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Stopping a Rainwater Leak at the Source | SERVPRO of West Loop/Bucktown/Greektown

1/27/2024 (Permalink)

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When it rains, it can seriously pour around the Chicago area. While we may be grateful for an intense rainstorm in the heat of the summer, strong storms can quickly become troublesome for our homes. Rain has the ability to infiltrate the tiniest gaps in our houses that can quickly become serious water leaks. 

Over time, a single water leak can be the catalyst for extensive water damage around your roof that travels into your walls. Knowing what to do before a storm hits can help you avoid these more serious water leaks.

Protecting Your Home
Storms are anything but predictable, so you should always start preparing for the different possibilities as soon as the storm is forecast. Go outside and make sure your gutter system is clean and functioning properly, and ensure your downspouts are pointed away from your foundation. A single clog can lead to water that backs up onto your roof, so take the time to clear these away before the rain starts to fall.

If your home has a sump pump in the basement, now is the time to check it to make sure it is functioning properly. Sump pumps work by pulling excess moisture away from your home by pumping it back up to ground level. This can be a helpful way to avoid water damage, but only if it is working!

Inspect Your Roof

Most storms are predicted at least a day or two in advance, so you should make sure you get up on your roof during this time to check for residual damage. 

Our roofs are the first line of defense when it comes to rain, wind and hail, so they can experience significant damage during the course of a normal year. Checking all of the shingles, gutters and vents to ensure there is no structural damage is vital to avoiding serious water issues in your attic.

Even just a single missing or broken shingle can be the reason your attic walls become soaked during a storm. Grab a ladder and do a visual inspection often, especially after a strong storm rolls through. Address any damage issues that you see quickly so that your home can weather the next storm with confidence. 

Drying Out Your Home

Even if you do everything right and prepare your property for an upcoming storm, Mother Nature can be unpredictable. Water leaks can occur quickly and can leave water stains on your walls or it could even feel like it is raining inside your house when a ceiling leak starts to drip. 

In any case, we can help you recover right away. Lingering moisture can quickly lead to further issues like mold growth, so we work fast to ensure a full recovery. 

We will remove the excess water, detect hidden moisture behind your walls and handle repairs efficiently so you can get back to your normal life as soon as possible. What are you waiting for? Give us a call right away!

A quick recovery after suffering water damage is vital. Call SERVPRO of West Loop/Bucktown/Greektown for immediate assistance.

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