Water Damage Restoration in Lewiston
Occurring from a variety of sources, water damage can hit your home unexpectedly. Whether a pipe burst, an appliance leaked, or a storm caused torrential rainfall and your basement flooded, it’s a difficult situation to be in. You need a team that can handle your property with care, provide effective solutions, and work fast. Our team of flood cleanup professionals understand how to put together a plan quickly to dry out, salvage, and repair damage to your home.
ServiceMaster Building Maintenance is made up of a team of seasoned technicians who provide mitigation and restoration services to bring your property back to pre-loss condition or better.
What Is Water Mitigation?
Water mitigation is a process that requires completion before the restoration process can begin. It involves minimizing the amount of loss using highly effective equipment and executing techniques that prevent damage from spreading.
After safely ensuring structural stability, we focus on removing damaged materials, extracting water, and drying the property. Then, the restoration process can begin. We’ll clean and disinfect salvageable items, replace walls and flooring, and repair other damages. At this point, our experts can eliminate toxic mold and conduct moisture testing for a safe return.
Fire Fighting Water Damage Restoration
On its own, fire can cause massive damages. Unfortunately, when it comes to handling fires, you’ll likely find yourself also facing water problems. From sprinkler systems to fire hoses, the very water used to extinguish the fire can cause structural damage from the high-pressure water jets as well as moisture saturation that can require extensive cleanup and salvaging. Worse yet, water damage from fire fighting can even create an environment for mold to grow if it's not cleaned up fast.
Dangers of Mold Growth & Why DIY is a Bad Idea
It only takes a small amount of undetected water in the right location for mold to begin developing. Within 24 hours, mold spores start growing and will continue to spread and flourish.
Left unattended, mold can cause a slew of issues for your health and home:
- Persistent allergy symptoms – skin and eye irritation, fever, nausea, headache, etc.
- Feeling fatigued or lethargic consistently
- Breathing problems, especially for those with asthma or lung conditions
For these reasons, it's important to have a team of professionals working on repairing damage and extracting water. Countless times, we've seen and heard about individuals who try to DIY their home's water damage. In the process, they fail to properly identify where water is hiding and do not completely dry out certain areas within the home. This leads to mold growth issues down the road that end up being more expensive than just having a team of professionals take care of the issue to begin with.
we can handle your water damage restoration needs in Lewiston. Call (208) 400-5649 for emergencies, or contact us online.