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Water Damage

Water Extraction And Drying

When you have water damage, you need to work fast. That is why Danny’s Restoration and Cleaningoffers 24/7 emergency water damage service, because it is important to get started with water extraction immediately to avoid future problems. Our water damage restoration professionals use only the latest in water damage equipment and procedures to insure a job done right the first time. The key word is “dry”, andDanny’s Restoration and Cleaning is there to make sure your home is thoroughly dried out to avoid any complications later on. Time is of the essence!

Carpet Cleaning And Mold Removal

In most cases, there is other work which must be performed to complete the water damage restoration process. Carpet cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing are usually required following water damage. Carpet retains massive amounts of water and if not cleaned properly, can assist in the onset of mold and odors. Mold can appear in as little as 48 hours, spread quickly, and prove almost impossible to remediate. It also causes numerous health threats. The experts at Danny’s Restoration and Cleaning can take care of these problems in a timely manner. Don’t risk your health….call us today!

Water Damage Repair

Not all water damage companies are created equal, and choosing the wrong one could just make a bad situation worse. You need the job done now and you need it done right. Call Danny’s Restoration and Cleaning at 727-647-7746 today for a free estimate. Danny’s Restoration and Cleaning is available 24/7 to service all of your flood damage and water restoration needs. Our technicians are ready to serve you. Remember, only Danny’s Restoration and Cleaning offers fast service, high quality, and guaranteed results for all of your water restoration, sewage clean up, and water extraction needs.

Flood Damage

Floods are the most destructive type of water damage you can endure. The destruction they can cause in your home is considerable, and it is important to get the water out as soon as possible to avoid further damage. Danny’s Restoration and Cleaning offers 24/7 emergency flood damage response, because the sooner you deal with the problem, the fewer problems you will have to deal with later on. Typically, long term problems can set in in as little as 48 hours, so timing is critical.

Flood Restoration

Flood restoration is a complex, time consuming process that is best left to the professionals. You can callDanny’s Restoration and Cleaning any time 24/7 to begin flood restoration procedures immediately. We have a full staff of highly qualified technicians, the latest equipment and procedures, and are able to handle all of your flood restoration or water damage repair needs. From extracting flood water, to drying out, as well as repair of valuables, furniture, appliances, and personal effects, Danny’s Restoration and Cleaning is your answer.

Flooded Home

We know that the sooner your flood damage problem is solved, the sooner you can have your home, and life, back. Our team of flood damage professionals can take care of all your flood damage needs in a timely and cost effective manner. Choosing the wrong company to do the work could drag out the process for additional weeks or months, easily doubling your repair costs and inconvenience. Don’t make that mistake, contact Danny’s Restoration and Cleaning at 727-647-7746 today for a free on site estimate or phone consultation. Remember, Danny’s Restoration and Cleaning is the first best source for flood restoration, water damage repair, or fire damage restoration. Sewage Damage
Of all the possible floods your home can endure, none are more damaging, with the potential for long lasting problems, than sewage based flooding. Sewage damage not only causes damage to structures and valuables, but it can also affect the health of those living in the home. Sewage flooding is highly contaminated, and if not treated quickly and efficiently, could provide many additional problems for homeowners and their families. The sewage damage experts at Danny’s Restoration and Cleaning are available to handle all of your sewage flooding and sewage damage needs.

Sewage Flooding

Sewage flooding is ripe with bacteria and viruses that can cause serious illness. Many possessions may have to be thrown away after coming in contact with sewage. Our sewage flood restoration professionals can not only take care of your home, but make a professional determination of exactly what may be salvaged and what needs to be discarded. Time is important when dealing with a sewage flood. The longer you wait, the greater the chance that long term damage to your home may occur.

Sewage Cleanup

Sewage flood cleanup should begin as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the greater the damage to your home, and your health, can be. Call Danny’s Restoration and Cleaning at 727-647-7746… our professional technicians can be at your home and begin sewage flood restoration procedures with a 30 minute response time. With our training, state of the art equipment, and certification and a full range of restoration services, Danny’s Restoration and Cleaning can have your sewage flood problem resolved, your home restored, and your life back to normal in short order.

