Spring in Chicagoland area
As we step into spring and the days get longer the weather temperature begins to rise to melt away our winter wonderland. Melting snow and spring showers water blooming flowers. Changes in weather are natural and beautiful but for the unprepared can be disastrous. Melting snow, rainfall, and humidity create the perfect environment for floods, mold, and water damage. We at SERVPRO in La Grange Park have you in mind during this time and would like to help you prepare for the upcoming weather changes with some preventative measures to keep you and your home protected against water damage.
The First step to prevention is being able to identify common areas water damage is likely to occur and signs of water and moisture damage. Areas where water can build, are a great place to start. Flower beds, ponding depression areas (U-shaped areas) and slanted yards, poorly maintained roofing and gutters, and cracks in your foundation and walls are open invitations for water damage.
The second step is tending to these areas. Consider regarding your lawn or installing a drain to help the flow of rainwater away from your home. Your gutters should be regularly cleaned and serviced. Cracks in your roofing and foundation could possibly be filled with epoxy but should really be looked at by a professional. Plumbing leaks should also be checked by a professional. Luckily SERVPRO of La Grange Park is here to help. Please feel free you contact us at (708) 240-4873. Check out our what to do after a flood for more information on mold control.