Water damage to a residence or business is one of the major types of damage that ranks right up there with fire, severe storm damage and heavy freezing snow and hail. The thing about water damage is that it ruins anything that the water touches and many items have to be discarded as they immediately begin to grow mold and are a haven for bacteria.
This is where a company such as 247 Water Damage can be a Godsend in these situations whether the water damage is from a generalized flood from the outside, or it comes from burst pipes or a sewage backup from inside of the home or business. Either way, the result is the same – permanent and unbelievable damage and hardship.
We work with all kinds of businesses, institutions and insurance companies to assure residents and business owners that our experience and modern water damage restoration techniques are state-of-the-art and are highly effective. Our motto is to leave an area that that has been subject to the water damage as if nothing had ever happened. When you understand how total water damage can be, that is a remarkable statement, but it is true. Our staff of expert technicians is highly trained, and they are all IICRC certified. We will work with your insurance company to be sure that everything will be covered, and they will receive the bill once the work is completed.
Once any water damage is incurred, it is important that work begins as soon as possible on alleviating the situation. The longer the wait to begin the restorative process, the more time there is for mold and bacteria to form, and both of these items will grow at a rapid pace on and in just about everything that the flood waters have touched.
247 Water Damage uses the latest drying techniques that are available in the marketplace. The first order of business is to remove any standing water that may be in a basement, or even on a first floor by utilizing high-speed pumps which get all of the water out of the building very rapidly. Then using thermal heating and industrial fans, the parts of the building that can be dried and taken care of as rapidly as possible.
Even with extremely efficient drying procedures, there will still be some items that will have to be discarded due to the nature of the items. Overstuffed furniture, draperies, carpeting and padding, pillows, pictures, clothing and similar items that hold water just cannot be dried fully enough. Thus, they will have to be thrown out. Drywall, wallpaper, electrical components and wall studs may have to be removed and replaced as well.
Once everything is dried out and removed, the area must be sterilized and made clean again, to ensure that mold and bacteria do not grow down the road in the future. Flood water can carry all kinds of nasty ingredients such as the mold, bacteria, viruses, pesticides, hormones, petroleum products, chemicals and many other harmful substances. Once the sanitized area is clean, the-the rebuilding process can begin.
An entire area can then be rebuilt and painted or papered, and a person would never know that there had been a flood at that location. This is especially important when it comes to the mold and bacteria removal which keeps a family or businesses safe for years to come.