 

Flood Damage

Floods are the most common and most destructive natural disaster in the United States, causing billions of dollars in damage across the country every year.  They can be small enough to only affect one home, or large enough to encompass neighborhoods, regions, or even multiple states.  The level of damage they leave behind can be overwhelming and traumatizing to homeowners unfortunate enough to have been in their path.

Flood restoration should ideally begin as soon as possible after flood waters have receded.   It is vitally important to dry out a home quickly following water damage in order to avoid further problems.

When working in and around flood conditions, you should always think safety.  Wear protective clothing, and shut off all electricity and gas to the structure.  Flood waters have also been known to literally shift homes on their foundations, weakening the structure and making them prone to collapse.  So make sure you verify that the structure is stable before entering.

Remove as many loose items, furniture, electrical appliances, and personal effects as possible.  These may need to be dried out and repaired, but that can be done elsewhere and will not provide an impediment to those doing the w

Open all windows and doors to circulate as much air as possible.  The excess water will need to be extracted from the home, and then blowers and fans used to remove all remaining moisture from the air and surrounding surfaces.

For best results, contact your local IICRC certified water damage restoration company.  They are available 24/7 to service all your water damage repair needs.

Water Damage

Water Damage is something that every homeowner will have to deal with at some point or another.  It may be something small, like an overflowed tub or sink, or it may be serious, like a burst pipe in your bathroom or a backed up sewage system leaving your home covered with all kinds of “items”.

Ideally, water should be remediated as soon as possible.  With water, the immediate damage is only the start.  Left untreated, it can set the stage for a whole host of problems, not only home, but health related, such as water damage mold.   Water damage restoration should begin immediately following a flooding event.

If the home is still engulfed in water, then determine the source and shut it off or plug it.  Shut off all electricity and gas to the structure and be sure to wear appropriate protective clothing when working in and around flood waters.

You will need to pump out the excess water.  Depending on the level of water involved, you should use either a wet-dry or shop-vac unit, or gas powered submersible pumps (no electric, that would be bad). Once the excess is out, you will notice that there is still a good amount of water left in various surfaces.  They will be wet to the touch.  You will now need to open all windows and doors, and use fans and blowers, to circulate as much air as possible to facilitate the removal of all residual moisture from the air.

The key word in this operation is “dry”….all surfaces should be completely dry before any further repairs are attempted.   Failure to do so properly can bring about the onset of mold, which can prove difficult to remove and cause a host of medical problems.

Water Damage Restoration

Water damage restoration is defined as the restoring of a home or property that has been damaged by water to its pre-loss condition.  It is a drawn out and time consuming process that must be undertaken immediately flowing a water damage event in order to avoid further damage to the home.

Water damage restoration jobs include (among other things), extraction of excess water from a home, drying out of all surfaces, carpet cleaning, mold remediation, and structural repair and reconstruction.  It is a series of steps that must be taken in the correct order so as to avoid complications later on.

In the event of major water damage to your home, you should always contact a professional to handle it.  Remember that not all water damage is readily apparent, and a professional water restoration technician knows what to look for, where to look for it, and what to do when he finds it.  He is also equipped with the proper water damage restoration equipment and experience to take care of even the largest jobs.  Likewise, the technician can also work with your homeowners insurance provider and claims adjuster to make sure the process moves forward quickly and efficiently.

Be sure not to call or hire the first person you talk to.  Not every company is qualified to do this sort of work, and hiring the wrong company can add thousands to your repair costs, and in all likelihood the job still won’t be done right.

Look for the IICRC seal and call today for a free estimate or phone consultation.

Basement Water Damage

Basement water damage is a problem that 98% of homeowners will have to deal with at some point, making it more a matter of when, not if, you’ll experience it.   Basement waterproofing items and services are advertised, but they are not foolproof and should not be trusted to keep out every drop of water.

