Last Updated: 07/04/2020
Flood Damage Restoration Companies in Fort Lauderdale Fl
All our Fort Lauderdale professionals are well placed to reach you in the shortest possible time. No matter what hour of the day or night we give the quickest response you could imagine. Water will not wait for your pipe to be fixed, it will flow regardless.
- First, look for any potential electrical hazards and beware of slippery surfaces.
- Turn on fans/AC and open windows – don’t worry if you don’t have much, we’ll bring in the heavy duty Fort Lauderdale equipment.
- Collect loose items from table tops, floor, and walls and store in a dry and airy place.
- Wipe down any wooden furniture.
- Place waterproof barrier like aluminum foil in between furniture legs and wet carpet.
We're ready to assist with your Fort Lauderdale water damage & restoration needs. We respond to residential or commercial property damage emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our staff of water, flood, and fire experts will quickly assess the situation to take the right course of action. Our professionals are highly trained and certified in water damage cleanup and applied structural drying. We have a thorough knowledge of the categories and classes of water damage and how each of these factors impacts your property.
Emergency Restoration Services in Fort Lauderdale Fl
Within hours, hazardous mold and mildew begin to grow in your water damage affected home. If left untreated, the mold will quickly multiply and grow throughout the affected area of your residence. Within 72 to 94 hours, your home is far into secondary water damage affects and the consequences that arise with such long procrastination. Water damage is progressive, meaning that it the longer you wait to treat it, the worse the damage becomes. Although the majority of the damage happens instantly when the water begins to come in contact with your home and the items inside of it, the secondary water damage can made your home uninhabitable. For the sake of simplicity, I will outline a time line in which different damages occur in chronological order. 1-6 Hours: The water has been soaked up by drywall, padding, and absorbent materials such as cardboard and cushions. Depending on the type of water (clean, gray, or black), these materials may already be unsalvageable and dangerous to reuse. 6-24 Hours: Mold and mildew have begun to grow along with hazardous bacteria and other microorganisms.
Depending on the original contaminates of the water, these harmful microorganisms can vary from quite dangerous to causing only mild discomfort. 24-72 Hours: The water has begun to take its toll on furniture and your home's structural integrity. Secondary damage is already occurring and it can render your furniture and other personal items unsalvageable within this time frame. Hours: Even if you were originally affected with clean water, the bacteria content in the water has grown to such high levels that all affected materials must be promptly removed. Everything that was touched by this water (furniture, personal items, baseboards, walls, etc.) must be removed and discarded. The mold and mildew are in full force, and are most likely are beginning to become visible on the back of baseboards. After a week of untreated water damage, your ventilation system is beginning to be bombarded with mold spores. This can trigger asthmatic attacks and is simply detrimental to our respiratory system.
Emergency Water Restoration in Fort Lauderdale Fl
As a homeowner, you should always be concerned about how to clean up water damage, even if it has not yet happened to you. In truth, this is every homeowner's worst nightmare scenario, and it makes no difference whether the damage is caused by a faucet that was not turned off, a burst pipe, a bad rainstorm, or a flash flood. The fact is that water can cause massive amounts of damage in a very short time, and you should know what to do if you should ever have to go through a cleanup.
It is quite evident that the first thing you need to do is to find the source of the water and begin from there. If your bathtub or toilet overflowed, or if rain got into your basement or crawlspaces, that is very easy to see. On the other hand, if water is seeping through cracks in the ceiling, or if it is staining your walls, it may be very difficult to get to the source.
If you have a leaky roof, then you need to fix your roof immediately so that you can stop any further damage. If you have a leaky pipe or a burst pipe, you need to shut off your water supply until you find the damaged pipe.
Flood Repair Companies in Fort Lauderdale Fl
After living through two basements floods and two partial basement floods, I have gained some experience and knowledge on this subject. We hope never to have to deal with this again. Then, in the last two weeks here in the Peace Country there were torrential rains, road closures, bridge washouts and many basements floods. Gratefully, the measures we took prevented our home from flooding this go round. Preferably, you want to prevent one in the first place. For some reason, they always occur at the most inconvenient time. When we had our two major floods, I had a house full of company the first time, and the second time, I had a house full of company arriving. They also seem to happen in the middle of the night when you are so tired you just want to throw up, and there you are up all night wading through mucky water.
So if this information will prevent a flood for you, trust me, it is worth your read. Key to preventing a flood is moving the water away from your house. The grade of your property should always slope away from your home. If you have to change the grade, use a clay type fill, as this will not allow the water to seep through. It will run away following the grade. If you have basements windows, I have seen contractors build a casement around them, and then build up the lawn. It is not pretty, but does the trick. This can also be expensive. If you have an older home and are prepared to upgrade your area with this type of project, you should have your weeping tile checked at the same time. This will require digging down to the bottom of the basement on the exterior walls, and ensuring that provision is made to collect water and run it to the drain.
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