Keep areas like basements heated whenever possible and regularly inspect properties for abnormalities. The sooner you find them, the easier it will be to fix.
CHICAGO (PRWEB) February 13, 2018
Most Chicagoans are used to the bitter cold troubles that winter brings. As winter storm Mateo continues to pound the Second City, many property owners are learning there is yet another headache that this type of weather causes.
The most common offender is pipe bursts that are usually caused by extreme cold, often made even worse by a rapid rise on a following day. Water expands when it freezes, so that extra volume needs somewhere to go. Unfortunately the only way to get free is for a pipe to break. The most common areas this happens are unconditioned spaces like basements, garages or commercial spaces. Pipe breaks typically require water extraction, building material removal, and drying equipment. The one positive is that these repairs are almost always covered by insurance.
If you have been around Chicago long enough, chances are you have heard of the aforementioned water damage situations. Another problem that most people have not heard of is how snow can impact a home or business. In some circumstances, snow and ice can accumulate on a roof enough to block ventilation causing the interior space to accumulate moisture. This most commonly happens in an attic of a home. It may even go unnoticed for some time but the excess moisture is almost certain to cause a mold problem later on as the weather warms up but the attic sheathing is still wet.
Water Mold Fire Restoration of Chicago has been working overtime and sometimes around the clock to help the people of Chicagoland get their properties back to pre-loss conditions. People with this type of damage can reach out to us for a free estimate at 800-905-0277 and help(at)watermoldfire(dot)net.