Basements are natural targets for water damage, due to their low lying locale and the fact that water loves to run downhill.  Basement flood damage can occur for any number of reasons, a broken or leaky pipe, busted window seal, cracked foundational walls, inadequate drainage, clogged downspouts, or runoff from the surrounding landscape.

There is no definitive defense against basement flooding, except to be proactive and look for small problems before they become big ones.  Repair leaky pipes before they burst, reseal the windows, make sure gutters are unclogged and the downspouts are pointing in the right direction and depositing water away from your home.  When you do landscape work, make sure it doesn’t alter the slope of the ground in such a way as to send water flowing toward your home.  Soil can only hold so much, and when it is saturated, surface water will flow whichever way the ground is leaning.

When all else fails and you’re looking at serious basement water damage, be sure to call a professional.  Your local, IICRC certified water damage restoration company is available 24/7 to service all of your water or flood damage needs.  Call today for a free estimate or phone consultation.

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Restoration Water Damage

Property damage as the result of water or flooding is always a major headache.  Most homeowners will have to deal with this problem on some level, but even the smallest of spills or leaks can require a good amount of effort to correct.  Knowing the type of water that you are dealing with goes a long way towards figuring out how to best correct it.

Basically, there are three types of water damage:

Clean Water – which is uncontaminated at the source and will not cause any health problems if consumed by humans or animals.  Water pipes and overflowing sinks or tubs may be an example of clean water.  Keep in mind though, that Clean Water may become contaminated over time if not properly dealt with.

Grey Water – which is mildly contaminated at the source and may cause illness or other health concerns if consumed by humans or animals.  Dishwasher water or laundry water would be examples of grey water.

Black Water – which is highly contaminated at the source and can cause serious illness or even death if consumed by humans or animals.  Black Water is usually sewage based and should always be handled by a professional.

In any case of serious water damage, shut off the water flow at its source (if possible), and then turn off all utilities to the home.  Water and electricity do not mix.

In the case of Grey or Black Water, don’t risk your health or that of your loved ones.  Call a local IICRC certified water damage professional.  They will be equipped with a highly trained staff of technicians, proficient on the latest water damage restoration equipment and procedures

Water damage restoration certification is always important.  Look for a seal from an industry official such as the IICRC or RIA before hiring any water damage provider.

Fire Damage

A house fire is a nightmarish thought for any homeowner, the idea that your home, possessions, and even your lives could be gone in a matter of minutes.  Fortunately, not every house fire results in a total loss.  Many are smaller events which do not engulf the whole home, and in most cases, homes are saved with various levels of damage, and can be successfully restored.

After a fire, you should always make safety the paramount concern.  Shut off all utilities to the home and verify that the home is structurally sound before entering.  Wear protective clothing such as long pants, sleeves, heavy duty gloves and waterproof boots.  You will also want to wear protective eye and breathing gear to avoid exposure to soot and dust which may still be in the air.

Open all windows and doors to get as much air circulating as possible.  This will help remove smoke odor as well as any remaining airborne soot.  You’ll need to remove all loose items such as furniture, appliances, personal effects, etc.  Some of these may be salvageable, depending on the level of damage sustained.

Soot will need to be vacuumed from surfaces using a brush tipped vacuum.  Take care not to let the vacuum nozzle touch any surface; just move it along overhead.  Change the air filter in your home frequently until it is no longer clogging up.  Tape damp cheesecloth over all air vents and returns to catch airborne soot and dust.

For best results, contact your local fire damage restoration or water damage repair professional.

Sewage Cleanup

Sewage spills are arguably the worst type of water damage any homeowner can face.  As with most water issues, it is extremely destructive to homes and businesses, but it is also heavily contaminated at the source and provides an instant health hazard to humans and animals in the home.  It is vitally important to clean up the affected area quickly, and most important, thoroughly.

