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Water Mitigation

We provide water mitigation services from many types of water damage including but not limited to: sump pump failure, broken pipe, refrigerator lines, sewage back-up, shower/tub leaks, water heater leaks.

Understanding the drying process:

Water removal services on their own are usually not enough to remove all the moisture from your home after a water damage event. Water can hide behind walls, under flooring or in your HVAC system and vents. We provide expert drying and dehumidification services using a combination of dehumidifiers and high velocity air movers to remove moisture from the air.

Drying: The process of removing moister from materials

Dehumidification: The process of removing moisture from the air.

The 5 Phases of Drying and Restoring:

  1. Inspect and assess

  2. Remove water

  3. Dehumidification

  4. Evaporation

  5. Monitoring

What to do while you wait for professional help:

  • Damage from water and bacteria growth can begin in hours. Call for professional help!

  • Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.

  • Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings not permanently attached. Do not attempt to start removing your wall-to-wall carpet.

  • Lift draperies off the floor, loop through a coat hanger and place the hanger on the drapery rod.

  • Wipe furniture, prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying and place aluminum foil under furniture legs.

  • Move photos, paintings, and art objects to a safe, dry location.

  • Do not remove books from shelves. Instead, pack them tightly to prevent warping of pages until a restoration professional can begin this specialized drying.

  • Open drawers, closets and cabinet doors to enhance drying.

What NOT to do:

  • Do NOT enter a room with standing water until electricity has been turned off.

  • Do NOT use a regular household vacuum to remove water.

  • Do NOT lift tacked-down carpet without professional help

  • Do NOT use electrical appliances while on wet carpet or flooring

  • Do NOT disturb visible mold.

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