Water Damage and How it Affects You
When dealing with a flood disaster, it uproots you from your normal life. It causes severe damage, forcing you to halt business operations for days. It leaves you temporarily homeless and worse of all, you lose invaluable content that isn’t always replaceable. The number one emergency damage service request in Toronto and GTA is typically related to water damage usually originating from a flooded basement. From a small isolated leak to a fully flooded basement, water damage is one of the most destructive forces any home or business owner can face. When it comes to any form of water damage (big or small) the actual impact is always much larger than the human eye can see. From water pockets within the infrastructure of your walls to flooded sub-floors and even fully soaked insulation within the walls, the damage caused by floodwater often spreads very quickly. Within 24 hours, mould starts to generate and grow in places you can’t even see, quickly becoming a health hazard to you and your loved ones. It also starts deteriorating the integrity of the infrastructure of your property, attacking any water-prone materials (drywall, insulation, wood, fabrics, etc). Don’t make the mistake of trying to mitigate the problem yourself. You need the water extraction services of a trained professional to properly identify the affected areas and help you get past the devastation of a flood.
The More You Delay, the More Water Damage You Incur
The first 24 – 48 hours after any flood are the most crucial. Hence, the first thing you need during a water damage restoration service is a prompt response. Mould starts growing and spreading, posing serious health risks to your family members. Whether it is a single-family residence, a condominium, or a commercial complex, our team is ready 24×7 to take care of the most challenging water damage scenarios. Through cutting-edge technology and best practices, we can contain, reverse and remediate water damage in the most efficient way possible. This will result in less prolonged damage to the property and lowered repair costs overall.
The Proper Way to Recover From Damage Caused By an Emergency Flood
As the water settles and the damage is done, the race against time begins. From permanent staining, hazardous odours, damaged content to mould, asbestos, and other dangerous contaminants, the risks are everywhere.
STEP 1 – Identify and remediate the problem in a timely manner. The first step is to reduce immediate risks such as shock or dangerous bacteria. A licensed professional should neutralize electrical and gas threats, followed by locating the source of the water and stopping it from causing any further damage.
STEP 2 – Extract the water from the property. Using large air movers, HEPA filters and other drying devices, the risk of mould and other contaminations is quickly neutralized. Proper air circulation and drying of the entire property (including inside the infrastructure of the building) is crucial. Simultaneously, content is packed out and sent off to be restored or replaced. Non-damaged content is taken into storage and all damaged unrecoverable building components are carefully removed.
STEP 3 – Restoration of damaged areas in the property. Once the property is fully dried, the restoration process begins. This is the best time to consider any upgrades or changes you may need to the property. This can be planned out and discussed before the building is restored and the walls are closed up. Upgrades and other remodelling projects can also be discussed to help reduce costs in the future should you wish to repurpose the space to a more suitable design for your changing lifestyle.
STEP 4 – Inspection and consultation for preventative measures. Follow-up water damage inspections are done to ensure the job was completed to your satisfaction. A good restoration specialist will advise you of preventative measures that can be taken to prevent future flooding, including basement waterproofing, sump pump installation, sewer backup valves and many other methods that can be utilized to prevent the flood disaster from reoccurring.
What Flood and Water Damage Restoration Services Provides
From emergency plumbing, flood cleanup to recovery, restoration, and even the insurance claim, we will help you through all the steps required to handle an emergency flood. Water damage from electrical shock to hazardous bacteria has many dangerous, potentially life-risking factors that need professional remediation services. Our trained professionals ensure your property is safe to enter and recover any content you need before the emergency service commences. Once we start, we remove the water, decontaminate the property, and help restore any physical damage incurred by the flood. This includes both your content and the property. Over the years, Flood Tech has developed a fully customer-oriented process that helps you not only with emergency damage but also with getting you relocated, contacting your insurance, and helping you through the insurance claims process. Whatever the emergency is, we’ve got you covered.
How Hiring a Water Damage Restoration Professional Actually Saves You Time and Money
Flood and water damage is one of the most expensive repair costs you can incur. Water quickly travels through the entire property increasing the costs of the damage. A flood can end up costing triple the amount every 24 hours it is left unattended. You need a professional service that focuses on saving you time and money, helping you get back on your feet quickly and cost-effectively. That is why we have developed the Flood Techknowledgy method which focuses on non-intrusive methodologies that save you money and time while properly remediating your emergency flood. If you want to save money and reduce your costs while salvaging more of your content, don’t hesitate and start with our free assessment (24 hours a day) which can include immediate emergency response services. Don’t worry, as our company works with all Insurance providers and will make sure your emergency is covered properly through your insurance. We will provide detailed and documented reports and even help you with the deductible. Start your free assessment and discover why we have been rated #1 in Canada by our customers for over 15 years. We believe in an all-around service; from emergency plumbing, flood cleanup to recovery, restoration, and even the insurance claim – we’ve got you covered.
Why Property Water Damage Recovery is emergency services
Emergency Water Damage Services are provided to properties from moderate to severe catastrophic flooding conditions via two types of damages being dealt with.
- The first type is immediate damage, which is the damage caused in the first few hours of the flood.
- The second type is dealt with over time if the water isn’t extracted immediately; this damage involves the decomposition of structural elements and the formation of mould.
The formal definition of emergency defines it as a scenario that poses immediate risks to an individual’s health, life, property, or environment. For example, when dealing with a flood in a basement or water damage to the property, the immediate response time must be within hours, not days. Due to the fast rate of contamination that water causes to personal articles, it is crucial to stop, extract and remove all moist / water-affected items and building components. The additional dangers of gas, electrical problems, and other hazmat factors can compromise health and safety. When water comes in contact with any of these, it significantly increases the risk factors, making it crucial to handle the affected areas only by a certified professional water damage technician.
If you are facing a condo or flooded basement emergency, contact Flood Tech, a 24-hour water damage emergency company. You need a company that understands water damage and handle hazardous materials contaminations. Choosing the right company is crucial in helping you avoid long-term damage and health risks. Our teams of trained water damage Toronto GTA specialists are always available within 60 minutes to be on-site and are ready to assist. From the timely response and execution to the efficient work methods, our services ensure minimal damage outcomes while keeping a safe environment for you to return to once the emergency is remediated.