Winter Water Damage; Are you Prepared?
The extreme cold of winter can cause frozen and burst pipes. Damage can be obvious, but sometimes it's not noticed right away causing more issues down the road.
Signs that you have a burst pipe
-water marks on ceilings or walls
-standing water and puddles
-water discoloration and odors
-water pressure issues
-strange sounds when using water
If you find you have a burst pipe, use these four steps...
1. Turn off your water supply
2. Trace the water/damage and locate the damaged pipe
3. Call a Plumber to repair
4. Bring in a professional drying crew
SERVPRO of Libertyville/North Chicago City/Lake Bluff has the professional equipment and experience to dry and clean your home. Our goal is to restore everything to how it was before the damage occurred.
Don't forget to test your Sump Pump
The Polar Vortex may have left, but a thaw is coming with the warmer weather which means increased water in the area. You may have survived the freeze, but are you prepared for the flood? A quick check of your sump pump will ensure proper functioning that can save you from a different kind of water damage. Click the link to learn how to test your sump pump