Water Extraction

Remove the Water Out of Your Home

Flooded homes

When flooding threatens your home, United Services is the restoration company to call. We have years of experience dealing with all types of flooding and the damage it wreaks. Just ask for a list of our satisfied customers.

Whether your problem is due to burst pipes, a leaking water heater, a sewer backup, a severe storm, a damaged roof, or a river or tidal surge United Services is ready to help. Whatever the source, call our emergency hotline. We offer water pumping and water removal services around the clock. In addition, our mobile drying equipment can be set up quickly. We're water-cleanup experts!

We do pump outs in Winnetka, Wilmette, Lake Forest, Kenilworth, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Deerfield, Highwood, Fort Sheridan, Barrington and nearby in Illinois & Wisconsin. Just contact us today to get started!

Delay can cause additional damage. Some of the hidden dangers of water damage include:

  • Explosive growth of mold, bacteria, and other potentially harmful microorganisms
  • Deterioration of indoor air quality
  • Persistent odors
  • Toxic chemical contamination due to spilled solvents and fuels
  • Contamination due to sewage waste backups
  • Tough-to-remove silt residue on all submerged surfaces after natural flooding
  • Electrocution hazards and appliance fires when power returns

Common Household Sources of Water Damage

Mold Growth from Water Damage

The scope of water damage restoration depends largely upon the source of the water and types of materials affected. Professional water damage remediation specialists recognize three categories of water source. Category 1 is from a clean or sanitary source, such as a water heater, a burst water heater or dishwasher hose, or clean water in a toilet tank.

Category 2 water contains some level of contaminants, such as washing machine and dishwasher overflow. Category 3 water, sometimes known as black water, is from unsanitary sources, such as sewage, rivers, sea, and standing water with microbial populations.

Water damage may also be defined by the types of materials affected by flooding. Class 1 damage is relatively limited, such as the corner of a room. Materials in contact with the water are not very porous and may include structural wood, hardwood flooring, and ceramic tile. Evaporation is minimal.

Class 2 water damage may encompass an entire room and has soaked into porous materials, such as carpeting and upholstered furnishings. Class 3 damage is often due to water coming into lower floors from overhead, such as when an upstairs bathroom leaks undetected for a length period of time. Walls, ceilings, insulation, carpeting and sub-floor have become saturated. Class 4 damage is when water has infiltrated materials that are difficult to dry, such as concrete and plaster.

Some specialized restoration jobs require advanced techniques. We can restore artwork to its original condition, as well as documents and print photos. If your electronics that were affected by water, we can test and, in many cases, restore them to working order.

United Services will work with your flood insurance company, taking care of paperwork and setting up direct billing.

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