Water Damage Repair & Extraction
Whether water is flooding your home from a broken pipe or external flooding, it needs to be addressed as soon as possible. As water sits on the floor, it seeps behind walls, soaks into wood structures, and wicks up walls. Immediate response and thorough treatment is necessary to address the problem and avoid serious structural damage.
Certified Professionals and Quick Responses
Stanley Steemer’s certified professionals know what it takes to handle the flooding problem and minimize damage. With our quick response, homeowners can get their properties back to normal more quickly. The sooner standing water is removed, the less damage property owners will have to contend with. This is why it’s vital to work with a company that is committed to quick responses and efficient work.
What Homeowners Can Do
There are several steps homeowners can take while they are waiting for help to arrive. Professionals recommend doing the following things to mitigate the damage:
- Shut water down at the source if possible.
- Avoid walking on wet carpets and moving through the area.
- Electric service to the affected rooms should be shut down if possible.
- Draperies can be pinned up or removed to prevent water from wicking up the fabric. If possible, remove other furnishings to facilitate drying.
- Look for other items that may be damaged by the moisture and get them out of the area.
It’s important to wash hands thoroughly after working in any flooded area. This is particularly important if the flooding is coming from the sewer lines or as the result of rain. Never attempt to vacuum a wet rug as this can damage the fibers and destroy a vacuum cleaner.
Extracting and Drying the Area
When the Stanley Steemer professionals arrive, they will start by extracting standing water. Using machines with powerful suction, they will pull out as much moisture as possible. However, there will be lingering moisture in the air and surrounding areas. The technicians can treat this with the use of fans and dehumidifiers. Not only will this address the visible moisture, but it will also pull moisture out of wool and fabrics so that they can return to their normal shape.
Reliable Teams and Expert Care
Our specialists are fully certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration. This is a widely recognized certification program for professionals in the restoration industry. We also invest in ongoing education and special training programs so that we can provide our customers with excellent care and knowledgeable crews.