Last Updated: 10/01/2020
Water Carpet in Oregon
A flood can be devastating. Failing to understand the reasons why it's important to get flood or water damage fixed immediately could be fatal. Biological pathogens, fecal matter, mold spores, dead and rotting animal flesh, can and often are brought into your home during a flood. Exposing yourself and especially young or older family members to an improperly sanitized home is not worth delaying the repairs. Call a water damage company A-S-A-P. Start in the basement and work your way up. Upon first returning to your home after the hurricane or flood you may experience a variety of levels of devastation. If there is still standing water, and by some miracle you still have power, wearing rubber gloves and rubber boots, get the power off immediately. The power should be turned off regardless of standing water to avoid further damage to appliances or your HVAC system. Once the power is off a thorough investigation of the entire home foundation to roof must be completed.
After this investigation you will have a better understanding as to why it's important to get flood or water damage fixed immediately and to the extent of the damage; how much, not if, professional help will be required. If you are unsure as to the extent of the damage contact a licensed professional in your area; the Red Cross often has a comprehensive list of you can use. Reason one why it's important to get flood or water damage fixed immediately is function. Starting with appliances; remove anything electrical that came in contact with water, regardless of how slight. Carefully allow all appliances to air dry, wipe all exposed surfaces with a 25% bleach solution and test using a generator or extension cord. Any appliance that has been submerged may not survive. Cleaning with the bleach solution not only removes visible dirt and mud but removes the germs and mold spores that were carried into the home with the flood waters.
Water Leak Restoration in Oregon
When it comes to a list of things homeowners worry about, water damage usually ranks at the top of the list. When it comes to water damage, time is of the essence. Water is stealthy and can seep into every corner of your home. Water on the floor, for example, can seep between the tile flooring and sub flooring and weaken the entire floor, including support beams. It can also provide a prime breeding ground for mold which can then spread beyond the water damaged areas and invade nearly every part of your home, rotting wood and ruining floors, walls and even furniture. This can all happen without your knowledge and you may only notice the problem when it has grown to astronomical proportions. Because of this, it is essential that you address water issues immediately and retain the services of a professional water damage repair company even if you believe you've gotten the water removed and dried everything. A second opinion with regards to water damage can save you big repair bills later on.
Everyone loves a bargain but when you're dealing with water damage, a bargain basement price can sometimes create larger problems down the road resulting in even more bills for repair and restoration. Ideally, the company you choose to assist you in your water damage issues should offer a full range of services. A company that specializes in both fire and water damage will be able to address issues raised by water damage as well as the source of the damage. In the case of fire, this could mean that they can inspect for damage as a result of smoke and fire extinguisher sprays. If your damage has been the result of severe weather they can assist you in the inspection of window sills, door jams and other areas often damaged through storms which allow water into your home.
Emergency Water Damage Cleanup in Oregon
Water damage can quickly lead to dangerous mold growth. When the mold becomes visible, the main concern is getting rid of it. A large population of mold can cause severe problem to one’s immune system. Our trained specialists provide the basic mold removal and restoration services:
- Moisture detection and moisture meters to check mold damaged surfaces, structures and belongings
- Water extraction service and dehumidification that will greatly reduce and mitigate the possibility of mold spreading.
- Special treatments to remove all mold spores in your air conditioning duct work.