What is Water Damage Remediation?
Water damage remediation, or water damage mitigation, is all of the steps which are taken after water damage. The most common causes of water damage are severe storms and plumbing failures. Without immediate action to remove water, including any hidden pockets of moisture, property like soaked rugs, furniture, floors, and walls can be ruined. However, this is just the start of water damage. Untreated, water damage can lead to mold and bacterial contamination, and untreated moisture can even rot the structure of your home.
Because of the risk of secondary problems like mold growth, water damage remediation services involve much more than just removing water. Steps must be taken to ensure all structures are evenly dried and that moisture levels are stable so as not to prevent mold growth. In cases of contamination, such as from sewage, steps must be taken to sanitize all contaminated surfaces.
Call for Water Damage Services Immediately
The first hours after water damage occurs are crucial. Moist surfaces can support mold growth in as little as 24 hours, so it is important to start the drying process before mold growth begins. Otherwise, it may be necessary to dispose of contaminated property. You may even need to evacuate your home or business until the mold threat is contained.
If you experience water damage:
- Remain calm!
- Stop the source of the water. For plumbing failures, this usually means shutting off the water main.
- Shut off the electric breaker for the contaminated area. Never touch any electrical appliances or devices in a water damaged area until the electricity is off. If your basement is flooded, do not touch the electrical breaker if it means standing in water. Call a professional to shut off the electricity for you.
- Call Pasadena CA Water Damage at (626) 817-6718
- Put aluminum foil or cardboard under furniture legs to prevent staining.
- Lift and secure any fabric out of the water (such as drapery or furniture upholstery…).
- If you want to remove items from the water damaged area, first put towels down to prevent tracking wetness around the home.
Professional Help is Required for Water Damage
It is very common for homeowners to try to solve the water damage problem themselves. This is not recommended as it will only delay treatment, during which time costly secondary problems can arise. Water damage cannot be fixed with shop vacuums or carpet dryers. Water will still be able to climb up walls, penetrate into subflooring, and get into the structure of your home. As the water evaporates from surfaces, it will cause humidity levels in the room to increase. Areas which were originally unaffected by water damage will then absorb this moisture, often resulting in mold growth. Because of this, a small case of water damage on a carpet can quickly turn into an expensive case of severe mold and moisture damage. It is better to play it safe and have professionals fix the water damage within the initial window of opportunity.
Pasadena CA Water Damage Services
We specialize in water damage remediation services. All of our professionals carry IICRC certifications and are trained in the latest wet-to-dry procedures, including Rapid Structural Drying and Injection Drying techniques. With our equipment and expertise, we can ensure that all surfaces are dried safely, damages are minimized, and secondary damages are prevented.
Providing the best possible water damage services in Pasadena is our #1 priority. For us, this means much more than getting your home or business from wet to dry. It means providing support to help you through the crisis. Our friendly, courteous experts will give you peace of mind, and we go the extra mile with services like insurance coordination. Water damage can happen at any time, which is why we are here for you with 24/7 water damage remediation services.
Contact us at (626) 817-6718. We are happy to answer any of your questions and can have a team of water damage experts to your home or business within 30 minutes to start the water damage mitigation process.