Water Restoration

Water Damage Restoration in Redwood City

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Are you suffering due to water damage of your property?

Currently, in the US, most properties are damaged due to flooding or other sorts of water-related issues. Any sort of water damage results in loss of whopping amount of money.

Most people think that damage of property only occurs due to a hurricane, overflow of a river and other serious issues. Although hurricane or flood seems to be quite devastating they are not considered to be most common causes of property damage.

Leaky water pipes, broken water pump or damaged drain lines often lead to flooding condition inside your home or your office premise. In addition, damaged water heaters, washing machines, and dishwashers often lead to damage of properties. All these factors call for proper understanding as well as immediate handling of the situation.

For 24 Hour Flood Water Damage Clean up & Restoration Call 800-235-3947

The following are the common types of water damage that occur in residential buildings and in commercial properties:

  • Faulty Appliances: water leakage occurs due to damage of water pipe, water heaters, and other relevant devices.
  • Moderate Contamination:  Water contamination occurs due to leakage of groundwater from a broken sump pump. Plus, this type of contamination occurs due to a broken bathtub or damaged washing machine. You may observe that water is slightly contaminated and growth of bacteria is also found in it. Although it does not pose an immediate risk of health to humans and pets, it is expected that this type of problem should be rectified without any kind of delay.
  • Severe Contamination: When water is severely contaminated and when there is a high level of growth of pathogen or bacteria, then this type of condition would often impose serious health hazard to pets as well as human beings. If water leakage is not rectified within one or two days, then it becomes quite difficult to handle. Severe water contamination occurs due to leakage of sewage pipes, sewer lines and dirt accumulation from rivers, ejector pits, ponds and so on.

Professional Flood Water Damage Clean-up

Your home will be back into the condition it was before the flood as fast as possible.

We offer 24-hour service for flood emergencies.

How Do You Restore Water Damage?

When you hire Lewis Cleaners the first step that we evaluate is to find out the exact source of water damage. The next step is to choose proper equipment as well as right procedures that are involved for this purpose.

Multiple dehumidifiers, high-quality blowers, air injection devices, equipment for disinfecting or sanitizing are used for water damage recovery and restoration.

Our Water Damage Clean-up Procedure:

  1. Moisture detection. We use moisture meter-sand probes to determine where the water is and how much moisture has soaked into drywall and wood.
  2. Water Extraction. We use our powerful truck-mounted vacuum with a special tool that extracts water directly from the padding. We then spend extra time dry extracting as much water as possible.
  3. Drying equipment placement. Based on the amount of water, drying equipment will be put in place to quickly evaporate the remainder of the water in the building.
  4. Equipment monitoring. An IICRC certified technician stops by regularly to meter the drying status and place the equipment in an ideal area for faster drying.

Complete Guide to Water Damage

(Everything You Need to Know) 

What YOU Must Do: 4 Steps YOU Must Take

  1. Don’t panic and call a professional.
  2. Make sure the source of the water is stopped and problem fixed.
  3. Remove anything that will be affected by moisture.
  4. Make a list of damaged items to turn in to your adjuster.

You’ve already made the right first move by calling a professional. Because of this, the possibility for further damage is minimized. Most homeowner insurance policies encourage the home-owner to call a professional to prevent further damage.

Look for this IICRC logo when hiring a company. Certified technicians have the proper training to dry your flooded building out in the shortest time possible. Visit www.IICRC.org for a certified company near you.

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IICRC Certified Technicians

Know Your Rights:

It is your right to chose a qualified company. Some insurance companies will lead you to believe that you must use the company that they refer. Often times, their “preferred vendor” is not certified by the IICRC.

What’s worse is that often their company is chosen based on the cheapest prices. The contractor that the insurance company sends out may not be working in your best interest but in the best interest of the insurance company. You have a legal right to use the company of your choice.

You’ve only got 48-72 hours before mold grows

What To Do…

  • Call a certified water damage professional now!
  • Write down a list of damaged items to give to your adjuster.
  • Protect your furnishings. Remove any wet pieces of furniture. Place tin foil beneath any furniture with wood legs. This will keep the wood from bleeding on the floor.
  • Remove any wet fabrics from the home. Take wet rugs, clothing, upholstery cushions, books, towels, or anything removable out.
  • Turn on your air conditioning system and fans. This will help dehumidify the air.

What NOT Do…

  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fans if the ceiling is wet
  • Don’t enter rooms with sagging ceilings
  • Don’t plug in or turn on any appliances.

For 24 Hour Flood Water Damage Clean up & Restoration Call 800-235-3947

Respiratory Problems Can Be Caused By Mold.
You’ve surely heard reports in the news about people getting sick or even dying as a result of mold exposure.

Brittany Murphy’s mother claims toxic mold found in her daughter’s Hollywood home is to blame for both Brittany and her son-in-law’s Simon Monjack’s deaths. Brittany died of pneumonia in 2009 and just months later her husband suffered the same fate.

Ed McMahon lost his family dog, Muffin from possible mold problems. The trouble began when their den became flooded. A month later, mold was discovered in the den. The McMahons questioned the contractors’ cleanup methods – including simply painting over the mold. “When your home is a wasteland, that’s a colossal disaster,” McMahon said.

Questions and Answers When Water Damage Happens

If my carpet and pad are wet, is it ruined?

In most cases, your carpet and pad are restorable IF the water was clean water and has been in the carpet for less than 24 hours. Repairs can often be done to the carpet if necessary to restore the carpet as it was before the flood. In most cases, your home will be dry in 2-4 days.

What will happen if I try to dry the carpet out myself with a shop vac and fans?

Without the proper experience and equipment, the flooded area could take days, weeks, or months to
dry. The water begins to wick up into the drywall and into the studs inside the wall. This makes a perfect environment for mold and wood destroying organisms to grow. Mold grows on wood, baseboards, drywall, and inside cabinets if the building is not quickly dried. If mold is present, the affected area must be replaced.

What about my hardwood floors?

When a hardwood floor takes in water, it will buckle within a matter of days if not properly dried. We use special moisture meters to determine how much moisture is present in the wood. If the flood has just occurred, the hardwood may be restorable.

Do I have to keep this drying equipment continuously going?

Yes. Turning it off can cause further damage. Most of our equipment has a timer to tell us how long the equipment was run.

What is this musty odor?

There is often a musty odor that is associated with a flood. This odor will dissipate soon after the building is dry. Foggers and deodorizers are used if necessary. If this odor bothers you, ask your insurance company if they will reimburse you for a hotel expense while the building is drying.

Will opening up my windows help the carpet dry faster?

No. In almost all cases we will have created a better drying environment with our drying equipment than there is by opening windows.

Will my drywall need to be replaced?

Wet drywall can be restored in most cases provided there is no mold on the drywall.

Will my insurance company pay for this?

In every situation that we have seen, the cost for water damage restoration is paid for by the insurance company (minus your deductible). Your insurance company wants you to take immediate action in stopping further damage. Every service that we do for you will appear on the bill to your insurance company. As soon as we begin the job, you’ll want to call your insurance carrier to let them know that you have a certified company drying the building for you.

How much will this cost?

We will provide you with a current price list of equipment and service costs. All of our prices are similar to other certified water damage restoration companies and are in accordance with the Bluebook of Cleaning, Reconstruction, and Repair Costs. The total cost for our service will be determined by how long the structure takes to dry. Disclaimer: The information in this booklet is not meant for professional or legal advice. The statements mentioned are generalities and each individual case could be different.

For 24 Hour Flood Water Damage Clean up & Restoration Call 800-235-3947

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