Leaking faucets to burst pipes and flooding, water damage is one of the most common and potentially destructive problems you can face. Act fast, excess water in your home cam promote electrical hazards, extensive damage to structure and furnishing and can even lead to growth of hazardous mold.
With so many factors to consider in a crisis such as water and flood damage, ServiceMaster Restore is here for you every step of the way. We have over 30 years of experience in helping our communities in Wichita Falls and surrounding areas with flood restoration, and we are the number one choice for all major insurance providers. We’ve established a solid industry reputation by maintaining a high standard of integrity, service and education. Our mission is to restore your home or business in a consistent, effective and timely manner, and bring back your peace of mind.
ServiceMaster Restore will provide you with the following Water & Flood Restoration services:
- 24/7 Rapid Response
- Content & Document Drying
- Appliance Rupture & Leaks
- Carpet & Upholstered Furniture
- Drying & Dehumidification
- Burst & leaking Pipes
- Contaminated Water & Sewage Back-Ups
- Fire Fighting Damage
- Flooded Basement & Rising Water
- Roof Leaks & Failures
What is Water Mitigation?
- The process of reducing or preventing the amount of water damage that happens after a flood, a leaking roof or any number of water-related reasons.
Fast action prevents additional damage and cost.
Causes of water damage:
- Plumbing leaks
- Burst or broken pipes and hoses
- A clogged toilet
- Moisture behind walls
- A leaking roof
- Foundation cracks
Water damage can spread to other areas of your home in MINUTES.
Pressed wood swells and disintegrates and bacterial odor can spread throughout your home in HOURS.
Water can cause severe complications and secondary damages resulting in disruptive and costly repairs in DAYS.
Odor damage caused by water and mold:
- Odors stemming from water and mold damage are an invisible threat that can disrupt your life and your health. In particular, smoke and odor particles continue to be airborne many days after a fire has stopped.
- Where there are pipes, there is always an opportunity for leakage, water damage and mold growth. If you live in an area prone to natural flooding disasters like hurricanes, tidal swells and tsunamis, you are also at high-risk for water damage. Without immediate remediation, floods and leaks can damage the structure, foundation and integrity of your home, cause a persistent mildew smell and encourage the growth of pesky, sometimes dangerous mold spores.
Odor removal techniques:
- Air scrubbers use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration to remove odorous particles from the air, enhancing the efficiency of cleaning and clearing the air for safe breathing.
- Thermal fogging neutralizes odor, using a strong deodorizer that penetrates everywhere the smoke traveled
- Ozone in an oxidizing agent produced by a portable ozone generator
- Hydroxyl generators use hydroxyl radicals to eliminate odor from the surrounding areas.
What to do if you’re in the middle of a loss:
- Damage from water and bacteria growth can begin within hours. Call for professional help.
- Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
- Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings not permanently attached. Do not attempt to start removing wall to wall carpet.
- Lift draperies off the floor (loop through a coat hanger and place the hanger on the drapery rod).
- Wipe furniture, prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying and place aluminum foil under furniture legs.
- Move photos, paintings and art objects to a safe, dry location.
- Keep books on shelves. Pack them tightly to prevent warping of pages until a restoration professional can begin this specialized drying. (send off to freeze pages to prevent more loss) Do not separate pages, this could damage the pages further.
- Open drawers, closets and cabinet doors to enhance drying.
What NOT to do if you’re in the middle of a loss:
- Do not enter a room with standing water until electricity has been turned off.
- Do not use a regular household vacuum to remove water.
- Do not lift tacked-down carpet without professional help.
- Do not use electrical appliances while on wet carpet or flooring.
- Do not disturb visible mold.
- Do not remove books from shelves.