PuroClean Water Emergency and Flood Cleanup Services in Des Plaines, IL


Many individuals underestimate the potential for significant damage caused by even a small amount of water to their homes or property. Water, as a destructive element, can lead to extensive water damage, structural issues and structural damages, and the growth of mold when it infiltrates properties. Therefore, it is crucial to be aware of identifying trouble areas and taking preventive measures to avoid water damage in both residential and commercial properties.

Contact or call our experts at PuroClean water damage restoration company if your property is affected by water damage caused by floods, flood waters, broken pipes, backed-up sewer lines, leaking faucets or toilets, air conditioning units, old water heaters, or any other kind of water damage in your home or business. We are here day or night 24/7.

Most property owners have never experienced water damage in their homes or business. Statistics show that 1 in 55 homes will suffer from some sort of water damage every year. We often get calls from homeowners experiencing wet or flooded floors in their property, including wet carpets, tile, or wet wood floors. These floods are often caused by freezes, leaky pipes or appliances, old and rusty water heaters, and clogged air conditioning systems, or they can be caused by natural disasters. No matter the cause, our team at PuroClean is dedicated to alleviating damages to your property.

Most Common Reasons For Water Damage In Your Des Plaines, IL Property


Storm Damage and Flash Floods

Your property may be susceptible to water damage from natural catastrophes like tornadoes, hurricanes, and other phenomena. The combination of strong winds and heavy rains has the potential to damage your roof, allowing rainwater to seep directly into your home or business. Moreover, during severe weather conditions, there is a heightened risk of flash flooding, especially if your property is situated in a flood-prone zone.. Read our guide for what to do when flash floods strike.

Overflowing Bathtubs, Sinks, and Washing Machines

You would be surprised to know that at times, people living in multiple story units, forget to turn the water off as they are preparing a bath and it overflows, other times washing machines fail, overflowing. These events cause flooding on the floors where these units are installed and at times they end up leaking from upstairs to the units below. These events end up flooding inside the walls, floors, and damaging drywall and ceiling as well as other home components. Head over to our blog to find out what actions to take if your washing machine overflows.

Pipes and Supply Line Leaks

The pipes on your property are responsible for distributing water, and any leaks or punctures can result in substantial damage. For instance, a leak in a kitchen sink pipe could enable enough water to enter the cabinet below, potentially causing harm. If there’s a leak inside the walls, the situation can worsen, leading to significant water damage and the potential formation of a mold colony due to the entire wall being wetted. Worse yet, if there is a leak in your plumbing supply line or drainage pipe in the soil beneath your concrete slab, you’ll be out of luck. Learn how to detect if there is a leak leading to water damage within your walls.

Frozen Pipes

We have had many events where people looking for a place to hang their People call PuroClean when their pipes freeze. Frozen pipes are a common issue in the colder months that encounter. As the temperatures get lower, the water in pipes that are not well insulated can freeze. Water expands when it freezes, which damages the water lines, creating leaky pipes, and flooding the house. Read our tips on how to prevent pipes from freezing, and find tips about winter storm safety for homeowners.

Dangers of Not Resolving Water Damage

Blocked Drains and Sump Pumps

Hair, grease accumulation, toiletries, dirt, and other foreign objects can obstruct the drainpipe and prevent regular drainage. When clogged drains are not addressed promptly, they may easily back up and cause flooding and damage to your home’s interior and building materials. An inefficient, obstructed, damaged, or failing sump pump will leave your basement dealing with large quantities of water that cannot be drained. Being unable to evacuate the excess water can lead to costly flood damage. Here are some tips to help maintain your sump pump.

Extinguishing a Fire

Many people wouldn’t think of it, but a common side-effect of fire is dealing with heavy water damage. First Responders and emergency sprinkler systems douse the entirety of the property under considerable amounts of water in an effort to stop the fire. We also have had many events where people looking for a place to hang their clothes, use the pipes for the sprinkler system, which triggers the sprinklers, flooding many floors at times. Read our list of facts about home sprinkler systems.

Roof Leaks

The physical integrity of your roof is vital to maintaining pre-loss conditions on the inside of your home. Over time, natural wear and tear will cause roofs to weaken and leaks to form. When the roof is breached and there is roof damage, precipitation will enter your home and begin to cause damage in its wake. If the water damage is not addressed within 24-48 hours after the intrusion, the standing water and buildup of humidity may lead to mold growth. Find out what actions you should take if you discover a leak in your roof.

Ice Dams

Ice dams form on roofs during a cycle of snow precipitating, melting, then refreezing. This is caused by the heat of the attic rising upwards and causing the frozen snow to melt into liquid water. The liquid water runs off towards the edges of the roof but refreezes in the sub-freezing temperatures, resulting in a buildup of ice along the edges of the roof. This damming effect will then cause snow and ice to build up and put your roof in major jeopardy of being overloaded and damaged. Read our guide towards the most effective means of preventing ice dams on your roof.

FAQs

What is the difference between mold and mildew?

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Is it okay to leave the equipment running all the time?

Yes! It is important that the equipment run 24 hours every day. This will provide the best possible drying process.[…]

Do I need to find a reconstruction contractor to do the repairs after the water restoration is done?

Many PuroClean Professionals provide Full Service to you including the replacement or repair of any structural items that have been damaged. Consult your local PuroClean office to see if they provi[…]

Will my insurance cover crime scene cleanup?

Insurance policies have many variables, while Crime Scene or Biohazard cleanup is often covered it is very important that you consult your insurance broker or agent to determine your specific cover[…]

Can I stay in my home during the fire damage restoration process?

This depends on the degree of the damage, your home’s layout, and your comfort level. As an alternate plan, talk with your insurance agent about off-site housing and staying at a hotel – these […]

Why choose PuroClean for water damage restoration in Des Plaines, IL?

Trusted Water Mitigation Company

We have earned the trust of homeowners, insurance professionals, insurance companies, home service providers, and property managers throughout North America.

State-of-the-art Equipment

We use a range of modern, high-quality equipment that work together to create the most effective drying conditions.

Ongoing Communication

At every step, we keep you and your insurance agent informed. We want everyone involved to understand what is happening, what to expect, and what to do.

Thorough Water Cleanup

We treat water-damaged property as if it were our own. Our technicians dry every item respectfully and professionally, from your carpet to your family photographs.

Unlike any other other restoration company in Des Plaines, IL, we rescue and restore lives and property with the PuroClean QuickDry System™ in the shortest possible time and at a much lower cost than the traditional drying system many of our competitors use. Using advanced equipment for drying, dehumidifying, deodorizing, and disinfecting, we restore your home or business with minimal disruption so that you can get back to your normal life.

PuroClean Emergency Flood Cleanup and Related Water Damage Restoration Services in Des Plaines, IL Include

  • Water Removal

  • Emergency Water Extraction

  • Drying & Dehumidification

  • Carpet Restoration

  • Carpet Cleaning, Deodorization & Spot Removal

  • Mold & Odor Removal

  • Reconstruction

Water emergencies and sensitivity

Recognizing that water damage causes a devastating setback to families or businesses, our Paramedics of Property Damage™ respond with urgency and sensitivity 24 hours a day, seven days a week to professionally salvage your property. We understand the trauma you are facing so we rescue your property with compassion and minimal disruption to your daily life.

Detailed and Accurate Assessments

Our professionals identify the full extent of water damage, both visible and unseen, by using sensors such as moisture detectors and hygrometers. Meanwhile, we help homeowners overcome their feelings of helplessness by explaining the water damage restoration process in a way that they can understand what is happening, what to expect, and what they can do.