Have a Leak or Flood? We Do Water Damage Restoration Right Away!
Water damage calls for immediate action. Whether you need wet carpet drying or any other flood damage restoration, the goal is to minimize the destruction. If not taken care of right away, more extensive damage can happen. You could end up dealing with more extensive and costly repairs.
The Dangers of Water or Flood Damage
Water damage can be deceptive. Water penetrates into structural cavities creating trapped pockets of saturation. The detection of water in these areas can often only be discovered with sophisticated moisture detection meters. Undetected moisture will continue to cause damage. This damage, at a minimum, will cause odors. Greater damage will surface when materials delaminate, shrink, split and further deteriorate to where costly repairs are required.
More than just removing excess water, our certified professionals at Saviour’s Restoration have the knowledge and equipment to further dry a home or facility (including substructure materials) completely back to pre-loss conditions. Through timely response and the careful monitoring of water damage, mold and other health issues can be prevented. If water damage has been present too long, mold will occur.
Saviour’s Restoration LLC is fully licensed, trained, and experienced to fully restore properties experiencing water/flood damage. Our functions follow industry standard practices and usually follow these following steps:
- Initial Inspection
- Mitigate further damages
- Control the spread of Contaminants
- Control moisture intrusion
- Dry the affected areas
Call 480-452-7914 to begin the process of returning your property to its pre-loss condition.
Monsoon and Storm Damage
Storms in Arizona can Strike Instantaneously, it is Important to React Just as Fast!
Arizona storms have long had a reputation for being quick-hitting, powerful, and unforgiving in the severity of the damages left behind. During the Monsoon season it is not uncommon for storms to have hurricane force winds accompanied by literally thousands of air to ground lightening strikes. Damages can be extensive and likely include: damaged roofs, broken windows, uprooted trees, power outages with electrical lines down and flash flooding. The following pictures illustrate flooding caused by a monsoon to a warehouse and office space.
Whether insured or not, it is important to document the damage (photographs/video) and to have mitigation procedures performed by a Qualified Contractor. It is totally inappropriate to delay the start of storm damage mitigation while waiting for a claims representative to arrive on the scene to evaluate the loss. It is the property owner’s responsibility to take reasonable and prudent measures designed to preserve, protect, and secure property from further damage. By delaying action, you are providing for microbial growth and amplification and the continued degradation of the structural materials involved. The owner of this property delayed calling a damage restoration contractor and as you can see by some of these pictures, mold started growing on the dry wall.
Because the owner of this commercial building delayed in calling us to repair the storm damage, the job became far more than just a simple drying of the building. As you can see from the mold growth in the above pictures, we needed to dispose of all of the flooring and the drywall on the lower parts of all of the walls.
Your Safety is the Most Important Thing
When addressing monsoon damage and storm damage, the 1st step to consider is Safety! The structural integrity, ventilation, and shock hazards should all be evaluated by a certified restoration professional. Saviour’s Restoration LLC is trained, equipped, and licensed to handle any of these related emergencies. DO NOT put yourself in Harm’s way needlessly – Call Saviour’s Restoration LLC. to return your home or business to its pre-loss condition expeditiously.
Tips To Clean Up After Floods or Excessive Water Damage
When the rain stops and water subsides, flood victims can follow a few simple steps to reduce property damage and limit health risks.
Flooding occurs when rising water overflows the natural boundaries of bodies of water, such as rivers and streams, and flows across the ground picking up all kinds of contamination. The water can be contaminated with soil bacteria, decaying insects, animal droppings, oils and fluids from roadways, and fertilizers and pesticides from fields or gardens.
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification offers these tips to clean up after floods:
- Use caution when entering houses or buildings. Make sure electrical power is off and the structure is sound before entering and inspecting a flooded building. Small animals or reptiles may also seek shelter inside a structure, so be cautious when repositioning contents or removing materials.
- Protect yourself. Wear an organic vapor respirator, available from paint or building supply stores, along with rubber gloves, eye protection and protective clothing. Ventilate affected areas by opening windows, and eventually, by placing a fan in a window. Work toward the fan as you clean to minimize cross contamination.
- Know what items to throw away. Porous items that absorb contaminated flood water shouldn’t be restored. Drywall, carpet and pad, mattresses, pillows, box springs and particle board normally should be discarded if wet.
- Wet clothing and many household fabrics may be salvageable. Machine washing, including at least a 10-minute soak in detergent and hot water, should remove most contamination and stains.
- Open pockets of saturation. Remove base molding and portions of damaged walls and wet insulation. Locate the water line and measure 15 inches to 20 inches above it. Everything below that should be removed and discarded. Flooring, such as hardwood, laminate or sheet vinyl, should be removed to expose pockets of saturation underneath for cleaning, sanitizing and drying.
- Clean aggressively. Wall cavities and exposed durable materials (studs, joists) should be cleaned by pressure washing with detergent solutions. After thoroughly cleaning and flushing salvageable materials, apply a disinfectant solution liberally. A water restoration professional may be needed to perform this service safely and effectively.
- Prevent mold growth. Although it takes a few days to appear, mold thrives in a moist environment with organic material (e.g., paper or particle board), and temperatures between 68°F and 86°F. Keep air moving and maintain moderate temperatures as possible.
- Dry out before you rebuild. To prevent dry rot and on-going structural damage, don’t reconstruct or cover wood materials until its moisture content falls below 16 percent. Moisture meters are available online, but it may be best to hire a water restoration professional to confirm proper drying before reconstruction.
- Consider hiring a professional. A professional water damage restoration company has trained technicians, specialized cleaners and antimicrobial agents, and extraction, drying, dehumidifying and moisture measuring equipment.