How We Handle Flooded Areas:
Flooded areas can pose a serious threat to both people and property. If not properly handled, they can lead to extensive damage and even loss of life. That's why it's important to call in a professional when you're dealing with a flooded area.
We have the experience and expertise to safely and effectively remove water from all types of terrain. We use the latest technology and equipment to quickly pump out water and dry out the area. We also take care to prevent further damage by using proper containment and disposal methods.
If you're dealing with a flooded area, don't hesitate to give us a call. We'll be there quickly to help you get your property back to normal.
What You Should Do If You Have Water Damage:
If you have water damage, the first thing you should do is call a professional. Water damage can be very tricky to clean up on your own, and it’s important to get it done right so that mold doesn’t have a chance to set in.
Once the professionals are on their way, you should start thinking about what you can do to salvage any of your personal belongings. If the water damage is extensive, it’s likely that anything that was touching the ground will be a total loss. However, if the water damage is limited to one area, you may be able to save some of your belongings.
Start by taking any clothes or fabric items out of the affected area and hanging them up to dry. If possible, put them in the sun as UV rays will help kill any mold or mildew that may be starting to grow. Next, focus on any electronics that may have been damaged. If they were submerged in water, they are likely beyond repair. However, if they were only exposed to moisture, you may be able to salvage them by taking them apart and drying them out thoroughly before putting them back together again.
Last but not least, don’t forget about your documents and photos! Water can ruin these irreplaceable items very quickly, so it’s important to act fast. If possible, scan all important documents and save them electronically so that you always have a backup. For photos, try to rescue them as soon as possible and dry them off gently before putting them in a safe, dry place.
What Types of Water Damage do we Repair?
There are many different types of water damage, and each type requires a different method of repair. The most common types of water damage are:
-Leaks: Leaks can occur in any part of your home, from the roof to the foundation. They can be caused by faulty plumbing, bad weather, or even a leaky dishwasher.
-Flooding: Flooding can occur inside your home or outside, depending on the source. Flooding is often caused by heavy rains, broken pipes, or faulty sump pumps.
-Drying/Dehumidification: Drying and dehumidification are necessary after any water damage event to prevent mold growth. This can be done with industrial fans and dehumidifiers.
-Mold Remediation: Mold remediation is necessary when mold growth has occurred as a result of water damage. Mold removal and remediation can be a complex process, so it is best to hire a professional if you suspect mold growth in your home.
The Importance of Mold Prevention and Removal:
Mold is a serious issue that can cause health problems for you and your family. Mold can cause respiratory problems, skin irritation, and other allergic reactions. If you have mold in your home, it is important to remove it as soon as possible.
There are many ways to prevent mold from growing in your home. Some of these include:
-Keep your home clean and free of clutter.
-Fix any leaks or moisture problems immediately.
-Ventilate humid areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.
-Use an air conditioner or dehumidifier to reduce humidity levels.
If you already have mold in your home, it is important to remove it safely. You can do this yourself with some bleach and water, but it is best to hire a professional if the infestation is large or if you have health concerns.
If you have any questions about our water damage restoration service, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help in any way we can. We service the greater Granite City Illinois area.