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.

FAQ

Q: How can I tell if I need professional water restoration services?
A: In some cases, such as a natural disaster, you may be required to seek professional water restoration services for your insurance coverage. Other instances are a bit harder to tell. Look for signs of leaks around your home, as this may lead to your pipes bursting and an even larger issue. Cracked, peeled or discolored paint may indicate a leak, as may swollen walls or visible mold.
Q: How soon after a flood can I call for water restoration services?
A: You should call as soon as a flood happens or as soon as it is safe to, in the event you’ve had to temporarily relocate. It is recommended that you call right away, as mold can start to grow within the first 24 hours.
Q: What is the best way to reach Stanley Steemer in the event of water damage?
A: You can call (888) 982-3553 at any time and any day of the week. Our flood restoration services are available 24/7.
Q: What should I do while I wait for professionals to arrive?
A: If possible, stop your water at its source and turn off your electricity if it’s safe to do so. Remove any small appliances, furnishings and draperies to a dry space if possible so that there are fewer items at risk of damage. Do NOT use a vacuum or shop-vac to remove water, as this can cause electrical shock and ruin the appliances. Avoid mopping, as this can just push potentially contaminated water around, into the walls and otherwise dry areas of your home.
Q: What happens when the technicians arrive?
A: Extraction equipment is brought in to remove any and all of the freestanding water, including water from carpets and upholstery. Then, professional-grade drying equipment and dehumidifiers are used to lessen the humidity level and prevent the growth of mold. We utilize special instruments to then scope out any hidden pockets of water that might still be lingering in the affected areas.