection and water extraction. From there, your home is dried and dehumidified to prevent mold and mildew. Your home is cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized before restoration takes place. Restoration involves returning your home to its pre-damaged condition through drywall repairs, new flooring installing, and more.
As one of the leading water restoration companies in the area, we have experience with water damage restoration following all types of scenarios with the expertise and equipment necessary to restore your home. Because fast water damage cleanup is crucial, we respond quickly and work to restore your home in a matter of days.
Spring is on its way, and for many homeowners, the end of winter often brings flooded basements in addition to flowers and longer days. When the overnight temperatures begin warming up, frozen ground begins thawing and water makes its way to the lowest point possible. This results in wet basements and hours spent dealing with basement flood cleanup instead of baseball, gardening, or anything else you’d rather be doing.
All too often, homeowners have walked down the steps to their basement only to discover a murky pool of water and basement water damage. Following the path of least resistance, water has a knack for finding holes and cracks in basement walls, leaving pools of water in basement and often the need for professional repairs. Beyond the cracks and holes, which can be found in most basements across the country, basement flooding can typically be attributed to heavy rains, poor drainage around basement walls, or sump pump problems. Sometimes, an unfortunate combination of all of these factors is to blame.
According to Flood Smart, a small 1,000-square foot home with only an inch of water in the basement can result in $10,000 or more in basement flooding repair and restoration costs. Due to the scope of the basement water removal, flood damage cleanup, and possible repairs, you should immediately contact a water or basement restoration specialist if you ever awake one day to find a dirty swimming hole in the basement of your home. With potential causes ranging from faulty plumbing to an improperly sloped foundation, a flooded basement restoration professional will identify and correctly solve the problem in no time at all.
Mold Removal and Remediation
Mold can quickly take root in your home following the introduction of any water source, whether it’s an overflowed toilet, a roof leak, failed basement waterproofing, or a hidden plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout your home in just 48 hours and pose a number of health risks in addition to damaging your home.
We approach every mold remediation project with a tailored strategy that begins with an inspection and mold removal assessment. We will check for visible signs of mold and water sources, including leaks behind walls and damp subflooring. Several methods can be used for effective mold remediation such as negative air pressure and barriers to prevent mold spores from spreading during the mold cleanup process.
All mold and mold-infested materials will be removed carefully and safely with the use of HEPA vacuums and air scrubbers. Antimicrobial and antifungal treatments will be used to kill mold and prevent new mold from growing after contaminated materials are removed. Items that can be restored will be cleaned and sanitized to remove odors. Once mold remediation is complete, restoration will take place to restore your home fully.
Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration
Restoration after a fire can begin when your fire department tells you it’s safe to return. The first thing you should do is open windows and possibly turn on a fan to clear away any lingering smoke. Smoke is acidic as well as carcinogenic, and can also damage and stain surfaces. It can also contain harmful fumes from other substances destroyed by fire. At times smoke, and the water used to extinguish the fire, can do more damage than the actual flames. Proper fire damage restoration involves treatment for all three.
Don’t eat food that’s been exposed to heavy smoke. You may want to unplug appliances, remove valuables, and leave the home if smoke damage is extensive. Take stock of your belongings and take photos of the damages as soon as it’s safe. Unless the damage is slight, leave the cleanup to trained fire cleanup specialists. Rebuilding isn’t possible until proper restoration is done.
A sewer that’s been backed up due to clogged or damaged drains is one of the most unpleasant situations you’ll face in the home. The damage could be in the home plumbing, in buried septic tanks, or the pipes leading to the city sewer. It will take trained and licensed plumbers to ascertain the cause and fix the problem.
Clean up can begin as soon as the water has drained or been pumped away. The solid waste must be cleaned up, the area dried with circulating fans, and surfaces scrubbed and disinfected. You’ll likely have to throw out any carpets or rugs. Sewage cleanup can be a big and nasty job that you should leave to professionals. Trained crews like ours can get things cleaned up, deodorized, and check for any water damage to the surrounding walls and floor in case hidden damage calls for repairs.
Ceiling, Carpet and Drywall Water Damage Restoration
When drywall is damaged by water, you’ll see brown stains, buckling, or blistering. The same is true of water damage to ceilings, including wood or tile. This may come from a leaky roof, requiring roof repairs as well as water mitigation. Replacing drywall is usually necessary. Painted surfaces may hide water stains. You may want professionals to check for mold and hidden moisture before repairs begin.
Carpet must usually be removed and replaced, including the carpet pad. Inspection of the subfloor should also be done. Call in a professional to assess the damage. Sometimes carpet can be salvaged with special cleaners and equipment, or only damaged areas replaced.
Calling a professional can reduce the time and trouble it takes to take stock of damage, initiate repairs, and get your life back to normal. Always document the damage and check with your insurance agent to see what’s covered. But above all, think safety first during and after home disasters.
5 Facts About Water and Mold Damage
- Statistically, your house is affected by water damage every 25 years
- 40% of homeowners in the US have experience loss from water damage
- A small 1/8 in crack in a pipe can leak up to 250 gallons of water a day
- Over 50M suffer from mold and allergies each year
- 45M homes in the US have unhealthy levels of mold
Jose M: The Technicians were here 45 minutes after my phone call, they were all well informed and polite. Never had a company treat our home with such care. Great job guys !!!
Brad A: They exceed all expectations and go above and beyond to make sure customers are completely satisfied. This is the only choice you need to make for a construction company
Jonathan F: The Technician came out in the middle of the night and extracted our basement. They handled all the communication with our insurance company and were very professional.
William A: Our roof was leaking, we called a technician and they sent someone before the rain stopped. The roof was patched and remained this way until we had the entire roof replaced.
Mary C: This company was awesome to work with. Their customer service is awesome. The workers came in and got started right away and were done in no time. I would definitely use them again.
Amber B: The technician was a lifesaver to me when my dishwasher line leaked and my kitchen floor was destroyed by water damage. They were at my house immediately and were very professional.