Residential Water Damage Restoration and Repair Services in Maumelle
From leaking faucets to broken water heaters to flooding, water damage is one of the most common and potentially destructive problems you can face as a homeowner. If not taken care of immediately, excess water in your home can promote electrical hazards, cause expensive damage to your home’s structure and furnishings, and can even lead to the growth of hazardous mold. When the worst happens, call the water damage restoration experts at ServiceMaster by Diamond Quality Services . With one call, we’re at your side, providing expert guidance on what to do, with the experience to fix the problem, fast.
Why Use ServiceMaster by Diamond Quality Services For Water Damage
Water damage can occur in your home in a variety of ways - burst pipes, overflowing gutters, and flood-inducing rains are just a few of the common causes. Any amount of water can put undue stress on a homeowner and the home itself. Structural damage, loss of possessions, and the threat of mold can seem more overwhelming than the flooding itself. Thankfully, professional help is available.
What Water Damage Can Cause That You Do Not See
Water of any severity can cause serious problems in your home, however, those problems can compound depending on the type of water in your home. Water from pipes and fixtures is typically clean and easier to treat. However, things become more complicated when you’re dealing with flood waters or a sewage backup. This water has contaminants such as dirt, bacteria, and other debris which sully your home.
ServiceMaster by Diamond Quality Services Water Mitigation Includes
- Immediate Response
- Water Removal
- Mold Damage Removal (if necessary)
- Order Removal Deodorization
What To Do If You’re In The Middle of A Loss
If your property has experienced water damage, there are several things you can do before our restoration experts arrive. Time is of the essence in these situations and a quick response can make a major difference in the extent of repairs and restoration.
Some things you should do:
- Immediately call for professional help. Water and bacteria-growth damages can begin within hours.
- 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 wall-to-wall carpet without a professional.
- Lift draperies from the floor, loop through a coat hanger, and hang them on a drapery rod.
- Wipe furniture, prop up wet cushions to dry, and place aluminum foil under furniture legs.
- Move photos, paintings, and art objects to a safe, dry location.
- Pack books tightly on shelves until a restoration pro can begin specialized drying.
- Open drawers, closets, and cabinets to enhance drying.
What Not to Do
There are also certain things you should not do in the case of a water emergency. Adhere to the following advice to avoid injury or further damage to your property:
- Never enter a room with standing water until electricity has been turned off!
- Never use a regular household vacuum to remove water.
- Never lift tacked-down carpet without professional help.
- Never use electrical appliances while on wet carpet or flooring.
- Do not disturb visible mold.
- Do not remove books from shelves.
With a comprehensive range of water damage services, we’ve got you covered:
- Appliance ruptures and leaks
- Roof leaks and failures
- Broken water heaters
- Flooded basement & rising water
- Fire fighting damage
- Drying and dehumidification
- Burst and leaking pipes
- Contaminated water & sewage backups
- Content and document drying
- Carpet and upholstered furniture
Q: How long will it take my property to dry?
A: Drying time is determined by a combination of factors, including the location, duration and source of water, the types of building materials, the weather conditions and how quickly emergency services begin. Through consistent monitoring and evaluation of the drying process, we can determine when the drying is complete. Your carpet may feel dry to the touch, but padding and subfloors may still be wet underneath.
Q: How do I know when my property is completely dry?
A: Proper testing with our specialized equipment is the correct way to determine if things are completely dry. Touch alone may be a false indicator.
Q: Will turning up the heat help dry things out?
A: Not necessarily. We will adjust the temperature to its optimum setting for the proper drying conditions. Please do not change the setting or shut off the HVAC system; doing so may prolong the drying process.
Q: What about my wet furniture?
A: The extent of damage and the construction of the furniture will determine if your furniture can be restored. Your furniture must be dried before damage can be adequately assessed. Non-salvageable furniture will be documented for you, and if any items need to be discarded, a customer release form will need to be signed.