Recent Water Damage Posts
Flooded Basement in Carterville, IL
We've received several calls during the recent heavy rains for flooded basements. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion is there to help get your home or business back in the dry.
SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion is equipped with the best in water extraction units to ensure standing water is taken out of your home. That is followed up by industrial strength fans and dehumidification units to eliminate the remainder of the moisture in the structure.
Our team is IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, trained and certified as well as continually trained through SERVPRO systems to ensure each job is handled perfectly. Its the standard set forth by IICRC that helps to maintain a level of inspection and cleanliness to ensure your home or business is cleaned to perfection after any type of disaster.
Have water damage from rains or plumbing breaks and unsure what to do next? Call SERVPRO today for a free estimate at 618-998-8828
Water Damage in Metropolis, IL
At SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion, we know that floods, pipe bursts or leaky faucets can happen at any time of the day. It's nice to know that SERVPRO is available around the clock, ready to help take care of any disaster. With professionally trained and certified staff through IICRC as well as SERVPRO, we are ready and able at any time.
Utilizing the newest equipment from large water extraction units, industrial strength dehumidification units and powerful fans we are able to thoroughly dry out any sized water damage. We also utilize a massive desiccant drying system that is powered by its own on-board power generator, so no matter the size of the water damage or if there's any utilities on site, we will be able to take care of it.
For more information on how we can help, please call anytime to our office day or night at 618-998-8828
When you're hit with floods, pipe bursts or leaky faucets call SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion for fast action to get dry quickly.
Flooded Home In Marion, IL
Water damage can strike at any time of the day, that's why the Professionals at SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion are on call 24-7 for your emergencies. From homes, apartments to commercial structures, no water is too big or too small for SERVPRO to handle. With state of the art water extraction equipment to industrial strength fans and dehumidification equipment we have the equipment to get you dry in no time.
We are also able to take care of some water damages depending on the severity without having to remove flooring, cabinets or sheetrock through a unique process. Our trained staff has been thoroughly educated on knowing the signs of water damage as well as the best and least invasive ways possible to remove the water.
If you have any questions, or have had water damage, please contact your local office at 618-998-8828.
Commercial Flooding Water Damage
After a fire sprinkler broke in their commercial building, the owner knew exactly who to call to get things dried out quickly. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion was on the scene quickly, utilizing state of the art equipment to handle such a large water loss in a commercial building. Utilizing a large desiccant the nearly 12,000 square foot building was dried quickly and any remaining moisture was taken out of the facility. Anti-microbial was then used to treat the area to ensure future mold growth did not take place following all of the water inside.
Your local SERVPRO has the ability to handle any sized disaster that it comes across. In addition to fire, water and mold restoration, we also handle laundry as well that has been affected by smoke and soot as well as a full reconstruction division. From start to finish we can take care of any claim, call us today! 618-998-8828.
Water Damage in Herrin, IL
Heavy rains with failed sump pumps have been a major concern for home owners in the area. There are a few ways to help keep water out of your basement but it's always good to know the water damage experts SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion are here just in case.
A few things to check before the next big rain include:
- Make sure drainage, gutters and downspouts are cleared of any debris.
- Adding extensions off of downspouts to ensure water is flowing away from your home
- Testing sump pumps at least once a month to make sure they are still working
- Make sure sump pump plumbing is also ejecting water far away from the house
Of course if your home or business takes on any water from flooding from the inside or out, SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion is here to help. Got water damage? Call 618-998-8828.
Flood damage is the most severe type of water loss a homeowner can experience. The faster mitigation begins, lessens the potential loss to both your home and its contents.
Ground water is sometimes referred to as "black water" and is considered a category three biohazard. This type of water loss event should always have professional mitigation for both health and safety reasons. This is important for the home/business owner to get it taken care of immediately, to prevent many more future problems.
When SERVPRO technicians work on a site, along with restoring as much of the water loss contents as possible, we try to limit disruptions in the home and dry furnishings in place when possible.
Our air movers blow high-velocity air that causes water vapor inside objects to rise to the surface. Once that happens, the dehumidifiers capture and port out the moisture. This method enables warm, dry air to bring down the moisture levels in the room and its contents in an expedient manner. Once confirmed dry though moisture readings, we clean and disinfect all surfaces affected by groundwater to ensure they are sanitary.
SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion is available at (618) 998-8828 to mitigate flood damage in your home or business. No matter the time of day or night or how large or small the water loss, we can be onsite within hours and make it "Like it never even happened."
Need a Professional?
Have you checked under your kitchen or bathroom sink lately? Most people store a variety of cleaners, sponges, and miscellaneous clutter under the sink. It is out of the way, out of sight, but still handy. However, the team at SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion knows this can put small problems out of site, leading to huge problems.
Leaks from pipes under the sink are a common cause of water damage. With all the clutter that you hide in that sink cabinet, you may never even notice a water leak.
