Recommendations if You Have Water Damage in Your Phoenix Home

Water damage in Phoenix is very common

Water damage is one of the most filed property damage claims in Phoenix. That may surprise some, but when you think about it, it really isn’t that surprising at all. Consider the fact that there are more than 600,000 housing units alone, each with plumbing as a water source. Not to mention all other types of structures and buildings. Most water damage occurrences are the result of a plumbing failure. Some are small and some are large enough to cause millions of dollars in damages.

There’s a good chance you’ll experience a water damage situation at least once in your lifetime. Be it large or small, knowing exactly what to do in this situation can make all the difference in the world. It can literally save you thousands of dollars in repair costs and content replacements.

Recommendations When Faced With Water Damage

So what do you do when faced with a water damage situation? There are numerous factors to consider when determining the proper steps to take. for the sake of this article, we’ll try and keep it as simple as possible.

Recommendation 1:

WHEN IN DOUBT CALL A PROFESSIONAL! We are available valley wide 24 hours a day; 365 days a week. Just call (480) 201-9265 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Recommendation 2:

Safety First and Always! If your situation is relatively small, and you’re feeling up for the task, this is the FIRST and MOST important step. Buildings have two things, that when mixed, can make for a potentially deadly scenario; water and electricity. If electrical shock is a potential hazard in your situation, be sure to shut the power off at the main breaker before entering wet areas where electrical sources are submerged/affected.

Other safety hazards to consider are slippery surfaces and collapsed ceilings. One should also consider the “type” of water present and if there’s a possibility for the presence of bacteria and/or viruses. Such water can be the cause of a sewer backup or actual flood waters from outside the home. Two examples of flood water are irrigation or heavy rains breaching a door or window to your home.

Once ALL safety hazards are identified and properly addressed it’s time for the next recommendation.

Recommendation 3:

Secure Contents and Personal Belongings in Order of Priority. Everyone’s priority levels will be different so it’s best to take inventory BEFORE you’re faced with a water damage situation. Take a look around your home and see what’s directly on the ground. This includes footings of furniture and drapery. In a “ground level” water loss, these items are typically first to be affected. For example, books or paper documents, shoes, clothing, or items stored under beds. Ask yourself, if there were an inch or two of water on the ground, would these items be ruined? If the answer is yes, a plan of action should be made.

Recommendation 4:

Remove as much “standing water” as possible. DO NOT USE ANYTHING THAT ISN’T MEANT TO SUCK UP WATER!!!! Such as a household vacuum. A few examples of things you can utilize (if the water is “clean” water) Wet-dry vac, mop and bucket, or towels and rags. If there’s a lot of water you may need to employ the help of a professional. We have high powered portable water extraction systems to remove any amount of standing water at a fast rate. If you just want your water extracted we’d be happy to assist.

Recommendation 5:

Assuming your water damage is extensive enough, an insurance claim may be a valid option as a means to repair. However, because all policies are different, and because all losses are different, it’s advised to discuss your situation’s details with your AGENT BEFORE you file an actual claim. Discussing things with your insurance agent first may save you the hassle of a denied claim and the headaches that usually follow. Most of those headaches come in one financial form or another.

Recommendation 6:

Get Things Dried Quickly. This may seem like an easy thing, but, it can prove rather difficult without the proper tools and equipment. Drying wet building materials and contents requires more than a placing a few fans around and letting them run for a couple days. Without knowing what is wet and how wet it is, and being able to monitor it, it all becomes “guess work”.

To prevent mold growth from occurring, a specific environment needs to be established. Having a thermal image camera, moisture meter, thermal hygrometer, and other tools help to establish just that. Some stores rent this equipment to the public, but they’re far and few between. Even if you can get your hands on them, you still have to know how to use them AND understand what the data means. When in doubt, call us out. Our water damage technicians are experts at moisture mapping, gathering psychrometric data and applying this info to the situation to create a balanced drying scenario.

Conclusion

Water damage is not something to take lightly. Structures (no matter the type) Water Damage Repair Company Phoenix, AZare generally large investments, and should be treated as such. Therefore, when something threatens to diminish the value of an investment, it’s always a benefit to take the necessary steps to get things back on track. This goes the same for the health implications for those who occupy these structures. It’s never a good idea to gamble with one’s health/life by not dealing with such damages quickly and most importantly correctly.

As stated before, we are here to help the property owners and residents of Phoenix and it’s surrounding cities with any water damage situation. Just pick up the phone and call. If our assistance is invited, we can be onsite ready to work in 60 min or less (most cases).

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Water damage in Phoenix is nothing to shake a stick at!

A water damaged property is not something to be taken lightly nor is it a situation worth gambling on by trying to clean up the water yourself. Cleaning up water damage takes more than a mop and bucket mentality.

There are many factors to consider. A structure is like a sponge. As water or flooding makes its way through your property, those sponge-like materials start soaking up every drop. Materials such as drywall, insulation, baseboard, carpet, carpet padding, furniture, cabinetry, and even concrete will absorb the water. It doesn’t take long for full saturation to set in quickly.

Immediate response and fast action are two of the most critical factors when performing water removal and water damage restoration.

24 Hour Water Removal Services – Sooner the Better is a Sure Bet!

Getting a water removal company to your Phoenix home or business, within 60 minutes or less, to start extracting the water is critical. Removing excess water from flooring material is one of the most important steps in the water damage restoration process.

Drying a structure can be ten times easier, and quicker, when preceded by a thorough water extraction. Our water removal technicians servicing Phoenix, AZ have specialized extraction equipment that removes any amount of water from any type building and from any type of flooring.

