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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Damage from Above Affects Ceiling and Floor in Chicago Basement

A leak on the floor above this basement in a Chicago home led to water damage causing a sagging ceiling and wet contents. Upon scoping the area, SERVPRO techs found seepage under the tile flooring, which also required removal. Normally, when wicking occurs into a wall, the technician measures over the waterline and only removes the damaged portion of the wall or ceiling. The After Photo shows the true scale of the damage done to the home. The technicians removed the flooring and most of the walls and ceiling throughout the basement. These actions get taken to ensure that the basement gets as dry as possible. .When handling water damage mitigation, the technicians spend considerable time prepping the home for repairs, and a part of that process is the controlled demo removal of ruined building materials.