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Our water damage restoration and flood damage restoration services are geared toward getting to you immediately to start extracting moisture from your property. Timing is critical and in order to minimize damage, we need to get there as quickly as possible.
For quick drying after a water intrusion, you need a water damage removal and mold mitigation company that can get to you quickly. We have the know-how, equipment and experience to quickly dry materials that can be recovered. We also have the team that can start removing materials that are too damaged. Hiring us quickly may minimize the things that should be removed because of potential mold growth.
Water damage happens when you least expect it. Water damage restoration can be a hassle if you know nothing about the subject. Fortunately, learning how to identify and minimize the damage is not difficult. Here you will find very useful tips to take into consideration when this happens to you. While you’re waiting for our technicians to arrive at your house or business to help you dry and restore the property, there are a few things you can do.
Prevent Damages if Possible.
During the rainy season in Tallahassee, it’s important to keep your house protected from the weather going on outside your house. Wind damage to your roof and leaks are common causes of water damage. It’s important to fix any damage before it can cause a major problem inside the structure. But in many cases, property owners aren’t aware of a problem until it’s too late. Or the storm damages the roof, and the rain starts pouring in at the same time.
Stop the Source.
You should stop the source of the leak immediately. Did you leave a window open during a rainstorm? Did your home recently flood? It doesn’t matter if it’s a broken pipe or excessive rain. Regaining control of the situation is winning half the battle.
If you’re having a flood emergency, you need an expert’s help right away. Contact a plumber, appliance or roof repair company right away so that they can control the water.
Contact appropriate people to help you with your leakage or storm damage. And also, call Water Restoration Pros of Tallahassee to help with the leftover water damage problems.
Don’t panic when you first notice water damage. Restoration is always possible, but it’s necessary to react quickly and find an expert in Tallahassee who can help guide you through the cleanup process.
Do not try to remove debris with your vacuum.
Also, avoid turning on fans, as well as air conditioning and heating units. The use of electrical devices creates the possibility of electric shock. Turn off all electrical appliances to avoid accidents.
Metal furniture should also be removed to prevent rust in the furniture.
Draperies should also be removed to avoid from getting wet.
You can also remove small furniture and valuable objects from affected
areas, and if they are too big to move, you can place foil around the wood legs to avoid permanent deterioration.
Be Mindful of Mold.
Sometimes water damage and mold growth are apparent. Other times, it can be harder to spot. For less visible damage, you have to pay attention to peculiar smells in a room or cabinet, discolored and fuzzy growths, and stains or discoloration on the walls and ceiling. Paint that is peeling or blistering is a sign that you may need water damage restoration services.
Once our licensed technicians arrive on the scene they will follow a standard protocol to assess the damage, provide you with a fair and reasonable estimate and start drying your property.
Our Water Damage Restoration Process
When moisture gets into your house, long-term problems and mold contamination can occur. To avoid these issues, you’ll need to undertake water damage restoration. When we arrive, our first priority is the health and safety of you and your family. We’ll follow the steps below to restore your property:
1. Our Experts Respond to Your Initial Contact.
We have 24-hour availability for emergency response. Our representative you speak with on the phone will ask a few questions. These may include your name, address, insurance information, type of damage, the problem cause, and whether electricity is available.
2. We Inspect the Situation.
Our professional crew will arrive to inspect the situation at the location. We’ll look for the source. The technician will then determine the category of the water depending on the origin and classify the size of the damage. The estimate and work performed will depend on these factors.
We classify the water into three different categories according to IICRC S500, Water Damage Restoration Standard, and Reference Guide:
- Category 1 water comes from a sanitary water source, typically a water supply line. It usually doesn’t present a big risk if touched, ingested or inhaled. It may include something like:
- melting snow or ice
- falling rainwater
- broken toilet tanks
- tub or sink overflows
- ice machine supply lines
- refrigerator water supply lines
- Category 2 water will contain contamination and can present some health risks if touched or ingested by humans. Some examples include:
- broken aquariums
- discharge lines from dishwashers or washing machines
- toilet bowl or washing machine overflows.
- Category 3 water is very contaminated and can include very dangerous and toxic agents. Some examples like:
- rising flood waters
- flooding seawater
- hurricane and tropical storm rain
- sewage and toilet backflows.
We’ll also determine the amount of water present to classify the size of the project.
- Class 1 – least amount of water. Very little wet carpet or cushion
- Class 2 – a large amount of water. Water has wicked up the porous drywall less than 24″ and carpet and padding is wet.
- Class 3 – the largest amount of water. It could have come from overhead damage which has left the walls, ceiling, insulation, carpet, padding, and subfloor soaked.
- Class 4 – Specialty situations
You can rest assured knowing that our experts are prepared to deal with all categories and classes of water damage.
3. Remove and Extract.
Removing the water is achieved by the use of submersible pumps and industrial vacuum units. These extract lots of water in a short period. We have to remove the water quickly to prevent mold from forming. Technicians will also use other types of equipment such as moisture detectors and meters that measure the amount of saturation in the home. Infrared cameras are also effective for detecting additional dampness that could lurk behind ceilings and walls.
4. Dry and Dehumidify.
After the pumps have removed the water the area is still wet. Porous materials retain moisture for a long time. This will tend to cause swelling, warping, and mold. To avoid these situations, the technicians will move on to drying and dehumidifying the area. Industrial dehumidifiers and air movers are useful at this time. This equipment is also excellent for drying carpeting and furniture. Moisture meters allow us to monitor the drying progress.
5. Sanitize and Disinfect.
Once your home and furnishings are dry again, the work moves on to sanitizing and disinfecting an area. Excessive dampness usually leaves behind unpleasant odors. Fogging equipment and industrial air scrubbers are useful equipment for eliminating severe odor problems. We may also use antibacterial and antimicrobial treatments such as to sanitize and clean your house. The technicians will also dispose of any unsalvageable items.
6. Final Restoration.
The final step of water damage restoration includes reconstructing areas, installing new flooring and drywall and painting. While we don’t offer these services, we will leave you with a clean and dry area that is ready to be rebuilt or remodeled.