You can be sure that the longer you wait to get a professional out to start the cleanup process, the worse the damage is going to get. Having the proper water extraction equipment and experience makes all the difference in the world. That is where we can help.

If water extraction is not done correctly it will slow down the entire drying process and potentially cause secondary damage.

Flood Cleanup Companies in Phoenix, AZ are Always Ready to Help

Water damage comes in all sizes and from many sources. Water damage, when caused by a rising river or stream, is referred to as “flooding” or “flood damage”. But, the term is also used to describe damage caused by broken water lines which can dump massive amounts of water inside a structure.

Whatever you call it, all flooding requires immediate attention. Dealing with water damage cleanup on your own can be an overwhelming task that leads to unnecessary damages and higher repair costs if not fixed correctly. To prevent the spread of mold and bacteria, water damage must be mitigated and properly cleaned in a timely manner according to industry standards.

A professional property flood restoration company will know what to do and has all the proper equipment (and man power) to clean and restore things in the most efficient way possible. We at Arizona Disaster Services understand what is required to walk you through the entire restoration process. If needed we will help you file a claim as well as bill your insurance company direct when restoration services are complete. Our ultimate goal is to make the water cleanup process less stressful and help you get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

24 Hour Water Cleanup Services are Available in Phoenix, AZ

Water damage is unpredictable. Because a leak can happen at any time, our water damage repair crews are on standby 24 hours a day; 365 days a year. Being able to respond 24 hours a day; 365 days a year is a must in this line of work.

No matter the time of day or night, our 24 hour water extraction technicians can be on-site, anywhere in Phoenix, at just a moment’s notice.Once on site, we’ll be ready to start the restoration process. A broken pipe doesn’t wait and you shouldn’t either. Call a professional water damage repair company now. There is no room for error when providing water damage cleanup services. Minutes could make all the difference when it comes to the restoration of your home or business.

Let’s face it; water damage repair is not something a property owner wishes to deal with. But, should you require the need for water damage repair services, call no to speak with a restoration professional.

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Water Damage Phoenix, AZ

Water is a powerful and destructive force. When this force enters a property, the result is water damage. The amount of water damage present is hard to gauge without the right moisture inspection equipment.

Water can flood a property in many ways. Most structures flood from plumbing failures. These leaks can stem from pipe breaks, to toilet and sink overflows. Other types of flooding can come from outside the structure. Rising rivers, ocean surges, and heavy rains are three examples of water damage that comes from outside the property. There are three categories of water damage and four classes.

The category, class, and material(s) affected will dictate the action needed to get the property back to a pre-loss condition. No one ever expects to come home to a flooded house. Truth is, it happens more often the people think. Phoenix Arizona is no stranger to property damage. Statistics show that water damage is one of the most filed property insurance claims. From monsoon rains to hail damage, it has seen its fair share. But, the type of damage that happens even more frequently is one that you never really hear about. So, when it does happen, how is a property owner supposed to know what to do? If you are not sure about what to do in a flood situation, our water damage restoration professionals will help you every step of the way.

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Fast response to flood damage is most critical. The sooner moisture can be mitigated, the lower the chance for secondary damage. Mold is a prime example of secondary damage. When dealing with wet building material it is important to understand the need to rapidly get things dry and how this drying is accomplished. It’s probably safe to assume that the average property owner is not familiar with the principals of drying a structure.

Contrary to popular belief, these principals involve more than a mop and bucket. Proper drying even takes more than a mop, bucket, house fan, and a few open windows. Getting a wet building dry takes the skills of a trained professional and the right equipment in order to prevent mold and other secondary damage from occurring. Without the proper skills and equipment you are setting yourself up for a worse situation.

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Our professional water damage technicians have the training, knowledge, and equipment necessary to facilitate water damage repairs efficiently and effectively. You’re always up against the clock when dealing with the effects of water damage. When the situation allows for “in place drying”, one of the most important steps is water extraction.

By thoroughly removing as much standing water as one can, drying time will decrease significantly. In order to achieve such thorough extraction, you must have the right tools of the trade. The main water removal tools every company in the industry should have are the light wand, a subsurface extraction tool, a weighted extraction tool, and a powerful truck mounted or portable vacuum system. These tools are specifically made to remove the maximum amount of moisture from flooring materials. The more water removed through the extraction process; the less water a restorer will have to remove through evaporation. We have all of these tools and are ready to spring into action!

Because leaks can happen at anytime, our property restoration company offers 24 hour water cleanup and repair services. No matter the time of day or night, our trained technicians can be on the site of a flood situation in 60 minutes or less (most cases). Our technicians will be ready to identify and eliminate any safety hazards, remove any standing water, secure contents and other moisture sensitive items, and develop a drying strategy based on what is wet and how wet it is.

Once the game plan has been determined our technicians will set up drying equipment to promote evaporation and monitor the progress until drying goals have been met. The monitoring that was done each day will be compiled for reporting needs.

Water Damage Professionals in Phoenix, Az

In short, if you are facing a water damage situation and need assistance, Our professional water damage restoration company is ready to help and available 24 hours a day; 365 days a year. By acting fast, you can save potentially thousands of dollars in unnecessary repairs.

It is our goal to restore your property – not to replace everything. This is what sets the reputable companies apart from the rest of the crowd. At Arizona Disaster Services, we have made it our goal to seek out the best technicians to serve Phoenix. Call today for a free evaluation of your damages.