Water Damage Restoration Service
Water damage can happen anywhere, and it can cause a lot of stress if it isn’t handled properly. Water damage usually results from fire, flood, natural disaster, or plumbing failure. It can affect any area in the home, although most commonly the basement is the source of the water mitigation requests that we receive. Of course, most people today have finished basements that they utilize as extra living space, so restoration and mitigation is of the utmost importance to prevent a total gutting and renovation of the affected area.
Water damage can be slow or sudden, but it needs to be resolved as soon as it is noticed. Fast action can save thousands of dollars in cleanup, equipment failure and loss, and replacement of the property or the items within the property. Specific steps must be taken as soon as possible, so call the licensed professionals at CT Restoration Experts today!
The most common causes of water damage include:
• Broken pipes and hoses
• Accidents from overflowing sinks or tubs
• Sewer backup
• Extended, untreated humidity in basements
• Flash flooding
Of course, if you are dealing with water damage, you know that the cause is less of a concern than the remediation. Once you get the source to stop the water getting into the property, you need to immediately turn your focus to getting the water out.
Remember that if you live in a high-risk area, you need to obtain flood insurance to help cover the costs of water damage and mitigation related to flooding. No other insurance policy will cover flood-related loss or damage, so never assume that you’re safe. Flash floods usually occur when they are least expected, and often as a result of weather anomalies in areas that might not expect flooding. Other water backup and flooding, however, may be more common in certain areas, and you need to be prepared for it even if you have never had an issue before.
Do’s and Don’ts
As soon as you notice water damage in your property, you need to take immediate action. Remain calm and call professional water mitigation and restoration specialists right away. If the source of flooding is related to the plumbing, turn off water mains as soon as possible. You should also keep the following things in mind:
• Shut off electrical running to the affected area before you unplug or remove any electrical devices from the area.
• Put foil under the legs of furniture to prevent carpet staining or remove it from the area.
• Take up any drapes or furniture skirts to keep them from getting further damaged or staining the floors.
• Remove fabrics, papers, shoes, plants, and anything else that might stain the area.
• Do NOT use your home vacuum to attempt cleanup. This could ruin the machine, and more importantly, could lead to electric shock.
• Stay out of the affected area as much as possible. Less foot traffic means less damage to the floors.
• Do NOT put newspaper over the affected areas. Newsprint ink can stain wet carpet or flooring permanently.
Whether you are dealing with seeping water, flooding, sewer backup, or any other water damage, it is going to progress quickly. You need to make sure that you call an emergency specialist within the first 48 hours. The sooner that you can get assistance, the better.
Most water damage is caused by plumbing failures, and the steps listed above can help prevent further damage to the home while you are awaiting a cleanup crew. Mitigation is the process of removing the water and reducing the damage that occurs after some kind of flood or leak. By taking fast action, we can prevent additional damage and restore properties to their full value with fewer incidents and much less work. Our job is to dry out the entire structure quickly and efficiently, utilizing our state-of-the-art equipment. We will utilize moisture meters to find water damage that lurks behind walls and cabinets or under floors, and our professionals will guarantee that everything is completely dried out before we leave.
Water damage isn’t something that you can put off repairing. Shop vacuums and drying machines will only get you so far, and you need professional water mitigation specialists to get the water out for good. Until it is properly removed and the property is restored, water could get under baseboards and into moldings, seep through floor coverings, and even cause damage to other areas and rooms of the property. If it isn’t cleaned up quickly and properly, you could create a haven for mold, mildew, and other more serious issues.
Depend on Our Certified, Professional Cleanup Team
We offer 24/7 emergency services, quick response, and are licensed and bonded for all the work that we do. Our IICRC certified employees understand the delicate and urgent nature of water damage mitigation and water removal, and provide advanced inspections at no charge to ensure that all of the repairs and damages are covered the first time.
Our services are designed to work with insurance claims, providing you a free service with hassle-free insurance processing and claims resolution, no matter what the cause of the damage might be. We will handle all of the paperwork and bill the insurance company directly, giving you the chance to focus on what matters: getting your home or business back in shape.
When it comes to mitigation, we are the best. Our state-of-the-art equipment includes water extraction machines that are ideal for mildew and odor control, deodorizing and disinfection, and complete sanitation of the property. We will make sure that every area affected by damage is dried and restored properly and that the source of the water is stopped and let you know of any necessary repairs or replacements as soon as possible.
Locally owned and operated, we give you the reputation that you can trust and all of the work that we do is 100% guaranteed. Our team of certified and professional cleaners include commercial and residential experts, ensuring that you get the right people for the job the first time, every time. Call us today for a free consultation or to learn more about our water damage restoration services!