The drip might be slow but can accumulate over time to cause major problems. water can cause major damage over time to the floor in your bathroom or kitchen, and the ceiling of the room below. It ruins your possessions and appliances. Unnoticed water leaking will ruin everything it comes in contact with.
As soon as you notice a water leak, it is important to get the appropriate help as soon as possible. When calling SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion for your restoration needs, we will assure you it will be done professionally and efficient.
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification IICRC, which sets industry standards, certifies our SERVPRO team. We receive specialized training in a range of services, including microbial remediation, drying techniques, and water damage restoration. We use state-of-the-art air movers and dehumidifiers, and the most advanced cleaning, sanitizing and deodorizing agents.
Call us today at (618) 998-8828 for any water damage you may find!
While many might believe that water loss incidents can get easily remedied in your Carbondale/Marion apartment; often conventional drying methods are not enough. From the moment that water damage occurs in the property, materials, and contents exposed begin to absorb this moisture. The best solution for apartment owners is to address these concerns with the expertise and advanced technology available to professional restoration specialists like our team.
As a contributor to a large loss recovery team, our professionals have the resources and the experience to handle a need for water removal in Southern Illinois apartment buildings. With how quickly these situations can get out of control and affect more than the initial unit, it is vital to get mitigation and containment processes started right away. The more efficient the response of professional restorers, the better they can protect the building. That is one of the advantages of choosing our SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion's team, as we have a 24/7 response to water emergencies to get personnel and effective equipment on site as promptly as possible.
The most critical concern for restoration technicians responding to a water loss incident in an apartment building is the spread of the effects to different floors and units. During the initial inspection and damage assessment portion of our restoration process, our estimator and project management can utilize sophisticated tools like our moisture readers and thermal imagery cameras to get a better understanding of moisture pockets and dampness levels in areas that can be more challenging to access.
Our SERVPRO team arrives with industry-leading equipment that can quickly work to extract standing water and begin rapid drying solutions for the affected properties. For shared wall cavities and moisture trapped between floors, we have advanced machines like our Inject-Dry unit. This device can force heated air into these spaces to work on drying them out efficiently.
While many steps often come with water loss recovery in an apartment, time is never on the side of the property owner in these emergencies. You can count on the fast response and the expertise of our SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion professionals to make water damage “Like it never even happened.” Give our professionals a call anytime at (618) 998-8828.
Busted Pipes can casue a huge Mess
Southern Illinois residents barely think about the amount of pressure in their home's pipes except when it seems too low in the shower or kitchen sink. Opening up the valve might solve this problem, but at the same time, it can create a real disaster.
Increasing the pressure can lead to broken pipes in your house, followed by water damage to the area. SERVPRO can send IICRC-certified technicians to your home after such a disaster and get things dry quickly. This can keep water damage from becoming a reality for you. Water damage can affect almost anything in your house, from building materials to personal belongings.
Furniture can also become damaged as well as add to the damage sustained. SERVPRO crew members place non-staining wooden blocks under your furniture, so soaked legs do not stain carpeting. Carpeting can hold much water, so once we remove the majority of the water, we place your furniture in another area of your home so we can continue the drying process. Floating a carpet so we can force air underneath it helps dry it out more evenly. This also helps dry the floor under the carpet.
Water is a liquid, and it has no difficulty seeping into the smallest openings. Our technicians use moisture detection devices to locate this water. Because water readily evaporates into the air, we also measure its presence there. Materials quickly absorb water and then retain it easily. Our technicians use different methods to extract water wherever it occurs, and in whichever form, we find it in your home.
Our equipment ranges from extraction equipment of both liquid water and humidity in the air. Heating the interior of your home in various locations, as needed, helps make water evaporate. Once it is in the air, we can extract it with desiccant machines. Increased air currents perform a similar task of whisking water out of walls and other surfaces. Continually monitoring our progress by comparing more recent readings with our initial ones assures us of the rate your home becomes dry again.
SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion wants to help you prevent water damage to your residence. Contact our professional team by calling (618) 998-8828 whenever you have a disaster affecting your home. SERVPRO is always ready to respond to your emergency.
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Wow! March and April has brought in the rain with Them!
As many counties in the Southern Illinois area are under a flash flood watch, SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion wants you know know what this means and how this can be a problem for some of you.
So what are the terms used for flooding and what exactly do they mean?
"Flash Flood Warning: Take Action! A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood prone area move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take from minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain.
Flood Warning: Take Action! A Flood Warning is issued when the hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.
Flood Watch: Be Prepared:A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.
Flood Advisory: Be Aware: An Flood Advisory is issued when a specific weather event that is forecast to occur may become a nuisance. A Flood Advisory is issued when flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, it may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property."
(definitions were pulled from the National Weather Service and attached is the link : https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood-watch-warning if you would like any further details.)
These terms all have different meanings and you are responsible to take action as needed to keep you and your family safe when heavy rain comes your way.
