When it comes to water damage, the first 24 to 48 hours are critical for in preventing the growth of mold and causing more permanent damage. The water restoration contractor can salvage more of your property the quicker you call. That is why it’s so important to have a contractor that responds quickly and begins work immediately.
Water damage can often catch homeowners and businesses by surprise. Whether it's an overloaded washing machine, a broken pipe, or a leaky roof, water damage adds up quickly and only becomes worse the longer it goes unaddressed. Many building materials are prone to absorbing water, as well as furniture, upholstery, and cabinetry. Wooden fixtures will warp and become misshapen, plaster and drywall can become host to mold and bacteria that can harmful to you and your family. Our water removal process is simple and effective:
Stop the source of the water
You should know where your water main shutoff is. If you don’t it is usually near your water meter. Fresh Maintenance will come in and tag it for free if you just give us a call at (866) 543-3247
The next step is to remove the water. All the water in the affected home should be removed with pumps and vacuums. You may need a professional because the longer the water stays in your home, the more damage it will cause. It can lead to mold growth. Speed is of the essence.
Dehumidification and drying
After removing all the water that can be removed with pumps and vacuums, the next step is to dry your home and dehumidify it. Large dehumidifiers and fans are used to evaporate all trapped water in the materials.
Tips on how to hire a water-damage restoration company
There are a lot of water damage companies out there you need to find a company that is conscience of your needs and expectations. Some are very large, and you will be just a number to them, others will be too small and lack the proper equipment and skill to get the job done properly and quickly. Don’t be afraid to ask for certifications and reviews. You should hire a company that is fully insured and licensed to operate in New York. Dealing with flood requires care and caution. You don’t want to foot the hospital bill of anybody right? Then you should understand, if you hire a company that is not fully insured, any accident that occurs while working on your property, you are legally obliged to foot the hospital bill. Therefore you should be sure that the company is fully insured before you select it.