Recent storms in Illinois have left many homes with extensive flood damage.
Lake Bluff, IL - May 6, 2013
After heavy rains pounded 48 counties throughout Illinois, leading Governor Pat Quinn to declare a state of emergency, many homes are still left with extensive flood damage left behind by the storm.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, along with help from related state agencies, has begun assessing damage to homes and businesses in Cook, DuPage and Lake Counties. Residents and business owners are encouraged to keep a record of damages and save receipts from any repairs that are made.
While federal assistance will be made available in areas most affected by flood damage, United Services, a local expert in emergency cleanup and disaster restoration, says that cleanup should begin immediately. Flooding can cause mold damage, corrosion, electrical issues, foundation problems and personal property damage.
Floodwaters also can contain bacteria from sewage, as well as other harmful chemicals. The water may have also weakened the foundations of many buildings and electrical systems can short out, causing unsafe conditions. The American Red Cross advises residents who have sustained severe flood damage to seek the help of a professional.
When damage is incurred, a professional disaster restoration contractor, like United Services, will help with the cleanup process, with the goal of restoring the home and any personal belongings.
The experts at United Services have been the chosen disaster recovery company throughout Central Illinois for over 30 years. Based in Lake Bluff, IL, they provide 24-hour emergency services, post-disaster repair, recovery and inventory services. They specialize in mold remediation, electronic inventory, carpet and tile cleaning, equipment cleaning and more.
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