The most common dangers resulting from sewage based flooding are tetanus, leptospirosis, hepatitis-A, gram-negative bacteria, and giardia.  Everyone involved in the cleanup process should take steps to prevent becoming ill from exposure to these and other toxins.  You should wear protective clothing such as waterproof boots, rubber gloves, eye wear, and a breath mask.  Do not allow sewage to come in direct contact with your skin, especially if you have cuts or scrapes or other open wounds.

Anything that cannot be completely cleaned and disinfected should be thrown out.  In many flood cases, carpets, rugs, and clothing might be able to be saved.  In the event of sewage contamination, the best thing to do is play it safe and discard it.  It will cost less to replace it than it would to restore it.

Remove piles of solid waste with a shovel and plastic bag.  Double bag all collected sewage and dispose of properly.

Everything will need to be dried out, cleaned, disinfected, sanitized, and if necessary, do it all a second time.  Don’t take chances with sewage water damage.  In fact, don’t take chances at all yourself.  Call your local water damage restoration company; they can handle all aspects of your water restoration needs, even those as nasty as a sewage spill.

Water Damage Repair

Home repair is always interesting, but water damage home repair takes it to a whole new level.  Water damage in the home is always destructive, usually in places you may not think to initially look.  The initial damage is only the beginning.  Water left untreated can continue to cause damage, weakening structural members, destroying flooring and drywall, and providing an excellent breeding ground for mold.

The key word in water damage repair is “dry”.  Always remember that all surfaces must be completely and thoroughly dried out to avoid future complications.  Excess water must be removed from the home, and then all residual moisture should be pulled out using fans, blowers, and dehumidifiers.  Use a digital moisture meter to determine when humidity levels are back to normal in your home.

Failure to dry out everything will cause problems, chief among which is mold.  Mold establishes itself within 48 hours of a water damage problem (earlier if the flooding is sewage based), spreads quickly, and is very difficult to eradicate.   If you find evidence of mold, don’t risk your health; leave the home and call a pro.  Exposure to and inhalation of mold spores can result in a number of health problems, from mild allergic reactions to lung disease, and in some cases, even death.

Your best bet is to contact your local, IICRC certified water damage restoration company.  Available 24/7, their trained technicians can be out to your house, usually within an hour or so, and begin water restoration procedures immediately.

Flood Cleanup

Floods are the most commonplace natural disasters in the country, as well as the most destructive, causing billions of dollars in damage across the country every year.  When you turn on the news and see the incredible devastation left behind by flood waters, you have to wonder why so few Americans have adequate flood insurance.

Floods can occur anywhere, and at any time.  Unless you’re living on a literal mountain peak somewhere, it can in fact happen to you.  And flood damage is not covered by homeowners insurance; however you can check and see if your community participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NIFP).  If so, you can obtain flood coverage for a nominal fee.

Flood cleanup begins with safety.  Working in flood waters is dangerous business, so be prepared.  You should wait until the all clear is given by emergency management before returning to your home.  When you do return, verify that the structure is stable.  Flood waters can warp foundations or shift buildings on foundations, making them prone to collapse, so make sure it isn’t going to come down on top of you.

Shut off all utilities to the structure, as electricity and water do not mix.  Wear protective clothing such as rubber gloves and waterproof boots when working in and around flood waters.

Open all windows and doors and remove all loose items, furniture, and appliances to be cleaned and repaired elsewhere.

For best and safest results, contact your local IICRC certified water damage repair company.  They are available 24/7 and can take care of all your water damage repair and restoration needs.

Flooded Basement

A flooded basement is a headache.  A flooded finished basement is a major one.  And whether the headache is big or small, it is something that will be suffered by 98% of basement owners at some point.  A waterproof basement is a fantasy, so don’t let anybody sell you on some miracle solution.   If you have a basement, water damage will happen.  Count on it.

A flooded basement causes all kinds of problems, not just the initial flooding.  It can ruin carpets, walls, furniture, and appliances.  It can get into your electrical system and wreak havoc.  Same with your furnace or water heater.  And since basements are so often used for storage, many valuable or treasured personal items may be damaged or destroyed.

