Emergency Water Damage and Clean Up
Emergency water damage and cleanup is the process of tackling the damage done by a sudden or emergency-level water incident. An emergency-level incident might be a sudden flash flood, a burst pipe, or a broken water heater.
Dealing With Water Damage
These things happen quickly and out of the blue, rather than the slow trickle of leaky plumbing or the gradual buildup of basement leakage. With the sudden onslaught of water, it’s important to call on our services to repair the damage as quickly as possible, or else your walls, carpeting, flooring, ceiling, and your possessions could become irreversibly damaged. The good thing in a situation with sudden emergency water damage is that it’s sudden! If the water has just entered your home, we can get in there as quickly as possible to reduce the extent of the damage.
Flooding can occur for a number of reasons – whether it’s due to flash flooding after a severe thunderstorm or the overflowing of a nearby waterway, the result is always the same: damage to our homes and businesses. Flooding can cause standing water to build up in your home when it can’t drain out. Standing water will soak your surfaces and even seem into the structural elements of your house. This can lead to waterlogged walls, ceilings, and flooring, which can cause the material to disintegrate or rot. In the case of flooding in your home, our licensed professionals will be able to get to the damage as quickly as possible, to drain your home of the standing water and to prevent any further damage from occurring.
Burst pipes and broken water heaters are two common emergency water incidents. We often do not see these incidents coming – they can surprise us almost more so than a flood can, since we usually have flood warnings and watches in effect beforehand.
Broken Water Heaters
If your water heater is in your basement, it can cause a lot of damage to your floors, baseboard, and even your walls if it happens to break. When it breaks, tens of gallons of water will spill out and collect into pools of standing water on your basement floor. This is a situation in which you need emergency water damage services. We can treat these types of incidents in the same way as we treat a flash flood by getting to the damage as quickly as possible, draining the water, and starting on restoration as soon as we can.