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2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Imagine this:

It’s the beginning of the year and snow is falling. You’ve just arrived home from work and shuffling your kids back and forth from practices. You’re trying to figure out what to do for dinner, even though it is already coming up on 7:30 at night. You open the door to your house, kick off your shoes, and suddenly you hear it. A sound like a garden water fountain, and it’s coming from your unfinished basement.

You rush down the stairs barefoot and by the time you reach the bottom of the steps, you’re standing in an inch of water. How did it happen? What is the source? You walk carefully through the water, which by this point is nearly freezing, and you see that in the corner of the basement, you have a burst water pipe. Seems like the cold didn’t agree with the old pipes and now you have a small pond still forming in your basement!

You know what to do next. You make your way to the main water shutoff, and you turn it off to stop the source from pouring out any more water. You go back upstairs and realize that there’s no way for you to get all of that water out of the basement on your own. Even if you could, you don’t have the equipment to dry it out quickly enough to avoid mold growth. You get on your phone and realize that by now it is 8:00 at night. What are you going to do?  Who are you going to call?

If this type of situation ever happens to you, don’t hesitate to call your local SERVPRO®. Our water techs are on call 24/7 and are fully prepared to get into a vehicle and come to your aid. We realize that water damage never happens at a specific time. So day or night, you can count on us to be Here to Help®.

For the cleanup of your water or fire damage no matter when it happens, contact us at:

SERVPRO® of North Central Tazewell County | 309-346-5600

SERVPRO® of Peoria | 309-637-7300

SERVPRO® of Galesburg and Macomb | 309-342-0073

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