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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Hidden Water Damage Becomes a Costly Repair in Downtown Chicago Business?

10/31/2023 (Permalink)

A water stain reveals hidden water damage inside a wall in a building. We respond to commercial water damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Cook County.

Every minute counts when your business has a water damage emergency. Water is invasive, and a small leak can quickly become a more time-consuming and expensive repair when left untreated. SERVPRO® of Downtown Chicago/Team Zubricki is on call 24 hours a day to respond to water damage emergencies. Downtown Chicago businesses rely on our fast emergency response time and extensive knowledge of the commercial properties in this area.  

Here are examples of the damage water can do to a structure in 24 to 48 hours:  

In Minutes 

  • Water quickly spreads throughout the property, saturating everything in its path 
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and inventories 
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets 
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp 

Hours 1 - 24 

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down 
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish 
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack 
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain 
  • A musty odor appears 

48 Hours to 1 Week 

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread 
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp 
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode 
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold 
  • Paint begins to blister 
  • Wood flooring swells and warps 
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible 

Call Us Today!  

Downtown Chicago businesses can rely on Downtown Chicago/Team Zubricki to restore water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 312-877-9937. 

SERVPRO of Downtown Chicago is independently owned and operated. 

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