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Water Damage Clean Up

Serving Eau Claire, Chippewa, and Trempealeau Counties

After a leak or flood, let ServiceMaster of Chippewa Valley sop up the mess and get your life going again with our dedicated water damage restoration team.

Six Step Water Damage Repair

When mother nature strikes, restore your property and possessions with Chippewa Valley's premier cleaning service. Our expert staff knows water damage increases rapidly if cleaning and restoration actions aren't taken quickly. With fast response times, 24/7 on-call disaster restoration services, and innovative equipment, we work hard to minimize damage and relieve your stress.

Our six step water damage restoration process includes:

  • Inspection and assessment of the water damage
  • Removal of all unwanted water
  • Application of anti-microbial treatments
  • Use of air movement for drying
  • Performing dehumidification to remove water
  • Monitoring your property to prevent continued damage

We understand that having full use of your home or office is important to you. That's why our professionally-trained cleaning staff cleans and restores your space quickly and cost-effectively.

Water Damage Dos and Don’ts

Carpet Drying

One of the largest problems that comes with water disasters is its effect on carpets and flooring. After thorough evaluation, our water disaster restoration team will develop a plan to return your home or office to new with soft, dry carpets.

When assessing water damage to carpet we consider:

Age and condition of carpet

Sometimes the age and condition of the carpet is beyond repair, and it would be a better value to simply replace it. Our professionals will let you know so you make the best financial decision. With help from industry resources, we will determine the exact value of your carpet.

Length of time carpet was exposed to water

Most carpets can withstand water for up to three days, but we encourage immediate response. In most emergency cases, ServiceMaster of Chippewa Valley can arrive at your site within two to four hours.

Type of water damaging carpet

The type of water damaging your property is important to know when assessing the damage. Our experienced staff will carefully consider the water type when determining a restoration plan.

  • Clean water: water from a clean source with no debris
  • Grey water: water that is not necessarily clean but is not hazardous (ex: washing machine overflow)
  • Black water: sewage backup or runoff water. Property sustaining this type of water damage is hazardous. Our professional staff will handle these situations with extreme caution.

Temperature of water

The temperature of water in a water disaster is important to consider. For example, our experts know very warm water (like that from a hot water heater) will affect the glue used to hold carpet fibers together. Rest easy knowing our staff takes all of these variables into consideration when drying your carpet.

Wood Floor Drying

Beautiful wood floors are very sensitive to prolonged exposure to water so proper drying is critical. As a natural absorbent, wood can hold up to 10% water depending on the type of flooring. When subjected to water damage, wood floors can absorb another 5-10% liquid while showing no noticeable damage. However within a few days, floors reach their capacity to hold the water and begin to expand, causing cupping and crowning. At this point, restoration is very difficult. This is why we highly encourage immediate care and drying after a water accident.