Knowing it is impossible to completely insulate your basement from water, there are steps you can take to minimize the damage.  Inspect your basement on a regular basis for any problems, and fix them before they can have major effect.  Leaky pipes, broken window seals, cracks in your foundational wall, clogged sump pits…..if you’re not sure what to look for, bring in a water damage repair professional, because I can guarantee he will know where to look (and what to look for, and what to do with it when he finds it!).

In fact, you should always have the number of a local, IICRC certified water damage restoration professional, someone who can handle all aspect of any sort of water damage to your home or business.  Available 24/7, they will be there to provide prompt, courteous, and efficient service.

Water Damage Service

The amount of damage that water can do to a home or business must be seen to be believed.  And unlike fire, which confines its damage to one place, water gets everywhere, even into areas where the average homeowners may not think to look.  Overlooking any water damage can have disastrous long term results for your home, your possessions, and even your health.

Most major water damage is quite beyond the abilities of the average homeowner to repair effectively.  It is almost always advisable to hire a professional to do this sort of work.  The steps in water damage restoration are precise and should be carried out in order, and preferably done right the first time to avoid further issues.  Water damage does not forgive many mistakes.

Water damage help is readily available in most every city; the problem is finding a provider qualified to do the work.  The bulk of companies advertising water damage repair are simply not qualified to do the work, and hiring one of them could simply serve to make your already bad situation even worse.

You need to look for a company that has been certified and approved by one of the industry governing bodies, such as the IICRC or RIA.  Industry certification does not necessarily guarantee competence, but it does guarantee 24/7 service, a full staff of trained technicians, the latest in water damage tools, as well as a full range of services including but not limited to water removal service, fire damage service, carpet cleaning service, and mold removal service.

Call your local certified professionals for a free estimate or phone consultation today.

Flood Damage Company

Never underestimate the power of water.  Relatively calm in appearance most of the time, it can lash out with a fury that overwhelms even the strongest among us, and the damage it can do to life and property is staggering.  New reports of flooding aftermath often look more like war zones than natural disasters.  Water can warp foundations, and shift the position of the very buildings they support; the repair effort required to restore these structures is considerable.

When your home has been torn apart by flood waters, it is easy to find yourself unable to make decisions.  You know you need to find somebody to repair and restore your home, but who?  The immediate aftermath of a flood is not the best time to comparison shop.  There are numerous listings for flood damage companies in every community, and following a flood no doubt there will be crews going door to door and soliciting business.  You should choose wisely; hiring the wrong company will not fix your problems, but it will part you from even more of your money.

The time to find a flood damage service provider is now, while your home is dry and there isn’t a cloud in the sky.  Look at it the way you’d look at car insurance…..you have access to it but you hope you’ll never need it.

You need to seek out a company that answers its own phones.  No answering services and promises to get back to you the next business day.  Someone who answers their own phone 24/7 and who can have a technician out to your home within an hour or so.

The same company should also offer a full array of services designed to dry out, repair, and restore your home to its pre-loss condition.  No work of this type should ever be subcontracted.  You need a company that is experienced in disaster recovery.

Call your local IICRC certified water damage restoration professionals today.

Mold

Mold is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments.  Used correctly, molds can be used in the production of foods such as cheese, bread, and sausages, not to mention medications such as penicillin, or cyclosporine.  On the other side, in large quantities, molds can also present a number of health hazards such as allergic reactions and respiratory problems.

Mold is a common complaint in workplace and home dust, producing myotoxins that can pose serious risks to humans and animals.  Prolonged mold exposure can lead to neurological disorders and in rare cases, death.

Different mold types in the home is typically found in dark, damp places such as basements or crawlspaces, cluttered storage areas,  and even bathrooms and kitchens.   Areas with poor ventilation may also provide a breeding ground for mold growth.  See pictures of mold to the right.

Symptoms of mold allergies include watery, itchy eyes, chronic cough, intense headaches, difficulty breathing, rashes, fatigue, sinus problems, and frequent sneezing.

Mold growth in buildings is hazardous to health and should be professionally treated and removed.  In addition, moisture levels should be removed in order to reduce the risk of further mold growth.

