Heavy Rain and Flooding in Chicago Area

The record rainfall in the Chicago area this year caused flooding for thousands of homeowners.  Chicago’s north and south sides were both hard hit with flooded basements, roadways, and even sinkholes.  Some of the hardest hit areas include River Forest, Des Plaines, Oakbrook, Downers Grove, Lombard, and Lisle in the western suburbs and Barrington, Barrington Hills, North Barrington, Lake Zurich, Cary and Fox River Grove in the north and northwestern suburbs.  The highest rainfall recorded during the June 26th rain event was 8.05” in Barrington.

What do you do after the initial basement cleanup and dehumidification?  If the cleanup work has been meticulous and every damp item has been discarded or quickly dried out, chances are that all will be well going forward.  However, when any wood, drywall or cellulose-containing material becomes saturated with water, mold will most certainly grow unless it is dried out within a day or two.  If you see signs of mold growth or smell a damp, musty odor where you know water damage has occurred, feel free to call Bussey Environmental Inc.  We will answer all of your questions and give you the most accurate and detailed information based on decades of experience.   If you need microbial testing performed for mold or sewage, and/or a remediation protocol report, we can help with you that as well.

Bussey Environmental Inc. offers the full range of environmental services, including testing, investigations, inspections, audits, remediation protocols, and reoccupancy reports for mold, bacteria, viruses, toxic chemicals, asbestos, lead paint, heavy metals, fine particulates, and electromagnetic fields. Bussey Environmental Inc., 1604 Chicago Avenue, Suite 11, Evanston, Illinois 60201.  Ph: 847.492.1465  Fax: 847.492.1466  Website:  www.busseyenv.com