When you experience a flood at your Home or Business due to rain, broken pipe or other causes the water can wreak havoc on the structure of the building. Your personal belongings are in jeopardy. The health of the inside environment can become very ill. Excessive water in your Home or business contain many contaminants and this water needs to be extracted as quickly as possible. Valuable items can get ruined, even with just an inch of water. For example: Carpet, Carpet padding, Drywall, Baseboard, Furniture, Rugs and anything else in contact can be permanently damaged
After a flood, cleaning up is a long, careful and hard process.
First things first: The water must be extracted as soon as possible; This is where we can help. Not only can we help keep the cost down but we can bill your insurance directly if you elect to make a claim and you have a claim number. You should call your insurance agent. If you insurance covers the damage, your agent will tell you when an adjuster will contact you. Make a detailed list of all the damage and take photos or video as repairs are made and as you clean. You’ll need complete records for insurance claims, applications for disaster assistance and income tax deductions.
Ceilings and walls- you don’t know the full extent of the damage inside your walls until drywall is removed
Drywall acts like a sponge when wet. Remove drywall, baseboard and paneling to at least the flood level. If soaked by contaminated floodwater, drywall, insulation, carpet, carpet padding or any other items can be a health hazard and should be removed, If the drywall was soaked, then it should be removed by a professional and that professional should begin the drying process in accordance the the proper standards.
Carpet and carpet padding might not be salvageable due to flood. In virtually every flood the carpet padding must be discarded, unless the water spill is small and very clean.
This is how our services can help you. We can efficiently perform water removal with our truck mounted or portable water extraction machines at affordable rates and we can work with your budget.
Clean and dry carpet and rugs as quickly as possible. I(f sewage contaminated floodwater covered your carpeting, discard it for health/saftey reasons. Also discard if the carpet was under water for 24 hours or more. Dry the carpet and floor thoroughly before replacing the carpet. Padding is nearly impossible to clean so should be replaced. If the carpet can’t be removed, dry it as quickly as possible using a wet/’dry vacuum and dehumidifier. Use a fan to circulate air above the carpet, and if possible, lit the carpet and ventilate with fans underneath.
Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew and other micro-organisms.
Deodorization products control odors from excessive moisture.