You should not risk your health or that of your loved ones.  If you discover evidence of mold in your home, leave and contact a mold remediation specialist.  These IICRC certified companies are available 24/7 to address water and fire damage restoration needs, and one of the services they offer is mold remediation.

Call today for a free estimate or phone consultation.  Somebody will be out to your home within the hour.

Remove Mold

Mold is made up of microscopic organisms that digest organic matter.  It reproduces by releasing spores into the air.  In a natural environment, mold aids in the breakdown of leaves, wood, or other plant debris, however, in the confines of a house or business, mold can become and unwelcome and dangerous health issue for those living around it.

Mold spores are everywhere, and they tend to latch on and grow wherever there is sufficient moisture for them to do so.  Mold enters a home when there is some form of excess water or moisture for it to grow from, and mold usually appears around 48 hours after water damage has occurred.  There is no way to remove all mold spores from your home, but you can control the growth of mold by keeping your home as dry as possible.

Mold in the home creates an unusually high amount of mold spores in the air.  Long term exposure to suchhigh levels of mold can cause health problems, some as slight as allergic reaction or as severe as neurological disorders or even death.

Some folks pay good money to have their home tested for mold.  This is usually not necessary because mold is usually visually apparent, and is accompanied by a rather strong, musty smell.  If it looks like mold and smells like mold, then congratulations, you have mold.

For best results with your mold removal needs, you should contact a local, water damage restorationcompany.  These IICRC certified professionals will be available 24/7, offering an array of services includingmold remediation.  They can also clean up and repair the water damage that caused the problem to begin with.

Mold Removal

For many of us, our experience with mold is confined to what we find in our bathroom shower occasionally.  Bathroom mold removal is quite simple, but other types of mold are far more insidious, and can actually cause destruction and health issues if not treated.  Mold can appear anywhere there is excess water, and some of it may be quite toxic.

Mold or mildew removal should be implemented immediately upon the discovery of mold.  Mold spreads very rapidly, destroys the surface it is attached to, and can cause all kinds of health problems, from mild allergic reactions to neurological disorders, lung disease, and even death.

When working around mold, always remember to wear protective clothing, long pants, sleeves, rubber gloves, and eyewear.  A filtration mask or preferably a respirator should be worn to prevent the inhalation of mold spores.

There are numerous mold removal products on stores shelves, most of which will kill mold quite nicely.  In smaller cases, however, a simple mold removal bleach solution may suffice.  Mold removal cost will vary depending on the size of the problem and the methods you have to employ to correct it.

Black mold is an especially toxic mold that can cause serious health issues if inhaled or exposed to skin.  Black mold removal should always be handled by an expert.

For best results, contact your local water damage restoration company.  They not only offer mold remediation services, but they can locate the source of the water that caused the problem to begin with and repair it as well.

Mold Removal

For many of us, our experience with mold is confined to what we find in our bathroom shower occasionally.  Bathroom mold removal is quite simple, but other types of mold are far more insidious, and can actually cause destruction and health issues if not treated.  Mold can appear anywhere there is excess water, and some of it may be quite toxic.

Mold or mildew removal should be implemented immediately upon the discovery of mold.  Mold spreads very rapidly, destroys the surface it is attached to, and can cause all kinds of health problems, from mild allergic reactions to neurological disorders, lung disease, and even death.

When working around mold, always remember to wear protective clothing, long pants, sleeves, rubber gloves, and eyewear.  A filtration mask or preferably a respirator should be worn to prevent the inhalation of mold spores.

There are numerous mold removal products on stores shelves, most of which will kill mold quite nicely.  In smaller cases, however, a simple mold removal bleach solution may suffice.  Mold removal cost will vary depending on the size of the problem and the methods you have to employ to correct it.

Black mold is an especially toxic mold that can cause serious health issues if inhaled or exposed to skin.  Black mold removal should always be handled by an expert.

