Whether you have water damage that only affects a partial room or water damage involving the whole house, it is important to leave the water restoration to the pros. The sooner a certified flood and water damage restoration company can arrive, the faster your home can return to normal.
Damage from water can occur anywhere in the home that can be absorbed, and the longer the water is left to dwell, the greater the damage. At Sunshine Cleaning & Restoration, we’ll get there fast – in under one hour in Payson – and will arrive fully prepared to begin removing the water and drying your property immediately.
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What makes a professional in water damage and restoration? At the absolute minimum, they should be trained and certified by the IICRC in water damage and restoration. This certification is only the beginning. The class alone is not enough to be a professional in flood and water restoration. It takes hundreds of hours of on-site experience. Our company has been performing water restoration for 12 years, from basement water removal to drying hardwood floors in place… we can do it all!
Sunshine Cleaning & Restoration prides itself on having a high level of customer service in the carpet cleaning division and we have carried that care and concern over to the flood and water damage restoration area of our business. We are small enough to know you, yet big enough to handle any size water loss.
Let’s say you have a ground floor flood from a plumbing supply line. You have three options to clean up the water and dry your home.
1. Let it dry on its own.
This is not a good idea since there is a great potential for the subfloor to rot or to develop mold and mildew growth. Most likely the moisture has wicked up walls and will be in hidden places behind cabinets and in closets. The mold potential is great and mold removal services (mold remediation) are not covered by most insurance companies.
2. Tear out all that is wet.
Well, if you are not certified in flood and water removal services, how are you sure you removed all wet material? Sunshine Cleaning & Restoration has specialized high tech equipment that allows us to track the water and also take pictures of water damage inside the walls, so we know exactly where the water has traveled to ensure any damaged materials that cannot be dried is removed.
3. Structural drying.
This is the process of removing any standing water or applying drying to structural materials affected by flood damage. Our advanced extraction tools can extract excess water out of your carpet and pad in one step. Once that is done, advanced dehumidifiers and air movers are used to create a drying environment.
Carpets and pads can usually be dried in less than two days; walls will be dried in three most of the time. Many times, the only non-salvageable damage from water is to baseboards, toe kicks on cabinets, and maybe some vent holes in some hard to reach areas.
If needed, we are also able to use specialty heat drying with the use of our TES drying system. If we can get to a water loss within a couple of days, we can minimize the damage to your home.
Structural drying, when done properly, will reduce the amount of time you are displaced from your home. If you wait too long and materials become damaged and need to be removed, reconstruction will oftentimes take many weeks to get done.
There will be many jobs that require reconstruction and water restoration, but when you use a certified water damage restoration professional, you’ll at least know it is dry.
Safety 1st! The most important thing is safety. Water and electricity don’t mix and flooring surfaces can be slick. Overhead leaks create potential ceiling collapsing problems. So please be careful and avoid these potential flood damage hazards.
If you have a lot of water damage to your carpet or inches of standing water, trying to perform water removal yourself is not recommended. You will spend many hours vacuuming with a wet-dry vacuum until you grow exhausted. Your water removal efforts won’t typically save us any time since our state of the art equipment will allow us to remove much more water then you could on your own. Also, our tools are gentle on the carpet during extraction, increasing the likelihood of saving your carpet.
In order to properly repair damage from water by a broken plumbing supply line or a broken appliance etc., the first step is to make sure that the water has been turned off. Now, to repair the flood damage, you need to hire Sunshine Cleaning & Restoration, who is certified in flood and restoration services. We have specialized equipment that will allow us to effectively repair water damage without having to perform extensive demolition.