What to do if you have water damage:
Discovering water damage in your home can be scary. Whether a drain backed up, a pipe burst, or your home flooded, you have to see past the mess to discover what comes next. It’s hard to move past the initial damage and shock and take action.
What do you do if you have water damage in your home? The more you know, the better prepared you’ll be to limit the damage. Mold can start to form from water damage around 24 hours after the water starts to form, so you have to act quickly.
Call us ASAP
Address safety first: Inspect the area for any potential hazards. Be careful navigating wet surfaces. If electrical hazards exist, immediately leave the area to avoid electrocution.
Try to find the source of the water. Always know where your water main shutoff is located.
Shut down the water source as soon as possible. Next, you need to turn off the electricity. If you’re not sure where the water is coming from, shut down all of the water on your property.
Try to remove any sensitive, personal, or valuable items from wet areas.
Proper Winterization to Avoid Frozen Pipes
There are many things that we need to do to properly winterize and safe guard against damage that comes from sub freezing temperatures.
Remove garden hoses from spigots or hose bibs. Even frost free bibs will freeze and break if the hose is still connected.
Drain any sprinkler systems installed in your yard. A freeze break in your sprinkler line can lead to costly repairs from damage caused by water intrusion.
Leave the heat on in your home, even if you are traveling. Open kitchen/bathroom cupboards (to allow heat in) if you are planning to be away during the colder weather.
Keep rain gutters cleaned out. Leaves can plug down spouts which can cause them to freeze and break. Also, make sure down spouts are draining 7 to 10 feet away from your foundation.
Abatement Services offers state of the art drying technology and experienced technicians to take care of your toughest water damage.
When we combine technology with our experience and a comprehensive understanding of the science of drying – Abatement Services stands out from the competition.
We will speed up the drying process, minimize the costs of repairs and replacement, and ensure customer satisfaction.
Find out more about the state-of-the-art technology we use:
Thermal imaging using infrared cameras helps detect hidden damp spots in floors, ceilings or walls. It also helps water damage restoration professionals track down the source of the water, making it easier to solve water damage mysteries.
Dehumidifiers are electrical appliances that reduce the level of humidity or moisture in the air.
Air circulation is the key to drying structures. Our Vortex Drying System combined with our extensive Vortex training ensures that we will effectively and efficiently dry your structure.
The faster you remove water from carpet and pad, the faster you can dry it. In comparative lab testing, the FlashXtractor left considerably less water, as much as 35% less, compared to other tools.
eTES Directed Heat Drying
TES is a unique, patent-pending water damage restoration system that utilizes Directed Heat Drying™ and the “Reets Evaporation Method” combining controlled heat and air flow to produce high-speed evaporation, dramatically improving the drying process for the fastest drying ever!
Injectidry allows us to dry cabinets, walls and wood flooring without costly demolition.