For best results, contact your local water damage restoration company.  They not only offer mold remediation services, but they can locate the source of the water that caused the problem to begin with and repair it as well.

Cleaning Mold

Mold is a problem for any homeowner.  It looks disgusting, and what it can do to your health is just as unappealing.  Mold also destroys whatever surface it clings to.  If you suspect you have a mold problem, chances are you probably do, and it needs to be rectified as soon as possible.

If you do have a mold problem, be sure to look everywhere.  Mold can get inside walls, under flooring, basically any place where there is sufficient moisture for it to grow.

In most smaller cases, mold removal is fairly straightforward, and cleaning mold with bleach is probably a sufficient fix.  It will kill the mold, and if you do a thorough cleaning afterward, you should be okay.  Mold cleaners are readily available in most supermarkets.

For larger cases of mold growth, say more than a couple of feet in circumference, you should probably call in a professional.  Remember that mold spores are dangerous if inhaled, and the higher the degree of exposure, the worse off you’re going to be.  Black mold is especially notorious for its toxic nature, and several deaths have been attributed to it.

You should contact a local, IICRC certified water damage restoration company to handle your mold problem.  Since mold is the byproduct of excess water, they can not only remove the mold, but also determine the source of the water and fix that.  The idea here is to make sure the mold doesn’t return.

Call your local professionals today for a free estimate.

Moisture

Moisture definition refers to the presence of water, also known as humidity, often in trace amounts.  Excess moisture in a given area is usually the basis for the growth of mold, which can be both destructive to property and a danger to health if left untreated.

Excessive moisture content in your home can be determined if the following are present: rusting metal, condensation on pipes or windows, rotting wood, mold growth, peeling paint, musty odors, and at the risk of stating the obvious, standing water.  A moisture meter may be used to determine moisture levels.

Moisture problems can originate from issues both indoors and out.  You can prevent or cut down on excess moisture in your home by performing such simple tasks as cleaning and maintaining gutters to insure adequate water runoff, properly ventilating all rooms, covering dirt floors in basements with plastic or some kind of vapor barrier (basement moisture is a common problem), repair all plumbing, roof, or window leaks as soon as possible, and maintaining a comfortable but not extreme temp in the home at all times.

As mentioned, one of the biggest threats resulting from excess moisture in your home is the propagation of mold, which when established, can spread rapidly, prove extremely difficult to remediate, and can cause any number of health problems.  Problems caused by mold included nasal problems, respiratory issues, coughing, watery eyes, skin irritation, and in rarer cases, neurological disorders, lung disease, and even death.  So it is something that you want to have taken care of as soon as possible.

For best results with all your mold remediation needs, contact your local IICRC certified water damage restoration company.  They are available 24/7 and will offer a full range of services, including mold removal.

The Fundamentals Of Water Removal

The main objective in any water damage stitution is to get the water out of the damaged property and dry everything out thoroughly.  Whether it is a small spill or major disaster, the basic tenets of the process are the same.

Water damage restoration is a series of procedures, to be undertaken in a certain order, and preferably done right the first time…with the goal being to return the property to its pre-loss condition.  The basic steps in water damage restoration are universal:

Extraction – the removal of all excess water from the property, either through the use of wet-dry vacs or gas powered submersible pumps.  You should be able to remove most of the water in this step.

Drying – after extraction, surfaces will still be wet to the touch.  Complete the drying process by circulating as much air as possible.  Open all windows and doors and utilize fans, blowers, and dehumidifiers to remove all residual moisture from the air.

Repair – the reparation of all items and structures damaged by the water.  This will probably be the single most time consuming step in the process.

Restoration– the final little detail pieces designed to return the property to its pre-loss condition.

The water damage restoration process may conceivably take a period of days or even weeks, and in most cases it is recommended that you contact a professional water damage restoration company.  Your local IICRC certified professionals are available 24/7 to service all of your water restoration and repair needs.