As always, be aware of the weather coming your way and be prepared for any situation. And remember SERVPRO of Caboodle/Marion is always here to restore any damage that may strike your home or business. So protect yourself and we can take care of any other resulting damage.
Remove Water Quickly
Removing Water from Porous Materials in Carbondale/Marion Homes
The permeance of materials can be a crucial consideration for responding SERVPRO technicians looking to dry and restore damaged Sevierville properties. Understanding what areas are most likely to resist water penetration can help to focus drying machines and other equipment at the most absorption-prone surfaces exposed to the migrating water. Our team has multiple tools and equipment that can help with water removal ambitions when our technicians start mitigation, including:
- Electric submersible pumps
- Gas-powered trash pumps
- Truck-mounted, engine-driven extractors
- Wet vacuums
- Self-propelled and stationary weighted extractors
During the scoping of the job to get accomplished, our professionals can catalog what porous materials are most in need of water removal. While these materials are among the fastest to become damaged by migrating water, in turn, they are also among the most readily extracted and dried. Much like a towel is more likely to absorb standing water than a wood plank, the towel can also be dried more quickly and efficiently than the plank can. This result makes porous materials a focus of both preventative care for your damaged residence, and a solid starting point for effective drying and restoration.
Carpets and Pads
Carpeting has a high permeance rating, as does the padding underneath it. Removing either the material or the moisture from these areas can protect costlier subflooring damage.
Baseboards are often not constructed of the highest caliber wood, making it even more prone to saturation than carpeting and drywall. Restoration is not always possible for these materials, and they sometimes require replacement.
Much like wood trim, there are many times that saturated drywall can be too severely damaged to protect. Removing water and moisture from gypsum can sometimes be costlier to dry than to remove and replace. Surface moisture meters can indicate the salvageability of wall materials.
These are some of the most commonly damaged materials after a water loss incident and the choices that must get made with them. Our SERVPRO of Carbondale-Marion team can help you to make these emergencies “Like it never even happened,” by calling (618) 998-8828.
Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing!
FROZEN PIPE PREVENTION
Short- and Long-term solutions for low temperature plumbing problems include:
- Locate and seal cracks and openings in the walls, attic, basement or crawlspace.
- Weather strip and caulk around crawlspace doors and basement windows.
- Make sure your home is properly insulated. Pay special attention to areas where pipes are located.
- Insulate unprotected pipes and don't leave gaps. Pipe sleeves simplify the process. Keep the pieces tight against each other and seal the slits and joints with duct tape.
- Install storm windows over basement windows or replace the old windows with energy-efficient alternatives.
- Find your main water shutoff so you can turn off the water quickly if needed. Locations vary — look in the crawlspace or basement where the water supply enters the house, inside a water meter box directly outside the house or near the water heater.
- Open cabinet doors under sinks to let warm air flow around the supply lines. Move any cleaners or other chemicals out of the reach of children.
- Keep your thermostat at the daytime setting during the night. If you'll be away for several days during subfreezing weather, keep it set above 55° F.
Don't Let it Sit, Call us Fast!
Did you know that timing is everything when it comes to fire, water, and storm damage. The quicker you can get the problem addressed, the less damage there is going to be. period.
Water leaks within a business can seep into flooring, carpets, baseboards and walls while moving throughout the structure, potentially creating mildew and staining walls. This might seem like a slow damage, but it can cause some of the most expensive damage.
Quick action is critical in avoiding costly repairs and expensive downtime. No business wants to have down time. The faster you call SERVPRO of Jefferson, Franklin, & Perry Counties the faster we can get there, and the cheaper it will be for you. Which is best for everyone.
Our SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion team understands that a damage event can not only disrupt your facility, but it can also interrupt day-to-day business functions- possible closing the business and ultimately affecting your revenues. Our goal is to get in there and take care of your facilities damage as quickly as we can.
We are here to make it "Like it never even happened."
Be Prepared this Winter
Why is a Frozen Pipe a Concern?
- When water begins to freeze, it expands. This can cause both plastic and metal pipes to burst, possibly leading to significant water damage to your home or business.
- Since water expands when it freezes, it puts unwanted pressure on pipes.
- As water freezes, the force exerted from the expansion can cause a pipe to burst, regardless of the strength of the material.
- You may not know you have a burst pipe as the water has turned to ice. Once the temperature starts to warm and thawing begins, leaking and flooding can occur.
FROZEN PIPE WATER DAMAGE TREATMENT AND RESTORATION
The key to avoiding costly secondary damage is to handle every water problem as a real threat to your property with proper mitigation. Our SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion team has the equipment, training and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages occur. We begin removing the standing water from your property with extraction methods, and rapidly dry your structure and contents with dehumidifiers that lower the indoor humidity levels, so your building dries out quickly. When time matters, technology and equipment must be counted on to perform. SERVPRO of Carbondale/Marion professionals will answer your call with rapid action and a full arsenal of drying equipment.