ServiceMaster By American restoration Services, Inc is a specialist in flood and water damage restoration services in Long Island, New York. Our technicians are highly trained experts in attacking and removing the damage created by floods and leaks. The process of reducing or preventing the amount of water damage that happens after a flood event is often called Water Mitigation. Time is the most important factor when it comes to water mitigation because further damage must be averted by acting quickly and efficiently.
Mitigating Water Damage
Most of the water damage found in the home is usually due to heavy rain storms or plumbing issues. Damaged walls, warped floor boards, drenched carpeting and water-logged furniture are just some of the problems you’ll have to deal with if you don’t contact a water damage restoration specialist like ServiceMasterByAR immediately.
Otherwise your property and valuables will be totally destroyed. If you want to restore your property to full value after flood damage, you will require emergency service within 48 hours of the event. Internal humidity needs to be controlled in order to prevent the rest of your valuables from absorbing moisture from the air. If not, the result could be an environment conducive to mold, and that could lead to further structural complications and mold removal services.
You should also take precautions from carpet and curtain staining, by moving the curtains away from saturated areas. Any other items that could potentially stain your carpet, such as paper, fabric or potted plants should be moved. A good trick is to cover the legs of your furniture with aluminum foil to prevent the wood stain from leaving marks on your carpeting.
It’s always a good idea to shut off the water main or any water source to stem flooding before you even call us. Beware of any electrical devices near wet carpeting or flooded areas. You probably should cut the circuit breaker in the area before your unplug those devices. Be wary of using electrical equipment such as a vacuum cleaner, as it could result in shock.
Using a shop vacuum will not be sufficient to prevent water damage to drywall, baseboards and molding. That’s why you need to contact flood damage professionals like us to address the affected area immediately.
We use state-of-the art equipment such as moisture meters to find saturated areas not visible to the naked eye. We’ll guarantee that all wet objects and materials are completely dried. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week so you can get prompt, emergency service to begin the process of fully restoring your property. Don’t let water damage and time be your enemy.
Let ServiceMasterByAR help you win the battle against water damage.