Storm Damage – Chicago Home
Storm damage occurred at this Chicago home when a large tree limb was blown onto the roof creating a gaping hole in the roof which allowed much rainwater to enter the interior of the structure. Water accumulated on the ceiling soaking the insulation and eventually causing the ceiling to collapse in several places. There was water damage to cope with from the roof down to the floors of the house. SERVPRO of West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown was contacted during the storm to place tarps on the roof to stop the flow of water into the home. After the storm subsided, SERVPRO was asked to assess the damage and recommend the action which needed to be taken to remediate the damage. The plan outlined removing the soaked insulation and tearing away the damaged portions of the ceiling and cleaning up the water from the floors in the home. Commercial air movers and dehumidifiers would be needed to help dry the damaged surfaces and the air quality in the house. Finally, repair of the roof and replacement of the insulation and ceilings would be required.