The Basics Of Water Extraction And Your Water Restoration Project

When it comes to the different types of disasters that can affect a home, water damage is unique among them.  Take for instance fire, which does a great deal of damage right away and can be stopped and confined fairly quickly.  Water on the other hand has the ability to continue causing damage for as long as it remains untreated.  This means time is a factor where water damage is concerned.

Water can also work its way into areas of your home where you may not initially think to look, down in basements, crawlspaces, pretty much any nook and cranny, and if you miss it, you run the risk of future problems such as mold.  Mold can establish itself in as little as 48 hours (or sooner if the water is sewage based).  It spreads rapidly and causes various health problems, from the slight to the severe.  It becomes imperative to make sure all excess water is removed from the home.

The process of removing the water from the home is commonly known as water extraction, and it is conducted in two parts.  First you need to remove all the excess water from the property.  This is done using either shop-vac style vacuum units or gas powered submersible pumps.  Which one you use depends upon the depth and severity of the spill.

Once the excess has been removed, you will find that surfaces appear dry.  However a touch will confirm that they are still quite wet.  To remove the remaining moisture, you will need to circulate as much air as possible.  Open all windows and doors, and bring in a number of high velocity fans, blowers, and dehumidifiers.  Move the units around every few hours to insure coverage, and allow a day or two for complete drying.

Remember the operative word is “dry’…make sure everything is completely dried out before attempting any further repairs.

Contact your local IICRC certified water damage restoration professionals.  They are available 24/7 to service all of your water damage repair needs.

Basement Flood Water Damage – Prevention And Restoration Procedures

Basements can be wonderful additions to your home, providing ample storage space, recreational areas or living quarters.  They can also increase the overall value of your home.  Unfortunately, they are also targets for water damage; studies show that 98% of all basements will suffer some form of water damage at some point.

It should not be entirely unexpected though; basements are the lowest lying areas of any home or business, and excess water loves to run downhill.  The most obvious solution would be to water proof your basement, and while some waterproofing methods claim success, basement waterproofing remains an experiment at best, so nobody can lay claim to the ability to maintain a completely dry basement.

Your best strategy is to become very proactive in the fight against water damage, inspecting your basement for potential problems on a regular basis.  Even the smallest leak can become a major lake if ignored long enough, and usually, small problems do not become apparent until they have “grown up”. Take the time regularly to look for problems such as leaky pipes, broken window seals, cracks in the walls, and even exterior issues such as clogged up drains, gutters, and downspouts.  If you have a sump pump, make sure it is always in good working condition.  Repairing these problems as they occur will go a long way towards keeping your basement dry and comfortable.

If the worst happens and you do find yourself with a flooded basement, follow established water damage restoration procedures.  Pump out the excess water and dry everything out completely.

For fastest results with your basement water damage problems, contact your local water damage restoration company.

Basement Flooding Problems And Answers

When it comes to basement flooding, it is not a question of “if” you will experience it, but rather “when” you will experience it.  98% of all basements will suffer from water damage at some point.  And while basement waterproofing services are advertised, don’t be fooled; there is no foolproof method for waterproofing a basement.  If water decides it wants to come into your basement, there is precious little you can do to avoid it.

Basements are natural attractions for water, mainly due to their low lying locations, coupled with the fact that water loves to run downhill.  Basement flood damage can happen for a variety of reasons, broken or leaking pipes, cracks in the foundation walls, broken window seals, malfunctioning sump pits, clogged drains, and even runoff from improper landscape slope.

There is no guaranteed defense against basement flooding, but you can take steps to minimize the damage potential.  Look for small problems and repair them before they become large ones.  Repair leaking pipes, reseal the windows, unclog the drains, make sure your gutters and downspouts are free from obstructions and channeling the water in the right direction.  When doing landscaping, make sure you do not alter the landscape slope in any way and that it continues to slope away from your home for a distance of at least ten feet.   Soil can only hold so much water, and when it is saturated, the water has to go somewhere.  Make sure it goes in the right direction.

If you should find yourself with a flooded basement, call your local IICRC certified water damage restoration professional.  They are available 24/7 to service all of your basement flooding or other water damage repair needs.

 

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