Officials have toured flood damage in the Fox River Valley to the west of Chicago and declared four more counties disaster areas. That brings the total number of counties with disaster declarations to 41.
The recent rains have swollen many rivers and streams across the state to record or near record levels. Homes and businesses have been affected and thousands of people have been evacuated.
When your home floods, whether it is only the basement or your entire living space, you need the help of a company specializing in flood damage cleanup and water damage repair. ISC Services (www.iscservices.net) will work with you through the 3-step response to water damage.
Remove the Water
The first step in cleaning up after a flood is to remove the excess water from the home. In some cases, this will include repairing a plumbing issue or preventing further water invasion from a weather event. Once the underlying cause is resolved, the excess water must still be pumped from the home. While there are several ways for you to remove the water yourself, it is best to rely on an experienced company like ISC Services (www.iscservices.net) to ensure the water is removed completely and safely.
Dry Out the Area
In addition to removing the water, it is important to continue the flood damage cleanup by completely drying out the area and its contents. Leaving any moisture behind increases the risk of secondary damage to both the stability and livability of the structure. When choosing a company to complete these repairs, a thorough check of its qualifications is important. Specific industry standards are in place to ensure proper methods and results. ISC Services is a certified disaster recovery company and employs professionally trained technician.
Repair the Water Damage
Once the structure is water and moisture-free, water damage repair specialists can see exactly what repairs needs to be made. ISC Services will make sure your home is structurally sound and habitable. They will also evaluate your belongings to identify those needing to be repaired or restored and those that must be disposed of and replaced.
When your home floods, hiring professionals, like ISC Services, who specialize in flood damage cleanup and water damage repair is vital. Properly completing the restoration process will ensure that your home is returned to its original and livable condition. The specialists at ISC Services are fully trained and experienced in removing the water, drying out the area and repairing the damage so that you can quickly and confidently return to your home and your life.
ISC Services (www.iscservices.net) is available 24/7 if you need us call 1.888.244.7337
Even after the rain, some areas are getting worse because water levels continue to rise, especially in Peoria and other downstream communities along the Illinois River and its many tributaries. The following reflects information issued by the National Weather Service:
THE FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS… EEL RIVER AT NORTH MANCHESTER AFFECTING CASS…KOSCIUSKO…MIAMI… WABASH AND WHITLEY COUNTIES TIPPECANOE RIVER ABOVE WINAMAC AFFECTING CARROLL…PULASKI AND WHITE COUNTIES SAINT JOSEPH RIVER OHIO BELOW MONTPELIER AFFECTING WILLIAMS COUNTY AINT JOSEPH RIVER OHIO NEAR ST. JOE RIVER FORT WAYNE AFFECTING ALLEN COUNTY TIFFIN RIVER NEAR STRYKER AFFECTING DEFIANCE…FULTON AND WILLIAMS COUNTIES SAINT JOSEPH RIVER MICHIGAN AT SOUTH BEND AFFECTING ELKHART…ST. JOSEPH AND BERRIEN COUNTIES SAINT JOSEPH RIVER MICHIGAN AT NILES AFFECTING ELKHART…ST. JOSEPH AND BERRIEN COUNTIES
…THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS…TIPPECANOE RIVER NEAR ORA AFFECTING FULTON…KOSCIUSKO…MARSHALL…PULASKI AND STARKE COUNTIES KANKAKEE RIVER AT DAVIS ROUTE 30 AFFECTING LA PORTE…ST. JOSEPH AND STARKE COUNTIES YELLOW RIVER AT KNOX AFFECTING MARSHALL…ST. JOSEPH AND STARKE COUNTIES SAINT JOSEPH RIVER OHIO ABOVE NEWVILLE AFFECTING ALLEN…DE KALB AND DEFIANCE COUNTIES SAINT JOSEPH RIVER MICHIGAN AT THREE RIVERS AFFECTING ELKHART…BRANCH AND ST. JOSEPH COUNTIES