Chicago Water and Fire Restoration Services
BMS CAT Chicago Provides Water Damage Restoration, Remediation, And Recovery Services
With our regional offices and 20,000 square foot warehouse facility located in Chicago, IL just southwest of O’Hare airport, BMS CAT is ideally situated to respond to disasters throughout the Chicagoland area. Our BMS CAT crews can respond to both small and large losses in a variety of commercial facilities, including Class A office buildings, hotels, hospitals, universities, warehouses and more. Our facility is conveniently located with access to all major highways leading to Chicago’s downtown, Southern Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Our team is on call with emergency response units ready to respond to calls 24/7/365.
Serving the entire Chicago area:
- Arlington Heights, IL
- Aurora, IL
- Elgin, IL
- Evanston, IL
- Huntley, IL
- Joliet, IL
- Naperville, IL
- Northbrook, IL
- Oak Park, IL
- Schaumburg, IL
- Wheaton, IL
Water Damage Restoration Chicago & Damage Repair Service
Flooding from storms, burst plumbing, or water damage from leaking heating and air conditioner systems can trigger serious damage to your property, commercial residential or commercial property. Without the right devices, removing the water and fixing the damage can be an overwhelming job.
BMS CAT Chicago provides emergency response to water damage, we have actually been supplying water damage repair work and restoration services to homeowners and organisations across the area for decades. We are experts at addressing water damage in home or business settings.
Water Damage Restoration in Chicago, IL
Water damage can be caused by any number of reasons. Water can leak out of pipes, appliances, or tanks, or even out of any reservoirs in a building that are meant to contain water. It then spills into areas that are meant to be dry, and it can wreak major havoc.
Water damage occurs in a structure when:
- There is flooding in the structure
- Appliances that use water leak
- Sinks, tubs, washing machines, and toilets overflow
- Pipes burst
- Flooding is caused by storms
- There is a backup and overflow of sewage.
- Water floods into a basement due to a sump pump malfunction
- There is poor draining, which causes water to seep into the basement
- Leaking roof
- Cracks in the foundation that allow water to seep
Chicago Contaminated Water Cleanup
Any standing water that has flooded an area of a structure, such as the basement, gets categorized depending on how contaminated it is.
Category 1 water is clean and potable. Usually this comes in the form of water that has overflowed from a sink or a faucet. It’s water that you would have had no problem drinking before it leaked into the area. It is very safe, and poses minimal to no risk of contamination.
Category 2 water is wastewater. This is water has already been used, such as in the bathtub or a draining sink. You would definitely not drink from it. It is also called gray water. This is water that has been contaminated, but the risk is probably still small.
Category 3 water is the biggest health hazard of all the categories. It is unsafe, and should not be consumed or even touched. It is also referred to as black water. This type of water is usually the product of sewage leaks, but it can also be caused by chemicals, such as fertilizer or animal feces that come from the ground around the building.
While category 1 is the safest, it can become category 2 after just 48 hours of sitting. The same goes for category 2 water turning into category 3. The longer it is left alone, the more dangerous it can get.
Water Removal in Chicago
So, you’ve discovered standing water in your home or in a building where you work. What next? The best thing is for the homeowner or building manager to do whatever is necessary to cut off the source of the water so that the water stops rising. If they cannot, then a professional plumber can get the job done for them.
After this task, then it is up to the water damage restoration professionals at BMS CAT to take over. We will first asses the damage so that we can put together a strategy for reviving the building. This means collecting a lot of information, such as how long the water was standing, how much damage there is, and where the water came from. We have equipment designed to identify moisture content of surfaces that are supposed to be dry, such as baseboards and walls. If the moisture content is too high, then we may need to use special drying equipment.
Water Removal Methods
At this point, BMS CAT can get to work on our water damage repair strategy. Usually it is a systemic, step-by-step plan that ensure that no steps are missed. We use industrial strength equipment, from shop vacs to other tools, to make sure that water is removed completely from any Chicago buildings that are affected. We will move through each room to make sure that all standing water is gone before proceeding to the next step.
That next step is making sure that the building is completely dry. Once the standing water is removed, it is then time to dry the surfaces. This involves using air movers, dehumidifiers, and even towels to complete the process. We will take off baseboards to make sure that there is no hidden water behind them, and even drill holes into drywall if need be. We will make sure that every drop of water is removed from those spaces, leaving the areas bone dry. We always take it one room at a time, and make sure that a room is completely dry before moving on to the next.
Chicago Water Damage Repair
With BMS CAT, we do not consider our water damage repair job complete until every single affected room is completely dried. We take periodic readings to test the moisture content of all of our Chicago job sites to make completely sure that moisture is gone. Our goal is to make sure that our clients are 100% satisfied that the space is dry, and that a general contractor is then free to do their work if there is structural damage.
Even a Little Water Can Cause Big Problems
You might think that a tiny flood is no big deal, but it definitely can be. Mold thieves in moisture, humid areas with high temperatures. It can cause very dangerous health issues. If you already have health issues, such as asthma, then it can make them even worse. The experts at BMS CAT understand that mold and other bacteria and contaminants are serious problems that must be dealt with quickly and effectively.
Water Extraction Experts
We offer a high-powered extraction to rapidly and effectively remove water from your facilities. Our water extraction services remove water from flooring, walls, upholstery and carpets. We can rapidly dry, ventilate, and sanitize your home. Our quick service prevents comprehensive damage to flooring and walls along with the build-up of mold and rot in your building.
Chicago Water and Fire Damage Restoration
Our technicians are trained and licensed at water removal and restoration services. We can restore any furniture or soft products that have been damaged by water. We carry out all our remediation services in keeping with nationwide requirements for expert water damage remediation. We also utilize the very best equipment in the market.
Mold Removal & Remediation Chicago Illinois
Mold remediation – Certified water damage removal Chicago Ill. should be handled by professionals with the right equipment. Mold is not an issue to be taken lightly. Mold can affect your health and even the health of your pets. Mold has been linked to many diseases and conditions and should be addressed as soon as possible.
Chicago Mold testing – Relieve your mold suspicions, call our Chicago team for a high-quality mold inspection of your home or business.
BMS CAT Chicago Mold Remediation Services
- Immediate Action– We supply 24-hour damage remediation services.
- Moisture Detection– Our expert team is able to discover unseen moisture in your flooring and walls so we can help prevent future mold issues.
- Insurance Accepted – We handle on the insurance paperwork and deal directly with most insurance companies.
- Full Service – Every part of your mold removal needs are handled from inspection to screening, removing smells and mold remediation.
Disaster Recovery Chicago
From fires, floods, document recovery and more, BMS CAT Chicago will make sure we take care of your disaster recovery concerns in a timely and professional manner. We have responded to every type of disaster that the Chicago area has experienced, from the “Polar Vortex” to historic flooding of the nearby river systems. Our team is knowledgeable and experienced, offering assistance with pre-planning disaster preparation and timely response during both single event and area-wide disasters. We are dedicated to assisting our current accounts and new accounts whenever the need arises. No job is too big or too small for BMS CAT Chicago.
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