What happens to your home after water has damaged it is a question you all have, and we understand the concern that you have. It all depends on, there are several scenarios and not all of them are good. Let’s start from the beginning. The moment when you call us, you need to provide us with much information as you possibly can. That information is crucial for us to know exactly what kind of problem we are facing and we can prepare the adequate equipment for the given situation.
While we are preparing all the needed equipment for the job, our operator on the phone will tell you step by step what you need to do in the given situation. We are making sure that the person on the phone is well trained with a lot of experience and he is prepared to help you along the way. While you are speaking to our operator we are probably already on the way, and by the time he finishes giving you tips we are most likely just a few minutes away. That way you won’t get scared and start panicking because that’s when bad things happen.
Removing the water and repairing your home
When we arrive at your home, we don’t waste any time. The quicker we pump out the water, the better because if walls are in contact with the water for a long period it can damage it. Repairing the walls is not an easy job, and it is very expensive if you don’t have insurance in your home. So we are trying to act quickly as we can and set up the pump or pumps in case there is a need for more than one. It all depends on the amount of water that is in your home. After the pumps have done their job and all the water is pumped out, our team of experts are repairing the source of leakage if there is one. Then they are trying to estimate the damage that has been done to the house. In most cases, the damage is not serious and can be fixed easily, but sadly sometimes the damage that has been done to the house is not repairable, that usually happens when people don’t call us right away. When dealing with water, time can mean a lot just a few minutes can make a huge difference in the outcome. We advise everyone to call us immediately in the case of a water emergency. By drying the walls we can save the house and its foundations, it’s a very simple trick, but it takes a lot of time depending on the thickness of the walls.
Contamination of water is a thing you need to watch out for when you are dealing with some flood. Obviously, you can’t determine by yourself is the water contaminated or not. That’s part of our job, every one of our employees has gone through a well-detailed training so they can provide you with the information and help that you need.
Water contamination can be very serious; the water can contain some microbes, bacteria or even some viruses that can cause some serious damage to humans. When our team of experts determines there is a contamination in the water the next step is to evacuate everyone from the house until we find out what kind of bacteria lives in there. If you are dealing with some life threatening bacteria everything that has been in contact with that water need to be thoroughly cleaned if possible. In case some things can’t be cleaned sadly they need to be thrown away. To prevent losing your belongings from water contamination the best thing you can do is to save them by putting them in some dry area of your home.
Health and water damage
Your health is the most important thing but when it comes to some kind of a flood you don’t thing like that, and you just want to save your belongings and home. Dirty water can sometimes be even fatal if ingested so try and avoid any contact with that water. If you are dealing with leaking faucet or broken water supply there is a low chance that water is dirty but of course, if left untreated some bacteria and microbes will eventually appear, and they can cause some trouble.
The next thing you need to watch out for is when the washing machine overflows or when some urine comes out of the toilet. In that case, you need to know that the water is containing a lot of bacteria that can cause some kind of illness or discomfort. So the smartest thing to do is not to get in contact with the water to avoid any possible illness.
And finally, the most dangerous form of dirty water is when your home gets flooded by a stream of water from streets, rivers or when the sewer comes out of the toilet bowl. That kind of contamination can be very dangerous. It can cause severe illness or even death if you ingest it. If that happens to you, get some medical help immediately. Don’t waste time saving your belongings because in that kind of situations your health is most important.