What is Flood Damage Remediation?
Flood damage remediation refers to all of the steps which must be taken after flooding to get the site from wet-to-dry and get moisture levels under control. Many people mistakenly think that flood damage services just involve water extraction. However, this is just one part of the process. Flood waters are often contaminated with sewage, chemical runoff, and other biohazards. These hazards must be properly contained and disposed of, and contaminated areas must be sanitized. Another big part of flood damage remediation services is preventing secondary damages, particularly from mold growth. This involves structural drying and dehumidification so surfaces don’t support mold and moisture doesn’t spread to other areas.
Call for Flood Damage Services Immediately
You might be able to remove standing water with buckets and mops, but this will not solve the problem. Without professional water extraction equipment, moisture detectors, and structural drying systems, your property will remain wet. Even mild cases of flood damage, such as a flooded carpet, can turn into major disasters when moisture begins to wick up walls, humidity levels skyrocket, and mold begins to grow on all surfaces. It is best to call for professional flood damage services immediately rather than risk the problem turning into a large, costlier disaster which threatens your home and health.
If you experience flood damage:
- Do not enter a flooded building until you are certain all structures are stable. Never assume that water-damaged structures are safe to walk on.
- Turn off the gas. Turn off electricity only if you can do so while standing on a dry place. When in doubt, have professionals turn if off for you. Never touch electrical equipment unless you are certain the electricity is shut off.
- If you smell gas or suspect a leak, open a window and immediately leave the premises. Call the gas company and fire company once you are away from the building.
- Call Pasadena CA Water Damage (626) 817-6718
Pasadena CA Flood Damage Cleanup Services
Whether you experience a small amount of flooding or a major disaster, flood cleanup should be left to the professionals to minimize the risk of secondary problems occurring. When you call Pasadena CA Water Damage for flood cleanup services, you can rest assured that you are getting comprehensive help from a team of some of the most highly-trained professionals in California. Our professionals are all IICRC certified and carry specialty certifications like Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT), Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD), Building Moisture Thermography (BMT), Health and Safety Technician (HST), Odor Control Technician (OCT), and Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS).
The first step in flood damage cleanup is to contain the site so damages don’t spread to other areas of your home or business. Our team will then immediately begin to clean up standing water, as well as any debris like soil. We use state-of-the-art pumps which safely extract water and contaminants. All debris is kept contained, so there is no risk of cross-contamination to unaffected areas of your home.
It is often necessary to discard many porous materials which were affected by flood waters. For example, we will often advise you to discard of affected mattresses, insulation, and drywall. We may be able to save these, but the items will need to be sanitized and drying time will be greatly increased. Our technicians can remove affected drywall and other building materials. We dispose of these items for you and clean up so you are not left with a mess.
Flood water is often contaminated with hazardous waste such as sewage and chemical runoff. For this reason, it is very important that the site is completely sanitized using biocides and antimicrobial cleaners. Our technicians use infrared cameras to detect moisture pockets and come up with a comprehensive drying plan. This is crucial to prevent mold growth from occurring after flooding. Mold is often more damaging and costlier to remediate than the flood water itself, so the importance of proper drying and dehumidification cannot be emphasized enough.
Contact us at (626) 817-6718. We are happy to answer any of your questions and can have a team of flood damage experts to your home or business within 30 minutes to start the flood damage mitigation process.