Have You Experienced Home Water Damage?
Flooding in your home or business is almost always a surprise; an unwelcome and unpleasant surprise. Usually the flooding occurs silently and goes unnoticed for hours or days. But the damage that a flooded property causes soon becomes extremely noticeable. In order to avoid the costs associated with this damage, immediate and professional flood cleanup is necessary.
A flooded house or building can lead to severe damage to the structure’s walls, flooring, finishes and even its foundation. And with every minute that goes by, this flood damage expands and its associated costs skyrocket.
That’s because water has a way of penetrating deeper and deeper into a structure as time goes, making it increasingly challenging to remove. As the difficulty of restoring a flood increases, so too does its costs. In addition, bacteria and mold can begin to develop in as little as 24 hours creating an added layer of risk. That’s why experts agree that flood damage should rarely be considered a do it yourself project.
Our Water Damage Repair Process
A flooded house can have water hiding in all sorts of places. After an event such as home fire or the bursting of a pipe, water can be behind the walls, in the HVAC system, in crawl spaces, and in even chimneys. This dampness is conducive to the growth of mold. It only takes one small mold spore to develop into a problem. Our restoration services include a comprehensive evaluation of your home and an estimate for flood damage repair.
At Toronto Restoration Services, we can assess the damage to your home for the insurance company. The inspection process includes finding problem areas where leaks may be occurring. Windows and roofs are two of the most common of these areas. Repair is essential to prevent further damage.
Our water damage cleanup services include the use of several methods to get moisture and humidity to the right levels. A combination of these methods may be required, depending on amount of water damage and the quality and characteristics of the water itself. Water may have seeped into sub-flooring or behind walls. Blowers, dehumidifiers, heaters, and pressurized air are just some of the methods we use to dry out the home. Testing is done throughout the process to monitor the progress and ensure your home is restored to pre-flood conditions.
Since only one spore is required to start mold growth if it can find moisture, our flood damage repair includes the application of mildicide and antimicrobial treatments. Mold will not only damage your home, but it can cause allergies and serious illness. We remove the mold permanently and prevent it from reoccurring.
A flooded house can have odors that remain even after the cleanup. We take care of this problem as well. We use two types of generators – hydroxyl and ozone – to neutralize the odors rather than masking them. The generators remove odors by using hydroxyl and ozone, which is safe to use even when the home is occupied.
Flood restoration will generally include cleaning of carpets and other household items that can be salvaged. If not, these items must be removed. Demolition of water damaged parts of the home that are beyond repair may be required. Toronto Restoration Services of Ontario comes to each job equipped to handle any such need. We perform any and all related restoration services ranging from replacing drywall to the installing new carpet and repairing HVAC systems and furniture.
Emergency Cleanup Services
We understand that water damage can strike at any time. That’s why we’re available 24/7 to respond with emergency restoration services to minimize the damage and help you reclaim your home. Time is of the essence when it comes to restoring water damage. When you notice a problem you can call us anytime, day or night, and we’ll be there within 1 hour to help.
Fast response is crucial to minimizing damage to your home, protecting your belongings, and preventing risks to your health. Water is very invasive and quickly spreads through your home, getting absorbed by everything from carpet and subflooring to furniture, drywall, and windows. We will begin the water extraction and repair process almost immediately.
This water damage timeline can help you better understand the urgency of damage repair.
} Within 1-24 Hours
- Drywall swells and breaks down
- Furniture swells and cracks
- Furniture finishes can bleed and stain carpeting
- Ink and dye from paper and cloth can spread and stain
- Metal starts to tarnish
- Musty odor becomes noticeable
} Within 48 Hours to 7 Days
- Mold grows and spreads
- Wood flooring warps and swells
- Paint blisters
- Metal begins to corrode and rust
- Studs, windows, and doors swell and warp
- Biohazard contamination becomes possible
} Within 7+ Day
- Cost and time for damage repair increases dramatically and extensive replacement of materials may be necessary
- Home may suffer serious mold growth, biohazard contamination, and structural damage
Doing What Other Restoration Companies Won’t
When your home suffers water damage, quick action is vital to minimize the damage and cost and restore your home safely. You need a full-service water restoration company dedicated to doing the job right the first time. We offer fast response to be at your home within 1 hour of your call and get to work.
Don’t trust your home’s structural integrity and safety to just anyone. Repairing damage is a multi-step process that requires experienced contractors to return your home to its pre-loss condition affordably and quickly. We perform all types of water cleanup services
- Structural drying
- Carpet cleaning and installation
- Electronic cleaning
- Furniture repair
- Appliance cleaning
- HVAC system repairs
- Content cleaning
- Mold remediation
- Flooded basements
- Smoke and odor abatement
When your home suffers water damage from any source, contact our water damage restoration experts for fast response, great customer service, and cost-effective damage repairs. For helpful tips check out this article.