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How the Pros Clean up After a Storm

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Six SERVPRO vehicles ready to go on the road Fast response to your storm damage in Joliet, IL

When you're in charge of a business, you try to prepare yourself for anything. Sometimes, nothing can stop something as destructive as a massive storm. If your building suffers major damage from high winds or heavy rains, you need someone with real experience to help you rebuild. A professional disaster cleanup team will handle everything from water removal to tear-out to rebuilding your office. When you get the right company on your side, you can resume normal operations more quickly.

Initial Steps

Despite your best efforts, you may not be able to eliminate the effects of water damage or other problems following a storm. Skilled technicians can minimize the extent of the problems, however. After the incident, make sure you report it to your insurance company. Then, call the storm damage mitigation team. The professionals will do the following:

  • Come to your office on the day of your call.
  • Evaluate the scene.
  • Come up with a plan to repair and rebuild the area.
  • Share a timetable with you.

Water Extraction

The team will begin the storm restoration process by using industrial-strength machinery and equipment to remove any water from your building. This includes floors, ceilings, walls, furniture, documents, and electronics. Technicians will thoroughly dry and sanitize the area to discourage the growth of mold.

Removing Building Materials

Some items will have too much damage to save. Crews will tear out drywall, carpet, insulation and other soaked materials. The team will also tarp the roof and board up doors and windows for security and to keep out the elements.


A reliable company in Joliet, IL, will repair and restore your structure. The crews can rebuild walls and the roof. They will lay down new flooring and replace any materials that were lost due to storm damage.
When you need someone you can count on to tear out wet items and get your building back in order, call the pros. Even under the most challenging circumstances, you can find relief.

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