At United Services, we define a plumbing emergency as any situation that puts water where it doesn’t belong. Plumbing emergencies can cause a great deal of damage.
Many homes experience some sort of water damage, often the result of internal plumbing failures (i.e. hot water heater flooding, washing machine hose flooding or dishwasher flooding) or natural disasters like river flooding and hurricanes.
When a pipe bursts or a water heater begins to leak, the water doesn’t automatically turn off. Water keeps leaking where you don’t want it to go, damaging and often ruining wallboard, carpeting, furniture and other items.
Water leaks and flooding can happen for numerous reasons. Regardless of the cause, one rule always applies: Get expert repair services as soon as possible. With over 30 years in the disaster recovery business, United Services has the resources and the dedication to respond quickly and effectively to your plumbing emergency.
Thanks to our full-service capability, we can stop the leak, pump out a flooded basement or crawl space, replace failed plumbing components, and provide drying and dehumidification if necessary. We can also perform repair and maintenance work to prevent future water damage.
Fast action is essential. When a basement floods for any reason, it should be pumped out as quickly as possible to minimize moisture damage and mold problems.
Whether your home is flooding from a plumbing failure, from groundwater, or is simply moldy and humid, our experts have the skills, training, and professional experience to solve water and excess moisture problems.
A home damaged by water or flooding should be repaired right away to prevent further damage from mold and rot.
To schedule a disaster restoration estimate with us, contact us by phone or e-mail today!
Many leaks and basement floods can be prevented by practicing smart maintenance. Our expert technicians can inspect plumbing lines, hoses, water heaters and other key components to make sure that weak or leak-prone equipment is repaired or replaced.
This expert inspection is important because some items (like water heaters and sump pumps, for example) don’t show obvious signs of corrosion, clogging or wear.
Laundry leak. An old washing machine supply hose can crack, leak and flood the basement floor.
Many homeowners also elect to upgrade different components to avoid costly leaks and flooding in the future.
For example, replacing standard rubber supply hoses for the washing machine with heavy-duty, high-pressure hoses is a smart and inexpensive upgrade. Upgrading a standard sump pump with a battery backup system can protect your basement from flooding during a power outage.
We can also integrate a "flood alarm" into your waterproofing system. This alarm sounds off when it detects flooding water.
Newer systems can even be integrated a home alarm system -- enabling you to be notified by phone when the flooding occurs.
United Services proudly serves Winnetka, Wilmette, Lake Forest, surrounding localities such as Deerfield, Kenilworth, Highland Park, Barrington, Highwood, Fort Sheridan, Lake Bluff, Northbrook, Glencoe, Glenview, Lake Zurich, Spring Grove, Arlington Heights, Vernon Hills, and many residential and commercial areas located nearby.