Chicago is known for its harsh winters, and this year is no exception as below-zero temperatures have been more prevalent than ever. As such, poorly insulated pipes will likely freeze, creating problems for homeowners. Carole Feldman reports in ABCNews.Go.com that a real problem occurs when these frozen pipes burst and cause flooding in the basement.
Removing water from a flooded basement should be done immediately to prevent mold and bacteria from developing. Homeowners can choose to remove water on their own through effective do-it-yourself techniques, or hire professionals. If there is major damage to the flooring and walls in the basement, homeowners can consider basement remodeling in Chicago.